Aucklanders want their Council to do more to support intergenerational play, so parents and grandparents can frolic at parks with younger family members. That’s the feedback on the discussion document, Tākaro - Investing in play, which is aimed at helping Auckland Council draft a play plan to guide it through the next 20 years.
Renowned landscape architect Thomas Woltz was finishing his masters in architecture when he realised the power the landscape architect had to become an agent of change to improve large scale ecologies. He now holds a masters degree in landscape architecture as well.
Annabel Menzies-Joyce may be the qualified landscape architect in her house but it’s her husband who’s in charge of their native regeneration project. Retired psychiatrist Peter Joyce describes himself as chief gardener (he means only) at their property, Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden, 18 km south west of Christchurch.
Landscape architect Steve Dunn has been recognised for 40 years at Boffa Miskell. As the company's longest-serving employee and a member of the Wellington office, Steve provides a wealth of knowledge and expertise to projects of all scales – from residential sites to large scale commercial and public works.
New York’s Transportation Alternatives’ mission is to reclaim the city’s streets from cars for people. The non-profit organisation advocates for safe public spaces where walking and biking or public transport are the main modes of travel, and there’s less reliance on private cars.
Former Lincoln University student Matthew Durning has won a prestigious Australian Landscape Architecture Award. His project, Brisbane’s Fish Lane, won the 2018 Landscape Architecture Award for Urban Design, presented by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).
Peter Matthews is the principal landscape architect for Ōtākaro Limited, the company responsible for delivering Crown-led projects in Central Christchurch. Landscape Architecture Aotearoa asked him about his role there.
Catherine Hamilton is a principal landscape architect at WSP Opus and was the lead designer for the hugely popular Takaro a Poi/Margaret Mahy Family Playground in Christchurch, a key investment in the post-earthquake regeneration of Christchurch.