Resene NZILA Pride of Place Landscape Architecture Award Winners 2017

7595696c9e61a04b07f5b4841888351eNZILA has announced the 2017 winners of the Pride of Place Landscape Architecture awards. Schemes across a wide range of categories are considered including.

The full list of winners can be found here, it included the NZILA Award of Excellence to the Australian Memorial, Wellington (pictured above) by Mark Newdick Landscape Architects for the Australian Wargraves Department. The NZILA pages for award winners include images and also video interviews with the design team.

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IFLA News – Issue 51

201110_Estonia_1aS_0022IFLA News – Issue 51 is now out – with news of the IFLA Global Educational Accreditation Procedure from Chair of the IFLA EAA Committee, Andreja Tutundzic, you can get it as a pdf here or read it online here.

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New Chair of Cultural Landscapes Committee announced

Porfessor Sung-Kyun KimFollowing a recent election IFLA is delighted to announce that a new Chair of the Cultural Landscapes Committee has been appointed.  Professor Sung-Kyun Kim is the President, Asian Cultural Landscape Association (ACLA) and Professor, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea and has had long standing relationship with IFLA, serving as the Korean delegate of IFLA for more than 10 years, as the Treasurer of IFLA Eastern Region from 1999 to 2002 and as the chair of IFLA APR Cultural Landscape Committ

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IFLA News – Issue 50

DMMoEmRXcAEV97u-1IFLA News Issue 50 is our with comment from IFLA Climate Change Working Group Chair, Dr Colleen Mercer-Clarke. You can read it online here, or download as a PDF here.

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IFLA NEWS – Issue 49

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The Lake at Middlesborough Copyright Historic England









IFLA News Issue 49 is out with news of ICOMOS declarations signed at the World Design Summit. You can read online here or download as a PDF here.

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Declaration outlines design’s responsibility for solving global problems


Dezeen has published an article about the World Design Summit, an extract of this is below:

For the first time, representatives of leading international organisations representing designers, architects, planners and landscape architects have collaborated effectively to present a united position on the utilisation of design to cope with pressing global economic, social, environmental and cultural challenges,” said a statement from World Design Summit.

It is hoped that the document will be used a

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IFLA APR announces student deisgn competition winners

23131958_368307553628426_4276420758192870805_nCongratulations to the winners of the IFLA APR 2017 International Student Competition!

1st Prize $3,000
Back to Lake – the historical reclamation of farming and fishing in Sanshan island of Tai lake
By Yuanyuan Zhang, Lizhu Zeng, Wanting Lin, Xiaofang Liu from Soochow University

2nd Prize $2,000
When Flood Equals Wealth at Bangkien, Choomsang, Nakonsawan, Thailand
By Pakasem Tongchai from Chulalongkorn University

3rd Prize $1,000
Rural Landscape and Infrastructure: Reconsidering Indigenous Comm

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Multifunctional city space wins Danish Landscape Architecture Award 2017


DL FPNV Jens Lindhe 01 – 03: The urban plaza in front of the golden Library and Cultural house in Copenhagen's Northwest Quarter wins Danish Landscape Architecture Award 2017 / Credit: Jens Lindhe

DL FPNV Jens Lindhe 01 – 03: The urban plaza in front of the golden Library and Cultural house in Copenhagen’s Northwest Quarter wins Danish Landscape Architecture Award 2017 / Credit: Jens Lindhe

The urban plaza in front of the golden Library and Cultural house in Copenhagen’s Northwest Quarter wins Danish Landscape Architecture Award 2017. The project is conducted by Schønherr, COBE and TRANSFORM, with Grontmij as engineer, Malmos A/S as Developer with the municipality of Copenhagen as clien

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IFLA ExCo welcomes Carey Duncan

As we have previously announced IFLA Africa has elected a new President, Carey Duncan. As president of the region Carey will also become a member of IFLA World’s Executive Council, we would like to warmly welcome Carey to this role.

MOU with Landscape Academy – first steps to a Cambodian Landscape Architecture Association

IFLA Honorary Member Richard L P Tan recently issued this letter and images detailing the recent first steps taken towards establishing a  Landscape Architecture Association for Cambodia.

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IFLA Africa announces new ExCo

22886115_669002059965807_273477167898772697_nThe New IFLA Africa ExCo takes office today:

Welcome to:

Tunji Adejumo, immediate past president and ex-officio member (Nigeria)

Carey Duncan, President (Morocco)

Graham Young, Secretary General (South Africa)

Sondès Zaier, Treasurer (Tunisia)

Kharbal Khalto, Communications and External Relations (CER) (Nigeria)

Roberta Oramabo (Professional Practice and Policy (PPP) (Nigeria)

Carolyne Wanza (Education and Academic Affairs (EAA) (Kenya)

IFLA Africa advisors:
James Taylor, Canada
Hitesh Mehta, (

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WDSO says thanks!

Image 31-10-2017 at 20.20Today the World Design Summit issued the following statement:
The World Design Summit Organization (WSDO) wishes to thank all our partners and participants: speakers, delegates, exhibitors, sponsors, suppliers, and volunteers for their role in the first edition of the World Design Summit (WDS) in Montreal, from 16 to 24 October 2017.

We are grateful to our founding partners, including the steering committee, and our professional design associations partners from the six disciplines, for the su

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Announcement of IFLA APR Election Result 2017

Following the election for the role of President of the IFLA APR held between 30th Aug – 30th Sept 2017, the chart below shows that the incumbent, Damian Tang, has been re-elected for a further two year term.

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As a result, Mr Damian Tang was elected as the IFLA APR President for the 2017 – 2019 term.

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As there is no other contestant for the Honorary Secretary position, an election is not required and thus Associate Professor Mike Barthelmeh will hold this appointment from

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2018 Landscape Australia Conference to explore opportunities of the ‘Asian century’

Screen Shot 2017-10-25 at 10.07.54The 2016 Australian Census revealed that, for the first time since colonization, migration to Australia from Asia has surpassed that from Europe. Australia’s fortunes are tied symbiotically to the region’s, and being able to fluently and meaningfully engage with Asian cultures is important if the opportunities represented by the so-called “Asian century” are to be taken advantage of.

You can find out more about the conference here.

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Montreal Design Declaration – a historic moment

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Read the declaration in full, signed by signatories including IFLA, here.


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AILA announces its National Landscape Architecture Award winners


2017 AILA National Awards

AILA has announced the winners of this year’s National Landscape Architecture Awards. You can see the full list of winners here. Image Credit AILA.

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IFLA helps tackle global issues through design

DM7fXzwV4AA4-r7Today IFLA was one of 34 international organizations who came together solve global issues through design.  At the World Design Summit in Montreal, The first Montreal Design Declaration has now been officially signed.

This global undertaking was focused on developing an international action plan for harnessing the power of design to address pressing global challenges. International organizations representing design, architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture, are coming together for

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Winners of the 2017 IFLA Student Design Competition

DMgc973UMAAN3YsOn Friday, October 20th 2017, the Winners of the 2017 IFLA Student Design Competition were announced by the CSLA.

1st Place – IFLA Group Han Prize for Student Landscape Architecture $3,500 US

“Global Energy Landscapes: evolutionary process of infrastructures in new territories. The Patagonia case.”
Tomas Esteban Pont Apostolo, Stefano Romagnoli, Juan Cruz Serafini

Faculty of Architecture, Urbanism and Design, National University of Cordoba, Argentina
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IFLA News – Issue 48

Picture 011 copyIFLA News Issue 48 is out – you can get it online here or download as a pdf here.

Dirk Sijmons announced as 2017 winner of the IFLA Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award

20080227-152 copyThe International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), which represents the worldwide profession of Landscape Architecture, proudly announced today at the opening ceremony of their World Congress in Montreal, Canada, that Dutch Landscape Architect Dirk SIJMONS has been selected as the winner of the 2017 premier award for Landscape Architecture, the IFLA – Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award.

The Award Jury composed of a Landscape Architect from each of the five IFLA regions, and the Secretary Gene

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Darwina L. Neal receives 2017 Penn State Alumni Fellow award

nealLongtime NPS administrator Darwina Neal wins Penn State Alumni Fellow award

Darwina L. Neal (’65 B.S. Landscape Architecture) is the recipient of a 2017 Penn State Alumni Fellow award, the most prestigious honor given by the Penn State Alumni Association.

Neal is a longtime National Park Service (NPS) administrator who retired as chief of cultural resource preservation services, National Capital Region (NCR), in 2009. The first woman elected president of the American Society of Landscape Archite

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IFLA News Issue 47

a3308119-c746-480a-961d-9f450f455882IFLA News Issue 47 is out. You can read it online here or download as a PDF here.

IFLA News Issue 46

f6802282-92be-499a-8765-ca83fd6189bdIFLA News – issue 46 is out. You can read online here or download as PDF here.

WDS Speaker Programme published

speakers program WDSO 2017The WDS has now published their speaker programme – you can read it here. Stay up to date with the summit but subscribing to their newsletter here.

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Prof. Dr. Habil. Mihály Mőcsényi (1919-2017) Landscape Architect

mocsenyi_mihaly_1919_2017Prof. Dr. Habil. Mihály Mőcsényi (1919-2017) Landscape Architect

We would like let the members of IFLA know that Mihály Mőcsényi past away last week in his own-designed summer resident at Balatongyörök in the age of 98. He was the oldest and most regarded Hungarian landscape architect, who was awarded the ‘Sir Geoffry Jellicoe-prize’ in 2012, and the highest national scientific ‘Kossuth-prize’ in 2014. He was a designer, master, researcher, university-teacher, dean, professor emeritus and a form

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