We are delighted to announce that Linda has been promoted to Professor in the Faculty of Built Environment at UNSW, as of 1 January 2019.
The process of promotion to Professor is rigorous, involving endorsement from Faculty and University promotions committees. This promotion recognises Linda’s outstanding and sustained contributions in leadership, teaching and research.
Linda has twice served as Director of UNSW’s Landscape Architecture Program: first, from mid-1999 through December 2003, and again from 2011 through 2013. She has been serving as Acting Discipline Director since mid-2018. Linda teaches across the four years of the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Program as well as in the new Master of Landscape Architecture, while continuing to supervise research Masters and PhD students.
In October last year, Linda completed a two-year term as National President of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and continues to contribute to AILA activities on the National Advocacy and Continuing Professional Development Committees.
As a Director of Corkery Consulting Linda applies her depth of knowledge and familiarity with current research to inform projects that are undertaken by the practice. Her research broadly addresses issues around people and place, and is focused on how landscape planning and design can mitigate the impacts of climate change and increase both human and ecological resilience. Linda has recently co-edited a book titled, Designing Cities with Children and Young People: Beyond Playgrounds and Skateparks. Currently she is chief investigator on a federally-funded research project called “Smart Social Spaces” that uses technology installed on and around street furniture to collect data on how people engage with each other and with these public places. This work will assist local government by providing real-time data to inform their strategic decision making and assist planning current operations.