Landscape Architecture Australia, August 2015

Landscape Architecture Australia, August 2015

Landscape Architecture Australia

Reviews, news and opinions on landscape architecture, urban design and planning.


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Archive | Cameron Bruhn | 3 Aug 2015

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The Tudela-Culip Restoration Project in Cap de Creus, Spain, by Estudi Martí Franch and Ardèvol involved a careful process of editing and restoring a coastal landscape previously occupied by a sprawling holiday resort.
Discussion | Martin Bryant and Penny Allan | 17 Sep 2015


A Māori word whose meaning is difficult to translate has the potential to lead us to a new way of thinking.

Cooling a tropical city
Discussion | Lawrence Nield and Tony Cox | 21 Jan 2016

Cooling a tropical city

A draft plan for Australia’s hottest capital city, Darwin, proposes a suite of measures to combat urban heat island effects in its central business district.

Newcastle’s King Edward Park is one of the city’s great public spaces.
Discussion | Owen Kelly and Sam Trembath | 30 Sep 2015

Newcastle: She’ll be right

Is Newcastle’s laid-back attitude to urban projects denying its potential?

Kate Cullity and other TCL staff at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens Wetland by TCL, SKM, David Lancashire Design and Paul Thompson.
Discussion | Jo Russell-Clarke | 8 Oct 2015

On Working On Site

A conversation with landscape architect Kate Cullity leads Jo Russell-Clarke to reflect on how digital technologies affect our relationship with site.

A cosmopolitan meadow in Portland, Oregon, is composed of a motley ensemble of weeds and goats.
Discussion | Brett Milligan | 8 Oct 2015

Engaging the vacant

This self-initiated project in Portland, Oregon, transformed a vacant inner-urban lot into an immersive landscape experiment.

Parckfarm allows local residents to come together to grow fruit and vegetables and keep chickens, ducks and goats as a part of extending private gardening into the public realm. The Parckfarm project is run by non-profit organization Parckfarm T&T.


Parckfarm is an interactive project in Brussels, Belgium that invites visitors to explore new park typologies through art installations, agricultural performances, workshops and community gardens.

UDLA is “discovering new frontiers on old ground” – in suburban areas that suffer from a lack of focused governance and reinvestment. Pictured is Karratha, Western Australia.

Growing Society

Transforming the places we live in requires mutual responsibility and shared effort between communities of common interest.

The Conargo Junction Store.
Discussion | Liesl Malan and Sally Wright | 30 Sep 2015

A Dangerous Profession

Many regional and rural towns across Australia are experiencing slow but steady decline, but death is not inevitable.

The winner of the Power Street Loop ideas competition was Habitat Filter by Drysdale, Myers and Dow.
Discussion | Tim O'Loan | 30 Sep 2015

Competitive Territory

The Power Street Loop design competition raises some pertinent questions about who has the say on our urban places.

In their movements, refugee communities are organizing spaces to meet their housing needs.

E-Scape: Landscape and refugee influx

Can landscape design play a role in managing the new processes, patterns and rhythms brought about by refugee influx?