Recent Submissions

  • Multiculturalism in the urban landscape : create a better city with multicultural communities 

    He, Yucui (2015)
    This study explores the interconnections between multiculturalism, social integration and public spaces. Insights into these relationships were gained through fieldwork observing the social activities of different cultural ...
  • Revealing the Rainforest - discovering the dynamic interchange between landscape and culture 

    Davies, Renee; Butler, Rachel; Ting, Fiona; Steiner, Vanya (Unitec Institute of Technology, 2014)
    Landscape architecture embodies the symbiotic relationship between society and environment and this human-nature interaction is manifest at its most profound within those places that are referred to as cultural landscapes. Within ...
  • Energy Exchange 

    Sisam, Nick; Griffiths, Pete (2014)
    With increased growth predicted for Auckland, there comes an increase in the energy required to run the city. Auckland is already the country's largest user of electricity. Sustainable hydro electricity generation in NZ ...
  • Building empowerment: Ways of working with children and youth to create sustainable buildings. 

    Wake, Sue (World Sustainable Building Conference, 2014)
    This paper presents preliminary research into community empowerment via children and youth participation towards generating sustainable building outcomes within two low income, predominantly Pacifica and Māori communities ...
  • The Polycentric City: What does it mean for Christchurch? 

    Bogunovich, Dushko; Budgett, Jeanette (Studio Christchurch:, 2014)
    Almost three years after the Second Earthquake, it is becoming clearer that the CBD has a long way to go to full recovery. It may take 20 rather than 10 years before a new Central City Christchurch emerges from the present ...
  • Sydenham 2020 - Industrial Occupation 

    Budgett, Jeanette; Bogunovich, Dushko (Studio Christchurch:, 2014)
    East Sydenham, traditionally a working class area on the southern fringe of Christchurch is today an inner city suburb with interesting potential for redevelopment. South of Moorhouse Ave, it reveals a remarkably consistent ...
  • Perception in the rural designing within the rural New Zealand landscape 

    Borsos, Chanelle J. (2010)
    This project explores how perception can be used to facilitate design within the rural landscape of New Zealand. From the earliest days of European settlement, the environmental history of New Zealand's rural landscapes ...
  • Suburban interventions : understanding the values of place and belonging through collaboration 

    Woodruffe, Paul; Unitec Institute of Technology. The everyday collective laboratory (Unitec ePress, 2012-05-23)
    How can a socially defined project facilitate meaningful knowledge transfer between community, corporate and institution? In order to address this question, this paper focuses on an ongoing live project in suburban Auckland ...
  • Closing the generation gap : Using co-design with children to encourage sustainable practice in the built environment. 

    Wake, Sue (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, 2013)
    This paper explores the potential for children to learn about sustainability and feel empowered by involvement in the design and construction of the built environment they inhabit, especially schools. This paper concludes ...
  • Revealing the cryptic 

    Bish, A.; Davies, Renee; Haines, L. (International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA ), 2013)
    Invertebrate numbers worldwide are declining, predominantly due a lack of knowledge and detrimental activities on habitat such as urban expansion. "Invertebrates ore essential to our natural environment and to humans,"(Department ...
  • Food Landscapes: A Landscape Model for Intensive Farming 

    Lawton, Cora; Davies, Renee (International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA ), 2013)
    With rising meat consumption worldwide, particularly in developing countries, there is a need to explore new approaches in designing forms to assist with affordable meat production within a framework of improved environmental ...
  • Parametric Models of Coastal Settlements' Growth 

    Dove, K.; Popov, Nikolay (International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA ), 2013)
    Parametric design has been widely used by architects. However within landscape architecture and urban design its use has been very limited (Steino, 2012). This paper reports on initial findings of on-going research that ...
  • Waterfront Ecology: Two waterfront design case studies in Auckland N.Z. and Furong New Town, P.R. China. 

    Bradbury, Matthew (Grafima Publ, 2013)
    The contemporary waterfront, a real estate invention of 1970s rust belt Baltimore has proved to be a peculiarly resilient urban trope. The transformation of an industrial waterfront into a consumerist landscape follows a ...
  • Xsection: Aucklands Contemporary Architecture Journal 

    Griffiths, Pete; Aitken, D. (International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), 2013)
    A new landscape journal has been developed called Xsection. This publication calls for articles from landscape practitioners, academics, and students. The journals intent is to promote rigorous discussion about landscape ...
  • Resilient Sprawl: An Alternative Auckland Plan 

    Bradbury, Matthew; Bogunovich, Dushko (University of Western Sydney, Sydney, 2013-03)
    In 2011, Auckland consolidated its seven councils into a single governing entity – the Auckland Council. Effectively, four cities and three rural districts were meshed into one city-region, with million and a half ...
  • Developing an "ecology of learning" within a school sustainability co-design project with children in New Zealand 

    Wake, Sue; Eames, Chris (Routledge, 2013-01-21)
    This paper analyses the inter-relatedness of layers of involvement, as contributing to learning, within a school sustainability project (the eco-classroom project). This engaged students, staff and community members ...
  • At the confluence : heritage, landscape and the construction of belonging 

    Frances, Helen (2014)
    Landscape architecture has a long history of engagement with heritage. Design practice frequently hones in on the expression of narrative associated with the design site to reflect, or promote, a sense of place. However, ...
  • Social interaction and the sustainable industrial landscape 

    Warne, Grace Ann (2014)
    In a world dominated by headlines on climate change, population expansion, economic issues and social dilemmas, it seems hardly surprising that landscape architects are now often being called upon to design landscapes that ...
  • Daylighting waste : can community-based recycling depots become part of Auckland’s everyday life? 

    Kettle, Elizabeth Elaine (Betsy) (2014)
    This project explores the potential role of landscape architecture in waste minimisation, specifically around the conceptualisation, siting and design of Community Recycling Centres as part of the Auckland Council’s zero ...
  • The ethics of place-making : how landscapes lie 

    Irving, Daniel; Vincent, Ian J. (2013-11-12)
    Expertise in the ‘Nature-isation’ of urban environments marks an important shift in 21st Century urbanism. In a scramble to rebrand urban design as “sustainable” and “green”, Landscape Architects have attempted to claim ...

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