Thami Croeser

Thami is an urban planner and spatial analyst working with the ICON Science Program with a specialist interest in urban greening, with a history of delivering greening projects and policy in Melbourne’s most urbanised spaces.

He currently is part of an international project team advising the European Union on planning for urban greening; over the next three years Thami will facilitate the development of greening plans for eight cities around the world.

Thami also works as a spatial analyst at the University of Melbourne, assisting a team of researchers in a large Linkage grant project looking at how we can optimise urban forestry programs in local government for both biodiversity and human wellbeing. He has a range of policy and communication experience in the environment and transport sectors, both within government, the private sector and a range of NGOs.

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