Replacing Australia’s Vanishing Backyards with Urban Forests
As the population density of Australia’s major cities continues to rise unabated, urban landscapes are set to undergo dramatic change and new measures will be needed...
It’s Time for a National Green Infrastructure Policy
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has written to the Australian Government requesting that the country takes a global leadership position on Green Infrastructure and...
Floating Parks Take Over City Waterways
As dense cities struggle to find space for new buildings and amenities, city waterways are being explored as a platform to facilitate green infrastructure.
Green Spaces to Mitigate Urban Heat
Several recent studies have shown that green spaces help to mitigate the urban heat island effect, which is expected to worsen in cities in the coming...
The Death of the Neighbourhood Tree
When I grow up I want to live on a beautiful, lush, tree-lined street. Lots of us do.
Why Aren’t We Building Places We Like?
It’s an old debate - green space versus development.
Developing a Thirst for Urban Agriculture
The Australian dream of a quarter-acre block is now becoming a distant memory.
Valuing Greenery Up High
As our cities become increasingly denser, the available area for living outside, whether it be public or private open space, becomes more precious.