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IFLA Announces Winner of the 2018 Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award

The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) announced at their World Congress in Singapore that American landscape architect Anne Whiston Spirn, FASLA, won the 2018 IFLA – Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award, the highest honor IFLA can bestow upon a landscape architect.

The IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award recognizes a living landscape architect whose lifetime achievements and contributions have had a unique and lasting impact on the welfare of society and the environment and on the promotion of the profession.

The awards jury remarked that, “The reach of [Spirn's] work has been international and sustained and will likely influence the design and planning profession for years to come.”

“Through her work with the African American communities of West Philadelphia [Spirn] has challenged us to a higher calling – to address questions of spatial equity and environmental justice,” added one of her nominators.

For more information on the award and Anne Whiston Spirn’s achievements, visit IFLA’s full announcement.

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