PPP Committee Update August 2017

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An update from PPP Committee Chair, Marina Cervera Alonso de Medina

Dear colleagues,

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 ou

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Keep up with the World Design Summit plans

3Keep up with all the plans in the run up to the World Design Summit – you can find their newsletters here.

The Magic is in the Mundane: Evolving role of landscape architecture in greening Metro Manila amidst rapid urbanisation

Pasig City Completely Devoid of Trees; Photo by Daphne Oseña-Paez

Pasig City Completely Devoid of Trees; Photo by Daphne Oseña-Paez


“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

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Shortlists Announced for LILA

 project-category-Times-Square-by-SnøhettaThe 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.


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Report: Greenery & Landscaping China Exhibition 2017, Shanghai

bdla_news_07-17_Messe_Shanghai_bdla-Ausstellung_DLAP2017_AuszeichnungenAfter 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

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2017 IFLA APR Student Charette

19731818_324632264662622_5160847002972936777_nAttention students: we are happy to announce the 2017 IFLA APR Student Charette with you. Located in Bangkrachao, Bangkok’s “Green Lung”, this year’s site will be all about the blue, green, and culture!

For more information on how to join please visit 2017iflaapr.com/student

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IFLA News – Issue 42

Advisory CircleIFLA News Issue 42 is out with news of our Advisory Circle progress. You can read it online here or download as a PDF here.

Dubai International Award

DubaiAwardThe 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

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LI to explore new routes into the landscape profession

placeholder2-696x406The 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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WDS presentation


Want to find out more about the WDS? you can download a presentation here.

WDS Programme

OSMD:WDSO identity copySchedule WDS 2017 copyTake a look at the most up to date WDS programme here.

More information about the summit here.

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IFLA releases updated World Council information

World Council Information June 2017 copyIFLA has released updated information about its 2017 World Council.

In English here

In Spanish here

For any further information please contact admin@iflaonline.org

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IFLA News – Issue 41

uyyuyIFLA News Issue 41 is out with news of Capacity Building in Education – Teleconferencing Option in Nigeria, written by Tunji Adejumo, President of IFLA Africa. You can get it here as a PDF here or online here.

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IFLA Europe ratifies “World Global accord: adaptation for a changing world”

Screen Shot 2017-07-05 at 14.29.37IFLA Europe ratified the “IFLA World Global accord: adaptation for a changing world” at their General Assembly in Bucharest.

IFLA Europe joined the efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to shrink demands for energy and to advance renewable sources of energy. The profession of landscape architecture can do much to advocate for improved resilience through advancements in public transportation, enhancement of urban canopy and expansion of green infrastructure.

You can read the accord here.

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Invitation: Symposium: 5th IFLA Africa Conference

INVITATION_ENTo register click here. For more information about the conference contact Carey Duncan, AAPM Delegate to IFLA.


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IFLA News Issue 40

1305 SMEN FUJIC100 _0015IFLA News Issue 40 is out – with news from James Hayter IFLA treasurer. You can get it here as a PDF here or online here.

Last call for WDS proposals

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Announcing the Last Call for proposals!

The Submissions keep rolling in

  • over 700 submissions from over 50 countries
  • 88 topics covered
  • already 270 speaker proposals approved

Due to overwhelming response and continued interest in ‘the call’, The World Design Summit Organization and their Scientific and Professional Committee have decided to open for a LAST and final call.

The WDS are now accepting submissions until August 6th, 2017 – do not miss your chance to show how design is transforming t

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Meet the first members of the IFLA Advisory Circle

Advisory CircleIFLA is delighted to announce the first members of the freshly launched Advisory Circle have been confirmed. Our appeal for professionals to participate in the Circle was to harness the expertise of those working in landscape architecture and related disciplines to support IFLA in developing institutional responses to national, regional and international developments that affect landscape architecture. 

Meet the Advisory Circle members:

Gayle Souter Brown


Recognised international leader in land

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WDSO meeting gathers 17 major international organisations in Paris


On 16-17 June, the World Design Summit Organization (“WDSO”) hosted the second of two Pre-Summit Meetings in Paris, France.  These meetings offer a collaborative, global partnership platform for international organizations to meet around their common cause: creating a better world for all by harnessing the power of design.

IFLA President Kathryn Moore was a participants in the World Design Summit (WDS) Meeting along with other international organizations representing design and design-related

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LI conference demonstrates the power of the profession

li-conference-delegates-696x475The LI have described events at their recent conference as demonstrating the ‘power of the profession’

They say ‘Speakers at this year’s Landscape Institute conference demonstrated the ability of professionals to make a positive difference, in projects as diverse as a flood relief strategy for the North East, a series of massive interventions in China and ways of thinking about parks to ensure that they provide as much benefit as possible to refugees’

The conference, titled Landscape as Infrastr

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Major new landscape and infrastructure study at Birmingham City University

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AAEAAQAAAAAAAA15AAAAJGI2NmRjODYwLTM3MjUtNGM5OS05MzRiLWZkYzJiZWI1NDAyYwBirmingham City University is launching a major new study looking at an integrated and cohesive approach to landscape and infrastructure. They are looking for a Research Fellow to contribute to the study: Focusing on the problems of long term social, economic and environmental costs/damage that have sometimes resulted from traditional development practices, this research aims to place quality of life and sustainability-oriented transformation of the region at the top of the political agenda.


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Latest World Council Information

World Council Information June 2017 copyYou can get the most recent update on the 2017 World Council here.

World Council Declaration and Proxy Form

To register for the IFLA World Council, please complete the following document:

World Council Declaration and Proxy Form

This form must be signed by the President of your member association and submitted to admin@iflaonline.org or in person before the opening session of the World Council, no later than 08:00am on Sunday 15 October 2017.

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IFLA News – Issue 39

CSEP_photo Chile copyIFLA News Issue 39 is out – with news of IFLA Americas celebration of international landscape Architecture month.  You can read it online here or get it as a PDF here.

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IFLA News – Issue 38

mela copyIFLA News issue 38 is our with news of the IFLA Middle East conference. You can download it as a PDF here or read it online here.