This Week on Landscape Design:
- Make gardening and landscaping more fun and easier by choosing the right plant for the right place. Read more.
- Urbanization destroys the natural habitat of certain wildlife. Increasing biodiversity is possible by linking landscape design with our ecosystem.
- According to reports, 1.24 million people are killed in traffic accidents every year. Cities Safer by Design is a guide for rapidly growing cities to put an end to deaths and injuries caused by vehicular traffic.
- “I can’t find a parking space.” You can’t help but think how architecture and engineering hijacked all the parking spaces. Read full article here.
- Why limit your houseplants to your end table? Houseplants do more than just beautify your home. Get some inspiration from this post.
On Industry News and Events
- Is Sydney’s “brutalist” landmark an eyesore? Would knocking it down or rebuilding it be a more sustainable option? Read full story here.
- Women architects to debate gender equity in the Architecture industry.
- One of London’s newest icons, the so-called ‘Walkie Talkie’ skyscraper is literally blowing people away.
- Green roofs and walls are increasingly being built for hopes of a sustainable future.
- Portland’s progressive environmental policy pushes the boundaries of green buildings. Read more about it in this post.
On Industry Events
- 31 July – Design Speaks: Housing Futures 2015 | Symposium | Melbourne
- 31 July – 2015 Houses Awards Gala Presentation | Awards | Melbourne
- 5 August – An Appetite For Design | Talk | Brisbane
- 5 August – Australian Tapestry Design Prize | Exhibition | Sydney
- 12 to 13 August – Major Projects Conference | Conference | Adelaide