#UrbanGreenprints for Sydney (Australia)

Wildlife corridor mapping for the City of Sydney. From left to right: distance to habitat (darker is closer to habitat), suitable species habitats in dark green, NDVI, satellite image with corridor options overlay in green.

Wildlife corridor mapping for the City of Sydney. From left to right: distance to habitat (darker is closer to habitat), suitable species habitats in dark green, NDVI, satellite image with corridor options overlay in green.

 

GREEN BY 2030

The City of Sydney wants to reintroduce greenery as part of Sustainable Sydney 2030, the city’s mission to make the local area as green as possible. By improving existing green habitats and creating new ones, the city can boost its sustainability credentials, add to the local area’s urban canopy, and increase the number of plants and animals that call Sydney home.

Although the effective provision and management of urban green infrastructure is paramount, the surveying and monitoring of these spaces remains time-consuming, tedious, and expensive. A commercially-viable, cost-, and time-efficient platform for monitoring urban green infrastructure does not (yet) exist.

We are developing a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to provide accurate urban green infrastructure valuations, scoring, and monitoring using Very High-Resolution (VHR) satellite imagery for municipalities and its green space custodians, in near real-time. Geospatial artificial intelligence (geoAI) and proprietary image processing algorithms are used to organise, classify, and analyse the imagery to derive transparent and actionable insights on the current state of urban green infrastructure. 

The City of Sydney has suggested they have a keen interest in prioritising their greening efforts and ensure their interventions measure up in terms of quality. Green City Watch will help achieve this specific objective. 

In a collaborative effort, the City of Sydney partnered with Green City Watch to better understand the current state of Sydney’s urban green space, and in exchange, help to refine and calibrate Green City Watch’s Platform.

TOOLS & SERVICES:

  • Green City Watch Index

  • Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite imagery

KEY OBJECTIVES:

  • Ecosystem service valuation

  • Nature-based solution monitoring

  • Wildlife corridors

 
 

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