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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Call for entries to the MLAA awards now open

ILAM MLAAThe Malaysia Landscape Architecture Industry Awards (MLAA) Awards are now open for entries.  The Institute Landscape Architecture Malaysia (ILAM) present this awards to the most outstanding Malaysian landscape architecture consultancy firms, developers, researchers, students, contractors, suppliers, government agencies, media and outstanding individuals in Malaysia and abroad. These awards honour the best in landscape architecture from various aspects of the industry.

The awards are open to subm

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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

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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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IFLA Working Group issue new report on Task Analysis Survey

2016 Global Landscape Architecture Task Analysis_ES copyIFLA Global Professional Survey (GPS) Working Group together with CLARB have issued the final executive summary report about the Task analysis survey they conveyed earlier this year. It is hoped this will be a very good starting point for discussions.  You can see the report here: 2016 Global Landscape Architecture Task Analysis_ES

More information about the Global Professional Survey (GPS) Working group can be found here.

For more information about the report please contact the Working Group Ch

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US/ICOMOS Call for applications for Hosts and Sponsors for the 2017 International Exchange Program (IEP).

US/ICOMOS have issued a call for Hosts and Sponsors for the 2017 International Exchange Program (IEP).

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Report: Green Space and Health

WHO report shows urban green spaces deliver multiple health benefits

As a follow up to the launch of project on green space interventions and their environmental, health and equity effects initiated by the World Health Organisation, the World Health Org

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US/ICOMOS call for applications for participants in the 2017 International Exchange Program (IEP).

USICOMOS-WorldMap-Graphic2000-600x421US/ICOMOS has announced their call for applications for participants in the 2017 International Exchange Program (IEP).

US/ICOMOS is seeking graduate students and young professionals (1-3 years of experience) specialized in historic preservation and heritage conservation to participate in the 2017 IEP. Participants will be assigned practical working internships, under professional supervision, with a public or private nonprofit preservation organization. Internships for U.S. citizens are in other

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Indigenous Ecosystem Corridors and Nodes: A joint project of the UIA and the IFLA


The International Union of Architects (UIA) and the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) have a long association one with the other. They also have a Memorandum of Understanding providing for engaging together in joint projects. This project for the development of Indigenous Ecosystem Corridors and Nodes provides for such cooperation between the professions. In doing so it also offers an open invitation for the participation of other professions and relevant organisations.


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IFLA News Issue 10

IMG_2070This weeks edition focuses on the Indigenous Ecosystem Corridors and Nodes project.   Download the PDF here: IFLA News – Issue 10 or read it online here.






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iF Design Award

The iF DESIGN AWARD has a reputation as an internationally recognized sign of design excellence since its founding 1953. For a designer, winning an iF award can launch a career or take it to the next level. For a company, it can

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IFLA News Issue 9


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This weeks edition focuses on the year anniversary since the agreement on cooperation was signed by seven influential international design associations on the road to the 2017 World Design Summit Montreal.  You can download the PDF here: IFLA News – Issue 9 or read online here.


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IFLA News Issue 8

SGJA_Brochure_v1 copyThis weeks issue focuses on the call for nominations for the Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award. You can download the PDF here: IFLA News – Issue 8 or read online here.





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IFLA News Issue 7

barcelonaThis weeks edition covers the Barcelona Biennial of Landscape Architecture. You can download the PDF here: IFLA News – Issue 7 or read online here.




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The LI announces the shortlist for annual awards

LI awards 2016

The LI has announced the shortlist for its annual awards celebrating the best work of landscape professionals. This year’s shortlist for the UK’s top prize in landscape practice includes projects focusing on public health, green infrastructure and sustainability. Improving public health through landscape was an important theme in the 2016 submissions, and the shortlist includes a hospital that brings nature indoors to reduce the stress of patients and staff. You can see the full shortlist here.

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Review: 9th Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture

Review by Marina Cervera Alonso de Medina, IFLA PPP Chair: It was a hectic week for the Landscape Architects professionals and students visiting Barcelona last week. A wide range of events, exhibitions, technical visits … were set to celebrate the profession for five days during the 9th Barcelona International Biennial of Landscape Architecture. The event was a great success, the international reputation of the prize was consolidated and, with IFLA support, the event is helping to raise the prof

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