World Landscape Architecture Month - Why NZ is a hotspot
The president of the International Federation of Landscape Architects believes New Zealand is one of three world hotspots for landscape architecture. James Hayter says Aotearoa joins Chile and the south of Spain, adding there are many lessons the landscape architecture community can learn from the profession here.
As World Landscape Architecture Month draws to an end, James tells us that he feels New Zealand landscape architects understand the importance of community participation in design.
He says in New Zealand and Australia the profession is thriving and has “ emerged from the umbrella of architecture.”
“The New Zealand landscape architects seems to be extremely well trained, have strong ethics in terms of practice and they put that into their projects.”
Watch our video below for more of James Hayter’s thoughts, including what he feels are the differences between Australia and New Zealand in terms of the profession as well as what the two countries can learn from each other.