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How to Bring Nature Back Onto Your Next Project
Landscaping
Tuesday October 15 2019

How to Bring Nature Back Onto Your Next Project

When you remake a 480-hectare inner-urban area to cater for up to 80,000 residents and workers, delivering warm and cold pools for certain species of frog...

Australia Must Enhance Biodiversity in our Urban Environment
Green
Friday September 13 2019

Australia Must Enhance Biodiversity in our Urban Environment

In 1996, an aerial view of three standard residential blocks in the City of Whitehorse in Melbourne’s middle-eastern suburbs showed about 20 different trees each reaching...

Biophilic Design is Good Design, Everything Else is Worthless
Architecture
Wednesday April 10 2019

Biophilic Design is Good Design, Everything Else is Worthless

There’s been increasing chatter around the concept of biophilic design lately and while it’s great to hear, I wonder if we are all-talk, no action. Think...

Buildings Which Give You a Positive Frame of Mind
Commercial
Tuesday March 26 2019

Buildings Which Give You a Positive Frame of Mind

When visitors enter the three-storey Library at the Dock building at Melbourne’s Docklands for the first time, many respond to the building’s natural elements such as...

Bringing Nature’s Power into Australian Cities
Green
Friday June 15 2018

Bringing Nature’s Power into Australian Cities

Back in the 1960s, the Cheonggyecheon (Cheonggye stream) which winds through downtown Seoul (South Korea) stood as an example of city planning going terribly wrong.

Landscape Architecture: Experience Infrastructure
Landscaping
Friday June 23 2017

Landscape Architecture: Experience Infrastructure

There are times when we look forward to long drives, as we leave behind the daily rat race and embrace the longer, slower days ahead –...

Can Nature Guide Our Future Development?
Environment
Monday April 25 2016

Can Nature Guide Our Future Development?

According to entrepreneur and economist Gunter Pauli, author of the groundbreaking report The Blue Economy, 100 innovations inspired by nature will generate 100 million news jobs...

Keep it Simple – The Art of Good Design
Buildings
Monday March 21 2016

Keep it Simple – The Art of Good Design

There is a very well known saying used by designers: ‘keep it simple.’ Over the years, I have seen the proof of this on many occasions.

Green Cities Healthy for People and Nature
Landscaping
Tuesday February 23 2016

Green Cities Healthy for People and Nature

For many of us, the natural world is a healthy place of respite from the crowded and hurried urban world where we live. Traveling and recreation...