Gender Equity in Landscape Architecture Project

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA)is taking a leadership role to ensure the landscape architecture profession is as inclusive, progressive and modern as it can possibly can be.


Most of what is thought or known about gender issues within the profession are anecdotal. To properly understand the issue, AILA has announced the launch of aGender Equity Study to investigate the participation of women in landscape architecture and develop strategies to address gender inequity in the profession.


Click here to read the Census Report 2001-2016: Women in Landscape Architecture


The research and action project undertaken in collaboration with the research-based advocacy organisation Parlour: women, equity, architecture, and the XYX Lab at Monash University is developing the understanding of how we perform broadly as a profession and what might need to happen to improve. It will assist those workplaces that already have gender equity practices and principles in place to continue to improve and provide an important base for others to get started.


Gender Equity Working Group

AILA is calling for expressions of interest from members to join a Gender Equity Working Group to lead the ongoing Gender Equity Project work and response to the Census Report.


EOIs for the Working Group can be submitted by emailing with a brief blurb as to why you want to join and a copy of your CV.


Terms of Reference – Gender Equity Working Group


In early 2019, AILA will be hosting a series of events focused on discussing the results of the report to get member feedback and engagement on how we respond as an industry.


Pledge Pack

Want to support AILA’s Gender Equity Projects? There is still time to pledge financial support to support the implementation of action in response to the report.


Please click here for a Pledge Pack form.







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Individual Supporters

Sue Barnsley, AILA