Tag: Green infrastructure

Aerial view of Centennial Park, Sydney.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 16 Apr 2018

NSW government to plant 5 million new trees across Sydney

The NSW government has announced plans to plant five million new trees across Sydney by 2030.

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership with Alluvium, Turpin and Crawford Studio and Dragonfly Environmental.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 19 Mar 2018

Australian project wins Europe’s oldest built environment award

A park rehabilitation and storm water re-use project in Sydney by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership has won one of the top awards at the UK Civic Trust Awards.

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership with Alluvium, Turpin and Crawford Studio and Dragonfly Environmental.
News | Patrick Hunn | 15 Feb 2018

Australian project recognized in Europe’s oldest built environment awards

The Sydney Part Water Re-use project by Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership is in the running to receive a Civic Trust Award.

Linear park at Murrumbeena.
News | Patrick Hunn | 20 Nov 2017

Final designs released for Melbourne ‘sky rail’ park

Designs for a linear park and a 17-kilometre walking and cycling path occupying the space underneath a new elevated rail line in Melbourne’s south east have been released.

The proposed station at Parkville, designed by Weston Williamson and Partners and Hassell.
News | Patrick Hunn | 13 Oct 2017

Could the grass be greener above the Melbourne Metro Tunnel?

Melbourne’s underground rail project also contains a plan to actively improve, increase and preserve Melbourne’s inner-city “living infrastructure.”

How green is my vision?
Review | Michael Wright | 1 Sep 2017

How green is my vision?

The 202020 Vision is an initiative to create “20 percent more green space in Australia’s urban areas by the year 2020.” But the ambitions of the vision, and its claims to success, deserve some serious scrutiny.

Agapanthus orientalis (agapanthus) once grew happily along this median strip in Melbourne despite extremely hostile growing conditions. It was removed some years ago and replaced with artificial turf.
Practice | Alistair Kirkpatrick | 29 Aug 2017

Questioning the war on weeds in urban streetscapes

Should weeds be embraced in built-up urban environments to provide resilient plantings that can thrive in the toughest conditions?

The revised Riverside Greenway scheme combines a dedicated bus lane, cycle paths, linear park space as well as a rail line.
News | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 8 May 2017

Riverside Greenway: A bold vision to transform Brisbane’s iconic expressway

A Brisbane student has developed a plan to transform Brisbane’s busy Riverside Expressway into a public transport and pedestrian-focused “greenway.”

The veloway will cross over Footscray Road in Docklands, easing congestion on one of Melbourne's busiest cycling intersections.
News | Ricky Ray Ricardo | 5 Apr 2017

Bicycle “super highway” planned for Melbourne’s west

A new 14km cycleway will allow bicycle commuters from Melbourne’s western suburbs to travel express to the CBD.

William Street, Sydney after the Cross City Tunnel project.
Practice | Gareth Collins | 30 Sep 2016

Making the most of major infrastructure

Working with local and state governments and the private sector to achieve the best project outcomes for the built environment.

Aerial view of Centennial Park, Sydney.
Practice | Barbara Schaffer | 4 May 2016

Green Visions: Nature as infrastructure

Recent industry campaigns and major policy documents promote nature’s critical role in supporting health and wellbeing.

1. Australia’s Eighty-five IBRA Bioregions and 405 Subregions superimposed with current protected areas in green.
Practice | Simon Kilbane | 25 Apr 2016

Green infrastructure

A green infrastructure plan for Australia could ensure that changes in land use and climate are more easily managed.

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.