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Female Landscape Architects Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

25 May 2022

The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) has named 13 Female Landscape Architects Leading the Fight Against Climate Change.

OCULUS Associate Director and Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) President, Claire Martin, is on the list. She is also part of IFLA’s Climate Change Working Group, representing the Asia-Pacific.

IFLA argues that “landscape architects can and should lead efforts to conserve our environment and to better prepare society for the path ahead.  Landscape architects know that decisions we make today hold the potential to either limit future capacity for resilience, or to enhance it.  We also understand that our greatest contributions to ensuring a prosperous future are vested in the creation of societies characterized by an enhanced capacity for resilience, a willingness to transform to a better state, and a commitment to ensuring the long-term sustainability of environments, cultures and well-being.”

The other leaders on this list are: Jungyoon Kim, Marina Cervera Alonso de Medina, Pamela Conrad, Anastasia Nikologianni, Maimuna Saleh, Colleen Mercer Clarke, Tamsin Faragher, Kate Orff, Nayla Al-Akl, Parastoo Eshrati, and Martha Schwartz.

Read Claire’s interview with IFLA on the AILA website.

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