How will COVID-19 change our perceptions?

Over the past few weeks, we have seen the perceptions of risk and safety change from simple physical (social) distancing and washing hands to complete lockdowns. Social distancing is a term that many of us didn’t know until recently and it is this mitigation method that has had a major immediate impact on cities. As …

Understanding the pandemic | Is density to blame?

Over the past few weeks, we have watched the cities go into lockdown as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts across the world showing them at their barest with no people and resembling a scene out of Hollywood blockbuster (Vanilla Sky or I am Legend). There is a sense of angst, trepidation, fear and at times humour …

How to create a winning Awards submission?

There are numerous local, country and international landscape architecture Awards that are currently open for submissions including the annual WLA Awards. This is a guide on how to create the best submission that may win you a landscape architecture award. Know the eligibility criteriaAll awards have a set of eligibility criteria, it may be years built or …

Microplastic pollution in soils is out of control

We have recently seen an increasing number of news stories about plastic pollution, an ocean full of plastic bags, scenes of a diver in Bali surrounded by floating plastic, however, a recent study [1] has found that terrestrial microplastics could be between 4 and 23 times greater than that found in the ocean and it may …