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

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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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”
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Happy Holiday wishes from IFLA


IFLA News Issue 17

15_OXIGEN HALIFAX STUDIO_OxigenThis weeks IFLA news, the last of 2016, is written by IFLA Treasurer James Hayter. You can download it as a PDF here or view it online here.

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Call for papers – LI conference 2017

Masterplan for Piazza Gae Aulenti. © AECOM

Masterplan for Piazza Gae Aulenti. © AECOM

The LI has issued a call for papers for its 2017 annual conference.

“Landscape is a regulator of endless processes, producer and consumer of raw materials, highly multifunctional and synergistic.”

Pollalis, S. N., 2016. Planning Sustainable Cities: An infrastructure-based approach. London: Routledge.

“Landscape is the primary infrastructure.”

Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment, 2014

Landscape practitioners are significantly involve

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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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ALIA announces the dates for 2017 Festival

Screen Shot 2016-12-16 at 08.21.54Today ALIA announced the dates for the fourth International Festival of Landscape Architecture, Australia’s largest gathering of Landscape Architects.

The International Festival of Landscape Architecture is designed to position landscape architecture as a leading profession in shaping a better future for Australia. Events for the 2017 Festival will be wide ranging and include the National Landscape Architecture Conference, National Landscape Architecture Awards, a student program, parties, talks

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World Design Summit Newsletter December 2016

The World Design Summit December newsletter is out, with all the updates on progress on their planning towards 10 days to change the world.  You can download it as a PDF here.Screen Shot 2016-12-16 at 08.08.27

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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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New York City has mapped its trees and calculated the economic benefits of each one

beneficios-ecologico-mapa-nueva-york-1000x431Archdaly reports on the mapping of all New York City’s trees and the calculation of the economic benefit of each one. 

“Public spaces, squares, and parks in New York City are administered by the city’s Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks). In recent years, the agency has been responsible for creating new programs to help children, youth and adults be aware of the importance of caring for their urban landscape. One of these programs is a TreesCount! which in 2015 gathered 2,300 volunteers

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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.


Public perception of landscape

Croome-696x464The Landscape Institutes recent Vandals or Visionaries event was a platform for discussion around the public perception of landscape.

2016 saw both the first public exhibition of the Landscape Institute Awards shortlist and the tercentennial of Capability Brown. To mark these occasions, five speakers assembled in The Building Centre on Store Street, London to discuss and debate the public perception of large-scale landscape projects.

On 5 December, The Building Centre hosted a lively debate on t

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WLA 2016 Annual is out now


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ASLA announces call for presentations for 2017 annual meeting

2017_ASLA_Annual_banner1920The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced the call for presentations for the 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO. The deadline for education session proposals is February 1, 2017, and detailed information is available here.

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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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IFLA News – Issue 14

130519 FC100 Smena_0008This week’s IFLA News features an update from Andreja Tutundzic, chair of IFLA EAA Committee. You can download the 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.

Call for proposals to host an Urban Thinkers Campus in 2017

WUCThe World Urban Campaign (WUC) has made a call for Proposals to host an Urban Thinkers Campus in 2017.  

World Urban Campaign (WUC) Lead or Associate partners can apply by filling in a proposal application form & submitting it via email to URBANTHINKERS@UNHABITAT.ORG  The deadline for applications is 31 December 2016.  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 31 January 2017.

More information can be found here. 


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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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