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.
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.
A postgraduate landscape architecture student at Victoria University of Wellington has won a major international award for her landscape architecture project to help redevelop Carterton’s Hurunui-o-Rangi Marae.
Last month (September 2018) IFLA president James Hayter was in the country - delivering a series of presentations on the redevelopment of past manufacturing and institutional sites in our cities and how this compels us to readjust our understanding of nature, people and culture.
The NZILA’s Auckland branch is hosting a presentation by international designer, Martin Rein-Cano on October 8. Born in Buenos Aires in 1967, Rein-Cano studied History of Art at Frankfurt University and Landscape Architecture at the Technical Universities of Hannover and Karlsruhe.
Landscape architect Dennis Scott has made the trip to Waiheke Island countless times. On a Saturday morning in August we make the trip together so he can show me his island - the place where he reimagined and responded to it’s growing popularity - leading and collaborating in an applied landscape planning approach that lead to a sustainable landscape transformation for the once “bohemian community.”