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.
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
Call for Papers, Presentations, and Workshops: 2017 Conference of the Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality Forum.
Architecture, Culture, and Spirituality Forum (ACSF), an international academic-practitioner network, announces their 9th annual symposium “Practice, Craft, Materials, and Making” to be held May14-18, 2017, at the renowned Haystack Mountain School of Crafts on Deer Isle, Maine.
They are inviting an expanded range of proposal types in order to illuminate, and experiment with, ideas
ASLA have produced a new guide on resilient landscape planning demonstrating how working with nature , instead of in opposition to it, helps communities become more resilient and come back stronger after disruptive natural events.
“We actually tried to do this a couple years ago, but found there wasn’t a wealth of cases to point to,” says Jared Green, ASLA’s senior communications manager who produced the guide. “Sadly with so many disasters recently—seeing [Hurricane] Sandy and all the money put
The World Design Summit, to be held in Montréal, Canada from October 16 to 25, 2017, has made a Call for Papers. Information about this can be found below.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The World Design Summit Montréal 2017 is an unprecedented international event during which practitioners, academics and other players from the design scene will get together to address a broad spectrum of issues related to the various disciplines of design. The sessions will be constructed to foster crossovers and the exc
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
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
A message to the IFLA Congress, Turin, 18-22 April, 2016-04-17
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
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
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
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
Deadline extension for abstracts and projects to the conference:
“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
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
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
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