ACTS OF GODS:Geoengineering risk. IN LA+ INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE. 06. ORO. 17-25. (2017)
This essay reviews arguments for and against major geoengineering proposals to mitigate climate change.
our timE? IN THE NEW LANDSCAPE DECLARATION. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION (LAF) (2017)
Introductory essay regarding landscape architecture's professional identity in the 21st century for the LAF's compilation of statements by prominent landscape architects.
This short essay summarizes the Atlas for the End of the World website (below).
atlas for the end of the world: ATLAS FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE ANTHROPOCENE (2017)
Published as its own website this Atlas is an audit of the quantity of protected area in the world's 36 biological hotspots in relation to United Nations 2020 targets and identifies over 380 cities in these territories which are growing on a collision course with biodiversity.
This declaration by the Board of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) marks the 50th anniversary of the foundation and sets out the fundamental values upon which it believes the profession of landscape architecture is based.
Keynote address on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of landscape architecture in Australia, 2016.
HAS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE FAILED? REFLECTIONS ON THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION (2016)
Co-authored with Billy Fleming this paper, first published in an abridged form by the ASLA on-line journal ‘The Dirt’ (2016) argues that over the last 50 years there have been two major epistemological paradigms of landscape architecture; constructivism and positivism and three models of the landscape architect as artist, planner and urbanist. The paper argues that sustainability is a false utopia.
FORRE INTESTINUM, in ROMA 2025: NEW LIFE CYCLES FOR THE METROPOLIS. PIPPO CIORRA et al, (EDS). MAXXI, QUIODLIBET, (2016)
This artwork (models, sketches and text) was commissioned by the ROMA 2025 exhibition at the MAXXI gallery in Rome in 2016 and conceived as a sequal to the Interotta of 1978. The project was produced in collaboration with Valerio Morabito, Lindsay Falck, Kate Rodgers, Angelina Jones and Selina Chui.
THE CITY IS NOT AN EGG: WESTERN URBANIZATION IN RELATION TO CHANGING CONCEPTIONS OF NATURE. IN CITIES AND NATURE. FREDERICK STEINER AND GEORGE THOMPSON EDS. (2016)
This illustrated essay offers a sweeping historical tour through western ideas of Nature culminating in an argument against neotraditional urban design in relation to the pursuit of an ecological urbanism.
planet PHOTOSHOp. Landscape Architecture China, issue 04 ‘A Special 10th Year Anniversary Edition of Landscape Architecture China (2005-2015)’, Beijing Forest University Press, Beijing. (2016)
This article discusses the application of landscape corridors for biodiversity on a global scale.
STEWARDSHIP NOW? REFLECTIONS ON LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE’S RAISON D’ÊTRE IN THE 21ST CENTURY. LANDSCAPE JOURNAL. 33-2 (2015)
This essay offers a history of design pedagogy in landscape architecture at Penn and critically examines the ideal of stewardship. The paper includes a snap-shot of the research project “Atlas for the End of the World”.
Co-authored with Dr Julian Bolleter this book (available here in PdF) takes landscape urbanism to the scale of a nation and argues for mega-regional decentralization.
TRANSECTS: 100 YEARS OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND REGIONAL PLANNING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (2013)
Co authored with Meaghan Talarowski this book (available here in PdF) documents the history of the landscape program at Penn including definitive personal statements from many of its current teachers and recent alumni.
This book (available here in PdF) takes the theory of landscape urbanism and a method of scenario modeling to a whole city and takes design to a planning scale.
LANDSCAPE SUB-URBANISM: TOWARDS A THEORY AND PRACTICE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE IN CONTEMPORARY SUBURBAN CONDITIONS 27 (2) LANDSCAPE JOURNAL, USA, 255–270 (2008)
This essay concerns the application of landscape urbanist theory to the design of a suburban development for 30-40,000 people in Perth, Western Australia.
PLANNING BY DESIGN: SCENARIOS FOR A CITY OF 3 MILLION PEOPLE. 6 JOLA: JOURNAL OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, 6–17 (2008)
Including visuals this essay is a summary of the research project Boomtown 2050.
THE 21ST CENTURY GARDEN CITY? THE METAPHOR OF THE GARDEN IN CONTEMPORARY SINGAPOREAN URBANISM, JOLA – JOURNAL OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, 4, 30–41 (2007)
Co-authored with Steve Velegrinis, this article critiques the various ways in which landscape is used as a form of nationalistic image creation in Singapore.
AN ART OF INSTRUMENTALITY: THINKING THROUGH LANDSCAPE URBANISM IN WALDHEIM C (ED), LANDSCAPE URBANISM: A REFERENCE MANIFESTO MASSACHUSETTS: PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS, (2006)
This essay critically appraises, what was at the time the incipient movement of landscape urbanism.
Under the rubric of the practice Room 4.1.3 this book (available here in PdF) documents a wide range of conceptual and built design projects from 1987-2003, many completed with Vladimir Sitta (Terragram).
BETWEEN HERMENEUTICS AND DATASCAPES: A CRITICAL APPRECIATION OF EMERGENT LANDSCAPE DESIGN THEORY AND PRAXIS THROUGH THE WRITINGS OF JAMES CORNER 1990–2000 – PART 1 & 2. 7(1) LANDSCAPE REVIEW, 3–44 (2002)
This two-part paper critically examines the writings of James Corner.
The National Museum and its Garden of Australian Dreams. 21(1) Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, London 66–85 (2001)
This essay explains the conceptual design of the Garden of Australian Dreams in the context of the National Museum of Australia, a project which triggered national debate.