Online Learning

Webinars, presentations, videos and online courses may count towards your CPD program. The online learning opportunities listed below have been recommended by AILA members. Please send through recommendations to AILA's National Office.

AILA CPD Events

Video recordings of sessions from AILA CPD events around the country. Please click on the relevant session title below to view.

 

Cost: Free for AILA members (you will need to sign in to your Member Profile for access). $20.00 including GST for non-members.

 

AILA NSW and Lawn Solutions Australia Celebrity Lawn Series – NSW Parliament House

On the 31st of March 30 of us gathered on the roof top at NSW Parliament House to see one of NSW’s most prestigious buildings and hear about the site from different perspectives.

 

Fear in Public Spaces

This informative session discusses what we should be scared about in public spaces, what makes us fearful and why and how landscape architects can use this information to provide solutions to public safety. Hear from three professionals as they speak on their area of expertise before opening a panel discussion with questions from the audience.

 

Shaping the Built Environment of the 21st Century

This CPD event, sponsored by the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, addresses the significant challenges faced by built environment professionals as we progress into the 21stCentury. The seminar takes the form of a series of presentations on research topics which will be of concern to Landscape Architects. 

 

Landscape Technical: Barangaroo - The Brief, The Challenges, The Solution

Maria Rigoli, Landscape Architect will provide an overview of how she led her team across the eminent project, Barangaroo in Sydney

 

Landscape Technical: Lawn Selection & Ground Reinforcement

Everything you need to know about Lawn Selection, Ground Reinforcement and Water Sensitive Urban Design


Truly Multi-Generational Public Spaces

During this first series of We Invite Mankind Outdoors podcasts, Lappset Australia will provide insights into why senior’s exercise matters and how it can work outdoors in various public spaces.


ACT Showcase: John Gollings Talk

World-renown photographer John Gollings will share insights into his landscape architecture work over the years, as he is featured in the Site Seeing: A decade of Australian landscape architecture through the lens exhibition in Canberra (2 April - 15 May 2015).

Landscape Technical: Lawn Selection & Ground Reinforcement
Landscape Technical: Lawn Selection & Ground Reinforcemen

Video recordings of sessions fromThis Public Lifethe 2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture. Please click on the relevant session title below to view.

 

Cost: Free for AILA members (you will need to sign in to your Member Profile for access). $30.00 including GST for non-members.

Video recordings of sessions fromThis Public Lifethe 2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture. Please click on the relevant session title below to view.

 

Cost: Free for AILA members (you will need to sign in to your Member Profile for access). $30.00 including GST for non-members.

2016 Festival of Landscape Architecture videos

Video recordings of sessions from Not In My Backyard the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture. Please click on the relevant session title below to view.

 

Cost: Free for AILA members (you will need to sign in to your Member Profile for access).  $30.00 including GST for non-members.

 

Thank you HardieDeck for generously supporting the 2016 conference videos.

 


 

 

‘OMG there’s an Anthropocene in my Backyard’

Conference opening and keynote address by Festival creative director, Professor Richard Weller (University of Pennsylvania).

 

At the same time that the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016, the International Commission on Stratigraphy is expected to formally announce the dawn of the Anthropocene Epoch: a new geological period defined by the fact that the earth’s systems are now fundamentally determined by human activity. The philosophical and practical consequences couldn’t be greater: in short, nature is no longer that ever providing thing ‘out there’, it is, for better or worse, something we are creating. The landscape of the Anthropocene is a cultural landscape and therefore a question of design. Read more

 

New Epoch?

Keynote Address by Professor Clive Hamilton AM & Q&A with 7 Curators.

 

Clive Hamilton is an Australian author and public intellectual. Since 2008 he has been Professor of Public Ethics at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, a joint centre of Charles Sturt University and the University of Melbourne. He is based at Charles Sturt University’s Canberra campus.


New Natures?

The New Natures international and multidisciplinary panel consists of ecologists, scientists, climate change experts, planners and landscape architects, who will explore and question the way in which we conceptualize and transform landscapes from an ecological perspective.

 

New Cities? 

Cities are the points at which our effect on atmospheric, geologic, hydrologic, biospheric systems is most pronounced, and where solutions to many of the resultant problems will need to be put into action.

 

New Stories?

In the softened rhetoric of ‘place making’ master planning appears to recognise the value of human attachments in the production and maintenance of sustainable designed environments. The drive to privatise public space and control public behaviours appears to retreat in favour of multi-actor engagements with sense of place, while broadly ecological models of integration appear to offer an attractive program for community involvement and environmental literacy.

 

New Signs?

It's said that the Anthropocene epoch began on July 16, 1945 with the Trinity atomic tests. Captured at 24 fps on a Mitchell 35mm Movie Camera at a distance of 9140 metres from Ground Zero, there could be no more succinct and terrifying image of the Anthropocene. In silent frames we see a new sign emerging full of fear and ingenuity, violence and horrible beauty. It seems fitting that the Mitchell was the most common of Hollywood cameras, as if the machine manufactured icons, making and interpreting them, as if the machine made catastrophes and fantasies real.

 

New Techniques?

The rapidly unfolding implications of the Anthropocene call for new design approaches from all disciplines of the built environment. General principles of sustainability and ecology are now challenged by demands to demonstrate a greater level of complexity and performance. This emphasis is accompanied by a vast volume of Big Data which is increasingly informing the future planning and design of our cities. Data explored with digital tools is central to both understanding the implications of climate change and establishing the solution.

 

New Practices?

We are now entering into an unprecedented age where rapid urbanisation and the need for social cohesion and equity are at a tipping point with post carbon futures and urban liveability. There is a need to invent new forms of practice that build ethical futures where economic and cultural capital centre on social cohesion, transactions are marked by reciprocity, trust and cooperation and we produce services and landscapes not for developers’ profit margins, but for a common good.

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