Landscape Architecture Australia, May 2020

Landscape Architecture Australia, May 2020

Landscape Architecture Australia

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


The sensory courtyard at Marnebek School encourages students with intellectual disabilities opportunities
to engage in joyful play while communicating with each other.
Practice | Lucy Salt | 20 Jul 2020

Dedicated to play: Mary Jeavons

For more than 30 years, Mary Jeavons, founder and co-director at Jeavons Landscape Architects, has championed the importance of play.


The May 2020 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia
News | Emily Wong | 5 May 2020

May issue of LAA out now

A preview of the May 2020 issue of Landscape Architecture Australia.


Walking the Lurujarri Dreaming Trail allows participants to experience the area’s landscape, unmediated by conventional frameworks.
Practice | Jock Gilbert and Daniel Roe | 22 Jun 2020

Lurujarri Dreaming Trail

Winding along the coast north of Broome, this 80-kilometre-long Aboriginal trail fosters a deep connection to Country through knowledge exchange and shared experience.

Aerial view of Muanivatu settlement in Suva, Fiji.
Practice | Amalie Wright | 3 Jun 2020

Rising challenge

Amalie Wright shares her experiences working as a landscape architect on the Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE) project in Indonesia and Fiji.


The Sky Park forms part of the public space component of One Melbourne Quarter, the first stage of the greater Melbourne Quarter development.
Review | Kate Gamble | 12 May 2020

An elevated exchange: Sky Park, One Melbourne Quarter

The Sky Park at One Melbourne Quarter by Aspect Oculus offers an opportunity to consider the meaning of public-private spaces as the city matures.

The animal crossing overpass in Banff National Park, part of the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative.
Review | Claire Martin | 21 May 2020

Design with Nature Now

Claire Martin reviews a recent book by the US-based Lincoln Institute of Land Policy that considers Scottish landscape architect Ian McHarg’s evolving legacy.

The distinctive forms of the mudhif houses of the Ma’dan people of southern Iraq, constructed from qasab reed.
Review | Emma Sheppard-Simms | 3 Jun 2020

Lo-TEK: Design by Radical Indigenism

Emma Sheppard-Simms reviews Julia Watson’s recent book that celebrates traditional ecological knowledge and land management systems.