The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), which represents the worldwide profession of Landscape Architecture, proudly announced today at the opening ceremony of their World Congress in Montreal, Canada, that Dutch Landscape Architect Dirk SIJMONS has been selected as the winner of the 2017 premier award for Landscape Architecture, the IFLA – Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award.
The Award Jury composed of a Landscape Architect from each of the five IFLA regions, and the Secretary Gene
Longtime NPS administrator Darwina Neal wins Penn State Alumni Fellow award
Darwina L. Neal (’65 B.S. Landscape Architecture) is the recipient of a 2017 Penn State Alumni Fellow award, the most prestigious honor given by the Penn State Alumni Association.
Neal is a longtime National Park Service (NPS) administrator who retired as chief of cultural resource preservation services, National Capital Region (NCR), in 2009. The first woman elected president of the American Society of Landscape Archite
Prof. Dr. Habil. Mihály Mőcsényi (1919-2017) Landscape Architect
We would like let the members of IFLA know that Mihály Mőcsényi past away last week in his own-designed summer resident at Balatongyörök in the age of 98. He was the oldest and most regarded Hungarian landscape architect, who was awarded the ‘Sir Geoffry Jellicoe-prize’ in 2012, and the highest national scientific ‘Kossuth-prize’ in 2014. He was a designer, master, researcher, university-teacher, dean, professor emeritus and a form
The Landscape Architecture page on the World Design Summit website is the best source of information about our discipline and its representation at the summit, keep up to date with it all here.
AILA has announced they have appointed a new CEO. Tim Arnold will be starting with us on Monday, 11 September. Based in Canberra, Tim comes to AILA very well suited for this role, having previously held several senior management positions across national organisations. For the past 18 months, he has been an executive and (most recently Acting CEO) at Touch Football Australia, a large community-based, not-for-profit with a $9 million/year turnover, and 40 staff with a regional office structure.
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Among various human interventions in landscape, war has left one of the most lasting and eloquent records, literally inscribed in the face of the earth. Military landscapes can assume different forms and functions: vertical, as the Great Wall of China, or horizontal, as the Federal Interstate Highway System; overground and geometrically controlled, as the earthworks of the Renaissance trace italienne, or sunken and disguised by local topography, as the trenches of World War
In September 2017, four experts from the University of Sheffield (England) will travel to Latin America to conduct workshops on landscape architecture together with four Latin American landscape universities. The purpose of these workshops is to share ideas, challenges in the discipline and to reinforce the collaborative learning, teaching and research links between Latin America and the United Kingdom.
Martha Fajardo, general coordinator of the Latin American Landscape Initiative LALI, is a mag
An update from PPP Committee Chair, Marina Cervera Alonso de Medina
In a few weeks we will be meeting in our World Council, integrated to the World Design Summit – Montréal – October 16-25, 2017. This deadline has been set as a challenge for our working groups in the IFLA Professional Practice and Policy Committee, in order for them to structure short term actions to be completed during the WC.
The April IFLA news, was for us the first occasion to showcase the work done by o
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“Within its moss-covered walls, hoary with the scars of centuries, are contained a priceless collection of objects of high historic value, beautiful shrines, and age-defying temples – things which the tourist in his search for the strangely new, strangely old, will discover in no other part of the world”. - Daniel O’Connell, 1908
This is a quote from Manila, The Pearl of the Orient, a tourist guide book published i
The shortlists for Landezine International Landscape Award (LILA) has been announced. You can see them all here.
LILA comprises 5 awards and 3 award categories:
Office Award (jury award + popular choice award)
Project Award (jury award + popular choice award)
Product Award (popular choice award)
Winners of all 5 awards will be announced in early September. Voting for popular choice award is open and will close on September 3rd.
After three successful trade fair days, the Greenery & Landscaping China came to a close on 9 June in Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center: exactly 7.100 trade visitors travelled to the event to inform themselves about products and trends for planning, construction and maintenance with greenery. Top three international visitors came to GLC2017 from Australia, the United States and Hong Kong. As the new show which is organized by NürnbergMesse and Shanghai Landscape Architecture and
The Dubai Municipality and UN-Habitat invite submissions to the 2017 Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment. The award seeks to recognize significant contributions which:
· Have a demonstrable and tangible impact on improving people’s quality of life
· Are the result of effective partnerships between the public, private and civic sectors of society
· Are socially, culturally, economically and environmentally sustainableIn view of your innovative practices
The LI is looking for up to six members to join a working group that will explore new routes to licentiate membership. Chaired by Education and Membership Committee Representative Vanessa Ross CMLI the group will assess how to broaden access to licentiate membership. Members will research different areas and topics and meet infrequently to share insight, with a view to formalising its approach to broadening the membership by February 2018. For more info see here.
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