The most successful businesses are always exploring. Each month we produce an industry insights newsletter, FWD>Thinking, featuring exclusive interviews, case studies and thought leadership pieces from across the globe. You can search our full article archive, below.
Building on today. Stimulating tomorrow.
Exclusive interview with Simon Basheer, National President, UDIA
Unlocking connection, participation and value through Universal Design
Everyone Can Play
Q&A with Fiona Morrison, Director of Open Space, NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
Q&A with Kim Becherand, Manager for Inclusive Play with Variety – The Children’s Charity (NSW & ACT).
INDUSTRY INSPIRATION: Claire Martin
We were delighted to catch up with Claire, Associate Director at OCULUS in Melbourne.
Completed in 2017, the $630 million Bendigo Hospital was a landmark public-private health project for regional Australia.
It’s been just over a decade since MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, first opened its doors in the northern suburbs of Hobart.
What's Your ‘AQ’?
Plan changes. Curve balls. Oversights. Stuff ups. Whatever you prefer to call them, it’s safe to say we’ve all seen them happen. Challenges are pretty much inevitable when you’re w ...
Staying adaptable in a ‘VUCA’ world: 9 key insights
Over recent years, global consultancy ROLAND BERGER have conducted extensive studies into the issues surrounding business adaptability.
Exploring the concept of ‘adaptability’ with Liam Burnell, Research Scientist at UK-based performance psychology firm, Mindflick
What does it mean to be ‘green’?
Professor Sara Wilkinson’s career began in the UK as a chartered surveyor in the mid-1980s. Today, she is a global authority on sustainable building and development and Australia’s f ...
Developing the value
Sustainability Manager, Rory Martin, discusses the challenges, opportunities and inspirations from his role with Frasers Property Australia.
Three of the best: Sustainability Case Studies
Social challenges such as climate change, subsidence, CO2 emissions and the scarcity of fossil fuels require new, sustainable solutions.
Industry Inspiration: Philip Coxall
Brimming with energy. Overflowing with anecdotes. It’s been well over thirty years since Philip Coxall, now 66, took a giant leap into the unknown to pursue a career in the fledgling p ...
Former BP Terminal
Between 1920 and 1996, Waverton Peninsula was home to one of the largest fuel-processing facilities anywhere in Australia. That all changed in the early 2000s, thanks to a game-changing ...
Ballast Point Park
When the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority acquired a contaminated former lubricant production site at Birchgrove, it wanted to transform the 2.5-hectare foreshore into an iconic new pu ...
Theatre of Dreams
Exclusive interview with Amalie Muff Enevoldsen from globally-acclaimed Danish play space creators, MONSTRUM.
Rus Lima (Ghost Train Park)
Started in 1986, but never finished, it was an abandoned railway line for over twenty years. That all changed in 2010 when Rus Lima, otherwise known as Ghost Train Park, opened followi ...
Woods of Net
The striking ‘Woods of Net’ is a permanent art and play installation at the hugely popular Hakone Open Air Museum, 100km south of Tokyo.
Taking A Global View
Exclusive interview with Dr Ed Wall, Academic Portfolio Lead, Landscape and Urbanism, University of Greenwich in London.
Q&A with Kirsten Bauer, Director at ASPECT Studios and Adjunct Professor at the RMIT School of Architecture & Urban Design, Member of the inaugural Birrarung Council.
Study Meets Reality
University remains the most common pathway into the Industry for landscape architects and urban designers. But how big is the leap from ‘student’ to ‘professional’ in 2020? To fi ...
Climate for Change
2019 saw Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Declarations made by both the International Federation of Landscape Architects and its local sibling, the Australian Institute of Landscape Ar ...
Bees are, arguably, the champions of biodiversity. Yet faced with the rising threat of habitat loss and climate change, their numbers are declining across the developed world.
It All Comes Out In The (Green)Wash
When completed in 2010, the design of the 43-storey ‘Strata’ residential tower at Elephant & Castle set tongues wagging with its triumvirate of commanding 9-metre integrated wind ...
CAMÍ DE LES GUIXERES - Gypsum Mines
Little more than an abandoned mining site since the 1970s, the ‘Camí de les Guixeres’ scenic path today sits high on the outskirts of Igualada, 65km west of Barcelona.
NESCIOBRUG - Nescio Bridge
Suspension bridges are nothing especially new. Unless you happen to be in the Netherlands, that is, where the ground is notoriously soft, a natural phenomenon that presents all sorts of ...
CẦU VÀNG - Golden Bridge
The first time most people lay eyes upon the enchanting Cầu Vàng, or ‘Golden Bridge’, they assume it’s CGI or perhaps even a leftover prop from Avatar or Lord of the Rings. But ...
State of Play
Right across Australia, the sands of urban planning are shifting. But where exactly are they shifting to? And what should we, as an industry, be conscious of?
When discussing urban planning in Australia, there are few authorities more qualified to comment than Professor Rob Adams. Fleetwood Urban was delighted to speak with Rob recently from h ...
2050 Vision: What does the future hold for our industry?
We live in an age of unprecedented change where it can be hard to predict next week, let alone next decade. But if human history has taught us anything, it’s that bold, provocative and ...
Shades of Green: Maximising stand out with iconic outdoor spaces
Australia’s city fringes remain a hive of greenfield development. In fact, according to the Planning Institute of Australia1, we continue to be one of the fastest producers of resident ...
Hello Future: Tech Trends We Are Watching in 2020
They say if you’re not looking ahead you’ll soon be left behind. Given the rapid and accelerating pace of change in today’s business landscape, it’s perhaps never been more relev ...