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Due to their elevated nature, the High Line gardens must endure tough conditions, freezing more quickly and heating up more rapidly than other New York gardens.
Review | Claire Martin | 9 Apr 2018

Gardens of the High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes

A recent book on the design of Manhattan’s elevated railway park offers a insight into the project’s plantings and celebrates the sensuous and dynamic qualities of living systems.

Choreographing the city: Ron Jones

Choreographing the city: Ron Jones

On the eve of the launch of Urban Choreography: Central Melbourne 1985–, a new book documenting the transformation of central Melbourne since the 1980s, Landscape Australia speaks to co-editor Ronald Jones about some of the key ideas that lie behind the book and how to design a good city.

Charles Massy's farm is on the Monaro plateau to the east of Mount Kosciuszko.
Review | Jock Gilbert | 19 Jan 2018

Call of the Reed Warbler: A manifesto for regeneration

Agricultural scientist and farmer Charles Massy has published a book that calls for a deeper understanding of human effects upon the landscape and for practice that is by its nature regenerative.

A fire pit designed by Michael Bates in the Snowy Mountains.
Review | Howard Tanner | 14 Dec 2017

The New Australian Garden: Landscapes for living

Howard Tanner reviews Michael Bates’ book The New Australian Garden: Landscapes for living.

Landscape contractor and designer Michael Bates.
Practice | Michael Bates | 30 Aug 2017

Michael Bates: The education of a gardener

Michael Bates, arguably the most enterprising landscape contractor in the Sydney region, reflects on his education as a gardener in this excerpt from his recent book, The New Australian Garden.

At Golden Rock Inn, Dioon edule, Encephalartos and Cycus spp. are planted above a broad expanse of Spartina bakeri.
Review | Michael Wright | 11 Aug 2017

The Cultivated Wild: Gardens and landscapes by Raymond Jungles

The Cultivated Wild, published by The Monacelli Press, showcases Jungles’ recent projects, revealing remarkable approaches to design thinking with plants.

Superkilen, by Topotek 1, BIG Architects and Superflex is an urban space in Copenhagen that caters to the interests of children and adults in a diverse neighbourhood.
Practice | Katherine Masiulanis | 30 Jun 2017

Chaos and confusion: The clash between adult and children’s spaces

In her new book How to Grow a Playspace, Katherine Masiulanis asks “Is it counterproductive to design children’s spaces, given that over-prescribed landscapes may stifle creative potential?”

Hypersexual City: The Provocation of Soft-core Urbanism, Nicole Kalms, Routledge, 2017.
Review | Nicole Kalms | 15 Feb 2017

Hypersexual City: The provocation of soft-core urbanism

Nicole Kalms introduces her new book, Hypersexual City: The Provocation of Soft-Core Urbanism.

The mounded landscape surrounding the Snøhetta-designed MAX IV Laboratory in Lund, Sweden provides a green public park rather than a fenced, introverted research centre.
Review | Catherin Bull | 8 Feb 2017

Landscape Architecture and Digital Technologies: Re-conceptualising design and making

Catherin Bull reviews Jillian Walliss and Heike Rahmann’s recent book, Landscape Architecture and Digital Technologies: Re-conceptualising Design and Making.

Studio Olafur Eliasson’s The parliament of reality (2009) at the Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York was conceived as a place to welcome all things.
Review | Charles Anderson | 19 Jan 2017

Unspoken Spaces: Studio Olafur Eliasson

Charles Anderson reviews Unspoken Spaces: Studio Olafur Eliasson, a richly illustrated journey through the extraordinary range of works realized by artist Olafur Eliasson and his studio since the late 1990s.

In 1957 hotelier Leon Ress placed tables and chairs on the pavement outside his Oriental
Hotel. Photographer Wolfgang Sievers captured the moment in his 1958 study of ‘The Paris End of Collins Street.’
Review | Graeme Davison | 21 Dec 2016

City Dreamers: The urban imagination in Australia

Urban historian Graeme Davison introduces his recent book City Dreamers: the urban imagination in Australia.

The cover image for Planning for Coexistence? by Libby Porter and Janice Barry.
News | Louisa Wright | 10 Nov 2016

New book to connect urban planners and Indigenous communities

A new book titled Planning for Coexistence? aims to connect urban planners and Indigenous communities and help the two work together effectively.

Wendy Whitely has for more than 20 years worked on developing a public garden, her secret garden, at Lavender Bay in Sydney.
Review | Dianne Firth | 27 Oct 2016

Wendy Whiteley and the secret garden

Dianne Firth reviews Wendy Whiteley and the secret garden, a book about the guerrilla garden that Wendy Whitely created on New South Wales State Railways land.

Plantings designed by Piet Oudolf at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve in winter.
Review | Claire Martin | 21 Sep 2016

Oudolf Hummelo: A Journey Through a Plantsman’s Life

A review of Oudolf Hummelo: A Journey Through a Plantsman’s Life.

In Melbourne firm Ashton Raggatt McDougall’s (ARM) bold vision for Perth, the esplanade would be a highrise precinct where the river would be enfolded into an excavated circular inlet.
Review | Catherin Bull | 4 Jul 2016

Take Me to the River: the story of Perth’s foreshore

Catherin Bull reviews Julian Bolleter’s latest book, Take Me to the River: the Story of Perth’s Foreshore.

John Newton (2016) The oldest foods on earth: a history of Australian native foods, with recipes, New South, paperback, 272 pp, RRP $29.99
Review | Gay Bilson | 13 Jun 2016

The Oldest Foods on Earth

A review of John Newton’s latest book, The oldest foods on earth: a history of Australian native foods, with recipes.

Lisa Diedrich: European landscape architecture
Practice | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 2 May 2016

Lisa Diedrich: European landscape architecture

Professor Lisa Diedrich speaks with Ricky Ricardo in Melbourne.

A private garden in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, by Piet Oudolf.
Review | Claire Martin | 8 Apr 2016

Piet Oudolf: Landscapes In Landscapes

A showcase of 30 years of work by landscape’s pioneer of “new wave naturalism,” Piet Oudolf.

Artifice: Dermot Foley Landscape Architects
News | Jill Pope | 8 Apr 2016

Artifice: Dermot Foley Landscape Architects

The first ten years of Irish landscape practice, Dermot Foley Landscape Architects .

2010 AILA National Landscape Architecture Award: Research and Communication
News | 8 Apr 2016

2010 AILA National Landscape Architecture Award: Research and Communication

Beyond the Pavement: Urban Design Policy, Procedures & Design Principles