Can Australian native plants help save you money on your energy bill? Researchers at the University of Melbourne are examining the benefits of roof top gardens. Visions also goes behind the scenes of the 'Murderous Melbourne' exhibition.
Sowing A Green Roof:
Researchers at the University of Melbourne’s Burnley campus are examining the suitability of Australian native plants in ‘green roofs’; shallow rooftop gardens which are becoming increasingly popular internationally for their environmental and energy saving benefits.
For more information go to http://uninews.unimelb.edu.au/view.php?articleID=5301.
Murderous Melbourne (starting at 2.44):
Students from the Masters of Landscape Architecture program and third year Architecture students were given a unique opportunity this semester to explore how Australian crime fiction could be used to push the boundaries of design and explore senses of place. Their models and designs form the centre piece of 'Murderous Melbourne: A Celebration of Australian Crime Fiction and Place', which also features items from the University's extensive collection of Australian crime fiction. The exhibition runs until September 7 at the Leigh Scott Gallery of the Baillieu Library.
For more information go to http://www.lib.unimelb.edu.au/collections/special/exhibitions/.