LA in the Media - Issue 34, 18 - 31 July 2016

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project Stage 2 by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership.Image: Simon Wood

Monday 18 July 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

Philip Thalis to run in City of Sydney election

Architect Philip Thalis, of Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects, will run as a candidate for Clover Moore’s Independent Team in the City of Sydney election set to take place on 10 September. Read more.

Monday 18 July 2016 [Parramatta Sun]

Centenary Square and Parramatta Park win NSW Landscape Architecture Awards

Two of Parramatta’s most popular public spaces were among the winners at the recent NSW Landscape Architecture Awards. Transformed:The Crescent upgrade in Parramatta Park involved the work of historians, landscape architects, arborists, archaeologists and engineers. Read more.

Tuesday 19 July 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

2016 NSW Landscape Architecture Awards

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has announced the 2016 New South Wales Landscape Architecture Awards. The awards recognize the leadership and innovation in landscape architecture projects that enrich the environments we live in and enhance NSW’s liveability, economic development and global profile. Read more.

Tuesday 19 July 2016 [Architecture&Design]

2016 NSW Landscape Architecture Awards winners announced

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has announced the winners of the 2016 New South Wales Landscape Architecture Awards. The awards acknowledge exceptional and innovative landscape architecture projects that enrich the environments we live in and enhance NSW’s liveability, economic development and global profile. Read more.

Tuesday 19 July 2016 [The Guardian]

Are seawalls the best answer to rising sea levels – or is retreat a better option?

The extraordinary pictures of subsumed gardens and a swimming pool wrenched from the ground by the giant waves that battered Sydney’s northern beaches last month have revived debate about seawalls and the impact of human attempts to keep the rising ocean from our doors. Read more.

Wednesday 20 July 2016 [Westender]

Simple ways to green the city

Last Sunday, fifty people of all ages and backgrounds met to map out a green space strategy for one of Brisbane’s most crowded suburbs, West End. The popular suburb is facing proposals to quadruple its population to nearly 50,000 people, with very little provision for extra open space. Read more.

Wednesday 20 July 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

Creative director wanted for 2017 Festival of Landscape Architecture

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) is seeking expressions of interest for a creative director for the 2017 Festival of Landscape Architecture. Individuals, practices, schools of landscape architecture and collaborative teams are all invited to apply. The creative director will be required to develop the theme and content for the large-scale event. Read more.

Wednesday 20 July 2016 [ArchitectureAU]

High-speed rail? At $200 billion we’d better get it right

Curtin University professor of sustainability Peter Newman warns that the new high-speed rail proposal must favour urban regeneration over the “failed idea” of building new towns in greenfield areas. Read more.

Wednesday 20 July 2016 [The Real Estate Conversation]

Crown Group releases vision of resort-style Waterloo development

Waterfall by Crown Group aims to revolutionise the use of green space in residential developments, with a 22-metre water wall, a bamboo-covered walkway, and vertical gardens. Read more.

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