Designing Landscapes for Insects

Insects and other invertebrates account for over 90% of all living species, building the basis for most ecosystems. In fact, they often dominate their landscapes through both sheer number and volume, providing many key services, either directly or obliquely, as pollinators, recyclers, pest control and as food for a host of animals.

Keeping this in mind, the responsibilities of the modern design practitioner are more challenging than ever before. Due to the effects of climate change, habitat loss

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Community-based Conservation of the Sacred Living Heritage at the Bauddhanath Monument Zone, Kathmandu Valley World Heritage Site, Nepal

Repainting the Bauddhanath Stupa – the author’s photograph

Repainting the Bauddhanath Stupa – the author’s photograph

Abstract
The case study data used in this article is part of the outcome of 9 weeks fieldwork undertaken in Kathmandu Valley World Heritage Site in the summer 2012. In this article I specifically look into conservation practices of the local community of the Bauddhanath Monument Zone and the challenges faced in its conservation and management. Bauddhanath Monument Zone is one of the significant sacred sites and pilgrimage destinations in

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Recent Discussions on Cultural Landscapes in the Philippines

Mts. Iglit-Baco is a cultural landscape that has been shaped by centuries of human activity by the Tau-Buid and Buhid Mangyan communities. Copyright: Bojer Capati

The grasslands at the base of Mts. Iglit-Baco has been shaped by centuries of human activity and tamaraw (native buffalo) grazing. Copyright: Bojer Capati.

The world contains a vast variety of landscapes that represent a myriad of regions, cultures, and different approaches of man’s adaptation to the natural world. Since 1992, these particular landscapes were termed as ‘cultural landscapes’, recognised by UNESCO to be the combined works of nature and man. These places give a glimpse of the ev

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Scapeworld – Landscape architects under an almond tree, 21 June 2015, at Parque de la Quinta de los Molinos, in Madrid

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Scapeworld – Landscape architects under an almond tree, 21 June 2015, at Parque de la Quinta de los Molinos, in Madrid

IFLA Europe launched SCAPEWORLD Programme 2015 as action group whose objective is to raise awareness about landscape architecture engaging LA students, young practitioners, general public and all those interested in landscape architecture. The main objective is to create initially a virtual space, an area understood as a playground, where LA professionals, young LA practitione

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2015 Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe award goes to Mario Schjetnan

Mario SchjetnanThe International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), which represents the worldwide profession of Landscape Architecture, proudly announced today at their World Council in St Petersburg, Russia, that Mario SCHJETNAN from Mexico has been selected as the winner of the 2015 premier award for Landscape Architecture, the IFLA – Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award.

The Award Jury composed of a Landscape Architect from each of the 5 IFLA regions, and the President of UIA (Union International of Archite

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IFLA Americas Regional Congress brings world experts to the Bolivian landscapes

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It is our pleasure to introduce ourselves as the SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE , ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT ARCHITECTS -SAPEMA, as organizers and hosts of this international meeting.

We invite you to participate in this event that will be developed from October 5th to 9th, 2015 in the beautiful city of La Paz, recently declared one of the seven wonder cities in the world.

Our theme is “SCIENCE AND CONSCIENCE OF LANDSCAPE” which seeks to reflect about landscape from the look of ancient cultures and traditio

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Message from IFLA President Prof Kathryn Moore for the 2015 IFLA World Council and Congress

Dear IFLA members, supporters, followers,

KathrynMooreI am writing to wholeheartedly encourage you to attend both the World Council meeting in Moscow and the following World Congress in St. Petersburg.

At the World Council we will be discussing the new action plan and need your contribution to take it forward in collaboration with our partners, friends and supporters.  The following World Congress in St Petersburg promises to be one of the highlights of the landscape architectural calendar with a line up of

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Singapore’s Rail Corridor concludes First Stage of International RFP

 

The KTM Railway Track at Commonwealth, Singapore, 2011. Copyright: Yvonne Yung.

The KTM Railway Track at Commonwealth, Singapore, 2011. Copyright: Yvonne Yung.

Last 23 April 2015 marked the end date for international design teams to submit for the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Concept Master Plan for the Singapore Rail Corridor. The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore (URA) organized the RFP entitled, ‘Rail Corridor – An Inspired and Extraordinary Community Space’ in which landscape architects and architects were given the opportunity to assemble a multi-d

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In memoriam of Dr Ronald Van Oers

IFLA regrets the passing away of Dr Ronald Van Oers, Vice Director of the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for Asia and the Pacific Region, a UNESCO Category 2 Centre based in Shanghai. Our profound condolences for family and colleagues.



The World Heritage Centre announces with profound sadness the passing on 28 April 2015 of Dr Ronald Van Oers, Vice Director of the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for Asia and the Pacific Region, a UNESCO Category

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IFLA XPress News – Issue 1

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The first issue of IFLA XPress News is now out!

IFLA XPress News – Issue 1 April 2015

IFLA XPress News will be issued fortnightly and if you wish to contribute with a piece for the next issue, please forward it to communications@iflaonline.org by 20th April.

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e-scape: landscape international workshop

NEW DATE – 22-30 MAY 2015

 

e-scape. Transitional settlement

e-scape flyerThe AUB Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management department, in collaboration withthe Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service (CCECS) at AUB, the Kayany Foundation and the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), is organising an International Landscape Workshop in Lebanon.


Project description

Title: e-scape. Transitional settlement
Organized by: Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management (LDEM)

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Now taking shape in Montreal: The World Design Summit