Foreground provides news and analysis on cities, places and the people who create them. We explore the design and development of our shared spaces, embracing urban, suburban and rural environments, as well as public and private domains (and the increasing number of domains that lie in-between). A partnership between the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Uro Publications and industry supporters, Foreground examines the way we use, regulate and shape our environments through landscape architecture and related fields.
Andrew Mackenzie has been a writer, curator, editor and publisher on art, design and architecture for over twenty years. He writes for various journals and newspapers and is a co-director at Uro Publications in partnership with Maitiú Ward.
Maitiú Ward is a publisher, editor, journalist and occasional broadcaster with a special interest in architecture, design and the city.
Adam Beck is founding executive director of Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand, cities advisor to the Green Building Council of Australia, and director of Centre for Urban Innovation, a consulting practice collaborating with urban leaders to build sustainable communities and cities.
Amalie Wright is the director of Landscapology, a Brisbane-based design consultancy. In addition to her practice she is a past board director of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, a regular conference speaker on the subject of parks and people places, and tutor in landscape and architecture at the Queensland University of Technology. Her book Future Park: Imagining Tomorrow’s Urban Parks was published by CSIRO Publishing in 2013.
Angus has 25 years’ experience as a landscape architect and horticulturist within designed and constructed landscapes. Angus joined HASSELL in 2010 as the Sydney landscape architecture studio leader, and in 2011 took on the key leadership role for HASSELL as the international head of landscape architecture.
Michelle Tabet is an experienced urban strategist, working at the intersection of creative strategy and urban planning. Her clients have included both private and public players in the cities sector, such as Lendlease, Mirvac, GPT, Arts NSW, the South Australian Department of Manufacturing, Trade, Innovation, Resources and Energy, The Arts Centre Melbourne, Christchurch City Council and Christchurch Redevelopment Authority.
Leader, mentor and innovator Shahana McKenzie has held a career in the non-profit sector for over 20 years. Currently the CEO of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, she instigated the International Festival of Landscape Architecture and a raft of public campaigns including My Park Rules and Australia’s Best Playground.
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