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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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. 
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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. 

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. 
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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

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.
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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.

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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.

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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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