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Responsible Landscape Design
Landscape Design is a perfect match for Responsible Design thinking and practice. The thoughtful planning for the optimal use and benefits of water resources, cultural heritage, visual aesthetics, practical use, while maintaining or growing biodiversity and agriculture is indeed a supreme challenge, then you have to do it within budget!
Responsible Landscape Design is an articulated expression of long-term perspectives, low-embodied energy, natural and native environments, innovative ideas that highlight local or new features in the full spectrum of high urban to non-urban situations. SRD aims to help, inspire and educate the best ways to achieve this.
4 innovative stormwater management initiatives
With heavy rainfall regularly causing flooding, we took a look at the interesting ways local councils are harnessing the power of stormwater in New South Wales and Queensland. From creating thriving wetlands to reducing demand on potable water supplies, here are four initiatives that turn stormwater from a waste into a resource.
Water Sensitive Urban Design. WSUD comes in many forms and can be seen in many places. Some examples include rainwater tanks, raingardens, bio-retention, constructed wetlands and swales. WSUD works best when stormwater is treated close to its source. For example, a raingarden or wetland in a park collecting and treating stormwater from local streets before that water enters a creek or river.
4 Innovative Urban Landscape Projects From Around the World
Source: Metropolis Magazine 18 Jul 2019 www.metropolismag.com/cities/landscape/new-urban-landscapes/pic/58885/
From embassy grounds in London to a neighborhood park in Detroit, these projects highlight how landscape projects are now tackling myriad social and spatial challenges.
#HopeSprings ABC iView Australian Story 26oct18 shows how Responsible Design concepts underpin ideas of rehydrating Landscape that can be replicated globally… www.abc.net.au/austory/hope-springs/10395974
Over many years, ABC’s Australian Story has followed the efforts of farmer Peter Andrews to drought-proof the land.His unorthodox approach, which involves planting weeds and installing ‘leaky weirs’, was once considered heretical but a growing band of supporters has taken up his cause at Mulloon, outside Canberra, Tony Coote and a group of like-minded landholders set out to prove that the Andrews method works.
Now, during one of the worst droughts in living memory their results are cause for hope and have attracted growing interest…
2018 NSW Award Winners in Landscape Architecture confirm the high value of appropriate & sensitive greener development. See booklet for Greener Infrastructure https://www.aecom.com/brilliantcityinsights/brilliant-cities-insights-greening/ All AILA Award Winners Au ::
Permaculture combines many well founded directions for a sustainable future based on intelligent design and sound mutually supporting environmental and social principles. Founded by Aussies with a penchant for down to earth positive change, many groups can be found worldwide. Permaculture Au :: Global :: Culture
Green walls come under attack Green wall advocates have hit back at an attack from a leading architect on the value of green walls, citing energy savings and biodiversity benefits. Two-sided discussion in Recent article from the Fifth Estate https://www.thefifthestate.com.au/innovation/engineering/green-walls-come-under-attack/97481 Au ::
Eden Gardens, UK. Landscape Regeneration project on a large scale.
Video: Hear how the Eden Project was built in a former clay pit, how it takes visitors on a journey through the story of plants of people, and how it is a symbol of regeneration. Eden Gardens video.
Many awesome lessons abound here & in their Eden Gardens website
Community (& Office) gardens cycle tour at Sustainable Living Festival (annually in Feb)
Landscape Architecture Design Rocks !
Early landscaping !
Below pics show the incredible value and breadth of ideas in projects from across 8 years (so far) of SRD Change. Each reveals different aspects of responsible design thinking. C11 Nick Papas, Communal Remediation (and many more) at SRD Change National
C7 Qui Wenhao, Flood it project at SRD Changex 07 graduate sustainable design exhibition series. Below pic shows the incredible value and breadth of ideas in projects from across 8 years of SRD Change. Each reveals aspects of responsible design thinking
Below pic shows Gabi Parke: Nested project proposing new city development to maximise ecological viability while maintaining unique local landscape qualities. SRD Change 08 : part of the graduate sustainable design exhibition series.
SRD Change projects. Each shows responsible design thinking concepts. Below, how to integrate parkland landscaping with water retention. Ozmosis : Urban Waterholes : Heidi Carlyle SRD Changex 07 : part of graduate sustainable design exhibitions.