Professor Maria Ignatieva
Started at UWA: 2018
An alternative urban green carpet
How can we move to sustainable lawns in a time of climate change?Read more
Lawn as Ecological and Cultural Phenomenon
The Lawn project is researching the cultural and ecological phenomenon of lawns - the most common and popular feature of urban spaces around the world.Read more
UWA Collaboration research grant
- Interdisciplinary multiscale vision for a liveable, resilient and biophilic Perth
- Lawn as an ecological and cultural phenomenon: Searching for sustainable lawns in Sweden
SLU Climate Project
- Towards sustainable lawns: Searching for alternative cost effective and climate friendly lawns in Ultuna Campus
Lawn as a cultural and environmental global phenomenon in Perth, Western Australia: Searching for sustainable solutions
The Lawn is a Living Lab is a part of this project. The experimental site demonstrates the complex character of lawns as urban ecosystems. One aim of this installation is to educate students, the community and campus visitors about different types of lawns and management practices.
Towards biophilic, resilient green infrastructure: Perth as a case study
This project aimed to provide answers to the question: ‘How can we improve the resilience of green infrastructure through intelligent planting design, use of suitable construction materials, and appropriate spatial (design) language whilst being acceptable to urban dwellers?’ “Shifting Sands – a mobile interactive biophilic landscape” installation on UWA's Nedlands Campus is a tangible outcome of this project. This landscape design and art installation is a mixture symbol of a biophilic city where we make visible the considerate integration of design principles with natural and ecological processes.