NSW Bushfire Round Table

NSW Bushfire Round Table
A round table discussion on the NSW bushfire inquiry response.

Join the AILA NSW Advocacy Committee chair Gareth Collins as we invite guests speakers, Catriona Glanville, Susan Bell, Leigh Trevitt and Craig Burton to discuss in digital round table format the NSW Bushfire response to the Independent Inquiry.

A frank and fearless discussion of the ways that landscape architects can contribute to the NSW bushfire response: planning requirements and design standards, required professional knowledge, collaboration with Aboriginal experts, understanding the rural fire services, post-fire recovery and landscape management.

Our panel of four landscape practitioners will discuss a variety of issues from different perspectives, and suggest key principles for landscape architectural practice in NSW. These principles will become the core of AILA NSW’s submission to the NSW Bushfire Inquiry. Questions and suggestions are welcome during the discussion, so please join in.

Meet our panel:

Catriona Glanville Outscape Principal, Catriona Glanville, a registered landscape architect, has extensive knowledge of horticulture, western regional climate and soils. Catriona grew up in the Central West of NSW on a farming & grazing property near Canowindra, which influenced her love of landscape. Catriona has developed extensive experience in all aspects of design, documentation and contact administration for projects ranging from gardens to schools and large commercial developments including office parks and shopping malls after working in Sydney landscape offices prior to returning west of the mountains to begin her own business which works on State and Local Government as well as private and commercial projects.   After travelling extensively overseas studying landscape and garden design history, Catriona opened Outscape in Orange in 1992.  Catriona has since married a farmer and moved to a property near Grenfell NSW where she continues to work both as a landscape architect as well as alongside her husband.  Having a foot in two worlds gives a unique perspective to Outscape’s design approach. 

Leigh Trevitt has been a landscape architect for over 20 years serving the public in both Local Authority and State Government. In this time he has contributed to the creation of open space and green infrastructure in Sydney’s inner west and in NSW, on the road transport network. He has developed guidance and policy and his work has focused on the ongoing skills improvement and technical capabilities of landscape architects. He has a passion for systems-thinking and human-centred design; continuous learning about changing natural and urban landscape systems; the qualities of trees as major living structures; the role of landscape beyond the aesthetic and the responsibilities of designers in ensuring safety and maintainability. Leigh is a recent AILA fellow.

Susan Bell is a registered Landscape Architect and a member of the Planning Institute Australia. After graduating from the Ryde School of Horticulture in Horticulture and Landscape Design she worked as a nursery hand and later as a Landscape Technician in Sydney Landscape Architectural practices. After moving to Katoomba she operated her own landscape design business before completing a Dip. ED and commencing full time teaching. She has taught a range of subjects at TAFE and the University of Western Sydney. She has a Graduate Diploma in Environmental Management and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Planning. Since 2007 she has occupied the position of Principal Urban Designer at the Blue Mountains City Council where her role has included the development of strategic design guidelines and town centre Masterplans. Susan Bell has lived in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains for over 30 years.

Craig Burton is director of CABCONSULTING PTY LTD. He practises as an architect, landscape architect, horticultural consultant, fine arts historian, heritage consultant and environmental studies. He has been involved with environmental heritage issues, particularly in the areas of architecture, cultural landscape identification and assessment since 1981.He is equally experienced as an architectural, landscape and urban designer having undertaken a wide range of design projects and always strives for design excellence through the integration of different disciplines and particularly the interpretation of heritage values and understanding place with contemporary design. He is a Fellow of the AILA and one of his projects has been recognised as part of the forty most significant designed landscapes in Australia.

Date: Tues 14 May 3:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Zoom - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84005028913?pwd=ZjlWaC8rTk8zYUJHaXRsQ1VXcjhrUT09

Cost: FREE
14/05/2020 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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