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Media Releases

28 March 2017

Festival Welcomes you to The 3rd City

2017 International Festival of Landscape Architecture set to be the largest gathering of landscape architects in Australia. Read more.

 

3 March 2017

From Dustbowl to Dream Space

Torrens Primary unveils its outdoor play area that fosters learning, wellbeing and community. Torrens Primary School’s new and improved courtyard is set to be unveiled next Thursday by, Yvette Berry. Read more

 

14 February 2017

Garema Place Takeover Attracts Nearly 200% More People

Results are in from the #BackyardExperiment, a pop-up park in Canberra’s Garema Place designed to test the power of simple interventions to attract more people to an underused public space. Time-lapse footage has revealed a stunning transformation in visitor numbers and the diversity of people attracted to the place. Read more


18 November 2016

Craft Your Park - The designers have been chosen, now it’s time for the community to get involved

Three Canberra parks will be transformed through the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) Nature Play Competition “Craft Your Park”, with Canberra landscape architecture practices Spacelab, GroupGSA, CIA Landscapes and Colour and Harris Hobbs Landscapes submitting the winning proposals. Each practice will engage the local community in a co-design process to transform the parks into a nature play space to complement the existing area. Read more

 

7 November 2016

What's the Power of the Future Street? Event in Sydney to Expose the Potential

A collaboration between the Smart Cities Council of Australia New Zealand and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has produced STREETS 2.0, an event taking place at the Museum of Sydney on Tuesday 6th December 2016. Read more

 

3 November 2016

Global urbanisation & climate change are big themes for winners of anthropoScene Short Film Competition

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects along with partners at the National Museum of Australia and LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture have announced the winners for the global anthropoScene Short Film Competition, which was decided by audience participation at the Not In My Backyard Outdoor Screening in Canberra on Friday 28 October. Read more


3 November 2016

2016 Festival of Landscape Architecture sells-out with 2017 Festival set to be biggest yet

With over 600 delegates in attendance at the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture: Not In My Backyard Conference which wrapped up in Canberra over the weekend, the broader Festival engaged with over 3,000 participants across thirty fringe events ranging from KIDSCAPE playground in Haig Park, anthropoScene global short film competition and #backyardexperiment pop-up park in Canberra’s CBD. The 2017 Festival of Landscape Architecture, themed “Shifting Territories” is forecast to be even bigger. Read more

 

27 October 2016

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects pays homage to the best in Australian open space

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) have announced the National Landscape Architecture Awards for 2016, showcasing leading green, open and public spaces from around the country. Held annually, the awards highlight how landscape architecture can complement built environments to produce rejuvenated and reinvented spaces. Read more

 

27 October 2016

Transformative Parks that are Changing Australia

The role of parks and open spaces often goes beyond the most obvious concept of being a place for relaxation or recreation. When we look more deeply, these beautiful or inspiring spaces are actually a place where communities are created and cultural identity is solidified. Read more

 

27 October 2016 

New online publication puts civic space and the people who make it on the public agenda

Uro Publications and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) are pleased to announce the launch of Foreground, a new digital publication delivering news and analysis on cities, places and the people who make them. Due to launch on 28 October 2016 at the Landscape Architecture festival in Canberra, Foreground will engage a broad audience in a public discussion about the way we use, regulate and shape our open space and built environments. Read more


22 October 2016

#BackyardExperiment Shows the Power of Public Space

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) in collaboration with Street Furniture Australia, the ACT Government and In the City Canberra have created the #BackyardExperiment, a community initiative in Garema Place in Canberra to show how changing public spaces can bring out the best in the city and its people. Read more

 

6 October 2016

Kidscape Public Activation Taking Over Canberra Park

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) is committed to advocating for the role of children in the design of our cities. Read more

 

5 October 2016

Craft your Park: Play Space Makeovers

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) in collaboration with the ACT Government Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate (TCCS), has launched a competition for local community members and landscape architectural firms to collaborate on the upgrade of three ACT parks. Read more

 

22 September 2016

Global Short Film Competition Shortlist Announced

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects along with partners at the National Museum of Australia and LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture have announced the shortlist for the global anthropoScene Film Competition. Read more

 

21 September 2016

More Women than Men set to Lead Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

Australia’s peak professional body for landscape architects, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), has announced results of its recent election, with more women than men set to take the reins. This follows a strong interest from the members to represent their profession with fourteen candidates nominating for five positions. Read more

 

20 September 2016

AILA NSW Recommends Proper Process of Assessment of Significant Tree Removal

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) NSW recommends that a proper process of assessment of significant tree removal and avenue tree lopping should be undertaken by the utility companies so that the quality of our streets and our green spaces does not suffer. Read more

 

11 August 2016

AnthropoScene Film Competition Receives over 140 Entries from Across the World

An astounding 141 entries from around the world have been received for AnthropoScene Film Competition, an initiative between the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), the National Museum of Australia and LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture. Six finalists will be preselected by the jury for public screening on 28 October at the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture: Not In My Backyard for a chance to win $10,000 in prize money. Read more

 

4 July 2016

AnthropoScene - Mid Competition Reminder

AnthropoScene is a global short film competition which closes in one month – on 1st August 2016. The competition embraces the profoundly frightening and yet somehow incredibly optimistic landscapes of the 21st century, and invites the submission of 3–4 minute short films on the general subject of the new epoch of the Anthropocene. So far entries have been received from Germany, USA and China, as well as Australia. With AUD$10K in prize money and the ability to shoot on a mobile phone or device, everyone is invited to enter. Read more

 

30 May 2016

Melbourne's Nature Play at Royal Park Announced as Australia's Best Playground

The nation-wide search for Australia’s best playground is over, with the Australian Institute for Landscape Architects (AILA) crowning the City of Melbourne’s Nature Play at Royal Park the country’s overall best public play space. By recognising and celebrating the landscape architects responsible for creating a better Australia, AILA aims to inspire future innovative public space initiatives. Read more

 

12 May 2016

New Parks for Communities in Need: My Park Rules Announces Winner

What started as a simple initiative to build a new park for an Australian school, has concluded with the announcement of two transformative projects - one in urban Sydney that will see an entire precinct benefit, and the other, an alternative school campus in the heart of Australia, where disengaged youth, including young parents, have the opportunity to return to school and finish their studies in a supportive and welcoming environment. Read more

 

19 April 2016

AILA Launches Anthroposcene - A Short Film Competition

Held as part of the 2016 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE ‘NOT IN MY BACKYARD. You have 3 minutes. A global short film competition concerning the profoundly frightening and yet somehow incredibly optimistic landscapes of the 21st century. Read more.

 

3 March 2016 

NOT IN MY BACKYARD: 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture Website Launches

NOT IN MY BACKYARD: 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture is taking place in Canberra over four days from 27 – 30 October 2016. Canberra is one of the very few, fully planned cities in the world. The 2016 Festival in Canberra will connect the public with landscape architects across multiple events developed by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) and Festival Creative Director, Richard Weller (USA)Read more.

 

18 February 2016

Infrastructure Australia's Plan is a Lost Opportunity to Deliver Living Cities

The Australian Institute for Landscape Architects (AILA) has highlighted the lack of green infrastructure integration in the Infrastructure Australia’s Infrastructure Plan released yesterday, saying it 'fails to act on its vision on taking a "strategic and ambitious approach to infrastructure". Read more

 

11 February 2016

Five Point Plan from Industry to Green our Cities Heading to Hunt

Industry leaders from over 50 organisations in urban planning, infrastructure, utilities and greening sectors converged on Canberra yesterday to develop key policy recommendations to inform the greening of Australian cities and the Australian Governments upcoming Cities Policy position paper expected to be released in coming months. Read more

 

10 February 2016

'Living Cities' Event to Connect Industries to Consult to Government Cities Policy

In conjunction with a number of key ministers – Hon Fletcher MP, Hon Albanese MP and Mr Bandt MP- and advocacy body, the Australian Institute for Landscape Architects, they will be announcing today the new Living Cities Alliance. Read more.

 

15 January 2016

The Search for Australia's Best Playground

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), has launched a national competition, Australia’s Best Playground, which recognizes and celebrates well designed public playspaces, and the landscape architects who are committed to designing and creating a better Australia. Read more

 

26 October 2015

New Board for AILA brings Refreshed Vision for Future of our Cities

Australia’s peak professional body for landscape architects, AILA, is delighted to welcome seven new members to its Board, bringing with it a reenergised vision to empower landscape architects to lead the debate on liveable cities. Read more

 

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Praise Appointment of Minister for Cities & Built Environment 

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) have praised Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s appointment of South Australian MP Jamie Briggs to the new role of Minister for Cities and Built Environment. Read more

 

Made in Australia: 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture Creative Director Announced

At the 2015 International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Asia-Pacific Regional Congress Closing Ceremony in Lombok, Indonesia today, Richard Weller was announced as the creative director for the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture in Canberra. Read more

 

Annual Festival Reveals Lineup to Inspire Professionals and the Public Alike

This Public Life Festival of Landscape Architecture brings together international and local thinkers and practitioners from the arts and sciences to explore public life through the lenses of Life + Death, Love + Longing and Participation + Spectacle. Read more

 

Seniors-Focused Exercise Parks could be the Answer to a Healthier Ageing Population

A new report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has been released which reveals the most common causes of injury in 2012-13 were falls, with over half the cases were people aged over 65 years. Read more

 

AILA Calls on Federal Government to Lead the World in Green Infrastructure for a Healthier Nation

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has today urged the Federal Government to take a global leadership position on Green Infrastructure, and formally acknowledge Australia’s urban landscape as a key driver for improved health, environmental and social outcomes by 2055. Read more

 

Institute Runs with Lawn Solutions

Lawn Solutions Australia is pleased to announce the commencement of its sponsorship arrangement with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA). Read more

 

Call for Creative Director for the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) is now seeking expressions of interest for the role of Creative Director for the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture. Individuals, practices, schools of landscape architecture, or collaborative teams are encouraged to apply. Read more

 

Call for Papers for 2015 Research Summit

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) and the Creative Directors of the 2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture invite submissions of abstracts for this year’s Research Summit. Read More.

 

Top Landscape Architecture Photographer Visits Canberra for Masterclass and Public Talk 

World renowned photographer John Gollings will be presenting a landscape architecture photography masterclass and evening talk in Canberra on Thursday 30 April. Read more

 

This Public Life Festival Program Launch

The 2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture: This Public Life program was launched at a Melbourne city rooftop party on Thursday 16 April Festival Creative Directors, Claire Martin, Cameron Bruhn and Ricky Ricardo revealed a stellar line-up of local and international speakers set to lead the conversation at the Festival in Melbourne in October. Read more

 

Top Photographers Showcase a Decade of Australian Landscape Architecture

An upcoming exhibition at the Gallery of Australian Design, Canberra, traces the past decade of Australian landscape architecture as seen through the lenses of some of the country’s leading photographers. Read more.

 

Institute of Landscape Architects Asks Profession #AreYouReady

AILA has launched a membership campaign which aims to entice new members and re-engage past members. The campaign, #AreYouReady, is a nod to the significant changes which have occurred at AILA, plus celebrates the revitalisation of the organisation. Read more.

 

Call for Celebration Creative - AILA's 50th Anniversary in 2016

AILA is seeking expressions of interest from individuals, practices, schools of landscape architecture, or collaborative teams to take on the role of Celebration Creative for the year's activities, adding an overall thematic continuity to the anniversary year. EOI submissions close Monday 2 Feb 2015. Read more

 

Bays Precinct Should Be About Public Life

AILA says that a failure to value public space as critical infrastructure would be a failure in planning our city for the 21st century. Read more. 

 

2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture Announced: This Public Life

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) have announced the Creative Director team for the 2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture, set to take place 15-17 October in Melbourne. Read more


Communal Backyard Wins at NSW Awards

A whimsical, community playground, Jubilee Playground by Sue Barnsley Design, has taken out the Medal for Landscape Architecture at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) NSW 2014 Awards. Read more


Landscape Architects Celebrated at National Awards

AILA's National Awards has recognised the strength of the country’s burgeoning landscape architecture industry, with Taylor Cullity Lethlean emerging as the big winner. Read more

 

Australian Landscape Architecture Festival Breaks New Ground

Brisbane will host a pioneering event exploring how the landscapes of our cities, public spaces and natural environment are designed and governed through the inaugural Forecast Festival of Landscape Architecture. Read more


Launch of Parliamentary Friendship Group for Better Cities

In the presence of Members of Parliament and industry leaders, the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Better Cities was launched at Parliament House on Wednesday 27 August 2014. Read more


Surge in Job Market for Landscape Architects

The peak national organisation for landscape architects, the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects reports a surge in advertised jobs within the profession. Read more


Landscape Architects Scoop Up at the Australia Award for Urban Design

Innovative urban projects and policies from across Australia have been recognised for their significant contributions to the nation’s built environment in the 2014 Australia Award for Urban Design last night. Read more


$28,000 Prize Money for Best Design of Moorabbin Junction

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, partnering with the City of Kingston, has launched the Street 14 Ideas Competition. Read more


Festival of Landscape Architecture Program Launched

The first Festival of Landscape Architecture: Forecast program was launched last night, overlooking the Festival site on the Brisbane River. Read more


Lappset - AILA’s First Principal Corporate Partner

Lappset, a leading manufacturer of playground and exercise solutions, has elevated their support of the Landscape Architecture profession by becoming the first ever Principal Corporate Partner of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects. Read more


Austral Bricks and Austral Masonry Supports Australian Landscape Architects

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has announced that Austral Bricks and Austral Masonry has reaffirmed their support of the profession as AILA’s Major Corporate Partner. Read more


Call for Creative Director for the 2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects is now seeking expressions of interest for the role of Creative Director for the 2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture. Read more


Canberra Wins Bid for International Landscape Architecture Congress in 2016

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects' bid to host the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) 2016 Asia-Pacific Congress in Canberra has been successful. Read more


2014 National Landscape Architecture Awards Jury Announced

Five jurors for the 2014 National Landscape Architecture Awards have been selected from across the country to judge this year’s most outstanding landscape architecture projects. Read more


No Surprises that an Architect Led Team Proposes More Buildings as the Solution for the Botanic Gardens

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects is concerned that an architecture led master plan for the Botanic Garden has resulted in buildings as solutions. Read more


First Ever Festival of Landscape Architecture Creative Directors Appointed

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects today announced the Creative Director team for the first ever Festival of Landscape Architecture, set to take place 16-18 October 2014 in Brisbane. Read more


Creative Director Sought for First Ever Festival of Landscape Architecture

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture has announced Australia’s first ever festival celebrating the contributions of landscape architects to the natural and built environments. Read more


New Council, New CEO to Propel AILA into the Modern Age

Australia’s peak professional body for landscape architects has declared its improved vision for the profession and Australian landscapes with the announcement of a new governance. Read more.

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