The Foreground five: Our most-read stories in October
October was a busy month for landscape architecture on Foreground, with our coverage of both the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects national awards program and the Square and the Park festival topping the list of most-read stories.
1. What does the future hold for Australia’s biggest urban park?
Western Sydney is growing fast and so is the need for open space. Three award-winning projects reveal how new investment in careful park planning and design can enhance the value of green space for communities, now and for decades to come.
2. National landscape architecture award winners build resilience through green infrastructure
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has announced the winners of the 2019 National Landscape Architecture Awards.
3. Günther Vogt and the sensory city
Zurich-based landscape architect Günther Vogt is bringing nature and consideration of intimate human experience into big urban infrastructure projects.
4. The Power of Parks
The Future Park design competition invited entrants to reconsider the vital importance of our much-loved parks. Yet beyond the almost self-evident value of green open space, complex questions lurk, where political posturing and pork-barrelling meets genuine social value.
5. From dust bowl to thriving wetland: Felixstowe Reserve
The happy transformation of Felixstowe Reserve in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs has filled it with life of all sorts. More than just busy duck ponds, the cultural richness of the site is revealed and thriving too, while its many collaborators have been recognised with a bounty of awards.