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It moves beyond “greening” to creating outdoor spaces that not only serve the climatic environment but its’ community and the people utilising the space.
While green is certainly reclaiming our landscape across the globe, the industry is moving away from traditional gardens and large span vegetation, leaning on professionals to create clever ways for outdoor areas to still exist in dense urban environments.
In cities, outdoor furniture is fused with greenery to create fluid pedestrian and cycle friendly spaces to encourage walking and healthy modes of transport. Hospitals and healthcare precincts have observed the abundant benefits in landscape im电竞下载ios and healing gardens to facilitate health and speed up patient recovery. Even residential dwellers have recognised their opportunity to contribute by greening their balconies, installing vertical gardens in backyards and even bee-hiving in some areas.
There have also been a series of renowned projects that have changed the way we think about landscape.
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Even sports precincts are providing valuable outdoor space with both the newly announced Sydney and Perth sports stadiums commissioning landscape professionals to create green and pedestrian friendly recreational areas outside the stadiums that engage the community.
These are just some of the ways Australian landscape professionals are exploring ways to create beautiful, sustainable outdoor spaces.
Don’t miss your chance to network with industry professionals, share knowledge ideas and see first hand, the technology and materials set to change the landscape as we know it. Now is the time to register to be part of our exciting new event showcase.
Image via Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority
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