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What do we really know about contemporary Asian landscape architecture? From outside of the region, knowledge is sporadic, gleamed from project descriptions on websites or the rare presentation at a conference. Within Asia, there has been limited exchange, complicated by the relative youth of the discipline, along with the fact that a collective notion of an Asian identity is new. With so many ...

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Today marks the 10th year of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 11 March 2011.

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Jane Jacob’s ecosystemic approach in understanding urban design anticipated many widely recognised principles of sustainable city, such as accessibility, compactness, connectivity, walkability, and diversity.

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In Hong Kong Government’s Policy Address 2019, the target of providing 10,000 units of transitional housing units has been increased to 15,000 within a year to accommodate low-income individuals and families with urgent housing needs who have been waiting for public rental housing for over three years and are living in deplorable conditions.

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Sociologist Aaron Antonovsky’s Theory of Salutogenesis (1979) advanced the concept of salutogenesis as a juxtaposition to the concept of pathogenesis. The former focuses on factors that promote human health and well-being, while the latter focuses on what causes disease. It was found that people who find their environments manageable, develop a “Sense of Coherence” and are better able to sustain ...

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As we look back on 2020, it’s obvious that it was a tough year for most communities around the world.  Even while we felt pretty insulated in Aotearoa from the worst that the COVID-19 pandemic bought to parts of the world, we have all been affected by interruptions to supply chains, limited ability to travel both internationally and domestically, and through the more direct impacts on our travel ...

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As we usher in the new year, polarizing political views and tense geopolitical relations are an ever-present reality that is affecting public urban space morphology.

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As we begin a new year it is tempting to see the change of date to 2021 as being a symbolic turning point to underscore the end of 2020 and beginning a bounce back from the globally devastating impacts of the coronavirus. However, it is clear that the effects of covid-19 are far from being under control in many parts of the globe and that we will need to continue to deal with the consequences of ...

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The COVID-19 crisis is a caveat that we need to change our ways in order to achieve a “carbon-neutral, ‘nature-positive’ economy”. When we went into quarantine, the pandemic awakened people’s inherent sense of biophilia as we appreciated parks as breathing spaces and sought to balance our isolation with connection to mother nature. For some businesses and ports, it has provided a hiatus, an ...

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The rise of autonomous vehicles is an opportunity to make our streets more human, to prioritise the needs of people before vehicles this time.