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White Paper: #BackyardExperiment

60 movable seats. 8 days. 1 location. Time-lapse footage from the #BackyardExperiment in Garema Place has revealed stunning findings about the power of small interventions to transform public space. A short documentary (below) and white paper are now available. Download the White Paper: #BackyardExperiment (49 pages, 8MB) Before #BackyardExperiment, 97% of visitors passed through the grey, hard space without stopping. The project brought in colour, greenery, seating and light, and, In just 8 days, visitor numbers almost doubled. Street Furniture Australia partnered with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, the ACT Government, In the City Canberra, landscape architecture firm Context and a host of suppliers and community volunteers to make the project happen. See how together the team increased dwellers by 247%, and sparked an incredible rise in visiting children, families, couples, seniors and …

  • 14 dec 2016
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In Profile: Linda Corkery

StreetChat interviews new AILA National President Linda Corkery. Linda is a highly respected landscape architect with a trifecta portfolio of responsibility: AILA National President, Associate Professor at UNSW and Director of Corkery Consulting. We chat about AILA, the future of cities and how women are faring in her industry. Can you tell us about your journey, from the US to Hong Kong, to Australia? My journey to landscape architecture started at Cornell University in upstate New York. At Cornell, I completed master degrees in urban and regional planning and in landscape architecture. There were a few international students in the program, including an Australian fellow I got to know quite well, Noel Corkery. I finished my studies and headed to Chicago, working first in an urban planning consultancy and then in …

  • 23 jan 2017
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