Urban Greening and Climate Resilience Strategist
Yvonne is an urban greening and climate resilience strategist. She advises governments internationally on urban greening. She led the City of Melbourne’s Urban Forest and Ecology team for several years, garnering multiple innovation and leading practice awards. She developed Melbourne’s “email a tree” program and has engaged thousands of Melbournians in greening and biodiversity activities. She also led the future Melbourne team to develop Australia’s first fully community-written city plan. Yvonne is currently a strategic advisor for Green Riyadh with the Riyadh Development Authority, Saudi Arabia. Green Riyadh aims to create 3300 new parks and plant 7.5 million trees by 2030.