LA in the Media - Issue 117

 


8 June 2020 [Hashtag]
Here's how green roofs and walls can flourish in Australia
Tomorrow is the first World Green Roof Day. Cities around the world will celebrate the well-documented environmental, economic and social benefits of green roofs. Read more.

5 June 2020 [Australian News Daily Bulletin]
Greening our grey cities: here's how green roofs and walls can flourish in Australia 
Tomorrow is the first World Green Roof Day. Cities around the world will celebrate the well-documented environmental, economic and social benefits of green roofs. Read more.

5 June 2020 [UNSW]
Greener cities could be a key component of our COVID-19 recovery
A roadmap to fast-track flourishing green roofs, walls and facades released today could provide a job stimulus and support economic recovery. Read more.

4 June 2020 [MSN]
Prince Charles says 'restoring balance with nature' could prevent pandemics

Prince Charles has said we must “restore balance with the natural world” or face the risk of more deadly global pandemics, such as the Covid-19 outbreak. Read more.

4 June 2020 [The Fifth Estate]
Ponderings on a post-pandemic “Harbour City” pick-up
It actually seems that some of the environmental optimism accompanying the COVID-19 “rupture” is surviving into the recovery phase. How and where is it being expressed and are there opportunities for its extension? Read more.

29 May 2020 [World Landscape Architecture]
Thank you to the 2020 WLA Awards Jury

I would like to thank the 2020 WLA Awards jury for their support and participation in the 2020 World Landscape Architecture Awards. Read more.

28 May 2020 [Foreground]
Rebuilding the post-pandemic city: Three quick wins with long term returns

As we begin to emerge from lockdown, plans and visions for what form a recovered new world might take abound, some more long-sighted than others. Read more.

28 May 2020 [World Landscape Architecture]
ESSENTIAL WORKERS: 4 Ways Landscape Architects can be the First Line of Defense for Preventing Future Pandemics

Many of the articles I have read about how the design community should react to a post-pandemic world seem to be human-centric: advancing sensor technology to limit our need to touch door handles or elevator buttons; designing buildings to be flexible such that they can serve as temporary triage centers or hospitals; expanding our urban parks so city dwellers have more recreational opportunities post-quarantine because of our renewed appreciation of the outdoors. Read more.

26 May 2020 [UNSW]

Research into health benefits of green space receives funding
Research led by UNSW Sydney and University of Glasgow on the health impacts of quality green space in cities has received funding from the UKRI-NHMRC. Read more.

25 May 2020 [ArchitectureAU]
$6.5 billion of projects fast tracked

The New South Wales and Victorian governments have each announced a raft of major building projects to be fast tracked through the planning assessment system to boost the economy, with the long-mooted Sydney Fish Market redevelopment by Danish practice 3XN in partnership with BVN and Aspect Studios among them. Read more.


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