LA in the Media - Issue 114


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25 April 2020 [Hashtag]
Coronavirus reminds us how liveable neighbourhoods matter for our well-being
We are witnessing changes in the ways we use our cities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The liveability of our local neighbourhoods has never been more important. Read more. 

21 April 2020 [Australian Design Review]
The rise of the pergola, water gardens and Australiana: landscape design trends for 2020
April is World Landscape Architecture Month. We’re sheltering in place, but we can still celebrate by taking a look at upcoming landscape design trends with two of the country’s top designers. Read more. 

17 April 2020 [In Daily]
The importance of greenery amid coronavirus blues
The numbers of people spending pandemic downtime outside is a reminder of the importance of green open space for the community and environment. Planting is a true shovel-ready project deserving of stimulus spending, argues Daniel Bennett. Read more. 

17 April 2020 [Landscape Architecture Aotearoa]
IFLA President James Hayter on the Covid crisis
With the prospect of New Zealand’s level four Covid lockdown easing next week - we spoke to the head of the International Federation of Landscape Architects, James Hayter, about the crisis and its impact on the profession. Read more. 
16 April 2020 [UNSW]
Safer cities: the case for open data
Freely available public data could help shape better cities that are accessible and inclusive. Read more. 

15 April 2020 [World Landscape Architecture]
Tips for managing through COVID-19 & preparing for the return to work
After being in lockdown for the past 2 to 3 months there are many landscape architecture firms in China that are now returning back to their offices (often in stages). Read more. 

14 April 2020 [The Age]
Promenade and foreshore upgrades in next phase of Spit plan works
The Queensland government is pushing ahead with foreshore improvement as part of a Gold Coast masterplan, releasing early designs and opening tenders for two projects worth $5 million. Read more. 

14 April 2020 [Architecture and Design]
Green spaces help soothe COVID-19 restrictions
As Australia continues its high levels of restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, Greener Spaces Better Places has come together to impress the importance of following government guidelines of physical distancing to safely use green and open spaces — critical for mental health and wellbeing during a time of increased community stress. Read more. 

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