Update: IFLA Professional Practice and Policy Working Groups

Since her election IFLA PPP Chair  Marina Cervera Alonso de Medina  has been restructuring the Working Groups in order to start 2017 fresh with 7 active Groups, each with clear leadership of the appointed Chair and an agreed mission and vision to be disseminated amongst our IFLA community and beyond. This work is outlined below:


Mabel Contin is chairing this working group on cultural landscape that represents a broader vision from the definition essentially

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Lx Campus Ideas Competition now open

Landscape and LifeT

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AILA have a new logo

AILA Stacked BlackIFLA Members AILA have unveiled their new logo and here at IFLA world we think it looks pretty dapper!

Living, Building and Financing the City Post Habitat III

763INTA, the global membership association of policy-makers and urban practitioners who contribute significantly to sustainable urban development, have released details of proceedings of their recent World Congress, INTA40 which was held in Lisbon in October and attended by over 200 people. The papers can be found here


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OMBÚes. Prácticas y representaciones”, Museo Figari, Montevideo

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On Wednesday, November 30, the OMBUS sample was concluded at the Figari Museum, Montevideo.

Ana Vallarino Katzenstein, (Arq., Dra. esp. en Paisaje, Prof. Agr. G°4 FADU UdelaR, Uruguay and IFLA Delegate) reported it was a very busy night, more than a hundred people visited yesterday the exhibition and filled the facilities of the first floor of the museum intended for presentation.

It was conducted by the doctor of linguistics Lisa Block and agronomist Paul Ross , who wi

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IFLA News – Issue 16

P1160999IFLA News Issue 16 is out with information from Raquel Penalosa, President IFLA Americas. You can download the pdf here or view it online here.

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First speakers announced for the World Design Summit

Screen Shot 2016-12-16 at 08.09.22Jan Gehl and Belinda Tato are amongst those recently announced as speakers for the World Design Summit.  You can find out more here

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Happy Christmas from LALI

image003This very cheery Christmas greeting just popped into our IFLA world inbox and we just had to share – a very merry Christmas to you too LALI and all your members.


WLA 2016 Annual is out now


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The professions concern for environmental justice

shanghaiEnvironmental Justice: ensuring everyone benefits equally from nature is becoming a “growing concern” says Kurt Culbertson, FASLA, Design Workshop.

In the ASLA 2016 Student Awards, 68 % of the award-winning designs focused on issues of environmental and social justice.

You can read the full article in The Dirt.

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IFLA News – issue 15

P1100806This week’s IFLA news contains an update from IFLA CER Committee Chair Bruno Marques. You can download it as a PDF here or read online here.





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European Commission receives IFLA Europe Award 2016

The IFLA Europe Award 2016 has been granted to the European Commission, Directorate General for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

IFLA Europe stated “It is the aim of the IFLA Europe to, following its Statutes and Regulations approved in the General Assembly held in Oslo in October2014, to recognise the work of exceptional people who believe that our way of perceiving and understanding the world derived from our profession could contribute to its development.

IFLA Europe feels cl

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ISOCARP Newsletter

isocarp-logoThe ISOCARP November Newsletter is out, you can read it as a PDF here.

Inaugural WLA Awards launched

AWARD-SHOP-LOGO-1WLA have announced this week the launch of the inaugural WLA Awards. WLA say  ”Over many years we have published thousands of projects online and in WLA Magazine and we thought that it was time to launch our own awards to honour landscape architects around the world for their outstanding work. The annual World Landscape Architecture Awards seeks to recognise outstanding work and promote the profession across the world. The Awards endeavour to recognise innovative work (conceptual and built) by l

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IFLA News – Issue 13

MM IFLAThis weeks IFLA News has comment from the President IFLA Middle East, Mohammad Motallebi.  You can download the PDF here.

And the winner is… LI Awards

Image: Dr Tim Rich

Image: Dr Tim Rich

The LI held their award ceremony yesterday celebrating successful projects by the profession. The Presidents award went to TACP - A long-term action plan for key stakeholders and public sector bodies to help address the decline in biodiversity in the four local authority areas of Monmouthshire, Blaenau-Gwent, Caerphilly and Torfaen.  You can find the full list of winners here


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Transforming Mental Health and Dementia Provision with the Natural Environment

In the week in which dementia overtook heart disease to become the leading cause of death in England and Wales, CSH hosted a flagship national conference which looked at how we can use the natural environment to tackle both this and other forms of mental ill health.

CSH state on their website; “Working on behalf of the National Outdoors for All Working Group, CSH invited speakers from across the healthcare and natural environment sectors, led by a keynote programme comprising Gina Radford, Deput

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Supertrees, Singapore and inviting nature into cities

 Gardens By The Bay features in Planet Earth 2's episode on cities. Photo: BBC

Gardens By The Bay features in Planet Earth 2′s episode on cities. Photo: BBC

The Supertress of Gardens by the Bay was featured in a documentary, whose debut episode was the most-watched natural history documentary in the United Kingdom in over 15 years.

In the finale episode of BBC Earth’s Planet Earth II which focuses on cities and how the natural world interacts with urban environments, Singapore gets screen time as an example of how cities can work to be conducive to nature.


An article abo

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Call for papers for the CIPA Symposium now open

CIPA2017logoinma3rd Call for Contributions – CIPA Symposium 2017 (Ottawa, Canada).  The call for papers for the symposium is now open, deadline for submission is 1st February 2017.

Recording the physical characteristics of historic places and landscapes is a cornerstone of preventive maintenance, monitoring and conservation.  The information produced by such work guides decision-making by property owners, site managers, public officials, and conservators.  Rigorous documentation may also serve a broader purpose

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IFLA News Issue 12

P1160613IFLA News Issue 12 is now out. It has an update from our Executive Director, Ben Roberts.  You can download a PDF here: IFLA News Issue 12 or read online here.

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News from IFLA Asia Pacific: Plans for 2017

14900518_351554981846300_8752212938975214136_nIFLA World received a recent from IFLA Asia-Pacific on plans  and events that IFLA Asia-Pacific Region associations and friends can look forward to in 2017:

1. IFLA Asia-Pacific Landscape Architecture Awards 2017 – the much-awaited international platform that recognises the excellent works of landscape architecture in the rich and diverse context of varied culture and geographies across asia-pacific countries; and an excellent platform for international showcase and business profiling across the

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IFLA Action Plan

160710_IFLA Action Plan_Print copy“We are here because we all believe passionately in Landscape Architecture”

Kathryn Moore, IFLA President

The IFLA Action plan was published in June 2016.  It sets out the agenda for IFLA over the coming years, addressing the global challenges faced by the profession and the opportunities for a new philosophy of landscape that considers identity at its core. IFLA has set out 11 aims which are detailed in the plan alongside 3 strategic pillars designed to deliver them

You can read the report in f

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Green space, mental wellbeing and sustainable communities

green-spacesThe Public Health matters blog has an interesting recent article about Green space, mental wellbeing and sustainable communities. It summarises the evidence Public Health England has submitted to the recent Parks Inquiry, more about which you can find here.

You can read the whole blog entry here.

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COP22 Weekend Round-up

Daily-Planet-COP22-Special-Edition copyThe Daily Planet COP22 Weekend Edition is out – rounding up all the news from COP22.  You can download it here: Cop 22 Weekend Edition.

They have also produced a special Daily Planet Edition to be distributed in Marrakech which you can download here: Daily-Planet-COP22-Special-Edition.

The Daily Planet launched in Paris at the 2015 UN climate summit with a special newsletter and are proud to be powered by Climate-KIC. For more information see https://dailyplanet.climate-kic.org/.

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IFLA News Issue 11

2016 Global Landscape Architecture Task Analysis_ES copyThis week’s IFLA News focuses on the Global Landscape Architecture Task Analysis. You can download the pdf here: IFLA News – Issue 11 or read online here.

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