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MEDIA RELEASE | 3 September 2021 
   
Access the link below to read AILA's CEO Media Release

Australia Needs to Build Back Better, not Build Back Same



Vale Andrew Irvine 

Friends and former colleagues of Andrew Irvine will be saddened to learn of his death in Denver, Colorado, on July 17, 2021. Andy, as he is fondly remembered, was a graduate of the UNSW Landscape Architecture program. A highly skilled designer and committed professional with an engaging and generous personality, Andy was a valued associate of Forsite Landscape Architects and later EDAW’s practices in Sydney and Melbourne from 1988-2001. The Irvine family—wife, Lisa, and children, Grace and William—moved to Colorado where Andy continued with EDAW (later AECOM) from 2001-2008. At the time of his death, Andy was a Senior Principal and Urban Design Lead/US West with Stantec.  

Please follow this link for Andrew’s obituary that appeared in the 23 July Sydney Morning Herald.   




AILA Announces Expanded Partnership with Architecture Media 

 
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) is pleased today to announce an expanded partnership with Architecture Media, publisher of the Landscape Architecture Australia magazine. 

The announcement builds upon the previous arrangement and sees AILA exclusively endorse Landscape Architecture Australia as the official magazine of AILA and further endorse the website LandscapeAustralia.com and its associated newsletter. 

As part of this agreement Registered Landscape Architect and Member categories of AILA can now opt in to a complimentary 12-month subscription to Landscape Architecture Australia during the online checkout of their 2021/2022 membership fees, if paid in full by 30 September.  This may either be a print or digital subscription. 

Other member categories can subscribe at a discounted rate.  

Members with an existing subscription will be contacted by Architecture Media with a range of options, including a refund or transfer to an alternate publication. 

AILA President Claire Martin said: This expanded agreement enables AILA to provide greater editorial input into Landscape Architecture Australia, ensuring topics are of critical interest to our members, reflecting the breadth of our community of practice – as well as helping us to meet our strategic objectives, through the broader readership of LandscapeAustralia.com. 

Architecture Media's CEO Jacinta Reedy said, "We're delighted to be working more closely with AILA, building on a relationship of more than fifteen years standing. AILA's endorsement of the magazine and its companion website and newsletter are much appreciated, as we continue to promote the important work of the profession."  

The next issue of Landscape Architecture Australia is available from 2 August. 

For inquiries regarding AILA membership please contact [email protected].   




ShadeSmart 
Experts come together to develop best practice training in shade design

Landscape architects and other design professionals will soon be able access an accredited training course to learn about the latest in best practice shade design. The ShadeSmart program, which is being developed by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), Cancer Council NSW and the Cancer Institute NSW aims to develop a robust education program to support landscape architects and improve their awareness and understanding of quality shade for UV and heat protection.

Landscape architects and other design professionals will soon be able access an accredited training course to learn about the latest in best practice shade design. The ShadeSmart program, which is being developed by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), Cancer Council NSW and the Cancer Institute NSW aims to develop a robust education program to support landscape architects and improve their awareness and understanding of quality shade for UV and heat protection.

Cancer Council NSW’s Skin Cancer Prevention Manager, Liz King said well-designed and correctly positioned shade is key to providing protection from UV radiation where it is needed, at the right time of day and at the right time of year. “Australia has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. It is our most common cancer with 2 in 3 Australians receiving a diagnosis. Good-quality shade can reduce UV exposure by up to 75 per cent. ”The overarching goal of the ShadeSmart program is to identify a strategic skin cancer prevention program of work relevant to the AILA membership and the broader community of design professionals. We urge design professionals across NSW to use this as an opportunity to get on board with improving the quality of shade design to ultimately improve the health of communities across NSW,” Ms King said.

The program is focused on four key areas: Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through AILA, influencing relevant planning and design policy and standards, promoting best-practice shade through AILA awards, and conducting research into shade design and technology. Director of Cancer Screening and Prevention at Cancer Institute NSW, Sarah McGill, said the partnership will help improve access to quality shade, one of three key areas of the NSW Skin Cancer Prevention Strategy. “As the state’s cancer control agency, we have a leading role in reducing the incidence of skin cancer in NSW. Engaging with industry and working with trusted experts is key to developing an educational program that will give landscape architects the tools they need to design quality shade.”

Andrew Turnbull, a Fellow of AILA said the program will be opportunity to address a knowledge and research gap amongst design professionals about what is good shade for UV protection. “To date there has been a focus on heat mitigation, climate resilience and green infrastructure that is largely silent on quality shade for UV protection. Now, through this partnership, we are better placed to engage with design professionals and provide a strategic offering that will help address this gap.”
 
The NSW Government, through the Cancer Institute NSW, invests around $170 million each year to lessen the impact of cancer and improve cancer care in NSW.
The program is scheduled to be launched 2021-22 and rolled out across NSW before being available nationally.
 
FIND OUT MORE
Invitation to join our AILA Advisory group: Please send your EOI to [email protected] 
We are seeking AILA NSW members interested in contributing to the Advisory group chaired by Andrew Turnbull [FAILA]


The Australian Urban Design Awards (AUDA) have opened for nominations and will remain open until Tuesday, 20 July.

The AUDA serve to recognise contemporary Australian urban design projects of the highest quality and to encourage cities, towns and communities across the country to strive for best practice in all projects. The awards are made up of four categories which are listed below.

Award categories

  • Built projects – city and regional scale
    This category recognises completed built projects that are at a town, suburb, city or region scale.
  • Built projects – local and neighbourhood scale
    This category recognises completed built projects at a site, local, or neighbourhood scale.
  • Leadership, advocacy and research – city and regional scale
    This category recognises proposed projects and ideas that could facilitate, guide or promote urban design excellence at a national, state/territory, regional or city scale.
  • Leadership, advocacy and research – local and neighbourhood scale
    This category recognises proposed projects and ideas that could facilitate, guide or promote urban design excellence at a site, local or neighbourhood scale.

To find out more about the AUDA including how you can submit your nomination/s, click here to go to the dedicated AUDA website.




Design Competition: National Memorial for Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

Submissions close: Friday 21 May
 
Australian design professionals are being asked to submit designs for the National Memorial for Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse. The Morrison Government committed $6.7 million to establish the National Memorial in Canberra to provide a dedicated and enduring place to reflect, pay tribute and remind future generations to be ever vigilant in protecting our children. Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said the memorial would play an important role in acknowledging the impact of institutional child sexual abuse as a significant part of Australia's history.

Submissions will be open from 12 April 2021 to all Australian design professionals to lead collaborative teams which may include architects, landscape architects, artists, sculptors, engineers, quantity surveyors and other interested parties including those with lived experience of institutional child sexual abuse.
 
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Response to Interim Report on the Review of the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (1999) (EPBC Act)

Click on the link below to read more about the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ position on the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (1999) (the EPBC Act)
Download AILA’s Position here.

Think about advocating to the Minister The Hon. Sussan Ley MP. Click on the link below to download this editable letter to email or post:
Download letter here.

Think about advocating to your local MP about your own concerns about the proposed changes, by clicking on the link below to the World Wildlife Foundation. 
https://www.wwf.org.au/get-involved/end-animal-extinction#gs.h1qlty

AILA's Submission Letter for the Climate Change Bill 2020

Read the submission via this page.

Announcement: Climate Positive Design Working Group
09 November 2020

AILA is pleased to announce that the board have appointed Martin O’Dea as the chairman for the climate positive design working group. 

The membership of the working group is currently being finalized and will hold their first meeting before the end of the year. The intention will be to provide a report back to members by the middle of next year with a final report on progress to be delivered at the 2021 Festival.  

The purpose of the Working Group is to provide advice and support to the AILA Board in setting and implementing policy and activity that supports climate positive design outcomes for the profession. It builds upon the Climate Positive Design Position Statement published by AILA earlier this year. See National Policy Statements here.

Media Release: AILA calls on Federal MPs to support Climate Change Bill 2020
09 November 2020


The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has thrown its support behind a private members bill to be put before the Federal Parliament on the 9th of November to begin to immediate prioritise the nations response to climate change.

The Climate Change (Adaptation and Mitigation) Bill 2020, to be put forth by Independent MP Zali Steggall, already has the support of over 90 organisations who are all calling for a bipartisan approach to the issues of climate change.

The core pillars of the bill include;

•    A net zero target by 2050
•    National risk assessments and adaptation plans
•    Technology readiness assessment
•    An independent advisory commission

AILA President Claire Martin said, “This Bill is in line with AILA’s 2019 Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Declaration last year and we strongly advocate that all Members of Parliament give this Bill the consideration it deserves. Now is the time to act, doing nothing is no longer an option.”

The Bill is due to be tabled in Federal Parliament on the 9th of November. 

Attached:
• AILAs Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Declaration: download here
• Joint letter to Parliament: download here
• AILA Climate Positive Design position paper: download here
• AILA Adaptation to the Changing Climate position paper: download here

Media Release: AILA Announces New President
20 October 2020


Victorian-based Landscape Architect Claire Martin has been elected as President of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), with Peta-Maree Ashford and Chris Tidswell re-elected to the respective positions of Vice-President and Company Secretary.

The newly appointed board of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) last night met to elect new officials following their recent Annual General Meeting at which the new board was confirmed.

Following constitution changes in 2019 AILA’s National Board is now elected via split elections. This year three positions were open for election. Following a competitive election Claire Martin (Vic), Katharina Niebler-Walker (Qld) and Jasmine Ong (Vic) were elected. They joined Peta- Maree Ashford (WA) and Chris Tidswell (NSW) whose positions will be up for re-election in 2021. Outgoing President Shaun Walsh retired after three terms on the board.

President Claire Martin said “I am honoured to have been re-elected to the board by AILA members, alongside incumbent Katharina Nieberler-Walker and new Director Jasmine Ong, and to have the support of my fellow Directors for the role of President. The three things that I would like to define my presidency, and our term as a board, are: collaboration, communication, and representation to ensure strong corporate governance and the prioritisation and implementation of AILA’s renewed strategic plan.”

Vice President Peta-Maree Ashford was pleased to continue in her role for another term saying, “After one term on the AILA National board there is still so much to contribute, to have the opportunity to continue to serve our members in the role of Vice President remains an privilege and an honour. We believe the majority of returning executive roles will continue to provide the stability and continuity AILA needs in a year of global disruption and dynamic change.”

Chris Tidswell who will continue in the role of Company Secretary likewise was pleased to see a mixture of continuity and change, “I am thankful for the support of the AILA Members and the chance to continue to serve as an AILA National Board Director and Company Secretary. AILA has had a remarkable 2020 - continuing to prosper through hard work, many volunteer hours, passionate members and hardworking AILA staff. We all look forward to the challenges and success ahead.”

The board will shortly be meeting to finalise revisions to the AILA Strategic Plan and will set a meeting schedule for 2020-21 to continue to ensure good governance and organisational improvements.

The board is very keen to pursue a distributed leadership model to inform AILA policy and strategic direction. Claire Martin said “Climate change and biodiversity loss are the twin global challenges of our time, and the COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the importance of the relationship between climate, people, and nature. I firmly believe in strength in numbers. By working across Australia, regionally and globally with our executives, committees and membership we will increase our capacity to implement change, raising the profile of landscape architects across all sectors.”

The board will continue to meet remotely while COVID-19 restrictions remain in place.

Contact
Ben Stockwin, CEO
[email protected]
0427 931 148

Commitment to Green Infrastructure investment top of agenda ahead of QLD state election
19 October 2020 

 
The Queensland Chapter of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) says that commitments to the improvement of Green Infrastructure in our communities must remain a priority for Queenslanders at the upcoming state election.Read the full media release on the QLD Advocacy page.

For more information please contact
Melanie West
QLD Chapter Manager, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
Email: [email protected] 
Mobile: 0417 666 622 

06 October 2020
Announcement: WE-EF to focus on local chapter support
Dear members,  
For some years WE-EF Lighting has been AILA's Principal Corporate Partner and we would like to thank them for all their support during that time.
 
Their efforts and support have resulted in a mutually beneficial relationship and I am delighted that our connection with WE-EF Lighting will remain, albeit in a different format.
 
The relationship has excelled when driven by State Chapters and the local WE-EF Sales Partners.  WE-EF Lighting will now focus their attention on more localised support of AILA through our Chapters and as a result they will no longer by our Principal Corporate Partner on a national level. 
 
WE-EF are committed to invest in the support of AILA on a local level to build further on those relationships that have already been formed through the partnership. We encourage our Chapters to partner with the local WE-EF Sales Partners for localised activities to continue the support and development of the profession.  Most of you will already be in contact with the WE-EF Sales Partners however, please find below the contact details of each Sales Partner in each state. 
 
We would also encourage our members to contact your local WE-EF Lighting Sales Partner for any exterior lighting advice you may need.
 
Once again we would like to thank WE-EF Lighting for their support in the past and for their continued investment into the future.

Buckford Illumination Group – VIC/SA
Unit 3/473 Williamstown Rd
Port Melbourne VIC 3207
 
Anthony Strangis (VIC)       
0427 111 708
[email protected]
Garry Talbot  (SA)
 
0448 064 412 
[email protected]
 
Raylinc Lighting – QLD / NT
9 Colebard St West, 
Acacia Ridge, QLD 4110
 
Matt Memory
0412 790 138
[email protected]
 
Mark Hoppe
0413 753 162
[email protected]
 
Integral Lighting - ACT
10/27 Yallourn St, 
Fyshwick ACT 2609
 
Gail Law
0499 797 006
[email protected]
 
Stramac – North Sydney
10 Union St 
Wickham NSW 2293
 
Brett Convery
0497 497 819
[email protected]
 
Sothern Lighting - TAS
34 Federal Street, 
North Hobart, Tasmania 7000
 
Landon Bannister
0427 447 166
[email protected]
 
H.I Lighting – WA
111 Broadway
Bassendean, WA 6054
 
Steve Sadowski
0407 382 082
[email protected]
 
Sydney and surrounding areas
Andy Spivey
0477 775 164
[email protected]
 
Ina Parakhina
0448 362 333
[email protected]
 
WE-EF Australia/New Zealand
Andy Spivey
0477 775 164
[email protected]
 
Ina Parakhina
0448 362 333
[email protected]

18 September 2020
ABC Radio Melbourne: Restaurant owners say COVID-safe outdoor dining plan won't work in Victoria | Featuring Claire Martin, FAILA
Duration: 1hr
Broadcast: Fri 18 Sep 2020, 11:00am

Sitting outside at restaurants and cafes 1.5m away from the next table, eating, drinking and people watching. Is this what a COVID-safe hospitality industry looks like? It works well in Europe, but Victorian restaurant owners aren't convinced that outdoor dining is possible for all restaurants. Are metropolitan suburbs and regional towns equipped for alfresco dining, or will we need to redesign streets, car parks and high rise buildings? Listen to the podcast here .

07 July 2020
Landscape architects call for the protection of cultural heritage

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of Australia, and as the world’s oldest continuing cultures.  Read more .

23 July 2020

Call out for Ambassadors - Parents in Landscape Architecture Network
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) invites members to nominate their interest as an ambassador for the Parents in Landscape Architecture Network (PLAN) to help develop content and support activities in their relevant chapter.  The online Network was established at the start of 2020 to provide support to parents and expecting parents to help balance their career.  The network aims to connect individuals to openly discuss challenge and rewards family life can have on a career in landscape architecture.  To express your interest in becoming a local ambassador please contact PLAN Coordinator Debbie Laporte.

03 June 2020

Landscape Architects play critical role in enhancement of wellbeing in COVID-19 recovery 
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) says that public realm projects will play a critical role in the enhancement of community wellbeing as state governments announce stimulus packages to fast-track economic recovery from COVID-19. 

Read More.

15 May 2020

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects supports the government’s call for a community-led approach to bushfire recovery
 
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of a $650 million relief package for regions affected by this year’s devastating bushfires. $448.5 million of this funding will be allocated directly to communities, to support local projects and recovery plans.
17 February 2020

AILA Announces New CEO- Ben Stockwin

I am pleased to announce that AILA has appointed a new CEO, Ben Stockwin.
 


15 January 2020

Supporting Parents: new network

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has launched a new online network to support parents and expecting parents to balance their career.  



7 January 2020

Unprecedented Fires across Australia

 Like everyone, I have been saddened and disturbed by the amount of destruction and devastation our communities, landscapes and wildlife has experience due to the ongoing fires burning across Australia. 



16 December 2019

Advocacy Update December 2019

 Earlier this year AILA committed to providing two detailed updates a year on the advocacy work that has been undertaken across the country.



28 November 2019

Be a Landscape Architect

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects has launched a new campaign to profile a career in landscape architecture.



14 November 2019

Gender Equity Next Steps Report
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has released a report which outlines how it will respond the gender inequities in the profession.

6 November 2019

Deeper collaboration for design excellence
In the face of a changing climate and growing population that are both putting pressure on our built environment, three of Australia’s peak bodies have signalled their intent to pursue a deeper collaboration that will strengthen their collective advocacy with the aim of helping to deliver more resilient, liveable cities.

31 October 2019

Australian Urban Design Awards 2019 - Winners Revealed
The top projects in the 2019 Australian Urban Design Awards have been revealed. From 52 shortlisted entries, five have been awarded and five commended, including an education/community precinct in Melbourne, a building height standards review in Hobart, a level crossing removal project in Melbourne and a mixed-use precinct on the site of heritage-listed wharves in Brisbane.

11 October 2019

AILA calls on Government to accelerate its work to protect our native species and their habitats
The International Festival of Landscape Architecture will pause its program this weekend for a die-in activation, with an estimated 500 people expected to participate in standing against the impacts of urban development on biodiversity in Australia.

11 October 2019

2019 National Landscape Architecture award winners revealed
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has announced the winners of the 2019 National Landscape Architecture Awards.

24 September 2019

IFLA World Council Meeting Report
AILA was represented at the recent International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) World Council Meeting and Congress by Tim Arnold, AILA’s CEO. Click below to read his full report on what is happening at the global level of the profession.

Stakeholder Release
17 September 2019

AILA Welcomes IFLA’s Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Declaration

 
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has welcomed the International Federation of Landscape Architects’ (IFLA) Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Declaration which was made at the IFLA World Congress in Oslo, Norway this week.


Stakeholder Release
16 September 2019

 
Global Climate Strike 
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) is supporting the Global Climate Strike on 20 September 2019.  AILA has endorsed the This is Not Business as Usual movement and will be providing time for staff to attend peaceful public events.
Read More.

 


9 September 2019

Gender Equity Working Group Update
The Gender Equity Working Group has been developing a program of action to improve gender equity in landscape architecture. Our work is based on the recommendations by Parlour and Monash University XYX Lab which followed on from the AILA Census Report, and focuses on the themes of supporting part-time work, tackling long hours cultures, supporting career progression, addressing the gender pay gap and supporting small practices.
Read More.



Stakeholder Release
6 September 2019

Full Speaker Program Announced: The Square and the Park
The final speakers and topics have been announced for the 2019 International Festival of Landscape Architecture.
The two-day conference component of the Festival opens at Deakin Edge, Federation Square on 11 October and includes international and domestic keynotes covering the theme, The Square and the Park.
Read More.



Stakeholder Release 
26 August 2019

Landscape Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Loss Emergency
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has declared a Climate and Biodiversity Loss Emergency.
The declaration comes in response to the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report which stated humanity has just 12 years to restrict global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Read More.



Stakeholder Release

26 July 2019

Festival of Landscape Architecture Perth October 2020.
Call for Creative Directors
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has today announced that the 2020 International Festival of Landscape of Architecture will be held in Perth, Western Australia from 15 to 18 October 2020.

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19 June 2019
Stakeholder Release

Winner announced - Remaking Lost Connections Ideas Competiton

The winner of the Remaking Lost Connections Ideas Competition has been announced by Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Shane Rattenbury, at a public forum at Regatta Point.

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12 June 2019
Stakeholder Release

A year in review

With the end of the financial year fast approaching it is a great time to reflect on what AILA has been up to in the last 12. This isn't a full List as it would be almost impossible to capture all the initiatives that AILA is undertaking, particularly those that happen at the state chapter level.

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25 May 2019
AILA reforms governance and amends Constitution

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has passed a series of changes to the Constitution following a General Meeting in Sydney on 24 May. 
Read More.



18 May 2019
AILA launches new website

AILA has released a renewed website as part of the ongoing review and improvement of communications to members and industry. The changes come after AILA listened to the feedback of members by trying to simplify the design of the website and improve navigation. 
Read More.  



7 May 2019
AILA responds to UN report warning of one million species at risk of extinction


Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history – and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the UN. 

One million of the world’s species are now under threat of extinction, according to the biggest-ever review of the state of nature on earth. 
Read more.



2 May 2019
Notice of General Meeting

Future Street Position Statement Release
On 2 May 2019, in accordance with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Ltd Constitution, written notice is given to Full Members, that a General Meeting will be held on 24 May 2019. 

DATE:                   Friday 24 May 2019
TIME:                    6pm AEST
VENUE:                The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, Balls Head Drive, Waverton 
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18 December 2018
STAKEHOLDER RELEASE

The Square and the Park: 2019 International Festival of Landscape Architecture Thematic and Creative Directors announced

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has today announced that Jillian Walliss (University of Melbourne), Kirsten Bauer (ASPECT Studios) and Cassandra Chilton (Rush Wright Associates) have been appointed as the Creative Directorate for the 2019 International Festival of Landscape Architecture.

Hosted in Melbourne, the 2019 Festival interrogates the two dominant and often contentious landscape typologies of the Square and the Park.
Read more.




AILA announces New Board

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects is pleased to announce the Directors who will form a new Board following the AGM on 12 October 2018:

  • Peta-Maree Ashford
  • Claire Martin
  • Katharina Nieberler-Walker
  • Chris Tidswell
  • Shaun Walsh

AILA thanks all the candidates who nominated for a position on the Board. AILA was fortunate to have eleven people interested in the five available positions.

Read more.


15 May 2018
AILA Launches WE-EF LIGHTING’s Landscape Architecture After Dark Competition

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has announced the launch of the inaugural WE-EF LIGHTING Landscape Architecture After Dark national competition.

The competition is designed to recognise and celebrate the very best of Australian landscape lighting and calls for entries from AILA registered landscape architects, applicants and graduates. Finalists will be selected by a People’s Choice voting system, followed by an official regional and national winner selection by expert jury.

Jury members will include Linda Corkery FAILA and AILA National President; Nathalie Ward FAILA and Director Lat27; Daniel Firns AILA and Design Director, UDLA; and Peter McLean, Senior Lighting Designer and Founder of Lighting, Art + Science.

All regional winners (regions are NSW/ACT, QLD, VIC/TAS, and SA/WA/NT) will receive a full Festival pass to the 2019 International Festival of Landscape Architecture, including travel and accommodation, and the overall national winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to WE- EF LIGHTING Design and Manufacturing Centre (Bangkok, Thailand) in February 2019.

Read more.



Wednesday 9 May 2018
Future Street : example to the rest of the world

The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), Smart Cities Council Australia and New Zealand (SCCANZ) and Internet of Things Alliance Australia (IoTAA) has today released the Future Street position statement and video summary calling on government at all levels to embrace our streets as important public spaces using the principles of the installation that was part of the 2017 International Festival of Landscape Architecture.

Future Street was a public activation, demonstrating the design concepts and technology for our future public spaces. Transforming a prominent Sydney street and reclaiming it for the people of the city, Future Street sparked ideas about how these spaces could be different and what that means for the community.

Click here to watch the Future Street come to life and the impact it had on those who visited.
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