Green Cities Fund
The Hort Frontiers Green Cities Fund brings together a range of partners to research and demonstrate the benefits of increased urban greening.
With the Australian urban population increasing, and the health benefits of green space becoming clearer, urban developers and governments are becoming increasingly interested in creating greener communities. However, the impact of green space on a range of aspects (for example, perinatal health outcomes and hospital admissions) needs further research. The Green Cities Fund aims to help uncover science-based answers to these questions, helping inform urban development business decisions.
Some of the world’s best researchers in urban green spacing, from some of the country’s top research institutes and universities are already involved in the Hort Frontiers Green Cities Fund.
Explore some of the ongoing and completed projects below.
Hort Innovation is seeking new investment opportunities in the Hort Frontiers Green Cities Fund. The co-investment calculator below provides a guide on the level of funding Hort Innovation may contribute to your investment idea.
For potential co-investors, partnering with Hort Innovation provides access to world-class research, and the peace of mind of project management by a specialised team well-versed in managing large-scale R&D. The Hort Frontiers Green Cities Fund is governed by a Co-Investment Strategic Intent (CSI) document that outlines key investment themes that must be met in order for proposals to be successful.
Your investment idea for this fund is welcome – you can share it with us at our Investment idea form or discuss it with a Hort Frontiers Business Development Manager.
Expert Advisory Panel
The function of the Hort Frontiers Green Cities Fund Expert Advisory Panel (EAP) is to provide expert advice into the fund and its activities, including providing impartial assessment and commercially relevant scrutiny of proposed projects/research, and recommendations on potential methods to address future gaps or deficiencies in the existing body of research.
To provide a framework for advice and decision-making, the Green Cities Fund is governed by a document of Co-Investment Strategic Intent (CSI), outlining key investment themes that must be met in order for concepts to be successful. Download the CSI here.
|David Matthews||Proteaflora Nursery|
|Julie Francis||Moffitts Farm|
|Dr Mark Gibbs||Queensland University of Technology|
|Warwick Savvas||Aspect Studios|
|Darren Mason||Andreasens Green|
|Byron de Kock (Facilitator)||Hort Innovation|
|Neil Burgess (Ex-officio)||Hort Innovation|
|David Weisz (Ex-officio)||Hort Innovation|