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Establishing Green Adelaide and becoming a National Park City

25 May 2022
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Webinar: Establishing Green Adelaide and becoming a National Park City

Date: Wednesday 25 May
Time: 1.30pm (AEDT)
Cost: Free, Non-Members $50+gst

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Green Adelaide was established in 2020 as one of the biggest changes in the South Australian Government’s reform of natural resources management across the state. With a direction to focus on the management of the urban landscape, hear about Green Adelaide’s achievements over the past two years in response to challenges such as a changing climate, population growth and development, and the threats of habitat loss and invasive species. This has seen a focus on urban greening, rewilding, and community engagement to increase connection to nature, in partnership with local councils, NGOs and others. Green Adelaide has also joined an ambitious international movement to improve the health and liveability of cities which has seen Adelaide become the second National Park City in the world after London. This brings additional opportunities to focus on relationships between people and nature, acknowledge and address the challenges we face, and assist other cities in their similar journeys. Green Adelaide will share the challenges and opportunities arising from this historic achievement.

Sheryn Pitman

Sheryn has long worked in the field of bringing people and nature together. Currently leading the National Park City project, she has also led the state’s Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Landscapes programs hosted by the Botanic Gardens of SA, the Inspiring South Australia program at the SA Museum, and habitat restoration projects with Greening Australia. Her PhD in Ecological Literacy explored some of the complex relationships people have with the natural world along with ways to cultivate an informed population with the capacity to make effective and sustainable environmental decisions.

Brenton Grear

Brenton Grear is Director, Green Adelaide in the SA Department for Environment and Water. Green Adelaide is a Landscape Board pursuant to the Landscape SA Act, 2019 and is focussed on urban natural resources management issues and seeks to create a cooler, greener, wilder more climate resilient city. A significant early achievement of the Green Adelaide Board was securing the status of National Park City for Adelaide.

Brenton’s educational background is in geography and public administration. His career has seen him work in parks and wildlife management and wetland restoration programs throughout regional South Australia. He has provided leadership in both the operational and policy aspects of public administration.

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