At Landscope DesignLab, our goal is to connect people to nature. We are a group of researchers, designers, and educators who are developing an expanded palette of nature-based interactions and interventions.

SELECTED DESIGNLAB RESEARCH 2014-2019

Te Whenua Hou

Te Whenua Hou

The arrival of irrigation to the Canterbury Plains has resulted in widespread landscape change. Is there any opportunity to co-opt …
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Pyramid Valley Vineyard

Pyramid Valley Vineyard

From a magical place where magnificent birds and beasts once roamed, the earth produces in abundance and the stars align …
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Taranaki Tracks and Trails Strategy

Taranaki Tracks and Trails Strategy

In November 2017 The New Zealand Walking Access Commission engaged with Lincoln University Landscope DesignLab to develop a strategic vision …
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Ararira Wetland Planting Strategy

Ararira Wetland Planting Strategy

Planting native trees is the most popular conservation activity in this country. Everywhere we are seeking to bring back our …
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Arthur's Pass National Park Visitor Centre Redevelopment

Arthur’s Pass National Park Visitor Centre Redevelopment

Arthur’s Pass National Park Visitor CentreA place for first time visitors, and for those returning to discover new experiences, and …
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Mackenzie Country Drylands Park

Mackenzie Country Drylands Park

The shape of our national parks are the legacy of 19th-century landscape concepts. As Geoff Park describes it national parks …
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Exhibition: "Aotearoa New Zealand - The Story of New Zealand's National Parks"

Exhibition: “Aotearoa New Zealand – The Story of New Zealand’s National Parks”

In September 2017 we brought bringing the story of the national parks of Aotearoa New Zealand to Beijing, China. This …
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Protected Areas 2050 Conference

Protected Areas 2050 Conference

PA2050 brings together key thinkers and speakers to investigate and propose a vision for Aotearoa/New Zealand’s protected areas. This 2050 …
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Antarctica New Zealand's Scott Base

Antarctica New Zealand’s Scott Base

In August 2012 Dr Karli Verghese (RMIT), Dr Enda Crossin (RMIT) and Dr Mick Abbott (Lincoln University) received Australian Antarctic …
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Vision for Avon-Otakaro

Vision for Avon-Otakaro

The AVON-OTAKARO offers an opportunity to reconnect ALL OF THE CITY to its natural heart and celebrate the river’s entire …
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Eden Project Aotearoa New Zealand 2017

Eden Project Aotearoa New Zealand 2017

The Avon Otakaro River is an ecological network that moves from the suburban west, then into Hagley Park and the …
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Oparara Basin

Oparara Basin

Taking part in conservation is the fastest growing recreation activity in this country. Yet for many Kiwis as well as …
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Eden Project Aotearoa New Zealand 2015

Eden Project Aotearoa New Zealand 2015

The Avon Otakaro gives natural life to the city of Christchurch. Here we have developed a place to reengage with …
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Punakaiki Living Lab

Punakaiki Living Lab

When people are asked what activities they do in public conservation lands they talk of walking, camping and sightseeing. Yet …
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Arthur's Pass National Park Conservation Hub

Arthur’s Pass National Park Conservation Hub

Arthur’s Pass is the location of the South Island’s first National Park. Less than two hours drive from Christchurch it …
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Aotearoa New Zealand's 'Arc of Influence'

Aotearoa New Zealand’s ‘Arc of Influence’

The influence of Aotearoa New Zealand is rapidly expanding. While we imagine ourselves located on some isolated islands in the …
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Kiwi Ranger

Kiwi Ranger

The Kiwi Ranger Programme was developed as an interactive programme for children at all ages. It was implemented across 16 …
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Te runanga o ngai tahu social housing

Te runanga o ngai tahu social housing

In this project we brought the values and design strategy identified in Te Whenua Hou into the city. Here a …
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