Festival Theme: The 3rd City

The 3rd City is the future city, a postulation to be mapped, tested and debated. The 2017 International Festival of Landscape Architecture welcomes you into the 3rd City, to explore its dimensions and imagine its landscape potential. The 3rd City will take us beyond post-industrial urbanisation to ask what is necessary and what is possible for future cities, their people, their ecologies, their territories and spaces. Join us in Sydney for a two day journey through the 3rd City, where a mix of keynote speakers and short presentations will challenge us to engage with the diverse facets of the emergent 3rd City. Read more.

Join Australia's largest gathering of landscape architects

Now in its fourth year, the International Festival of Landscape Architecture is designed to position landscape architecture as a leading profession in shaping a better future. Events for the 2017 Festival will be wide ranging and include the International Landscape Architecture Conference, National Landscape Architecture Awards, a student program, parties along with public and industry talks, tours, exhibitions, installations and city activations. The Festival will be hosted in Australia's largest city, Sydney, from 12 - 15 October 2017. Join the conversation #the3rdcity. Read more.

Festival Creative Directorate

The 2017 Creative Directorate will be convened by Prof Helen Lochhead, Dean of UNSW Faculty of Built Environment, with UNSW Built Environment, Landscape Architecture faculty Catherine Evans, Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard and Mike Harris in close collaboration with Mark Tyrrell (TyrrellStudio) and Dr Scott Hawken (UNSW MUDD Program). Prior to her appointment as Dean, Prof Helen Lochhead held a number of influential positions at Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, and was most recently Deputy NSW Government Architect. Read more.

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

AILA is the growing national advocacy body representing 3,000 active and engaged landscape architects, promoting the importance of the profession today and for the future. Committed to designing and creating a better Australia, landscape architects shape the world around us. They conceive, reimagine and transform the outside world from streetscapes to parks and playgrounds, transport solutions to tourism strategies, new suburbs and even cities. Read more.