Recent Submissions

  • 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 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, ...
  • '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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Garden City of the 21st century 

    Bradbury, Matthew (International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), 2002-07)
    In 2014 the prestigious Wolfson Economics Prize (2014) was awarded to David Rudlin of URBED, for answering the question “How would you deliver a new Garden City which is visionary, economically viable, and popular?” The ...
  • 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 ...
  • Inconsistent coherence in post-quake Christchurch, New Zealand. 

    Rennie, Julian (2015-10)
    Many city layouts are born out nineteenth century Victorian formality : axial roads, planned open spaces, with the overarching visual coherence that would shape the character of its inhabitants. This paper uses ...
  • Voyages of discovery: Immersive learning within indigenous cultural landscapes 

    Davies, Renee (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), 2015-06)
    Landscape architecture embodies the symbiotic relationship between society and environment and this human-nature interaction is manifest at its most profound within those places referred to as cultural landscapes. Within ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Online Plant Databases 

    Cliffin, Penny (2011)
    Landscape architects have a prominent role in designing and specifying plantscapes across a wide range of project scales, from gardens to urban streetscapes and parks to large-scale conservation revegetation. Both scientific ...
  • Reflections on a student research-led design project involving children, climate change and landscape architecture 

    Wake, Sue; Cha, Lucia (2012)
    This paper is centred on knowledge building within research and design as a layered and collaborative approach. It develops a small case study of the learning journey of an undergraduate landscape architecture student ...
  • Garden city 

    Bradbury, Matthew (2002-07)
    The announcement that Beijing is to become a Garden City by the opening of the 2008 Olympics shows how powerful and pervasive the idea of the garden city has been in urban development in the 20th and 21st centuries. ...

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