• 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wild spirits : the remarkable heritage of Waikumete Cemetery is very much alive, in its joyous array of wildflowers 

    Davies, Renee (Fairfax Magazines, 2014-02)
    The burst of colour that comes with spring is much anticipated by gardeners, and when that patch of colour is found outside the garden boundary – in an entirely unexpected place – the pleasure seems somehow intensified. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • In the public realm 

    Davies, Renee (AGM Publishing Ltd. & New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects, 2014)
    Renée Davies attended the 51st IFLA World Congress 'Thinking and Action ; Earth, Home and Landscape of Places' in Buenos Aires, Argentina and encountered a rich platform of ideas and inspiration.
  • Linear City - Water City : how can an exchange between landscape and infrastructure generate an alternative Auckland Plan? 

    Bradbury, Matthew; Bogunovich, Dushko (Unitec Institute of Technology, 2014)
    In 2011, Auckland consolidated its seven councils and the regional council into a single governing entity – the Auckland Council. Effectively, four cities and three rural districts were meshed into one city - ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...