IFLA News Issue 2

70d6ed3d-e391-4512-9c67-13995b32cacdThis week’s edition focusses on Green infrastructure and Biophilic Cities. You and download the PDF here: IFLA News – Issue 2 or read it online here.





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IFLA News Issue 1

49196cb8-41ff-42da-9e4b-d9372c3b912cThis week’s edition focuses on the IFLA Europe General Assembly. You can download the PDF here: IFLA News – Issue 1 or read it online here.





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Honorary Member of IFLA: George L. Anagnostopoulos

G. L. Anagnostopoulos

Uncovering the possible existence of ‘positive’ gentrification in Singapore

Tiong Bahru Estate by Benjamin Hu

The Tiong Bahru Estate which was the first planned housing estate in Singapore, was conserved in 2003 by the URA. Source: Author’s own.


Singapore is a city-state that has progressed from a small port to be a highly developed and competitive city that is widely recognised in the global economy. To stand in this position today within a short amount of time meant that rapid transformation needed to occur at a monumental scale. A notable example of this transformation is the revitalis

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2016 IFLA World Council and Congress a smashing success!

Renee Davies is the current IFLA delegate for the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA).

World Council

IFLA World Council and Congress 2016

Writing to you all from Italy with an update on a very successful IFLA World Council meeting and Congress held in the beautiful city of Torino.

The IFLA World Council meeting takes place over two days and includes a very intense agenda which aims to consolidate work that has occurred over the last year by the various IFLA Committees, working groups and

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A message from Francesco Bandarin to the IFLA Congress

A message to the IFLA Congress, Turin, 18-22 April, 2016-04-17

Francesco Bandarin

UNESCO Assistant Director- General for Culture

Dear colleagues and friends of IFLA

The 53th IFLA Congress falls in a particularly important moment for the development of international policies aimed to protect the environment, foster sustainable development, preserve and protect the quality of urban and landscape areas.

Just a few month ago, with approval of Agenda 2030, the International Community has adopted the

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“Task Analysis” survey on LA professional practice worldwide

Dear landscape architect!

International Federation of Landscape Architects working group “Global professional standard” partnering with The Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Boards are conducting a joint online research project called “Task Analysis” to better understand the current scope of professional practice worldwide. Results will be shared with all participants and the data will be analysed for its implications on current and future practice. This is the first and essential p

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2016 Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award goes to Peter Latz

The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), which represents the worldwide profession of Landscape Architecture, proudly announced today at their World Congress in Turin, Italy, that German Landscape Architect Peter LATZ has been selected as the winner of the 2016 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 President of UIA (Union International of Ar

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Possible Implementation of Cittaslow to Urban Centres of the World

Weekly market in Greve in Chianti, a founding city of the Cittaslow movement © A Road Retraveled (Flickr)


The industrialisation of urban landscapes have damaged the identities of many towns and cities, while the desire of many residents to move to larger cities or suburbs has caused urban shrinkage in many smaller urban centres (Matta & Caballero, 2016). In a move to counteract such trends, leaders of small and medium sized towns pledged to improve and maintain a high quality of lif

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BEYOND ISM: THE Landscape OF LANDSCAPE URBANISM: Deadline extended!!!

Deadline extension for abstracts and projects to the conference:

WHEN/ October 19-21, 2016
WHERE/ Alnarp Campus, Malmö, Sweden
HOST/ SLU Landscape
SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT/ abstract.beyond-ism@slu.se
FURTHER INFORMATION/ www.slu.se/conference-beyond-ism
This conference is to be held from 19-21 October 2016 at SLU’s Alnarp campus in Malmö, Sweden, and it addresses academics and practitioners alike, aiming to reposition the relationships between city a

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Challenges of the Casino and Historic City of Macau: Preserving heritage amidst the creation of stage-set townscapes


PICTURE 1 – Ruins of Saint Paul part of the Historic Center of Macau (© Macao Heritage Board)

“Únde ta vai, quirida? Macau di nôsso coraçám” 

(Where are you going, dear? Macau of our heart - Ferreira, 1996: 223)

Part of a poem written in Língu Maquista, the endangered language of the Macanese


In the last 15 years, Macau has become widely known as a casino city with a bustling gaming industry. Since 1999, it became a Special Administrative Region of China, stretching over a territor

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Symposium Reading Patina Learning from the deterioration of built landscapes through time, Thursday7th, Friday 8th July 2016, TU Berlin

Symposium Reading Patina  Learning from the deterioration of built landscapes through time, Thursday7th, Friday 8th July 2016, TU Berlin

Symposium “Reading Patina, Learning from the deterioration of built landscapes through time” to be held at the Technische Universität Berlin on Thursday7th, Friday 8th July 2016. The symposium is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as part of the current DFG research project “Landscape architecture and the time factor: Construction research o

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Video contest People’s Landscapes Contest “Landscape in Action”

People’s Landscapes Contest “Landscape in Action”

1st Edition, deadline for entries 15 May 2016

Since 2010, UNISCAPE has been organizing a photo contest called “People’s Landscapes”, which has thus far involved hundreds of European university students, bringing together an iconic archive on landscape, re ecting the values envisaged in the ELC.

This year People’s Landscapes will be a short video contest, in which participants are encouraged to use dynamic media as a tool to communicate the e

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Student Design Competition of the 53rd IFLA World Congress 2016 “Tasting the Landscape: Samples of New Smart Landscape Architecture”

Student Design Competition of the 53rd IFLA World Congress 2016 “Tasting the Landscape: Samples of New Smart Landscape Architecture”

The Student Design Competition of the 53rd IFLA World Congress 2016 is sponsored by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and organised by the Italian Association of Landscape Architecture – Associazione Italiana di Architettura del Paesaggio (AIAPP).

The objective of the competition is to recognize superior environmental design achievements m

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Adventures into the profoundly frightening, deeply uncertain and yet somehow incredibly optimistic landscapes of the 21st century.
NOT IN MY BACKYARD: 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture is taking place in Canberra over four days from 27 – 30 October 2016.
Canberra is one of the very few, fully planned cities in the world. The 2016 Festival in Canberra will connect the public with l

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AR (t) CHITECTURE An International Conference at The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

AR (t) CHITECTURE An International Conference at The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning
19-21 April 2016

Call for Papers

Good architecture brings forth a thick reality of experience. To create poetic local places (buildings, landscapes, and urban design projects), the architect has to embody the environment in which his architectural creation takes place. Meaningful architectural making always reflects and addresses

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April 16th - 19th, 2016 – Turin, Italy

Sponsored by the Nava Polman-Gerson Foundation, Netherlands
Nava Polman Gerson Foundation

Nava Polman Gerson Foundation

The IFLA Student Charette of the 53rd IFLA World Congress is an intensive workshop open to post-graduate students in Landscape Architecture and undergraduate students in their last year of a Landscape Architecture program, or those attending a Landscape Architecture course included in other programs (where their Univers

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Now that the Paris UN Climate agreement to is signed by 195 countries to keep the global warming ‘well below 2°C, most of us realize that the actions needed to reach that goal will deeply influence our landscapes and indeed our seascapes. Not only projects that belong to the necessary energy-transition like wind turbine parks, solar energy fields, hydropower complexes, tidal plants, geo-thermal installations, but also re-afforestation project

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Call for Papers 2016 IFLA Americas Regional Conference, Panama City, Panama, 25-27 October 2016

25-27 October 2016, Panama City, Panama

From Cities to Landscape: Design for Health and Biodiversity

The Organizations Urban Biodiversity and Design (URBIO) and the International Federation of Landscape Architects, Americas Region (IFLA-Americas) will hold a joint convention 25-27 October 2016, in Panama City, Panama. The meeting, at which we expect attendance of approximate 500 from around th

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LE:Notre Landscape Forum in Cyprus



The Organizing Committee of the 5th LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum invites you to join us in Paphos, Cyprus from 16th to 20th March 2016. The pre-forum excursions will start already on 14th of March. Neapolis University of Paphos will host the forum at the Coral Beach Hotel and Resorts.

Academic and professional experts in the field of landscape architecture and related disciplines will  guide you through four thematic sessions:

  1. Urban growth and peri-urban sprawl: Walkab

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New Indigenous Landscape Architects Network

Indigenous Landscape Architects network

An international indigenous landscape architects network is being established. While there are only very few trained and practicing at present, the network will help to build momentum and assist with mutual practice issues. This is occurring in conjunction with a multidisciplinary indigenous design conference which is to be held at Whakapara Marae in Whangarei, New Zealand February 26-29, 2016. Hosted by Ngā Aho, the Māori design professionals’ network, an

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Landscape news around Africa

Landscape architecture is moving forward gradually but surely in Africa. Here is a look at some of the countries within the continent and what has been going on landscape wise!

KENYA: It was an interesting, informative and educative time at the 4th IFLA/AFRICA Symposium which took place in Kenya between the 14th and the 16th of  October, 2015. The event theme bordered around Resilience  and  answers were proffered to the question of what  the  role of Landscape Architects in the sprawling Urban

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The necessity of including communication and presentation educational skills in Landscape Architecture Education in Africa

The Landscape architecture profession is one which utilizes principles that are deeply rooted in science and arts. The result of the training that one garners in the profession is for the purpose of being able to effectively plan, manage and research on both built and natural environments. The landscape architect is honed to be able to be creative and analytical employing a community participatory approach that factors in the culture and politics of the environment where he is to work be it on a

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ICON-LA International Conference: Deadline for abstracts 1 March 2016

ICON LA International Conference
8 June‐9 June 2016
St. Petersburg (Russia)


Open urban space and landscape architecture: searching for new solutions

The main objective of this international scientific conference is to raise the attention and awareness among landscape architects, city administrations and other appropriate stakeholders, as well as researchers about design, planning and social aspects of different open urban spaces.  St. Petersburg is especially known for its historic landscapes

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IFLA 2016 – Early Bird registration ends in 15 February 2016


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