The IFLA Europe Award 2016 has been granted to the European Commission, Directorate General for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.
IFLA Europe stated “It is the aim of the IFLA Europe to, following its Statutes and Regulations approved in the General Assembly held in Oslo in October2014, to recognise the work of exceptional people who believe that our way of perceiving and understanding the world derived from our profession could contribute to its development.
The World Urban Campaign (WUC) has made a call for Proposals to host an Urban Thinkers Campus in 2017.
World Urban Campaign (WUC) Lead or Associate partners can apply by filling in a proposal application form & submitting it via email to URBANTHINKERS@UNHABITAT.ORG The deadline for applications is 31 December 2016. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 31 January 2017.
WLA have announced this week the launch of the inaugural WLA Awards. WLA say ”Over many years we have published thousands of projects online and in WLA Magazine and we thought that it was time to launch our own awards to honour landscape architects around the world for their outstanding work. The annual World Landscape Architecture Awards seeks to recognise outstanding work and promote the profession across the world. The Awards endeavour to recognise innovative work (conceptual and built) by l
The LI held their award ceremony yesterday celebrating successful projects by the profession. The Presidents award went to TACP - A long-term action plan for key stakeholders and public sector bodies to help address the decline in biodiversity in the four local authority areas of Monmouthshire, Blaenau-Gwent, Caerphilly and Torfaen. You can find the full list of winners here
In the week in which dementia overtook heart disease to become the leading cause of death in England and Wales, CSH hosted a flagship national conference which looked at how we can use the natural environment to tackle both this and other forms of mental ill health.
CSH state on their website; “Working on behalf of the National Outdoors for All Working Group, CSH invited speakers from across the healthcare and natural environment sectors, led by a keynote programme comprising Gina Radford, Deput
Gardens By The Bay features in Planet Earth 2′s episode on cities. Photo: BBC
The Supertress of Gardens by the Bay was featured in a documentary, whose debut episode was the most-watched natural history documentary in the United Kingdom in over 15 years.
In the finale episode of BBC Earth’s Planet Earth II which focuses on cities and how the natural world interacts with urban environments, Singapore gets screen time as an example of how cities can work to be conducive to nature.
3rd Call for Contributions – CIPA Symposium 2017 (Ottawa, Canada). The call for papers for the symposium is now open, deadline for submission is 1st February 2017.
Recording the physical characteristics of historic places and landscapes is a cornerstone of preventive maintenance, monitoring and conservation. The information produced by such work guides decision-making by property owners, site managers, public officials, and conservators. Rigorous documentation may also serve a broader purpose
The Malaysia Landscape Architecture Industry Awards (MLAA) Awards are now open for entries. The Institute Landscape Architecture Malaysia (ILAM) present this awards to the most outstanding Malaysian landscape architecture consultancy firms, developers, researchers, students, contractors, suppliers, government agencies, media and outstanding individuals in Malaysia and abroad. These awards honour the best in landscape architecture from various aspects of the industry.
IFLA World received a recent from IFLA Asia-Pacific on plans and events that IFLA Asia-Pacific Region associations and friends can look forward to in 2017:
1. IFLA Asia-Pacific Landscape Architecture Awards 2017 – the much-awaited international platform that recognises the excellent works of landscape architecture in the rich and diverse context of varied culture and geographies across asia-pacific countries; and an excellent platform for international showcase and business profiling across the
“We are here because we all believe passionately in Landscape Architecture”
Kathryn Moore, IFLA President
The IFLA Action plan was published in June 2016. It sets out the agenda for IFLA over the coming years, addressing the global challenges faced by the profession and the opportunities for a new philosophy of landscape that considers identity at its core. IFLA has set out 11 aims which are detailed in the plan alongside 3 strategic pillars designed to deliver them
The Public Health matters blog has an interesting recent article about Green space, mental wellbeing and sustainable communities. It summarises the evidence Public Health England has submitted to the recent Parks Inquiry, more about which you can find here.
IFLA Global Professional Survey (GPS) Working Group together with CLARB have issued the final executive summary report about the Task analysis survey they conveyed earlier this year. It is hoped this will be a very good starting point for discussions. You can see the report here: 2016 Global Landscape Architecture Task Analysis_ES
More information about the Global Professional Survey (GPS) Working group can be found here.
For more information about the report please contact the Working Group Ch
US/ICOMOS has announced their call for applications for participants in the 2017 International Exchange Program (IEP).
US/ICOMOS is seeking graduate students and young professionals (1-3 years of experience) specialized in historic preservation and heritage conservation to participate in the 2017 IEP. Participants will be assigned practical working internships, under professional supervision, with a public or private nonprofit preservation organization. Internships for U.S. citizens are in other
The International Union of Architects (UIA) and the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) have a long association one with the other. They also have a Memorandum of Understanding providing for engaging together in joint projects. This project for the development of Indigenous Ecosystem Corridors and Nodes provides for such cooperation between the professions. In doing so it also offers an open invitation for the participation of other professions and relevant organisations.