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Replacing Australia’s Vanishing Backyards with Urban Forests
Landscaping
Monday March 14 2016

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
Landscaping
Wednesday September 30 2015

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
Landscaping
Friday August 7 2015

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
Urban Planning
Wednesday July 22 2015

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
Green
Tuesday July 21 2015

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?
Urban Planning
Monday May 25 2015

Why Aren’t We Building Places We Like?

It’s an old debate - green space versus development.

Developing a Thirst for Urban Agriculture
Landscaping
Friday January 30 2015

Developing a Thirst for Urban Agriculture

The Australian dream of a quarter-acre block is now becoming a distant memory.

Valuing Greenery Up High
Landscaping
Wednesday January 28 2015

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.

Under a Green Umbrella
Landscaping
Monday November 17 2014

Under a Green Umbrella

It’s no secret that the searingly hot summers of recent years have affected the function, liveability and health of our cities.