The Panama City Declaration: URBIO and IFLA 2016


The IFLA Americas Region As a continued tradition since 2012, the recent Americas Regional Conference  concluded  its  meeting  with  the  writing  of  The Panama City Declaration: URBIO and IFLA 2016.

“We  therefore  recognise  and  assert  that  urban  landscape design  for  resilient  and  sustainable  cities  must  focus  on urban health together with biodiversity”
“De esta manera, reconocemos y afirmamos que el diseño del paisaje urbano para ciudades resilientes y sosteibles debe centrarse en forma conjunta en la salud urbana y la biodiversidad”

This declaration contains a number of pledges based on a shared understanding. The URBIO and IFLA collectively share as a joint vision the declaration of concern as presented in the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s New Landscape Declaration where it states, ‘The urgent challenge before us is to redesign our communities in the context of their bioregional landscapes enabling them to adapt to climate change and mitigate its root causes. As scientists, designers and planners versed in both environmental and cultural systems, we are uniquely positioned to bring related professions together into new alliances to address complex social and ecological problems. We bring different and often competing interests together so as to give artistic physical form and integrated function to the ideals of equity, sustainability, resiliency and democracy.’

The declaration can be downloaded in full here.
El documento se puede descargar aquí.