Call for Nominations – IFLA Professional Practice and Policy (PPP) Standing Committee

Dear IFLA members, colleagues and friends,

This letter is an open call for the nominations for IFLA ‘Professional Practice And Policy’ standing committee (PPP) Working Groups (WG) Chairs for the following groups:



This is a call for nominations with the starting date Wednesday  the 28th of January 2015 and a due da

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IFLA statement on President Obama State of the Union address

The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) voices its advocacy of the recent statements made by President Barack Obama and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) in support of the landscape architecture profession. Emerging from the safety blanket of its 20th-century technological and scientific parameters, landscape architecture is increasingly being recognised as a broad cultural, ecological, and artistic practice. Leading practitioners, understanding that economi

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Architecture and Design Award for Students and Young Professionals 2015




Young architects and designers from all over the world are kindly invited to apply with their innovative designs and concepts for sports, leisure and recreational facilities. The award is launched by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS). The three organizations call on young architects and designers to dedicate their enthusiasm and imagination in the creation of ar

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Call for Volunteer Writers

The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) is looking for talented and motivated volunteer writers, reporters and investigative journalists interested in topics related to landscape architecture and design, sustainability and environmental challenges. Stories completed by the due date will be mainly published on web based media with opportunities to be published as well in newspapers, magazines, and newsletters.

Candidates must have high proficient writing and editing skills in

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4th IFLA Africa Symposium in Nairobi, Kenya

IFLA Africa is pleased to invite you to the 4th IFLA Africa Symposium 2015 in Nairobi – Kenya. the event will take place from 14th to 16th of October 2015 and is titled “Resilience: the role of Landscape Architecture in Urban Areas of Emerging Economies”.

The event is organised and hosted by the Architectural Association of Kenya – Landscape Architecture Chapter and the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

More information below:

ifla africa 2015 poster


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Launching of IFLA book 2010-2014

IFLA book coverIFLA launched a book summarising its activities for the period of 2010-2014. This project has been developed by IFLA’s Immediate Past President – Desiree Martinez.

Desiree says “this publication is dedicated in the first place, to our colleagues leading IFLA in the following terms, as a documentation of our way through the development of the organization during these last 4 years. Of course it is also meant to be an acknowledgement to the work for all my colleagues that contributed as EXCO membe

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IFLA introduces Corporate Membership

IFLA logo_verticalThe International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) has launched its Corporate Membership programme to enable private practices, governmental and regional agencies, NGOs and any other organisation with an interest in Landscape Architecture to join the federation’s global network.

IFLA, the world’s only recognised international association for Landscape Architecture, represents students, educators and practitioner in driving a field that is achieving ever-greater prominence.

“This program

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IFLA President in visit to New Zealand and Australia

The president of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), Kathryn Moore is in visit to New Zealand and Australia.

Her visit started with a meeting with the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA) to discuss the future of the profession and how international experience can help New Zealand in promoting the importance of the Landscape profession as well as in national policy such as the Resource Management Act. Kathryn also gave three public lecture starting at Vi

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A major step forward for Romanian landscape architects

Asociaţia Peisagiştilor din România (the Romanian Landscape Architects Association) announces the publication of the occupation of landscape architect (PEISAGIST) in the COR nomenclature (Romanian Occupational Classification), code 216202, base group 2162, Architects in landscape architecture, by Order of the Labour Ministry and the National Institute for Statistics, no 1419/328/2014 regarding modification and completion of Occupational Clasification in Romania – level of occupation (six chara

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IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award 2015 – Call for Nominations


NOMINATIONS DUE: November 30, 2014

IFLA SGJA_2015 JPG header The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), which represents the worldwide profession of landscape architecture, is soliciting nominations for its Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award.

The IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award is the highest honor that the International Federation of Landscape Architects can bestow upon a landscape architect. The Award recognizes a living landscape architect whose lifetime achievements

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Landscape Architecture explained through a video produced by the Landscape Institute

Our member association, the Landscape Institute (LI) – the UK professional body for landscape architecture, in a collocation with other partners, created a very interesting animation that explains how important the role of landscape architects is. The animation shows how the liveability of our cities is contingent on all those responsible for designing and managing our cities working with the landscape rather than against it.

Warm greetings for the LI team!

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The Biennial of Landscape Architecture goes International

Captions: (Top to bottom and from left to right): − Ballast Point − Landscape archeology for Friendship Street − Qunli Stormwater Park − Aranzadi Park − Folly Forest_A Dance Floor for 100 Trees − Geometric Baths − Queens Plaza − Making Space in Dalston − Auckland Waterfront: North Warf Promenade e SiloPark − The High Line − Landscape Restoration of the Vall d'en Joan Landfill Site

Captions: (Top to bottom and from left to right):
− Ballast Point
− Landscape archeology for Friendship Street
− Qunli Stormwater Park
− Aranzadi Park
− Folly Forest_A Dance Floor for 100 Trees
− Geometric Baths
− Queens Plaza
− Making Space in Dalston
− Auckland Waterfront: North Warf Promenade e SiloPark
− The High Line
− Landscape Restoration of the Vall d’en Joan Landfill Site

The Architects’ Association of Catalonia (Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya-COAC) and the Catalan University (Universitat Pol

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IFLA Newsletter May 2014

IFLA May 2014

Our latest edition of IFLA’s newsletter.
Best greetings for the editor-in-chief Shirah Cahill and her team


Welcome message from new IFLA President Prof. Kathryn Moore

Birmingham, 18 June 2014

Dear delegates and presidents,
Dear landscape architects’ community

KathrynMooreIt is a great honour to have been elected world president of International Federation of Landscape Architects and be at the heart of a long established international organization with connections to major partners across the world. It is particularly important given the way the discipline of landscape architecture is developing. There is a new way of talking about landscape and the raised profile of our

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IFLA announces Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award 2014

The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), which represents the worldwide profession of Landscape Architecture, proudly announced today that Professor Sun Xiao Xiang of Peoples Republic of China is the worthy winner of the Landscape Architects’ premier award for 2014, the Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award.
Sun Xiao Xiang is recognised as an integral influence within the first generation of “modern” Landscape

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IFLA 51st World Congress


Thinking and Action; Earth, Home and Landscape of Places
June 5-7, 2014
Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA) – San Agustín Room





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The Central Theme of the 51st IFLA World Congress



“Today, neither scene nor mirror, but a screen and network.
Neither transcendence nor depth,
but an immanent surface where operations unfold,
the smooth operational surface of communication.
In the image of television,
our whole surrounding universe
and even our own body become a control screen.”
The other by itself by Jean Baudrillard

Thought and Action oriented to academic, research and professional responses:


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IFLA 2014 World Council Meeting

  • EXCO Meeting – Sunday 1st of June 2014
  • World Council Meeting – Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd of June 2014
  • Venue: Consejo Profesional de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (CPAU) 486, 25 de Mayo St. Buenos Aires
  • From: 8.00 am to 1:00 pm and 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm.

Welcome Dinner: Tuesday 3rd of June at 8.00 pm (Place to be determined)

The working documents for the World Council will be distributed to the delegates during the first week of May


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IFLA 2014 World Congress Keynote Speakers

Hitesh Metah

Hitesh Mehta best represents the theme of the conference “Thinking and Action” as he successfully marries academia with private practice.  He is an External Examiner, Adjunct Professor, Landscape Architect, Architect, Interior Architect and Environmental Planner and is a multi-International award winning designer with Awards in Landscape Architecture, Planning, Architecture, Urban Design, Creative Writing and Interior Design. Hitesh Mehta has over 27 years experience, having worked and consulte

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IFLA International Student Design Competition 2014




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