AILA Research & Communications Award Winner

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Zoë Metherell, an associate at Jeavons Landscape Architects, has received the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Research & Communications award for her work titled
“A comparative study of freeway planting designs – implications for biodiversity conservation”.


This work was a collaboration between Zoë and the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology and demonstrates how quantitative measures can be used to analyse and inform designed landscapes.

The jury found that “the result of this research can not only be adapted by landscape architects in their future design to quantify and improve on the sustainability outcomes but can also be a powerful tool in convincing our clients and the future users of these roads and other linear infrastructure projects”.

The jury’s full transcript is available on the AILA website .