The specific objectives for the AILA project:
To develop the Australian Landscape Principles and to use these to develop and implement professional development programs that increase the expertise of landscape architects in assisting their clients and governments develop adaptive responses to climate change impacts.
KEY STAGES to the PROJECT
Stage One: 2008 - 2009
Australian Landscape Principles.
Develop a set of Australian Landscape Principles addressing climate change adaptation
OUTCOME: A set of Australian Landscape Principles, published online and promoted nationally, and online case studies to illustrate best practice against the principles.
Stage Two: 2009-2010
Professional Development Modules and Policy
Develop a series of units for a professional development program and introduce amendments to the AILA Education Policy
OUTCOME: A set of Professional development competencies and modules.
OUTCOME: Amended AILA National Education Policies with criteria requiring that programs address climate change adaptation and mitigation issues.
Stage Three: 2010 - 2011
Professional Development Implementation
Implement a national Continuing Professional Development Program (CPD).
OUTCOME: National implementation of CPD programs.
OUTCOME: Outlines of programs to be available online through the AILA web site.
The Commonwealth funds allowed the National Office to employ a special project officer, Catherine Neilson AILA for the project the first year of the project - and the next stage is be overseen by Dr Jane Tarran.
>> project direction paper
>> Introducing the Australian Landscape Principles
and the Case studies and implementation strategies
The National Council matched the funding by allocating the residual funds from the operations of the former Landscape Professions Registration Board (LPRB).
The main outcome of the project will be the development of professional development for the registered landscape architects, and so this allocation is a more than appropriate use of the savings from the former LPRB operation.