Rooftop Garden in Pyrmont, Sydney. Source: Green Roofs Australasia
16 February 2018 [Ten Eyewitness News Perth]
Community banned together to create huge playground
A school community has banded together to create a huge playground for its children, aimed at getting youngsters back in touch with nature.
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19 February 2018 [Southern Gazette]
Burswood: $3.5m redevelopment of GO Edwards Park to see area revitalised
THE $3.5 million redevelopment of GO Edwards Park in Burswood has begun and promises to revitalise the area.
19 February 2018 [Architecture and Design]
Turf Design Studio's Sydney Park project shortlisted at Civic Trust Awards
Turf Design Studio’s Sydney Park Water Re-use Project has been shortlisted at Europe’s longest-running awards program for the built environment, the 59th Civic Trust Awards.
23 February 2018 [Build Australia]
Fishermans Bend development applications called in
Minister for Planning Richard Wynne has announced he is “calling in” 26 live development applications for towers. The 26 applications will be referred to an independent advisory committee for thorough analysis, and won’t be approved unless they have the community’s interests at heart.
26 February 2018 [Architecture and Design]
Projects halted in Australia’s largest urban renewal effort
Twenty-six project applications for the Fishermans Bend urban renewal project in Victoria have been stalled until they can be assessed by new permanent planning controls.
26 February 2018 [World Landscape Architect]
Pop ups – the fast food of landscape architecture or the catalyst for regeneration?
Over the last two decades, we have seen the popularity of pop-ups grow within cities from retail stores to parklets. Pop-ups fall into various typologies from the short event (1-3 days) such as Parking Day, seasonal installation, semi-permanent installation such as pilot study for possible retrofitting a street. Are these pop-ups transforming cities and attitudes towards public space or are they little more than brightly coloured interventions that are becoming the “fast-food” of landscape architecture?
3 March 2018 [Pitch Care]
Reflections on how architecture has evolved over the past 30 years
The golf architecture landscape has changed dramatically since I started writing for Golf Week in October 1988. Back then, the players were the stars and the venues were only beginning to emerge from the confines of a neutral background.
6 March 2018 [Herald Sun]
Push for new laws to make Gold Coast high rises greener
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) will head to the Gold Coast for the first time this year to discuss issues including greater “greener living” as part of the fifth International Festival of Landscape Architecture.
6 March 2018 [The Riotact]
Planning forum to discuss the shape of things to come in Canberra
The shape of the ACT urban landscape and the direction of planning in the Territory will be the focus of a public forum on March 15 at the Palace Electric theatre in NewActon.
6 March 2018 [Architecture & Design]
TCL appointed creative directors of landscape architecture festival
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has appointed Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL) as the official creative director for the 2018 International Festival of Landscape Architecture - The Expanding Field: Charting the Future of Practice.
7 March 2018 [Architecture and Design]
Infrastructure Australia calls for more green infrastructure
Infrastructure Australia has released a new report which models future growth scenarios for Melbourne and Sydney, looking at the impact of these scenarios on the cities’ transport network, job accessibility and access to and demand for social infrastructure and green space.
7 March 2018 [Landscape Australia]
Future Cities report calls for greater government initiative in developing sustainable cities
A new report by Infrastructure Australia recommends the Commonwealth Government establish a framework of incentives to improve the productivity, liveability and affordability of our largest cities.