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 […]
Parks are key to maintaining mental health
Parks and open space provide a public amenity for all and the access to open space is key to the physical and mental health of citizens, especially true during a health crisis when people are feeling anxiety and stress. There is a great deal of research that has been undertaken that shows that green areas […]
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  has found that terrestrial microplastics could be between 4 and 23 times greater than that found in the ocean and it may […]