AILA 2008 National Awards announced

September 4, 2008,AEDT

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) today announced the winners of the 2008 National Awards in Landscape Architecture. Twenty seven projects were awarded, from a record ninety seven submissions. The AILA 2008 Australian Medal for Landscape Architecture Recipient: Urban Initiatives Pty Ltd in association with Meinhardt Infrastructure & Environment | Read More

Going native right for Aotea Square, claims landscape architect

August 6, 2008,AEDT

A native planting theme makes a nice, simple statement for Aotea Square, says landscape architect Rod Barnett. Mr Barnett, part of the team that has come up with a proposed $25 million makeover of Aotea Square, yesterday hit back at criticism over the loss of flower beds and exotic trees. | Read More

A rare chance to get the Sydney’s waterfront right – smh.com.au

August 4, 2008,AEDT

Whether called Barangaroo, East Darling Harbour or the historically evocative Hungry Mile, the site is Sydney’s greatest opportunity in a century to rethink the relationship between the city and harbour. Read more @ the SOURCE: smh.com.au – A rare chance to get the city’s waterfront right 

$400m windfarm approved

July 29, 2008,AEDT

Otago Daily has reported that a $400m NZD ($295m USD) Mahinerangi windfarm proposed by Trustpower has been approved by the Environment Court. Read more @ the SOURCE: Otago Daily

Public hold key to $25m city facelift – NZ Herald

July 11, 2008,AEDT

Aucklanders have three weeks to comment on a $25 million plan to revitalise Aotea Square and turn it into the city’s premier civic open space, able to host events for 20,000 people. Urban design professionals are divided over the draft plans for the square, which opened in 1979 and has | Read More

Auckland a city in need of ambition – NZ Herald

July 6, 2008,AEDT

Auckland is failing to fulfil its potential and needs to be bidding for ambitious projects such as the 2016 Commonwealth Games, says Ludo Campbell-Reid, the city council’s urban design champion. Campbell-Reid, who was brought to Auckland two years ago by then mayor Dick Hubbard to give the city a cohesive | Read More

Auckland students win by sustainable design

July 4, 2008,AEDT

Open to University of Auckland Civil and Environmental Engineering students, the competition brief was to re-design a system that reduces stormwater runoff and pollution in new housing developments, while contributing to good urban design. The competition was jointly sponsored by the Auckland Regional Council, the Hobsonville Land Company – a | Read More

City may stop urban village

June 24, 2008,AEDT

A PROPOSED urban village for up to 10,000 residents in southern Redland Bay is likely to be opposed by the new Redland City Council. Councillors are considering changes to the city’s 20-year growth plans in the wake of an election that shifted the balance of power to candidates who promised | Read More

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