Recent Submissions

  • Under the Mountain - how a volcanic peak has influenced the culture, ecology and landscape history of Taranaki, New Zealand 

    Davies, Renee; Lambert, R. E. (International Federation of Landscape Architects Asia Pacific (IFLA - Asia Pacific), 2015-09-07)
    Mount Taranaki/Egmont occupies a central place in the history and culture of Taranaki people – Maori and European. The mystical qualities of the volcanic mountain have influenced the culture, ecology and landscape history ...
  • Preserving a green space network for a regional Auckland 

    Wang, X.; Bradbury, Matthew (2015-11)
    As the largest urban region of New Zealand, Auckland is well known for its unique lifestyle with a clean, green environment. However, rapid urban growth and horizontal urban sprawl is threatening the very lifestyle that ...
  • A delicate balancing act 

    Foote, Hamish; Griffiths, Pete (Unitec Institution of Technology, 2016)
    This paper examines a bicultural approach to the development of planting strategies for landscapes and asks the question: In what ways can vegetation help to create a bicultural landscape? The case studies discussed include ...
  • The urban edge : an integrative approach towards a sustainable and resilient waterfront 

    Bhandari, Riyasp (2016)
    The human manipulation of landscape and environment has remained a prominent area of urban and environmental discourse over the past century. Contemporary urban waterfronts reflect and constitute changes in urban ecology, ...
  • Urban retrofitting. 

    Jawadi, Zara (2016)
    The global population is projected to rise to 9.6 billion people by 2050, with upward of 60% expected to move into urban areas (Alberti, 2005). Economic geography further suggests that the pressure to expand and availability ...
  • Rising tides and the future of coastal communities 

    Noronha, Shayne (2016)
    Climate change will have tremendous implications for the design of landscapes and urban areas before the close of the 21st Century. Current projections suggest that increasing temperatures will cause significant sea-level ...
  • Cemeteries as healing landscapes 

    Bhatt, Komal (2016-07)
    Cemeteries are a key cultural element with a long history that have played a vital role in our constantly changing and evolving society. Due to globalization, multiculturalism has brought with it a mix of death customs and ...
  • Inconsistent coherence in post-quake Christchurch, New Zealand 

    Rennie, Julian (University of Moratuwa (Sri Lanka), 2016-04)
    This paper discusses some of the complexities of interactions between people and places in the making and remaking of cities. The paper uses as a case study, Christchurch, New Zealand, which has in the past had the reputation ...
  • Living along the coast : building green defences to mitigate the negative effects of coastal erosion in Auckland 

    Luo, Qianlin (2016)
    Coastal erosion is a global issue that threatens human habitation and development. It has far-reaching impacts on environmental, economic, social aspects. Natural factors and human activities combined with climate change ...
  • Creating an effective public transport network while also developing attractive coastal communities via designing new water-borne transport nodes in Auckland 

    Kangatharan, Shanmugam (2016)
    Transport infrastructure networks play a vital role in urban growth. Due to this reason, from the 1840s onwards, the transport network and roads have determined the urban growth of Auckland (Auckland Council, 2012). Auckland ...
  • AGRIHOOD : a new peri-urban agriculture system for Auckland : towards a sustainable farming centered residential development 

    Chen, Shoujun (2016)
    With population growth predicted for Auckland, great food production will be required to feed the city (Auckland City Council, 2015). Auckland is already the country's largest customer of food markets, but the fossil-based ...
  • Unitec campus history : notions of therapy 

    Cliffin, Penny (2015-03)
    One of the great things about working in one place for a long time is that you really get to observe it in detail, in all the seasons and over the years and you get opportunities to soak up the character of the place. ...
  • Landscape and cultural exchange [: landscapes of prophecy] 

    Graham, Tosh; Wake, Sue (Unitec Institute of Technology, 2015-11-11)
    This paper proposes the use of prophecy as an investigative tool for landscape analysis and explores how it could produce more culturally meaningful landscape outcomes. It investigates the relevance of indigenous prophecy ...
  • Cultural emergence : living in Aotearoa 

    Henderson, Ian (Unitec Institute of Technology, 2015-11-11)
    Treaty settlements in Aotearoa New Zealand have not only changed the economic base of Māori groups, but have also provided a catalyst for social, political, cultural and environmental change. The post-settlement period is ...
  • A new peri-urban agricultural system for Auckland 

    Chen, Shoujun; Popov, Nikolay (Unitec Institute of Technology, 2015-11-11)
    With population growth predicted for Auckland, there will be a rise in the food production required to feed the city. Auckland is already the country’s largest customer of food markets, but the fossil fuel based agricultural ...
  • Auckland volcanic field build resilient framework on public open space 

    Gao, Yan; Popov, Nikolay (Unitec Institute of Technology, 2015-11-11)
    Auckland is a city built on volcanoes. Although the special volcanic landscape has brought benefits such as attracting foreign tourists and providing leisure for residents, it also brings potential risks. Volcanic eruption ...
  • The emergence of a green network for a future regional Auckland 

    Wang, Xinxin; Bradbury, Matthew (Unitec Institute of Technology, 2015-11-11)
    This paper discusses how a green network for regional Auckland could emerge from a close study of both the ecological and social forces at work in contemporary New Zealand urbanism. The paper begins by reviewing the ...
  • What is bottom-up design? 

    Ting, Fiona; Griffiths, Pete (Unitec Institute of Technology, 2015)
    There is a substantial body of research that points to energy descent (1,2,3,4,5). In lieu of this, other significantly different forces could drive a number of changes to current thinking in landscape architecture. Examples ...
  • Drawing as a fundamental tool for thinking in landscape architecture 

    Griffiths, Pete (2015)
    This paper considers the role of drawing and representation as a tool for capturing the more ephemeral aspects of the landscape. These aspects include ideas about change, chance and transformation. The importance of ...
  • The tempered edge : waterfront development in an age of climate change. 

    Bradbury, Matthew (Finland Futures Research Centre, 2014-06)
    Urban waterfront development has followed the Baltimore waterfront model since the 1970s. This model is characterised by the formation of a thin promenade of public space with carefully choreo- graphed event architecture, ...

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