• 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 'Same, same, but different' : a comparison of rationales between historic and contemporary school garden development 

      Wake, Sue (International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), 2015-06)
      School gardening projects are on the rise and as the current school garden movement reaches into its third decade, this is an opportune time to consider the involvement of Landscape Architects (LAs). As design specialists ...
    • 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 ...
    • Spatial status: The homeless and urban space 

      Milne, Elizabeth (2011)
      This project investigates how the design of urban space might be influenced by the social phenomenon of homelessness. In central Auckland there are on average 150 homeless sleeping rough within a one kilometre radius of ...
    • Storm water management and improvement case of Freemans Bay Auckland 

      Bradbury, Matthew; De Costa, Gregory (2015-06)
      Freemans Bay is a vast and recovered industrial zone, encompassed by a petrol chemical storage facility and a tank farm. Major storm water outfall from the surrounding Freemans Bay catchment can cause contamination in the ...
    • 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 ...
    • The sustainable landscape : brownfield site transformation 

      Xu, Junjie (2016)
      Auckland is growing rapidly and the Auckland Plan promotes a compact city model. This situation favours the redevelopment of brownfield sites in central areas of the city, to enable both the provision of housing close to ...
    • Swarm planning : development of generative spatial planning tool for resilient cities 

      Roggema, Rob; Popov, Nikolay (eCAADe (Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe), 2015-09)
      In dealing with unexpected impacts of climate change current spatial planning tools are irresponsive and inflexible. The outcomes of applications of these tools are very limited in number, producing static plans that if ...
    • 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 ...
    • The tempered edge : waterfront development in an age of climate change 

      Bradbury, Matthew (2014-06)
      The development of the contemporary waterfront is an extremely successful and lucrative model of urban growth however the development process often elides serious environmental problems such as the discharge of highly ...
    • 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, ...
    • Therapy in translation : landscape Ideas from the Whau Lunatic Asylum and Unitec Campus. 

      Cliffin, Penny (SAHANZ and Unitec ePress, 2014-08-07)
      As noted by Julian Raxworthy,1 landscape architecture is different from other design discourses, notably architecture, because of its utilisation of ‘dynamic’ construction media such as plant materials, soils and water, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Unfamiliar terrain: From the paradox of intervention to paradoxical intervention 

      Coombes, Daniel Reginald (2011)
      Landscape architects are attempting to become complicit or knowingly involved with the nonhuman and human processes which determine the formation of landscape. Because these processes are understood as being indeterminate, ...
    • Unitec Arboretum 

      Cliffin, Penny (2012)
      Greening of cities has become a significant motivation for landscape architects, urban designers, and architects, as well as a growing public expectation. While there is need for the development of new technologies to ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Utilising agent based models for simulating landscape dynamics 

      Popov, Nikolay (Cumulus, 2009)
      Cities and landscapes are now understood as systems that are open, chaotic, unpredictable, irreversible, and in constant flux - i.e. complex adaptive systems. This is why designers need to develop new modes of practice ...