Ms Catherine Evans
Senior Lecturer

Ms Catherine Evans

MLArch (UPenn),  AB (Vassar) ; Registered Landscape Architect (Australian Institute of Landscape Architects)

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

Catherine Evans is currently Deputy Head of School (Learning and Teaching) in the UNSW School of Built Environment. A Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, she has served as Director of the UNSW Landscape Architecture Program twice (2004-2006 and 2015-2018) and Chair of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects National Education Committee (2018-2021). She represents the School of Built Environment on the Steering Committee of the Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Hub of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities and has co-convened a working group within the Hub since 2018. Prior to her appointment at UNSW in 2000, Catherine was a consultant in the Sydney area on heritage landscapes and worked as a Historical Landscape Architect for the Olmsted Centre for Landscape Preservation in the US National Park Service. 

Phone
+61 2 9065 7358
Location
Red Centre West, Level 4, Room 4016
  • Book Chapters | 2014
    Evans C; Harvison T, 2014, 'Golf: A changing landscape', in Hogben P; O'Callaghan J (ed.), Leisure Space: The transformation of Sydney 1945-1970, edn. 1, NewSouth Publishing, Sydney, pp. 162 - 177, https://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/books/leisure-space-transformation-Sydney/
  • Journal articles | 2014
    Evans C, 2014, '2014 Australasian Urban History/Planning History conference: landscapes and ecologies of urban and planning history', Planning Perspectives, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02665433.2014.931815
    Journal articles | 2003
    Evans CB, 2003, 'Critical Opinion: Victoria Park', Landscape Architecture, vol. 23, pp. 12 - 14
    Journal articles | 2003
    Evans CB; Buchanan BL, 2003, 'Conserving Post World War II Designed Landscapes in Sydney, Australia: Issues and Approaches', Studies in Australian Garden History, vol. 1, pp. 21 - 33
  • Other | 2020
    Evans C; Corkery L; Padgett Kjaersgaard S; Zheng L, 2020, Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project, Landscape Architecture Foundation, http://dx.doi.org/10.31353/cs1670
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Evans C, 2019, 'Challenges of Metropolitan Scale Green Infrastructure: The Sydney Green Grid', in Fabos J; Ahern J; Breger B; Eisenman T; Gharaibeh A; Jombach S; Kollanyi L; LIndhult M; Lynch A; Ryan R; Smardon R; Valanski I (eds.), Proceedings Fabos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning Volume 6, Issue 1 (2019) Adapting to Expanding and Contracting Cities, Amherst MA USA, pp. 1 - 11, presented at Fabos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning, Amherst MA USA, 28 March 2019 - 30 March 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.7275/hg99-2q37
    Reports | 2019
    Padgett Kjaersgaard S; Evans C; Harris M, 2019, Guide to Low Carbon Landscapes, http://builtbetter.org/node/7832, http://builtbetter.org/node/7832
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Mussi E; Steinmetz C; Evans C; Corkery L, 2018, 'The role of public participation in the future of Sydney Olympic Park as a sustainable place', University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, presented at Smart and Sustainable Built Environment Conference (SASBE), University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, 05 December 2018 - 07 December 2018, https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/6e13f1_682d42481a4d4e08b9a046cfade9616a.pdf
    Reports | 2016
    Evans C; Andrews L; Mason D, 2016, Upper Terraces, Carradah Park, Waverton NSW: a review of landscape and planting design
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Evans CB, 2016, 'Urban Ecosystems, Cultural Identity, and Urban Environmental Planning in 1980s Sydney: the making of Bicentennial Park', in Hein C (ed.), International Planning History Society Proceedings 17th IPHS Conference History Urbanism Resilience Vol 17 no 4, TU Delft Open, TU Delft, pp. 421 - 432, presented at 17th International Planning History Society Conference, TU Delft, 17 July 2016 - 21 July 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.7480/iphs.2016.4.1307
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Evans CB, 2016, 'Urban Parks, Urban Icons? The case of Bicentennial Park in Sydney', in Bosman C; Dedekorkut-Howes A (ed.), UHPH 2016 Proceedings of the 13th Australasion Urban History Planning History Conference, Australian Urban History and Planning History Group and Griffith University, Gold Coast, QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, pp. 505 - 514, presented at UHPH 16 Icons: the making, meaning and undoing of urban icons and iconic cities, QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 31 January 2016 - 03 February 2016, https://www.griffith.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/867298/UHPH16-Proceedings-FINAL-29-06-16-1.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Evans CB, 2015, 'Urbanising Nature: A political ecology case study of Sydney Park', in Burton P; Shearer H (ed.), State of Australian Cities Conference 2015: Refereed Proceedings, State of Australian Cities Research Network, Gold Coast, presented at State of Australian Cities Conference 2015, Gold Coast, 09 December 2015 - 11 December 2015, http://soacconference.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Evans.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Evans CB, 2014, 'How Public is Our Park: Assessing public-ness in Centennial Park Sydney, Australia.', in Proceedings of the 16th International Planning History Society, St. Augustine, Florida, Vol. 1 (on line)., 16th Conference of the International Planning History Society, The past as a guide to a sustainable future., St Augustine, Florida, pp. 264 - 275, presented at 16th Conference of the International Planning History Society, The past as a guide to a sustainable future., St Augustine, Florida, 20 July 2014 - 23 July 2014, http://iphs2014.dcp.ufl.edu/documents/Final/IPHS%202014-%20Full%20Papers-Volume%201-Final.pdf
    Other | 2014
    Evans CB, 2014, Australasian Urban History/Planning History conference: landscapes and ecologies of urban and planning history. (Conference Report), http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02665433.2014.931815
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Evans C; Corkery L, 2013, 'Mapping Environmental Engagement and Practice in Australian Landscape Architecture: A Review of the National Awards Program', in Li M-H; Brabec E; Brooks KR; Clements T; Green WA; Horrigan P; Kim M; Kweon BS; LeBlue C; Manzo LC; Pihlak M; Rycewicz-Borecki M; Thompson K (eds.), Landscape Research Record, Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, University of Texas, Austin, TX, pp. 149 - 159, presented at Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Annual Conference, University of Texas, Austin, TX, 27 March 2013 - 30 March 2013, https://www.thecela.org/pdfs/Landscape_Research_Record_No.1.pdf
    Other | 2013
    Evans CB, 2013, Robust debate is needed on how to manage sustainability of parklands (Opinion)
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Evans CB, 2012, 'Social Values, ecological understandings and urban park making in Sydney', in Rice O; Edgerton E; Thwaites K (eds.), 22 IAPS Conference:Human Experience in the Natural and Built Environment: Implications for Research, Policy and Practice, Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland, pp. 165 - 165, presented at International Association People-Environemnt Studies, Glasgow Scotland, 24 June 2012 - 29 June 2012
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Evans CB; Freestone R, 2011, 'Policy Challenges for Metropolitan Greenspace in Sydney', in State of Australian Cities National Conference, Australian Sustainabile Cities and Regions Network (ASCRN), Melbourne, presented at 5th State of Australian Cities Conference 2011, Melbourne, 29 November 2011 - 02 December 2011
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Corkery LF; Evans CB, 2010, 'Western Sydney Parklands: Creating Coherency from Diversity in a Greenway Corridor', in Proceedings of Fabos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning 2010, Corvinus University of Budapest, Department of Landscape Planning and Regional Development, Budapest Hungary, pp. 477 - 484, presented at Fabos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning, Budapest Hungary, 08 July 2010 - 11 July 2010, http://fabos.uni-corvinus.hu/mod/resource/view.php?id=45
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Evans CB, 2008, 'Corridor of Change : a case study in metropolitan open space planning', in Proceedings of International planning history 13th Biennial Conference - Public versus private planning: thenmes, trends, and tensions, 13th International Planning History Society(IPHS), Chicago, USA, presented at 13th International Planning History Society(IPHS), Chicago, USA, 10 July 2008 - 13 July 2008
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Evans CB, 2007, 'Preservation By Design: Approaches to Landscape Preservation in Sydney Australia', in Exploring the Boundaries of Historic Landscape Preservation:Proceedings of the 29th annual meeting of the alliance for historic landscape, 29th annual meeting of the alliance for historic landscape, University of Georgia, Athens Georgia, presented at 29th annual meeting of the alliance for historic landscape, University of Georgia, Athens Georgia
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Quinlan AM; Demirbilek OR; Yip M; Pin R; Marshall NG; Watson BE; Evans CB; Corkery LF; Zou PX, 2007, 'Interacting Design Interpretations: Research:Learning:Design', in Ziehner R; Reidsema C (ed.), ConnecED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, University of New South Wales, presented at ConnectED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 09 July 2007 - 12 July 2007
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Quinlan AM; Starfield S; Marshall NG; Demirbilek OR; Watson BE; Evans CB; Corkery LF; Zou PX, 2007, 'Sudents as Schilas: Weaving Threads of Understanding of the Final Year Undergraduate Research Experience:a case study from the Built Environment', in Kofod M; Takayama K (ed.), International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 4th Annual Conference, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 4th Annual Conference, Sydney, pp. 104 - 105, presented at International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 4th Annual Conference, Sydney, 02 July 2007 - 05 July 2007
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Wu C; Marshall NG; Corkery LF; Evans CB; Zehner RB, 2007, 'Urban Wetland Environment Management : Public perception and Evaluation', in Zou PX W; Newton S; Wang JY (eds.), CRIOCM 2007 International Research Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIV, Sydney, pp. 39 - 49, presented at Management and Real Estate (CRIOCM 2007), Sydney, 08 August 2007 - 13 August 2007, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000257937400004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Evans CB, 2006, 'SHIFTING TOWARDS NATURAL: THE TRANSFORMATION OF SYDNEY’S PUBLIC PARKS.', in SHIFTING TOWARDS NATURAL: THE TRANSFORMATION OF SYDNEY’S PUBLIC PARKS., Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, Vancouver, presented at Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, Vancouver
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Corkery LF; Evans CB, 2005, 'Park-City Effect: mapping the social and environmental ecotones of three Sydney parklands', in State of Australian Cities: National Conference 2005, 2nd State of Australian Cities Conference, Brisbane, Qld, presented at 2nd State of Australian Cities Conference, Brisbane, Qld, 30 November 2005 - 02 December 2005
    Conference Papers | 2003
    Corkery LF; Evans CB, 2003, 'Partners in Place: Geography Informing the Practice and Teaching of landscape Architecture', in Proceeding of the New Zealand Geographical Society Conferences, 22nd New Zealand Geographical Society Conference: Geography`s New Frontiers, University New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, presented at 22nd New Zealand Geographical Society Conference: Geography`s New Frontiers, University New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 21 March 2003 - 22 March 2003
    Conference Papers | 2002
    Evans CB, 2002, 'Urbane Wilderness: Sydney`s Centennial Parklands as a Case Study', in Wild Cities: Urbane Wilderness Syposium, Wild Cities: Urbane Wilderness Syposium, Launceston, presented at Wild Cities: Urbane Wilderness Syposium, Launceston, 01 March 2002 - 03 March 2002

  • Landscape Architecture Foundation, 2020: Landscape Performance Series Case Study Investigation, $7,700 with Linda Corkery and Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard
  • NSW Department of Planning Industry and Environment, 2020: Landscape Evaluation Framework for the Parks for People Program, $66,600 with Linda Corkery. 
  • Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) for Low Carbon Living, 2019: Low Carbon Landscape Guide, $10,000 with Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard and Mike Harris
  • UNSW Faculty of Built Environment, 2016: Scholarship of Learning and Teaching Grant, ‘International Students @ BE: Experience, Performance and Satisfaction’, with Phillip Oldfield and Stephen Ward.
  • UNSW Faculty of the Built Environment, 2015 Course Redesign Competitive Grant for BENV2930: Living Architecture: Green Roofs and Walls, with Linda Corkery. ($8000)
  • UNSW BE Faculty Research Grant 2010: ‘Park City Ecotones: Mapping the Dynamic Edge Conditions of Three Sydney Parklands’ with Linda Corkery 
  • UNSW BE Faculty Research Grant 2008: ‘Metropolitan Open Space in Sydney: Scoping and framing an environmental and planning history’  $15,00 with Robert Freestone

 

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy- 2021
  • Australian Institute Landscape Architects (AILA) NSW Chapter Landscape Architecture Award in Research and Communication for Low Carbon Landscape Guide (2020)

Catherine’s current research focuses on the performance of designed landscapes, the the changing approaches to the planning, provision and design of large urban parks and new frameworks for the design and planning of urban green space. Questions about the sustainability of the outcomes of designed landscapes permeate her research. 

Catherine teaches across the environment, design and history and theory streams of the Landscape Architecture Program.  Current courses include Introduction to Landscape Architecture, Landscape Analysis, Landscape management, and Plants, Design and Ecology.