How to Stop Wash Outs and Expensive Maintenance It is rare for a landscape architect to be given a perfectly flat canvas to work with and very few would want one anyway - slopes and hills add character and natural lines. Although...

Urban Footpath Design for the Future Urban centres all over the country suffer from one massive design flaw - the emphasis on roads over pedestrian paths. The rapid growth of many of our cities has coincided with the introduction and increasing prevalence...

When most people see a beautifully landscaped urban park, promenade or walking trail amongst a grey, concrete city, they immediately assume that it must be a positive for the environment. While some green space is better than none, more often than...

Sponge Cities: Revolutionizing Surface Water Management in Urban Environments The world is a rapidly urbanising place. Since 1950, the number of people living in cities has ballooned from 751 million to 4.2 billion and Asia is the epicentre of this growth...

Erosion control is a constant concern for landscape architects when designing new projects. Water is a powerful natural force and flowing water from rainfall or even irrigation can cause a number of problems. Without being properly controlled, water will flow down slopes,...

Across North America and globally, governments have begun to acknowledge the importance of permeable surfaces. Most towns and cities now actively incentivize the use of permeable surfaces in new public and private projects, and some have even begun to mandate the...