IFLA News – Issue 60

image3 copyIFLA News Issue 60 is out – with the first article from our Advisory Circle.  ‘Cultural Landscape and the Nature Culture Journey’ is written by Nupur Prothi Khanna.

IFLA News – Issue 59

SGJA awardees copyIFLA News – Issue 59 is out with news of the call for the SGJA awards. You can read it online here or download as a PDF here.

IFLA News – Issue 58

paysage-miniature_LAMBOT1-1800x1080 IFLA News – Issue 58 is out – with news of the call for nominations for the 2018-2020 World Level Elections, you can read it online here or download as pdf here.

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IFLA 2018-2020 Elections

paysage-miniature_LAMBOT1-1800x1080IFLA has opened the call for nominations for the IFLA 2018-2020 Elections.

The following information is the first stage of the IFLA voting procedures for the 2018 World Level elections for:

· IFLA President

· IFLA Treasurer

· IFLA Standing Committee Chair on Communications and External Relations (CER)

· IFLA Standing Committee Chair on Education and Academic Affairs (EAA)

· IFLA Standing Committee Chair on Professional Practice and Policy (PPP)

The call for nominations started on Monday, 21 Janu

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NZILA Awardee: Weaving a story of possibility for what can be achieved

Screen Shot 2018-02-14 at 21.13.48The winner of the Resene NZILA Pride of Place Te Karanga o te Tui/Sustainability category was opupaka Reserve in West Auckland.

The recent feature on the NZILA website describes the scheme as ‘weaving a story of possibility for what can be achieved.’ The wetland development is a ‘hybrid park’ with three streams at its heart – which have been restored to create a clean wildlife environment including tens of thousands of native plants sourced from the region.

You can read all about the Grant Baile

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TCLF Launches New ‘What’s Nearby’ Feature

WhatsNearby_30min-featureThe Cultural Landscape Foundation’s (TCLF) ‘What’s Nearby’ function has been updated with new information and improved graphics to make finding cultural landscapes even easier, you can now discover what landscapes are within a ten minute walk from where you’re presently standing.

The Cultural Landscape Foundation has long provided visitors to its website with an interactive online feature called ‘What’s Nearby,’ which functions in two different ways. First, it allows users on TCLF’s homepage to

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FIDIC commitment to support the New Urban Agenda

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Foreground Magazine

Freder-Fredersen.160121The latest edition of Foreground Magazine from IFLA members AILA is out now, you can get it here.

PARKXCHANGE City Workshops Call for Submissions

TPL CPA Logos combinedCity Parks Alliance (CPA) and the Trust for Public Land (TPL) are partnering to bring placemaking skills and strategies to you through a PARKXCHANGE City Workshop on Creative Placemaking, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Earlier this year CPA and TPL released The Field Guide for Creative Placemaking and Parks, a book that serves as a ‘how-to’ for implementing park-based creative placemaking and highlights successful park placemaking case studies. We are now partnering to br

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Call for Entries- ASLA 2018 Awards

Image 07-02-2018 at 22.08 copyThe American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is now accepting entries for the 2018 Professional and Student Awards, the world’s most prestigious juried landscape architecture competition.

Each year, the ASLA Professional Awards honor the best in landscape architecture from around the globe, while the ASLA Student Awards give us a glimpse into the future of the profession.
Entry payments and submissions must be submitted online—www.asla.org/2018cfe. Go to the “Begin Your Submission” page t

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Call for papers – ECLAS Conference 2018

AlpbachAustriaKopieThe ECLAs Conference invite abstracts for oral presentations, pecha kucha and posters. Contributions are welcomed under any of the subthemes specified below. We welcome submissions pertaining to research, education and practice in landscape architecture, planning, management, science, and associated fields.

The deadline for abstract submission is March 12th 2018. Abstracts may only be submitted online at: http://conference.eclas.org/call/.

More information about the conference here.


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IFLA Advisory Circle Article: Cultural Landscape and the Nature Culture Journey

AC Header thinIFLA Advisory Circle Article: Cultural Landscape and the Nature Culture Journey

Author: Nupur Prothi Khanna, member of IFLA Advisory Circle.

An expanding and flourishing Asia is struggling with urbanisation taking a serious toll on the natural and cultural heritage of most of its towns and cities. The loss of memory of the ecological basis of Asian religion and cultural practice makes this phenomenon especially alarming. The chasm/departure as visible in our cities therefore reiterates this rece

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WHO Draft Decision on Health, Environment and Climate Change

WHO-NOWThe WHO has just released a draft decision on Health, Environment and Climate Change. You can read it here. IFLA Advisory Circle Member Gayle Souter Brown said  ‘the WHO draft Decision is an ideal opportunity for IFLA members to show how to link health, environment and climate within biophilic urban design to meet Sustainable development goals. Translational research shows wider community benefit than just small island nations. We need to include LandscapeArchitecture for treatment and preventio

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Call for applications for Hosts and Sponsors for the 2018 US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program

icomos_logo_with_text-transparent-1024x462Call for applications for Hosts and Sponsors for the 2018 US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program

Since 1984, the US/ICOMOS IEP has engaged partners across the world in hands-on training of emerging cultural heritage professionals. To date, more than 700 preservation interns and 70 nati

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Latest Foreground Newsletter is out

000026.160734You can read the January 11 Foreground Newsletter here.

Foreground is published by Uro Publications in partnership with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects with the support of industry partners.

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AAR Fellowships

dec17-armandoAAR in Rome are offering up to six fellowships for Italian artists and scholars in 2018–19. The participants will live and work in the Academy community, pursuing their own projects, participating in its collaborative, interdisciplinary environment, and making connections with Rome Prize Fellows. The application deadline is February 1. More info here.

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ASLA releases annual report

ASLA say ’2017 was year of challenges and accomplishments’, you can take a look back at ASLA’s activity in the last year in this video recently released.

NZILA You Tube Channel – videos of awards winning projects

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The NZILA Youtube channel has many of videos showcasing award winning projects – take a look here.

Why Auckland’s iconic Lightpath is pink

Screen+Shot+2018-01-16+at+5.56.21+AMMuch has been written and said about Te Ara I Whiti – the Lightpath – in Auckland.  The loved and well used cycleway is not only a winner in the 2017 Resene NZILA Pride of Place awards, but has also been recognised internationally.

Find out more about this project here.

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UK government publishes “A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment”

25-year-environment-planThe UK government has published “A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment”, you can read it in full here. You can read the response of the President of the Landscape Institute, UK to this document here.

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Issue 02/2017 of Ri-Vista on the topic of Coastal Landscapes is now online

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Call for Entries: 2018 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation

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Submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

This year’s awards cycle will mark the launch of a three-year partnership with Think City, a Malaysian urban renewal body that will support the programme and host the annual Awards Jury meeting in Penang, Malaysia.

The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation celebrate exemplar

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Thank you to Tunji Adejumo

Tunji Adejumo recently completed his term as President of IFLA Africa. At the 2018 World Council Professor Kathryn Moore, IFLA President thanked Tunji for his contribution to IFLA.

IFLA News – Issue 57

btyIFLA News Issue 57 is out now with news of the EPA working group. Read it online here or download it as a PDF here.

Launching Emerging Professionals Advocate


The Emerging Professionals Advocate (EPA) working group is an enthusiastic initiative of IFLA that kicked off at IFLA World Council meeting at the first ever World Design Summit in Montreal (WDSM) last October, bringing together newly qualified professionals, experts and students.

The opportunity for a global introduction during a world wide event such as the WDSM was a great start to what the EPA aims to achieve in the coming months. The discussion generated a number of great ideas that can su

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