Update: IFLA Professional Practice and Policy Working Groups

Since her election IFLA PPP Chair  Marina Cervera Alonso de Medina  has been restructuring the Working Groups in order to start 2017 fresh with 7 active Groups, each with clear leadership of the appointed Chair and an agreed mission and vision to be disseminated amongst our IFLA community and beyond. This work is outlined below:

IFLA CULTURAL LANDSCAPE WORKING GROUP

Mabel Contin is chairing this working group on cultural landscape that represents a broader vision from the definition essentially

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Lx Campus Ideas Competition now open

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AILA have a new logo

AILA Stacked BlackIFLA Members AILA have unveiled their new logo and here at IFLA world we think it looks pretty dapper!

IFLA News – Issue 19

P1110303Issue 19 of the IFLA news is out, with content from the President of IFLA Asia Pacific Region Damian Tang. You can download it here.

ASLA has been named to a list of professional societies most engaged with climate issues

ASLA-logo-1024x614IFLA Member The ASLA has been named to a list of professional societies most engaged with climate issues.  The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is one of nine exemplar organisations exhibiting the most comprehensive approaches to educating and engaging their members, according to a report released today by the Kresge Foundation.

You can read the full details here.

 

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LIFE Programme Newsletter January 2017

logo_lifeThe LIFE Programme newsletter is out, you can get it here. The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value. This month LIFE News turns the spotlight on climate change in urban areas.

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Show me the money: Why complete streets make economic sense

The economic benefits of walkable cities are often overshadowed by the health benefits – but they shouldn’t be says Scott Lane, Senior Transportation Planner from Stantec.

We know that walking and cycling can help extend and enhance your life, but we seldom think about how these two modes of travel – collectively called ‘active modes’ – can enhance business opportunities. But if more cities and towns took a hard look at the numbers, I think they’d see there is a strong case for creating complete

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IFLA News – Issue 18

UntitledIFLA News – Issue 18 is out with a review by IFLA Africa President Tunji Adejumo of the first Ethiopian Landscape Forum. You can download it as a PDF here.

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First Ethiopian Landscape Forum, 14th and 15th December 2016

ethipoiaTunji Adejumo, President of IFLA Africa provides this report on the advancement of landscape architecture education in Arica and the first Ethiopian Landscape Forum which took place on the 14th and 15th December 2016 in Addis Ababa.

One of the strategic goals of IFLA is to advance landscape architecture education globally especially in the emerging region of Africa.  IFLA Africa Region is conscious of this vision and adopted an action plan that focuses on increasing the number of qualified lands

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Final report of the 16th WUC Steering Committee

wuc_newThe final report of the 16th World Urban Campaign Steering Committee has been released following its meeting held on 15 and 16 October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador during Habitat III. The documents can be downloaded from the WUC site here.

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Living, Building and Financing the City Post Habitat III

763INTA, the global membership association of policy-makers and urban practitioners who contribute significantly to sustainable urban development, have released details of proceedings of their recent World Congress, INTA40 which was held in Lisbon in October and attended by over 200 people. The papers can be found here

 

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Ri-vista – Continuous call for papers

rv_cover Ri-Vista’s OPEN CONTINUOUS CALL, aims to receive submissions of papers regarding both theoretical and applied works that are meaningful for Landscape Planning and Landscape Design.

Many research projects and studies pertaining to both the natural and human sciences are investigating interesting scientific fields and issues. You can submit your works in compliance with the editorial rules by sending a We-Transfer Link to the e-mail address ri-vista@dida.unifi.it The proposals have to be unpublis

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Ri-vista – Thematic call ‘Greening the City’

rv_coverRi-vista – Research for landscape planning has made a THEMATIC CALL for the issue 1|2017, deadline February 20, 2017  on the topic of GREENING THE CITY.

Greening the city is a theme that has prolific and cyclic h

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ALIA’s 50th Year in numbers

IFLA Member ALIA recently celebrated its 50th – and they had a lot to celebrate…AILA_XMAS_ECARD_2016

OMBÚes. Prácticas y representaciones”, Museo Figari, Montevideo

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On Wednesday, November 30, the OMBUS sample was concluded at the Figari Museum, Montevideo.

Ana Vallarino Katzenstein, (Arq., Dra. esp. en Paisaje, Prof. Agr. G°4 FADU UdelaR, Uruguay and IFLA Delegate) reported it was a very busy night, more than a hundred people visited yesterday the exhibition and filled the facilities of the first floor of the museum intended for presentation.

It was conducted by the doctor of linguistics Lisa Block and agronomist Paul Ross , who wi

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The Panama City Declaration: URBIO and IFLA 2016

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The IFLA Americas Region As a continued tradition since 2012, the recent Americas Regional Conference  concluded  its  meeting  with  the  writing  of  The Panama City Declaration: URBIO and IFLA 2016.

“We  therefore  recognise  and  assert  that  urban  landscape design  for  resilient  and  sustainable  cities  must  focus  on urban health together with biodiversity”
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Happy Holiday wishes from IFLA

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IFLA News Issue 17

15_OXIGEN HALIFAX STUDIO_OxigenThis weeks IFLA news, the last of 2016, is written by IFLA Treasurer James Hayter. You can download it as a PDF here

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Call for papers – LI conference 2017

Masterplan for Piazza Gae Aulenti. © AECOM

Masterplan for Piazza Gae Aulenti. © AECOM

The LI has issued a call for papers for its 2017 annual conference.

“Landscape is a regulator of endless processes, producer and consumer of raw materials, highly multifunctional and synergistic.”

Pollalis, S. N., 2016. Planning Sustainable Cities: An infrastructure-based approach. London: Routledge.

“Landscape is the primary infrastructure.”

Farrell Review of Architecture and the Built Environment, 2014

Landscape practitioners are significantly involve

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IFLA News – Issue 16

P1160999IFLA News Issue 16 is out with information from Raquel Penalosa, President IFLA Americas. You can download the pdf here.

ALIA announces the dates for 2017 Festival

Screen Shot 2016-12-16 at 08.21.54Today ALIA announced the dates for the fourth International Festival of Landscape Architecture, Australia’s largest gathering of Landscape Architects.

The International Festival of Landscape Architecture is designed to position landscape architecture as a leading profession in shaping a better future for Australia. Events for the 2017 Festival will be wide ranging and include the National Landscape Architecture Conference, National Landscape Architecture Awards, a student program, parties, talks

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World Design Summit Newsletter December 2016

The World Design Summit December newsletter is out, with all the updates on progress on their planning towards 10 days to change the world.  You can download it as a PDF here.Screen Shot 2016-12-16 at 08.08.27

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First speakers announced for the World Design Summit

Screen Shot 2016-12-16 at 08.09.22Jan Gehl and Belinda Tato are amongst those recently announced as speakers for the World Design Summit.  You can find out more here

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New York City has mapped its trees and calculated the economic benefits of each one

beneficios-ecologico-mapa-nueva-york-1000x431Archdaly reports on the mapping of all New York City’s trees and the calculation of the economic benefit of each one. 

“Public spaces, squares, and parks in New York City are administered by the city’s Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks). In recent years, the agency has been responsible for creating new programs to help children, youth and adults be aware of the importance of caring for their urban landscape. One of these programs is a TreesCount! which in 2015 gathered 2,300 volunteers

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Happy Christmas from LALI

image003This very cheery Christmas greeting just popped into our IFLA world inbox and we just had to share – a very merry Christmas to you too LALI and all your members.