Pamela Conrad is the recipient of the 2021 AILA President’s Award in recognition of her global leadership in the development of the Pathfinder landscape carbon calculator app.
The app helps landscape architects, including those in Australia, understand how to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions embodied within or produced by projects, and how to increase their sequestration capacity. It will be an invaluable tool in the implementation of AILA’s Climate Positive Design Member Action Plan.
The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) leads a dynamic and respected profession: creating great places to support healthy communities and a sustainable planet. The President’s Award honors individuals who have shown commitment and support for landscape architecture in Australia.
CMG’s mission to improve social and ecological wellbeing holds increasing significance due to the threat of climate change. Those less fortunate will be impacted the most, but resilient design interventions can help stop, slow, and reverse these effects. To protect people and ecosystems impacted by increasing flood, drought, and diminished resources, initiatives from large-scale planning to equitable community engagement can shift tragedy to transformation.