2017 International Festival of Landscape Architecture: 

The 3rd City

12 – 15 October 2017

Sydney NSW

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 for Australia. Events for the 2017 Festival will be wide ranging and include the National Landscape Architecture Conference, National Landscape Architecture Awards, a student program, parties, talks, tours, exhibitions, installations and city activations.

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Sold out in 2016.


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Thursday 12 October fringe events and National Landscape Architecture Awards
Friday 13 October International Conference, day 1 and Festival Party
Saturday 14 October International Conference, day 2 and Closing Party
Sunday 15 October fringe events

Tickets on sale from February 2017 at www.aila.org.au/thethirdcity

Festival Theme

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 takes 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. This exploration will be guided over two days by a range of keynote speakers and panels who will challenge us to engage with the diverse facets of the emergent 3rd City.

2017 International Festival of Landscape Architecture Creative Directorate

The 2017 International Festival of Landscape Architecture 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 in the NSW Government and the City of Sydney including Executive Director at both Sydney Olympic Park Authority and Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, and was most recently Deputy NSW Government Architect.

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