LA in the Media - Issue 49, 18 April - 25 April 2017

Unpacking #BackyardExperiment with AILA (Image: Street Furniture)

Tuesday 25 April 2017 [NZ Herald]

Wildlife at home amid the urban sprawl

The people are coming - more than 100,000 of them to Auckland's north-west in the next 15 years. But so too are the native fish. At the same time as thousands of homes and apartments are being built to house these people, a safe 'home' is also being put in place for fish and other wildlife who share the area. Read more.

Thursday 30 March 2017 [Port Macquarie News]

Rotary Club of Port Macquarie Sunrise install new seating at Gaol Point

FOUR new seats have been installed on Stewart Street, running parallel to Town Beach, by the Rotary Club of Port Macquarie Sunrise as one of their community projects. Read more.

Friday 21 April 2017 [Architecture AU]

Ideas sought for Design Canberra festival

What makes Canberra a global city of design? This is the question being put to designers and architects, who have been invited to submit ideas for events to be included on this year’s Design Canberra festival program. Read more.

Wednesday 19 April 2017 [Local News Plus]

Local firms dig in to make garden reality

An unuseable wasteland outside the classrooms for many years at Canterbury Public School, has now been transformed into a quality, outdoor learning environment for special education classes thanks to a huge team effort and the result of multiple community partnerships. Read more.

Thursday 20 April 2017 [Architecture AU]

WestConnex urban design, landscape architecture plans by Hassell released

A new draft urban and landscape plan by Hassell for areas of Sydney’s south-west and inner-west to accompany the new M5 section of the WestConnex project has been released for public viewing and feedback. Read more.

Thursday 20 April 2017 [The Real Estate Conversation]

Sydney school breaks ground on winning design

Marrickville Public School in Sydney’s inner west has broken ground on their new garden, the winning entry in the My Park Rules competition. Read more.

Wednesday 19 April 2017 [Street Furniture Australia]

Unpacking #BackyardExperiment with AILA

Seven partners from the team that brought #BackyardExperiment to Garema Place met with landscape architects in Canberra to unpack the collaboration and shout the results from AILA’s rooftop. Read more.

Tuesday 18 April 2017 [Landscape Australia]

Terra antiqua: Angus Bruce on the Nanjing Tangshan Geopark Museum landscape

Working in parallel with French architects Studio Odile Decq, Hassell has designed an immersive and tactile landscape, or “geopark,” outside the Chinese city of Nanjing that educates visitors on the region’s geological formation. Read more.

Tuesday 18 April 2017 [Community News]

Pocket parks popping up

Pocket parks could soon be popping up all over Fremantle as the City pushes to get more people in 400m of green open space. The City of Fremantle is turning to pocket parks to increase the amount of green open space in the suburbs. Read more.