In Australia our cities are built upon the lands of Indigenous peoples, but Indigenous people are still here; their culture is still here. To see it we must stop, listen and look for the signs.
Is our predilection for happiness and the rise of the virtual eroding our connection with each other and our cities?
Recent research suggests we must look beyond generalized urban cooling strategies to address heat in our cities.
A conversation with Finnish architect and philosopher Juhani Pallasmaa.
Beyond simply visual appeal, a more comprehensive and memorable sensory experience is achieved by incorporating scented plants into public and private landscapes.
Increasingly realistic digital renderings and ubiquitous online commentary necessitate a new framework for informed debate.
Stephen Forbes reflects on the love and trust people have in botanic gardens.
With highrise apartment tower approvals increasing exponentially in Australian cities, it’s important that designers and developers engage with post-occupancy research.
Lucinda Hartley reports from the UN Habitat III summit in Quito, Ecuador.
The 300th anniversary of the birth of English 18th century landscape designer Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown has prompted a revival of interest in his legacy.
In part two of The Evolution of a Gardener, published in Landscape Australia February 1996, George Seddon reflects on his sixth and final garden in Fremantle, Western Australia.
Exploring the shifting landscapes along the Mekong River’s labyrinth of tributaries.
A series of visitors’ books, or “bench diaries,” were left on a roof garden at Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital when the hospital first opened.
In Queensland, architects, landscape architects and urban designers are currently on the frontline in providing design solutions for flood-prone areas.
Trevor Pitkin has cultivated an “unofficial” garden along a strip of railway land in suburban Melbourne.
In this two-part essay for Landscape Australia from 1995, George Seddon reflects on the five gardens he created over forty years.
Tracing the history of Sydney’s parks, from European settlement to today.
In his first essay for Landscape Australia back in 1979, George Seddon argues landscape architects must resist the effects of homogenizing technology by respecting the genius loci (sense of place) when designing.
Alex Georgouras catches up with three Australian expatriate landscape architects emerging within the North American tableau – Richard Weller, Matt Grunbaum and Victoria Marshall.
Working with local and state governments and the private sector to achieve the best project outcomes for the built environment.
Larger dwellings in suburban developments mean less opportunity for biodiversity and canopy cover in our cities.
Traversing some of Australia’s wildest terrain, this ancient 360-plus-kilometre Aboriginal trail celebrates the culture of walking, connectedness to country and connectedness to soul.
The science of therapeutic horticulture.
A current program of the Victorian Government to remove fifty level crossings in Melbourne has generated much community debate. Craig Guthrie looks at the urban design and public realm potentials of the project.
How should we conceive of and manage cultural landscapes in Australia?
Martin Rein-Cano is principal and co-founder of Topotek 1, a Berlin-based landscape architecture practice.
One hundred years since the beginning of World War I, how has war influenced the evolution of the landscape architecture?
Katherine Clarke, founding partner of Muf Architecture/Art, on public space and the ‘lived experience of democracy’.
Natalie Jeremijenko speaks about her projects of “wondrous engagement” including urban zip lines and luxury housing for lobsters.
Can examining the complex relationship between humans and nature help us to create more meaningful landscapes?
Exploring the emerging landscapes and hotly contested borders of the South China Sea.
Claire Martin speaks with Kate Orff, founder and design director of New York-based landscape architecture practice Scape.
Plans for an elevated rail line in Melbourne have proved controversial, but many of the advantages of rail-over-road are being ignored.
To beat the urban heat island effect with trees we need to ensure that we pay for planning as well as planting.
To meet the challenges of the 21st century, we need to change the way we conceive, manage and build our cities.
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.
We need to change how we get around our cities, but even small shifts in a complex system can have unintended consequences.
Recent industry campaigns and major policy documents promote nature’s critical role in supporting health and wellbeing.
This self-initiated project in Portland, Oregon, transformed a vacant inner-urban lot into an immersive landscape experiment.
Can landscape design play a role in managing the new processes, patterns and rhythms brought about by refugee influx?