Dr Sara   Padgett Kjaersgaard
Lecturer

Dr Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) University of Western Australia 2020

Fellow Australian Institute Landscape Architects (AILA) 2020

Registered Landscape Architect (AILA)  #1657

Bachelor Landscape Architecture (Hons) University of Western Australia 2006

 

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

Dr Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard is a Registered Landscape Architect and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, and Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney. Her areas of research interest include landscape performance and peri-urban and urban-rural linkages. In addition, Indigenous Knowledge Systems through direct collaborations with Indigenous Australians.  She has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with Honours and PhD from the University of Western Australia. Her PhD project titled; 'Learning from the Edge: An In Inquiry into the Peri-urban Territory of Perth' explored the opportunities for landscape architecture to communicate the value of the peri-urban territory for the city of Perth.

 

Over the past eight years, she has held leadership positions within AILA including State President of the WA Chapter and has served two terms as a Director of the National Board. In 2019, Sara was invited to host the second series of Australia By Design - Landscapes, screening on Channel 10 from August 2019. 

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard
    Padgett Kjaersgaard S, 2021, 'In Conversation with Paul Paton and Anne-Marie Pisani', LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture, vol. 13, pp. 38 - 43, https://laplusjournal.com/13-COMMUNITY
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard
    Padgett Kjaersgaard S, 2021, 'Thinking beyond urban: Reconceiving Australia’s peri-urban territories', Landscape Architecture Australia, vol. February 2021, https://landscapeaustralia.com/articles/thinking-beyond-urban-reconceiving-australias-peri-urban-territories-1/
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard
    Weller R; Drozdz Z; Kjaersgaard SP, 2019, 'Hotspot cities: Identifying peri-urban conflict zones', Journal of Landscape Architecture, vol. 14, pp. 8 - 19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/18626033.2019.1623542
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard
    Kilbane S; Neldner J; Padgett Kjaersgaard SR; Siero G, 2013, 'Iconic New York Parks: Connecting to the Narrative of Place', Landscape Architecture Australia
  • Reports | 2019
    Dr Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard
    Padgett Kjaersgaard S; Evans C; Harris M, 2019, Guide to Low Carbon Landscapes, http://builtbetter.org/node/7832, http://builtbetter.org/node/7832
    Reports | 2015
    Dr Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard
    Beck A; Bruce A; Collins G; Bennett D; Frisby M; Hall P; Jones R; Kilbane S; Padgett Kjaersgaard S; Mckenzie S; Smith P; Snow M, 2015, 15 Year Infrastructure Plan for Australia, Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Infrastructure Australia, http://www.aila.org.au/imis_prod/documents/AILA/VIC/AILA_Infrastructure%20Australia_submission%202015.pdf
  • Other | 2018
    Dr Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard
    Weller RJ; Huang C; Padgett Kjaersgaard SR; Drozdz Z; Dong N, 2018, Hotspot Cities: Identifying Peri-Urban Conflict Zones in the World's Biodiversity Hotspots, Penn Institute for Urban Research, University of Pennsylvania, http://penniur.upenn.edu/uploads/media/Weller.pdf
    Other | 2017
    Dr Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard
    Padgett Kjaersgaard SR, 2017, Research Conversations: Design With Nature:, The McHarg Center, https://mcharg.upenn.edu/contributor/sara-padgett-kjaersgaard
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2017
    Dr Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard
    Lochhead H; Harris M; Evans C; Tyrell M; Padgett Kjaersgaard SR, 2017, 2017 International Festival of Landscape Architecture, 2017 International Festival of Landscape Architecture, Overseas Passenger Terminal Circular Quay, 13 October 2017 - 14 October 2017, medium: Conference, at: http://www.aila.org.au/the3rdcity
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard
    Padgett Kjaersgaard SR; Kilbane S; Neldner J; Siero G; Weller R, 2013, 'ASKING DIFFICULT QUESTIONS: THE IMPORTANCE AND POTENTIAL OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN RESEARCH IN EXPLORING ANSWERS TO COMPLEX PROBLEMS', in ASKING DIFFICULT QUESTIONS: THE IMPORTANCE AND POTENTIAL OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN RESEARCH IN EXPLORING ANSWERS TO COMPLEX PROBLEMS, CELA (Council for Educators in Landscape Architecture), Austin, Texas, presented at CELA (Council for Educators in Landscape Architecture), Austin, Texas, 27 March 2013 - 29 March 2013, http://thecelaorg.ipage.com/wp-content/uploads/2013.pdf
    Designs / Architecture | 2006
    Dr Sara Padgett Kjaersgaard
    Padgett Kjaersgaard SR; Andersen JA; Broun C; May S, 2006, Competition Entry, Publication category: Designs / Architecture, http://jaaa.dk/b4h_hobartwaterfront.html, http://jaaa.dk/b4h_hobartwaterfront.html

Awards

Australian Institute Landscape Architects (AILA) NSW Chapter Landscape Architecture Award in Research and Communication for Low Carbon Landscape Guide (2020)

Grants

 

2020 | Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) Landscape Performance 'Case Study Investigation', $15,000 with Catherine B Evans and Linda Corkery

2019  |  Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) for Low Carbon Living, Low Carbon Landscape Guide, $10,000 with Catherine B Evans and Mike Harris

2018  |  UNSW BE Learning and Teaching Grant, Yarning as a Way of Knowing Place, $3,000 

 

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