AILA National Research & Communications Award Winner

Zoë Metherell, an associate at Jeavons Landscape Architects, has received the National Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Research & Communications award for her work titled  “A comparative study of freeway planting designs – implications for biodiversity conservation”. This work was a collaboration between Zoë and the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology and the jury noted that “this research project is an interdisciplinary partnership that sought new ways for landscape architects to meet the challenge of preserving biodiversity in the face of threats such as urbanisation,

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Winners – 2012 National Landscape Architecture Award

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded an Australian Institute of Landscape Architects National Landscape Design Award for the Clifton Hill Project!

The judges citation recognised how we “skilfully reclaimed a much loved but badly degraded portion of the public realm along the Merri Creek and have given it a new life as a sensitive and well considered space much to the delight of users and stakeholders”.

The jury identified that as the principle designer of this project,

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But…Isn’t It Dangerous? Risk and Reward in Nature Play

Source: http://riverhabitat.org

An interesting article by Ken Finch, Green Hearts

“Risk averse” barely seems to do justice to the expansive fears of our modern American society. “Risk paranoid” might be more accurate. So it’s not surprising that when considering nature play, risk is an often- passionate topic and a frequent roadblock. Naturally, all parents want their children to be safe; all teachers want their students to be safe;

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Magical playspace at Glenallen School

Glenallen school have just celebrated the opening of their very special new playground. The school caters to students with a physical disability or health impairment and many of the students are in wheelchairs. The new playground has been custom designed by Jeavons to be accessible to all.  It is a place for learning and play with the aim that all students have the opportunity to experience fun &

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Mary met with Dr Julie Rudner and students at Latrobe Uni

Mary was pleased to be invited by Dr Julie Rudner to speak with students of La Trobe University’s, Community Planning and Development Program in Bendigo . This program looks at towns and rural areas in terms of their social, economic and physical environments, with the aim of improving them as places to live. Julie particularly advocates for children’s rights. Check out her blog called “ Let my kids do WHAT?!”

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