Urban landscape design plays a pivotal role in shaping the cities we inhabit by offering pleasing nature inspired environments which promote social interaction, physical activity and community engagement via public spaces, walkability and inclusivity, bringing people together and importantly define a sense of local place.
In this section you will be able to explore many excellent recent examples of innovative townscapes, urban parklands, botanic gardens and small inner-city gardens which demonstrate how Australia’s unique nature can be successfully integrated into the rapidly expanding built urban landscape.
Urban landscape stories
Celebrating Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens
After 20 years, a small group are celebrating the establishment of the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens. SGAP (Australian Native Plants Society) Mackay has a vision! A dedicated local community group…View story
Naturalising Melbourne’s waterways
The ‘Reimagine Your Creek’ project focuses on naturalising Melbourne’s waterways. Naturalisation is a growing initiative in contemporary urban planning. It has the potential to deliver better outcomes to our waterways…View story
Centennial Parklands – an oasis in the heart of Sydney
Centennial Parklands is an oasis in the heart of Sydney. Located in the eastern suburbs, it acts as the ‘lungs’ of Sydney. Standing on Gadigal land, it was originally a…View story
Native gardens for courtyards and small spaces
Smaller houses – smaller gardens In the inner-suburban areas of most Australian cities, higher density housing is replacing the original single houses on large lots. This has imposed significant impacts…View story