Landscape Architecture Australia, August 2019

Landscape Architecture Australia, August 2019

Landscape Architecture Australia

Reviews, news and opinions on landscape architecture, urban design and planning.

Perspective

August issue of LAA out now
News | Emily Wong | 31 Jul 2019

August issue of LAA out now

A preview of the August 2019 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.

Review

The Caulfield to Dandenong project creates 8.4-kilometres of linear park beneath the now-elevated rail line.
Review | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 14 Nov 2019

A unifying act: Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project

The Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project demonstrates how integrated urban design thinking can shape progressive built outcomes.

The Caulfield to Dandenong project creates 8.4-kilometres of linear park beneath the now-elevated rail line.
Review | Beau Beza | 13 Nov 2019

Beneath the rail line: Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal Project

Attention to scale and a coordinated approach to colour have created an inviting series of spaces, well-suited to individual and collective inhabitation.

Janet Laurence, Deep Breathing: Resuscitation for the Reef, 2015–16/2019, installation view, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Australia, 2019. Image courtesy and copyright the artist.
Review | Emily Wong | 19 Jun 2019

Beauty and fragility: Janet Laurence

A recent survey of the work of environmental artist Janet Laurence is a salient reminder of the large-scale consequences of human activity.

Walter Hood of US practice Hood Design Studio and the University of California, Berkeley, spoke about agency as the freedom to act.
Review | Claire Martin | 25 May 2019

Agency and instrumentality: 2019 Landscape Australia Conference

Claire Martin reviews the 2019 Landscape Australia Conference: Cultivating New Agencies, held at the NGV International in May.

Projects

The design of Victoria Square transforms a section of a town’s main street into a pedestrian-friendly gathering place and thoroughfare.
Review | Julian Bull | 3 Jan 2020

Fair share: Victoria Square, Kerang

This reimagining of a town’s main street elevates the pedestrian experience while acknowledging the continuing role of cars in regional life.

Interview

The design for the Chouteau Greenway in Missouri, led by Stoss Landscape Urbanism aims to connect St. Louis’s Forest Park with its Gateway Arch and adjacent neighbourhoods providing opportunities for diverse collective experiences.
Practice | Rosalea Monacella | 4 Dec 2019

Beyond resiliency: Part II

In the second part of our interview with leading practitioners from the US and Australia, we further explore the agency of landscape architecture in responding to climate change urgencies through the design of the public realm.

Field Trip

Wamboin, New South Wales, spring, reference grassland
Practice | Carolyn Young and Sue McIntyre | 26 Sep 2019

Grassy woodlands

Photographer Carolyn Young and ecologist Sue McIntyre reflect on a once extensive, but now rapidly vanishing landscape – the eucalypt woodlands of Australia’s south-east.