Death of the Aussie backyard?

Source: Ausimage Sinclair Knight

Source: AUSIMAGE  Sinclair Knight

Backyards have dramatically shrunk in size and hard surfaces have replaced greenery.  What are the consequences for all of us?

This aerial view of two housing schemes on opposite sides of a main road in Brisbane illustrates the magnitude of the change in the size of the backyards over a short period of time.  

This article in Landscape Australia explores the implications for children, communities, biodiversity, water and energy use.

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