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
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 –...
Are Green Building Rating Tools Failing Nature?
There are a range of green building rating tools available in Australia and around the world, from BREEAM in Europe, LEED in the US, and Green...
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
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
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...
Is Australia the Land of Opportunity for Biomimicry?
Nature is one of humanity’s favourite design muses.
Going Green Helps More Than the Environment
As we spend more time indoors, we are falling increasingly out of step with the rhythms of our natural environment.
Design Inspired by Nature
From Leonardo da Vinci’s bird-like flying machine to biomorphic Art Nouveau designs, for centuries people have been inspired by nature and applied it to their designs.
Australia Must Reconnect With Urban Nature
Wind back several decades and many Australians lived in detached houses with good sized backyards which featured gardens and lawns.