IFLA News – Issue 23

avenue2 copyIFLA News Issue 23 is out – with details of our Indigenous Ecosystem Corridors and Nodes joint project with the UIA. You can download the pdf here.

Call for the 7th Landscape Exhibition in Belgrade

7th Landscape Exhibition Belgrade, 1st Call copySALA/UPAS, The Serbian association of Landscape Architect has announced the call for the 7th Landscape Exhibition in Belgrade, to be held From 31st of May to 30th of June, 2017.

The call for the contributions in the categories of Landscape architectural design, Plans of all categories, Studies and resea

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Public parks: securing a sustainable future

Screen Shot 2017-02-14 at 22.23.09The UK House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee has released its report Public parks: securing a sustainable future following an inquiry between July and December 2016.

They considered three main questions:

  • Why do parks matter?
  • What challenges are facing the parks sector?
  • How can we secure a sustainable future for parks?

The Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee report on public parks warns that parks are at a tipping point and face a period of decline with potent

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IFLA announces details of 2017 Student Design Competition

The IFLA Student Landscape Architecture Design Competition 2017 is now open! With a deadline for entries of 12 September 2017, an international jury will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed prizes during the 54th IFLA World Congress in Montreal, Canada.


With the advent of global warming, sustainable development practices and the energy/food/water/waste question, we must view landsca

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IFLA News – Issue 22

2013-01 Rollei AGFAPREC100 _0026IFLA News – Issue 22 is out with details of the student design competition. You can download it here.

Call for papers for the 5th IFLA-Africa Symposium

The call for papers for the 5th IFLA-Africa Symposium, 2nd AAPM Symposium is now open.

Learning the Landscape // Landscapes of Learning, towards a sustainable world through new approaches in Landscape Architecture and ancestral customs

Full details of the call is below:  Deadline for submission of abstracts is 28 February 2017.

Please also note the change in date and location for this conference from previously advertised details. Full Symposium information here.

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IFLA News – Issue 21

Screen-Shot-2016-12-16-at-08.08.27Issue 21 of the IFLA news is out with details of the early bird booking discount for the World Design Summit.

You can download it here.

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Magasinet Landskab – The Danish/Nordic magazine available for download

500xYou can download editions of the Danish/Nordic magazine LANDSKAB from 1920 to 2012 from the Danske Kandskabsarkitekter website. The magazine contains an English summary.

Through articles, illustrations, case studies and debates serve the magazine as a communicative journalistic excerpts of what is happening in Scandinavia landscaping work.

The magazine is aimed at all the professions – or even interest in landscape architecture. Among both readers and writers are therefore include architects, pl

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LA+ Journal announces the launch of an open design ideas competition

Imagination_Island with banner-01[1]LA+ Journal announces the launch of an open design ideas competition for landscape architects, architects, planners, artists, and designers. The LA+ IMAGINATION design ideas competition asks entrants to design a new island. They can locate it anywhere in the world, program it any way they want, and give it any form and purpose they can imagine.

LA+ IMAGINATION’s Jury Chair, Richard Weller, said: “Islands hold an especially enigmatic place in our geographical imagination. Differentiated from thei

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IFLA News – Issue 20

IN 04 1206 lndn Z100_0006IFLA News is out. Issue 20 looks at the work of the PPP Committee. You can download it here.

25th Anniversary of CALA

01-Logo-25years-Mockup225th anniversary of the founding of CALA and redesigning the CALA visual identity

This year, the Croatian Association of Landscape Architects celebrates its 25th anniversary of founding. After the collapse of Yugoslavia, which consequently led to the collapse of the Association of Landscape Architects of Yugoslavia, the Croatian Association of Landscape Architects was founded on November 20th, 1992. It has worked actively ever since. In the 1993 CALA entered the Croatia Civil Association Registr

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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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AILA have a new logo

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IFLA News – Issue 19

P1110303Issue 19 of the IFLA news is out, with content from the President of IFLA Asia Pacific Region Damian Tang. You can download it here.

ASLA has been named to a list of professional societies most engaged with climate issues

ASLA-logo-1024x614IFLA Member The ASLA has been named to a list of professional societies most engaged with climate issues.  The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is one of nine exemplar organisations exhibiting the most comprehensive approaches to educating and engaging their members, according to a report released today by the Kresge Foundation.

You can read the full details here.


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LIFE Programme Newsletter January 2017

logo_lifeThe LIFE Programme newsletter is out, you can get it here. The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value. This month LIFE News turns the spotlight on climate change in urban areas.

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Show me the money: Why complete streets make economic sense

The economic benefits of walkable cities are often overshadowed by the health benefits – but they shouldn’t be says Scott Lane, Senior Transportation Planner from Stantec.

We know that walking and cycling can help extend and enhance your life, but we seldom think about how these two modes of travel – collectively called ‘active modes’ – can enhance business opportunities. But if more cities and towns took a hard look at the numbers, I think they’d see there is a strong case for creating complete

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IFLA News – Issue 18

UntitledIFLA News – Issue 18 is out with a review by IFLA Africa President Tunji Adejumo of the first Ethiopian Landscape Forum. You can download it as a PDF here.

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First Ethiopian Landscape Forum, 14th and 15th December 2016

ethipoiaTunji Adejumo, President of IFLA Africa provides this report on the advancement of landscape architecture education in Arica and the first Ethiopian Landscape Forum which took place on the 14th and 15th December 2016 in Addis Ababa.

One of the strategic goals of IFLA is to advance landscape architecture education globally especially in the emerging region of Africa.  IFLA Africa Region is conscious of this vision and adopted an action plan that focuses on increasing the number of qualified lands

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Final report of the 16th WUC Steering Committee

wuc_newThe final report of the 16th World Urban Campaign Steering Committee has been released following its meeting held on 15 and 16 October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador during Habitat III. The documents can be downloaded from the WUC site here.

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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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Ri-vista – Continuous call for papers

rv_cover Ri-Vista’s OPEN CONTINUOUS CALL, aims to receive submissions of papers regarding both theoretical and applied works that are meaningful for Landscape Planning and Landscape Design.

Many research projects and studies pertaining to both the natural and human sciences are investigating interesting scientific fields and issues. You can submit your works in compliance with the editorial rules by sending a We-Transfer Link to the e-mail address ri-vista@dida.unifi.it The proposals have to be unpublis

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Ri-vista – Thematic call ‘Greening the City’

rv_coverRi-vista – Research for landscape planning has made a THEMATIC CALL for the issue 1|2017, deadline February 20, 2017  on the topic of GREENING THE CITY.

Greening the city is a theme that has prolific and cyclic h

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ALIA’s 50th Year in numbers

IFLA Member ALIA recently celebrated its 50th – and they had a lot to celebrate…AILA_XMAS_ECARD_2016