The 3rd City Blog


Expression of Interest > The 3rd City Conference

The Festival Creative Directorate are now seeking expressions of interest from Australian Landscape Professionals to contribute to The 3rd City discourse. Read more.


Festival Launched in front of 200 strong crowd

Industry, government and media representatives were in attendance for the Festival Launch at The Calyx, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney on 28 March. Read more.


Smart Cities: Buggy and Brittle

What if the smart cities of the future are buggy and brittle? What are we getting ourselves into? Read more.


Student Roundtable... back for another year

The 3rd City sees a return from the AU+NZ student body sharing varying approaches to landscape architecture through coursework, geographic location and cultural idiosyncrasies. Read more.


Unique lighting system for a unique glasshouse

The 3rd City Festival Launch venue, The Calyx, at Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens has achieved unprecedented design flexibility and accuracy. Read more.


Contested spaces: living next door to Alice (and Anh and Abdullah)

As increasing diversity and density come to characterise our cities, how can we build harmonious communities within apartment complexes?  Read more.


VISIT> EXIT Exhibition

UNSW Galleries presents the Australian premiere of a major new installation which holds a dramatic mirror to some of the immense challenges confronting the world today. EXIT is a picture of a planet in trouble. Read more.


Sydney's Original Monuments and a Possible New Metropolis

How did Sydney’s original dwellers build? What should happen to the tracts of now-obsolete bungalows sprawling across the suburbs? Peter Myers provides the design strategy for a future metropolis. Read more.


Sweet Addiction > on now at The Calyx 

See another side of nature and experience its stories in an unexpected way through Sweet Addiction – the botanic story of chocolate. Read more.