Mr John Hazelwood, Principal and Practice Leader for Landscape Architecture at HASSELL will be joining us at the upcoming 9th International Urban Design Conference at the Hyatt Canberra from Monday 7 November to Wednesday 9 November 2016.
Jon is a Principal of HASSELL and a Practice Leader. Jon designs places for people to use, gather, be inspired and play. His passion for public spaces is apparent in his designs that show a ‘light touch’ on the landscape and fit in with the surrounding environment, historical context and the inhabitants needs through detailed exploration of program. His collaborative and energetic approach are what elevates him to the top of the landscape architecture profession. Jon takes great joy in the variety of scales our work offers, from a temporary pop up playground in Sydney’s Hyde Park, to the design of 21km of waterfront public domain along the Huangpu River in Shanghai.
John will be presenting at the conference on the topic of ‘The Tree and the City’
The urbanisation of China is occurring at an unprecedented scale and pace. While cities like Shanghai are thriving in many respects, they are challenged by issues of health and wellbeing. These are focus of two recent HASSELL projects – a design proposal for the Huangpu River that created a continuous woodland of two million trees (a significant impact on the future liveability and sustainability of the city) and a research project undertaken with Flamingo, where we spoke with Shanghainese residents about the value of nature in the city. Together, these projects articulate a vision for our cities – places of nature, places people love.
For more information on the upcoming 9th International Urban Design Conference please visit the Conference Website.