Tag: Cities

Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon stream, designed by SeoAhn Total Landscape.
Review | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 5 Jun 2017

Restoring calm: Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon stream

Opened in 2005, the Cheonggyecheon Stream Restoration Project “daylighted” a neglected watercourse in the centre of Seoul that was previously covered over by an elevated highway, and prior to that, was basically an open sewer.

Dutch studio MVRDV has converted a former overpass into a plant-covered walkway in Seoul, South Korea.
Review | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 30 May 2017

Going around in circles: Seoullo 7017

MVRDV has converted a former overpass into a plant-covered walkway in Seoul, South Korea. Landscape Australia editor Ricky Ray Ricardo visited the project and penned this postcard.

Triggering empathy: a bullfighting protest in front of the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain, 2009.
Practice | Claire Martin | 2 Dec 2016

Charles Landry: Applying emotional intelligence

Charles Landry chats with Claire Martin about the lack of emotional and aesthetic intelligence that is applied to city-making.

Think of all the resources needed to transform Shenzhen, a fishing town 35 years ago, into a megacity of more than 10 million people.

Our cities need to go on a resource diet

The New Urban Agenda adopted at the UN Habitat III conference outlines a vision for sustainable urban development, one that recognizes the need to use resources more efficiently.

Not feeling resilient: a scene from post-earthquake Christchurch, New Zealand, 2011.
Practice | Jacky Bowring | 15 Nov 2016

Being moved by the city

Is our predilection for happiness and the rise of the virtual eroding our connection with each other and our cities?

Rocinha Favela in Brazil. In the global south, if you live in a city there is a one-in-three chance that you live in a slum.
Practice | Brendan Barrett | 4 May 2016

The ethical city

To meet the challenges of the 21st century, we need to change the way we conceive, manage and build our cities.

Aerial view of Centennial Park, Sydney.
News | Linda Cheng | 8 Apr 2016

AILA mobilizes force to advise federal cities policy

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has formed an alliance that will advise the Australian government on cities policy.