PROF Ray Green

PROF Ray Green


  • Community participation in environmental planning (Environmental Planning and Design)
  • Consequences of tourism development (Tourism)
  • Environmental sustainability and public environmental values and behavior (Sustainability)
  • Modelling perceptions of landscape change (Environmental Perceptions)
  • Urban open space and benefits to public health (Open space and health)



  • Professor Ray Green began his career in the visual fine arts before switching to landscape architecture, receiving a Bachelor of Science (Cum Laude), a Master of Landscape Architecture and a Doctor of Philosophy. His doctoral research focused on blending land planning and design practice with methods of enquiry adopted from environmental psychology and perceptual geography. Prior to joining the University of Melbourne in 1999 he was with the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI). From 2001 to 2006 he headed up the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning's Landscape Architecture programs, where he currently teaches design studio, theory and research methods, including Studio 5: Sustainable Urbanism. He also regularly leads postgraduate multidisciplinary traveling design studios, including past studios to Chile (2009, 2011, 2018), Spain (2013) and Thailand (2000). In addition, he has supervised PhD students undertaking research into a wide range of topic areas, from public perceptions of various landscape setting types (e.g. wetlands, botanical gardens, post natural disaster environments, urban parks), children’s contact with natural environments in urban settings and associated health benefits, climate change mitigation, eco-tourism and other topics. Professor Green is the author of Coastal Towns in Transition: Local Perceptions of Landscape Change (Springer: 2010) and co-author of Planning Housing and Infrastructure for Smart Villages (Routledge: 2019); Towards Low Carbon Cities in China: Urban Form and Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Routledge: 2015); The Green City: Sustainable Homes, Sustainable Suburbs (University of New South Wales Press and Routledge: 2005) and Design for Change (Melbourne, 1985). His work has also been presented at numerous international conferences and published in various landscape architecture, architecture, urban planning and environmental psychology journals. Prior to focusing on research, Professor Green spent over a   


Member of

  • CELA. Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture 2000 -
  • EDRA. Environmental Design Research Association 2000 -
  • AELA. Australasian Educators in Landscape Architecture 1994 -
  • ASLA. American Society of Landscape Architects 1986 -
  • IFLA. International Federation of Landscape Architects 1986 -
  • APA. American Planning Association 1997 - 1999


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • GREEN, R., TEWARI, P., MEYER, G. and PALADINO, A. (2016). The environmental, social and economic sustainability of housing from the perspective of residents living in EnviroDevelopment (ED) certified “sustainable housing developments”. Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning Research Development Grant, Value $19,000 BUMPUS, A., GREEN, R. and WADLEY, G. (2014). Communicating climate effectiveness: improving local development and climate change project effectiveness using mobile phones in the Nadi Basin, Fiji. Seed funding grant from Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute (MSSI) for $19,000 GREEN, R.J. (2006), Evidence-Based Landscape Design Principles for Hospital-Park Systems: The Royal Children’s Hospital Redevelopment in Royal Park, Melbourne, The Victorian Department of Human Services for $11,000 GREEN (2014). Perceived contribution of street trees to neighbourhood character in an inner-city suburb of Melbourne, Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning Seed Funding Grant (2014) for $6,000.

    BISHOP, I. and GREEN, R.J. (2001 - 2003).
    Community Exploration of Changing Landscape Values.
    Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation (LWRRDC).
    Value over three years: $249,991

    GREEN , R.(2006). Evidence-based landscape design principles for hospital-park systems: The Royal Children’s Hospital Redevelopment in Royal Park, Victorian Department of Human Services and The Royal Melbourne Children’s Hospital.

    GREEN, R.J. (2000-2001). The impact of tourism development in Victorian coastal towns: A comparative analysis of resident perceptions of environmental change. Melbourne University Career Establishment Grant Scheme. 

    GREEN, R.J. (2000). Assessment of environmental impacts of tourism in Thai coastal communities: Resident perceptions of environmental change. The University of Melbourne International Collaborative Research Grant.

    SMITH, S., MINNERY, J. and GREEN,   


Education and training

  • PhD, Queensland University of Technology 1998
  • MLA, The University of Arizona 1983
  • BSc, University of Connecticut 1979

Awards and honors

  • FASLA - Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, 2012
  • National merit award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, 1986



Available for supervision

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