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Renee takes Waitakere’s landscape to India

17 February 2005

Renee takes Waitakere’s landscape to India

Renee Lambert at the Massey Library and Leisure centre.


Waitakere City Council’s Parks Planning Service Manager Renee Lambert is showcasing her city at a major international conference this month.

Renee has been invited to be a guest speaker at a conference hosted by the Indian Society of Landscape Architects, to be held in Bangalore on February 24-25.

Her presentation will include two outstanding examples of landscape architecture in Waitakere.

She will discuss the Massey Library and Leisure Centre and the newly-finished Manawa wetland at New Lynn as examples of high-quality projects that combine the two disciplines of art and landscape architecture and the creation of local identity..

India has only recently joined the International Federation of Landscape Architects, she says. “The Indian members are keen to liaise with landscape architects who have created projects that promote regional character and local identity,” she says.

“As a profession, landscape architecture is just emerging in India and the delegates are at a crossroads. They want to define the perimeters of where landscape architecture fits in India today and also in the context of intermingling local and global cultures,” she says.

An award winning landscape architect, Renee has worked for Waitakere City Council for five years. She is also the national president of the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects.

While in India Ms Lambert will visit landscape architecture projects in the garden city of Bangalore and Mysore.

Speakers from USA, France and Indonesia will also address the conference.

All costs are being met by the conference organisers.


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