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List of Publications

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Articles

Young, G. A. et al. Freedom Park, Boundaries International Architectural Magazine, No. 1, July – September 2011

Young, G. A. and Prinsloo, J. N. 'Resort design in Mauritius establishes a benchmark for future development', Innovate Issue No. 04, 2010.

Young, G.A. The Freedom to Design,  Innovate No. 01 2007

Young, GA and Darroll, Leigh (2004) ‘Freedom Park, A Landscape Narrative of South Africa’s History and Heritage’, Urban Green File, May/June.

Young, GA (Ed), (2002), ‘1971 – 2001 Landscape Architecture University of Pretoria, Urban Green File Supplement, February.

Young GA (2002), Breaking Ground … Landscape Architecture viewed through graduate and staff projects, Urban Green File Supplement, February.

Young, G and Breedlove, G (2002) ‘Tracing the roots of South African Landscape Architecture …’, Urban Green File Supplement,  February.

Young, GA. Photographic simulation: An Integral Part of Visual Impact Assessments, THE URBAN GREEN FILE, Vol. 4 Number 1, March/April 1999.

Young, GA. Regenerative Design - The Grand Axis of Pari”, in THE URBAN GREEN FILE, Vol. 2 Number 4, September/October 1997.

Young, GA. "The Secret of Paris", in THE URBAN GREEN FILE, Vol. 2 Number 1, March/April 1997.

Young, GA. "A Tale of Two Cities", in GREEN FILE, Vol. 1 Number 2, May/June 1996

Young, GA. "Toronto's Don River Sets Example for Apies River",  in GREEN FILE, Vol. 1 Number 3, July/Aug 1996

Young, GA. "... Of Astronauts, Ecology and Urban Form", in GREEN FILE, Vol. 1 Number 5, November/December 1996.

Young, GA. The Future of Landscape Architecture in South Africa, in ENVIRONMENTAL PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT, Volume 5, Number 4, June 1994.

Young, GA. Coedmore Quarry - A Case Study in Cost Effective Reclamation.  Co-authored with M.D. Wood, in LANDSCAPE S.A., Volume 1. Number 2, January/February 1987.

Young, GA. Escom College - Kaalfontein, in LANDSCAPE S. A., Autumn 1984

Young, GA. The Design Build Issue, in LANDSCAPE S.A., November 1984

Young, GA. Rest Camp Design - An alternative approach, in PLANNING AND BUILDING DEVELOPMENTS, May/June 1981.

Books / Textbooks

Young, G, Contributor in Shijian, L. 2013. Open Space: Urban Public Landscape Design, Hong Kong, SendPoints.

Young, G, Contributor in Jodidio, P. (ed), 2012. Landscape Architecture Now!, Cologne, Taschen GmbH.

Young, G, Contributor in Quartino, P.S. (ed) 2011. 1000 Tips for Landscape Architects – An inevitable reference for lovers of landscape architecture. Barcelona, Loft Publication.

Young, G, Contributor in Van Uffelen, C. (ed), 2011. Waterscapes, Contemporary Landscaping, Switzerland, Braun.

Young, G, Contributor in Phaidon (ed), 2010. Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture. London, Phaidon Press.

Young, G, Young, G. and Barnard, J., 2009. Newtown Landscape Architects – A Retrospective 1994 to 2009, Newtown Landscape Architects cc, Newtown Landscape Architects, Johannesburg.  

Young, G, Young, G. 2009, Visual Impact Assessment of a Peaking Power Plant, KwaZuluNatal, in Walmsley, B. (ed), Impact Assessment Case Studies from Southern Africa, South African Institute for Environmental Assessment,  Namibia. http://www.saiea.com/case_studies09/07%20PeakingPowerPlant.pdf

Young, G, Contributor in  Joubert, ‘O (Ed), 10 Years + 100 Buildings, Architecture in a Democratic South Africa, Bell-Roberts, Cape Town, (2009)

Project (Freedom Park Intermediate Phase) published in: Galindo, M, Collection Landscape Architecture, Braun, Switzerland (2009)

Projects (Freedom Park Phase 1, Riverside Government Complex and Moroka Dam Precinct Park) published in: 1000 X Landscapes,  Verlagshaus Braun, Germany  (2008)

Project (Moroka Dam Precinct Park) published in: Johannesburg: Emerging/Diverging Metropolis, Mendrision Academy Press, Italy (2007)

Contributed in Malan, C. and McInerney, P (eds) The Making of an African Building.  The Mpumalanga Provincial Government Complex, Johannesburg MPTS Architectural Library, Johannesburg (2001)

Chapters in books 

Young, G. 2014, Freedom Park Landscape Architecture in Oliphant, A., Serote, M. and Raman, P. (eds.). Freedom Park a place of emancipation and meaning, Freedom Park, Pretoria (2014).

Young, G. 2015, Landscape Architecture Trends in Van Wyk, L. (ed.). Green Building Handbook, South Africa, Vol. 6, Alive2green, Cape Town (2015).

Young, G and Prinsloo, J.N. 2014, Corniche Bay Integrated Resort Scheme in Van Wyk, L. (ed.) Green Building Handbook, South Africa, Vol. 6, Alive2green, Cape Town (2014).

Young, G. 2012, Landscape Architecture_Ecological Consciousness in Van Wyk, L. (ed.) Green Building Handbook, South Africa, Vol. 3, Greenbuilding Media, Cape Town (2012).

Young, G. 2010. “Landscape as Narrative, expressed through the landscape design at The Freedom Park, Tshwane, South Africa”, in Stoffberg, H, Hindes C, and Muller, L (eds.). 2010 The South African Landscape Architecture Reader. Pretoria: UNISA Press.

Young, G. 2010.Closing the void … landscape urbanism – park development in Johannesburg’s inner city”   in Stoffberg, H, Hindes C, and Muller, L (eds.). 2010 The South African Landscape Architecture Reader. Pretoria: UNISA Press.

Young, G. 2010.Sound landscape assessment:   A methodology for visual impact assessment in South Africa” in Stoffberg, H, Hindes C, and Muller, L (eds.). 2010 The South African Landscape Architecture Reader. Pretoria: UNISA Press.

Young, G. 2010. “Community factors in the planning and design of parks in South Africa – Thokoza Park, Soweto and three parks in Atteridgeville, Tshwane” in Stoffberg, H, Hindes C, and Muller, L (eds.). 2010 The South African Landscape Architecture Reader. Pretoria: UNISA Press  (In Press)

Young, G. 2010, Landscape Water Management in Van Wyk, l. Green Building Handbook, South Africa, Vol. 2, Greenbuilding Media, Cape Town (2010).

Publications in refereed accredited journals

Bakker, K.A., Le Roux, S.W. and Young, G.A., Urban design education as integral to ‘real time’ urban revitalization processes: Salvokop, Pretoria, Urban Design International, 8,3, September 2003 pp 161-178

Young, G. A., Transforming urban open space: The development of two parks in Soweto with emphasis with art in the park, Image and Text, No. 10 2003 pp 27-32

Young, G.A., Towards a model for an urban park in South Africa, EKISTICS, Volume 60, Number 360/361, May/June - July/August 1993

Papers presented and published in national conference proceeding

Sensitive Topographical Reshaping and Regeneration, Environmental Rehabilitation in Mining, CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa, 24 - 26 February 1998.

The Role School Ground Site Development Plays in Environmental Education, Health Promoting Schools in South Africa: Challenges for the 21st Century, University of the Western Cape, Belleville, South Africa, 18 -19 January 1996.

Towards a Model for an Urban Park - Urban Ecology and Sustainable Environments, Urban Open Spaces: Potential for Productive Utilization, Pretoria, 24 -25 February 1994.

The Art of the 21st Century - Visions of the Urban Park and Other Urban Environs, Art, Engineering, Science and the Environment, World Environment Day Symposium, EPPIC, Randburg, 1 June, 1994.

Papers presented and published in international conference proceeding

Finding the void … a vision for a public park in Johannesburg’s inner city, 3rd International Urban Design Conference, Canberra, Australia, (30 Aug – 1 Sept 2010).

The significance of ecology and African cultural symbolism in the planning and design of the Freedom Park, Tshwane, South Africa. 46th International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) World Congress  (21 – 23 October 2009)

The sustainable integration of a natural water system into the urban environment - a case study in Soweto, Green Cities Congress 2002 and 40th Congress of the Institute of Environment and Recreation Management (Africa), Johannesburg, South Africa 18 to 21 November 2002.

The Significance Of Urban Parks In South African Cities, 19th World Congress International Federation Of Park And Recreation Administration & National Conference Of The Institute Of Environment And Recreation Management  (Africa) Somerset West, South Africa 17-21 September 2001

Landscape Architecture Education and Training in Response to Democratization in South Africa, Meeting at the Edge, Curriculum and Learning, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, San Luis Obispo, California, 9 – 11, 2001. (Co-authored with Pieter T Vosloo and Clinton Hindes)

Summation of the Proceedings for the 30th IFLA World Congress, International Federation of Landscape Architects, 30th World Congress, Cape Town, 31 August - 3 September 1993.

An Overview of Landscape Architecture in South Africa, The International Federation of Landscape Architects, Central Region Symposium - Aesthetics and Functional Values in Landscape Design - Athens, Greece, September 23-26, 1988.

Papers presented and published in refereed accredited conference proceedings

Young, G. “Finding and then activating the void: An regenerative open space strategy for Johannesburg’s Inner City” Leisure and Recreation Association of South Africa (LARASA) Congress, Building Liveable Communities through the collaboration of Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Initiatives 11 – 14 March 2012
International Convention Centre, Durban, South Africa

Young, G.The significance of African cultural symbolism in the planning and design of Freedom Park, Tshwane, South Africa”, International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Symposium:Landscape Architecture Education and Practice in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya (5 – 7th October 2011). (presented but not published)

Young, G.A: The role of waters in urban design. Seeking an approach of integrating natural water systems into the urban environment: The Soweto experience: In: Landscapes of Water History, Innovation and Sustainable Design, pp 439 –443.  In Fratino, U. (et al), 2002. Landscapes of Water, History, Innovation and Sustainable Design, Proceedings of the International Conference Monopoli, 26 – 29 September 2002, Uniongrafica Corcelli Editrice, Bari, Italy.

Conference papers presented (but not published)

Young, G.A. Invited speaker “Landscape Urbanism”. Green Building Conference, CSIR International Conference Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. (17 – 18 June 2014).

Young, G.A. Invited speaker “Unlocking democracy, urban park development in post-Apartheid South Africa, 3rd IFLA Africa Symposium, Abuja, Nigeria. (14 – 18 October 2013).

Young, G. A. Invited speaker “Transforming place, transforming perception: Freedom Park – A landscape of emancipation”. 2nd LARSA Congress, Durban, South Africa (15 – 19 September 2013).

Young, G. A. Invited keynote speaker “Changing Landscape: The changing nature of Landscape Architecture with reference to South Africa”. 3rd Congresso Internal, ABAP, Curitiba, Brasil (05 and 06 September 2013).

Young, G.A. Invited speaker “The changing nature of Landscape Architecture”. Green Building Conference and Exhibition, Sandton, South Africa. (24 – 25 July 2013).

Young, G.A. Keynote speaker “Landscapes of Emancipation”. 49th IFLA World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa. (5 – 7 September 2012).

Young, G.A. “Leading with landscape: A regenerative strategy for Johannesburg’s Inner City”. Sustainable Futures: Architecture and Urbanism in the Global South, Kampala, Uganda. (27 – 30 June 2012). Refereed but not published.

Young, G. and Prinsloo, JN. Making sense of landscape urbanism in South Africa: Presenting an example of an ML(Prof) dissertation at the University of Pretoria' International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Symposium:Landscape Architecture Education and Practice in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya (5 – 7th October 2011).

Young, G.A. Invited key speaker “A Dialogue with the Landscape – the history of Landscape Architecture in South Africa”. Florida Chapter America Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Florida USA (2003)

Young, G.A. Art in public places, the Soweto experience, Thokoza Park:  American Society of Landscape Architects, August 2003. Florida Chapter America Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Florida USA (2003)

Young, G.A. Second Joanne Pimm Memorial Lecture, the Institute of Landscape Architects, South Africa/South African Landscape Contractors Institute Conference - The Future of the Landscape Industry - Durban, South Africa, September 1987.

Young, G.A. and Wood, M. Environmental Planning for Quarries, co-authored with M.D. Wood, The Institute of Landscape Architects of South Africa/The Sunday Star Conference on the Environment, Sandton, South Africa, September 1986.

Young, G.A. and Wood, M. Environmental Issues of the Planning of Rail Based Mass Transportation Systems, The Annual Transportation Convention, Pretoria, South Africa, August 1986.

Young, G.A. The Relationship Between Contractor and Landscape Architect, The South African Nurseryman's Association/South African Landscape Contractors Institute Annual Symposium, Sandton, South Africa, November 1984.

Technical reports

Young, G. 2011. Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund Technical Committee: Visual Impact Assessment Training Module Guideline Document. Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund along with the Visual Impact Assessment Training Module Guideline document.

Young, G, Maxibuko, B., and Muller, L. 2009.  Visual Impacts of Power Lines in EskomEskom Research and Innovation Department Technology, Strategy and Planning,  Research Report, Report Number RES/RR/08/30193.

Participation in conferences, workshops and short courses:

National

Presented at a workshop: Landscape Character, Institute of Landscape Architects of South Africa (ILASA) Creative Melee (06 March 2015).

Presented at a workshop: Green Infrastructure, Culture and Context and Urban Regeneration, Pretoria Institute of Architects (PIA) (04 February 2011).

Conducted a workshop on the  Visual Impacts of Power Lines in Eskom,  for the Eskom Research and Innovation Department Technology, Strategy and Planning, in Johannesburg, Gauteng (2009)

Research panel: Oberholzer, B. Guideline for involving visual & aesthetic specialists in EIA processes: Edition 1. CSIR Report No ENV-S-C 2005 053 F. Republic of South Africa, Provincial Government of the Western Cape, Department of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning, Cape Town. (2005)

Presented: Sustainable Landscapes in the Urban Context, 1994 ILASA Lecture Series, 20 July 1994.

Presented a workshop: Sustainable Development and Landscape Architecture, The role of Landscape Architects in a Democratic South Africa, ILASA proceedings of the workshop held at the Old Elephant House, Johannesburg Zoo, 15 October, 1994.

International

Conducted a workshop on Visual Impact Assessment: for the Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund Technical Committee on Visual Impact Assessment Training, Mauritius.

Facilitate a workshop on “Design and the Metaphysical” at the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Symposium:Landscape Architecture Education and Practice in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya (5 – 7th October 2011).

Invited by Director of Planning and Development Toronto Region Conservation to speak on “The implication of ecological and community factors in the planning and design of parks in Soweto, South Africa” (July 2008);

Invited by Associate Dean and Director of Master of Landscape Architecture Programme (Charles Waldheim), Faculty of Architecture Landscape and Design, University of Toronto on “The significance of ecology, plant materials and African cultural symbols in the planning and design of Freedom Park, Tshwane, South Africa”  (July 2008).

Speaker:  Collaborative of Advanced Landscape Planning, Department of Forestry Resource Management, University of British Columbia (June 2004), Visual Impact Assessment – Towards a Methodology.

Guest Speaker:  Ontario Association of Landscape Architects – Canada (June 2004)  History of Landscape Architecture in South Africa – with specific reference to landscape planning and design of the Freedom Park, Tshwane

Technical Advisor:  International Architectural Competition for Freedom Park – a South African National Legacy Project, April 2003 and July 2003

Visits to local and overseas universities or research institutes as guest professor or researcher

Invited by the University of Rhode Island as their ‘Distinguished Visiting International Scholar’ for 2011.  Over the week-long visit Young delivers three public lectures and six departmental lectures as well as spends time in the landscape architecture studios

Visit to Collaborative of Advanced Landscape Planning, Department of Forestry Resource Management, University of British Columbia (June 2004), Researching visual impact assessment.

Visit to Faculty of Architecture Landscape and Design University of Toronto,  Workshop and Research (June 2004)

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