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Power Hyde in India by Billion Bricks and Architecture Brio, whose principals will speak at Landscape Australia Conference 2018. Image: Billion Bricks.

Lingzidi Bridge in Shangzhou, China, by Rural Urban Framework, co-founded by conference speaker John Lin. Image: Rural Urban Framework.

Landscape Australia Conference 2018 – Sydney

The 2018 Landscape Australia Conference: Sharing Local Knowledge for a Global Future will present six design practices from our immediate region – New Zealand, India, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore and China – that are creatively and optimistically tackling the complex challenges of the twenty-first century. 

The one-day conference will explore the opportunities and pitfalls of practising internationally, ask what Australian and Asian practitioners can learn from their regional counterparts facing similar challenges, and stress the importance of understanding cultural differences. The speakers will bring a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives to the conversation, spanning landscape architecture, horticulture, garden design, architecture and urbanism. Each session will include a moderated panel discussion geared toward identifying tools and methods for Australian practitioners, researchers and students.

The event will be held on 5 May 2018 at the Frank Gehry-designed Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology Sydney, with breaks taking place on the Goods Line by Aspect Studios and CHROFI. Attendees belonging to the Australian Institute of Architects and the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects will receive five formal CPD points, while Planning Institute of Australia members can get up to eight points.