LA in the Media Issue 5, 8 - 22 May 2015

Preparing our cities for a greener future by Daniel Bennett

Tuesday 12 May 2015 [Newcastle Herald]

Opinion: It’s not too late for light rail on the corridor

With the state election over there is an opportunity for Newcastle rail issue stakeholders to put polarised positions to one side and consider whether there is a better way to proceed in this once-in-a-generation opportunity to get rail infrastructure right.Effective public transport, notably rail, makes modern cities work and drives their development. All around the world cities are investing in better transport systems and building transport services first, knowing that commercial and residential development will follow. Read more.

Monday 18 May 2015 [The Mercury]

Talking Point: Chance to reimagine state capital by Daniel Bennett

For years Tasmania has hidden from Australia – partly for self-sufficiency, partly for self-preservation. Yet the injection of attention from quarters not usually aroused by Tasmania has put it back on the map.Let’s look at one aspect of Hobart that could benefit from this renewed interest – its public transport network. Read more.

Monday 18 May 2015 [Weekend Notes]

5 home decorating & renovation warehouses in Sydney

These weekends generally are the times that a lot of people like to take advantage of and do some work around in or around their home. Whether you want to do some DIY, embark on a full renovation, add value to your property or simply just change your furniture style. This weekend you can achieve what you set out to do with a plan mind. Read more.

Tuesday 19 May 2015 [Greenlife Matters]

Preparing our cities for a greener future by Daniel Bennett

Are our cities ready for a greener future? What should greener cities look like? Is climate change still important and relevant? Our existing green spaces perform a critical role in air-conditioning our cities by default. Their role can increase dramatically through small changes (such as planting more trees and encouraging ecosystems to regenerate) with a strong focus on adapting the city’s streets. Read more.

Tuesday 19 May 2015 [ABC]

East shores design to be judged at landscape architecture awards

In Gladstone the East Shores development was a few years in the making and was officially opened to the public to quite some acclaim at the end of last year. Now Urbis, the landscape architects who worked on the developmentare hoping they gain equal attention and acclaim when they compete in the Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA) Awards at the end of the month. Read more.