• LANDMARK: Dept Landscape Architecture, Unitec N.Z.

    Accessibility is the key to progression: Part of what we believe to be our role as teachers and practitioners is to encourage and explore concepts of community. Community within academia and community within professional practice, linking and fostering these communities as an accessible network. The purpose of these networks is simple: progression. Progression of teaching coupled with progression of learning equals progression of practice. Accessibility is the key to progression.

Attempting the impossible

If you’re going to attempt the impossible then you need all the help you can get. Fortunately, Diploma of Landscape Design students Trish Morrison and Serena Collins had support in spades – though not always with wielding them. At the 2013 Ellerslie International Flower Show Trish and Serena won bronze in the Student Designer of … Continue reading

x-section issue 2

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noticias arquitectura

A sharp little video courtesy of Senior Lecturer Matthew Bradbury. Click here for the link.

Year 2 exhibition

Friday the 19th, 5pm in the landscape exhibition space. Come along, support your BLA’s.  

Landscapes of the Cradle of Humankind

  A message from South Africa – the cradle of humankind.  Here to attend the 49th IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects) World Congress.  The words of keynote speaker Kathryn Gustafson, in defining landscape architecture – “if there’s sky – it’s mine” resonate in the landscape of South Africa – with it’s immense skys over a vast … Continue reading

Japan Update

A couple of quick pics from the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2012. The first image is titled ‘The Rice Field’ by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. The second is ‘No Man’s Land’ (a comment on the Tsunami) by Christian Boltanski. Ian Henderson + Penny Cliffin

Japan here we come

stay tuned for some fresh new posts from the upcoming study tour

Penny in Northern Europe

My thanks to Unitec for the opportunity to attend 2 international conferences in northern Europe in June, presenting a paper on my Unitec Arboretum research, experiencing landscape projects in the region and enabling networking with landscape architecture academics from Sweden, Denmark and Russia.   Both conferences were very well aligned to my specialist teaching/ research … Continue reading


Hi Landscape Department, I am a landscape architect and resource planner with maybe too many years of practice. I am a deputy commissioner for the Environment Court (until the end of August) so still doing mediations, workshops and court decisions for them. I am also on a special advisory group for the PBRF EP assessment for … Continue reading