LA in the Media - Issue 106


Landscape architect Jerry De Gryse. Picture: RICHARD JUPE

29 November 2019 [Sunshine Coast Daily]
Sekisui an ‘intrusion’ on important coastal land: Expert
ALLEGATIONS of misleading evidence and trespass were slung across the bar table during the second week of a hearing to determine if the controversial Sekisui development would go ahead. Read more.

25 November 2019 [Foreground]
Wrong division: The rise of privately-owned public spacent
Privately-owned public spaces are increasing in cities. But while this is leading to some troubling outcomes, Claire Martin wonders just how useful binary divisions of public versus private actually are in managing our environment. Read more.

24 November 2019 [EcoWatch]
Parks Are Good—but They Can (and Should) Be Better
Years ago, my wife and I decided to while away an idle summer afternoon in her Texas hometown by driving our infant daughter to a neighbourhood park.  Read more.

24 November 2019 [News Corp Australia]
Queensland climate study undertaken for new development
A new community in Yeerongpilly is among the first inner city projects to have a ‘gold standard’ Queensland climate design plan, which will allow residents to make better use of parks and public spaces. Read more.

22 November 2019 [The Canberra Times]
Shoddy climate change response magnifies heat island effect
A lot of academic papers I read about climate change adaptation for urban areas favour willy nilly increased residential density. Read more.

20 November 2019 [Mt Alexander Shire Council]
Council adopts botanical gardens management plan
Mount Alexander Shire Council has adopted a new plan to guide the management of the much loved Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, which are among the oldest in Victoria and a valued public open space in the shire. Read more.

20 November 2019 [Landscape Australia]
Sh*t Gardens: Reflecting on failure
Bede Brennan and James Hull of the Sh*t Gardens blog spoke at the 2019 International Festival of Landscape Architecture held in Melbourne in October. Landscape Australia caught up with the duo during a break in the festival program. Read more.

20 November 2019 [Geelong Advertiser]
Cafe Society: Award-winning designer scathing about CBD street revamp
HE wants public art, not monuments to our colonial past. He wants well-designed street furnishings, not generic fittings. He wants green leafy streets, not tarmac and parked cars. And he wants a city centre designed to support vibrant civic life. Read more.


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