How can we make more from less? Turf Director Mike Horne discusses urban resilience, green infrastructure, and making great places.
Turf Design Studio’s Director, Mike Horne, was invited to speak at last month’s New Zealand Landscape Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) Firth Conference in Auckland. The conference focussed on four key themes: culture and community; movement; water and ecologies; and places and spaces.
Mike’s presentation focussed on what landscape architects can do to make more from less, repurposing our cities to overcome global issues such as density and population growth, climate change, consumption and technology. To illustrate this he shared several of Turf Design’s projects, including Australia’s first 5-star green rated precinct, Central Park, its flagship award-winning mixed-use tower One Central Park and revitalised Kensington Street precinct, and the acclaimed Sydney Park Water Re-use project.
Mike also shared Turf’s design approach and philosophy to “dig deep”.