The National Environmental Science Programme (NESP) will assist decision-makers to understand, manage and conserve Australia’s environment by funding world-class biodiversity and climate science. The NESP Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub is led by The University of Melbourne, in partnership with RMIT University, The University of Western Australia and the University of Wollongong.
Clean air and urban landscapes hold the key to Australia's economic prosperity, environmental sustainability and population health. Understanding how best to increase and integrate green infrastructure and reduce the environmental impact of buildings and transport will improve urban liveability and air quality, reduce greenhouse emissions, maintain biodiversity and enhance critical ecosystem services. By connecting scientists, policy makers and citizens the NESP Hub will deliver an integrated research program to improve the liveability of Australia's cities and towns.
Areas of research include
- Air quality and air pollution, including the Australian Government’s priorities under the Clean Air pillar of the Cleaner Environment Plan
- Research to improve liveability and environmental quality in urban areas
- Greening, biodiversity and ecological improvement of urban landscapes
- Incorporation of NESP research into the development and implementation of on-ground environmental programs