NOT IN MY BACKYARD: AILA 2016 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE WEBSITE LAUNCHES

NOT IN MY BACKYARD: 2016 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE WEBSITE LAUNCHES

 
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Adventures into the profoundly frightening, deeply uncertain and yet somehow incredibly optimistic landscapes of the 21st century.
NOT IN MY BACKYARD: 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture is taking place in Canberra over four days from 27 – 30 October 2016.
Canberra is one of the very few, fully planned cities in the world. The 2016 Festival in Canberra will connect the public with l

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AR (t) CHITECTURE An International Conference at The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

AR (t) CHITECTURE An International Conference at The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning
19-21 April 2016
http://jebe-cities.com/archart

Call for Papers

Good architecture brings forth a thick reality of experience. To create poetic local places (buildings, landscapes, and urban design projects), the architect has to embody the environment in which his architectural creation takes place. Meaningful architectural making always reflects and addresses

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IFLA CHARETTE FOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS 16-19 April 2016, Turin, Italy

IFLA CHARETTE FOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS

April 16th - 19th, 2016 – Turin, Italy

Sponsored by the Nava Polman-Gerson Foundation, Netherlands
Nava Polman Gerson Foundation

Nava Polman Gerson Foundation

The IFLA Student Charette of the 53rd IFLA World Congress is an intensive workshop open to post-graduate students in Landscape Architecture and undergraduate students in their last year of a Landscape Architecture program, or those attending a Landscape Architecture course included in other programs (where their Univers

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INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR PAPERS ON LANDSCAPE AND ENERGY

INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR PAPERS ON LANDSCAPE AND ENERGY

Now that the Paris UN Climate agreement to is signed by 195 countries to keep the global warming ‘well below 2°C, most of us realize that the actions needed to reach that goal will deeply influence our landscapes and indeed our seascapes. Not only projects that belong to the necessary energy-transition like wind turbine parks, solar energy fields, hydropower complexes, tidal plants, geo-thermal installations, but also re-afforestation project

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Call for Papers 2016 IFLA Americas Regional Conference, Panama City, Panama, 25-27 October 2016

IFLA AR-URBIO CONFERENCE 2016
25-27 October 2016, Panama City, Panama

CALL FOR PAPERS & POSTERS,
THEMATIC SESSIONS & SYMPOSIA
CONFERENCE THEME
From Cities to Landscape: Design for Health and Biodiversity

The Organizations Urban Biodiversity and Design (URBIO) and the International Federation of Landscape Architects, Americas Region (IFLA-Americas) will hold a joint convention 25-27 October 2016, in Panama City, Panama. The meeting, at which we expect attendance of approximate 500 from around th

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LE:Notre Landscape Forum in Cyprus

 

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The Organizing Committee of the 5th LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum invites you to join us in Paphos, Cyprus from 16th to 20th March 2016. The pre-forum excursions will start already on 14th of March. Neapolis University of Paphos will host the forum at the Coral Beach Hotel and Resorts.

Academic and professional experts in the field of landscape architecture and related disciplines will  guide you through four thematic sessions:

  1. Urban growth and peri-urban sprawl: Walkab

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New Indigenous Landscape Architects Network

Indigenous Landscape Architects network

An international indigenous landscape architects network is being established. While there are only very few trained and practicing at present, the network will help to build momentum and assist with mutual practice issues. This is occurring in conjunction with a multidisciplinary indigenous design conference which is to be held at Whakapara Marae in Whangarei, New Zealand February 26-29, 2016. Hosted by Ngā Aho, the Māori design professionals’ network, an

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Landscape news around Africa

Landscape architecture is moving forward gradually but surely in Africa. Here is a look at some of the countries within the continent and what has been going on landscape wise!

KENYA: It was an interesting, informative and educative time at the 4th IFLA/AFRICA Symposium which took place in Kenya between the 14th and the 16th of  October, 2015. The event theme bordered around Resilience  and  answers were proffered to the question of what  the  role of Landscape Architects in the sprawling Urban

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The necessity of including communication and presentation educational skills in Landscape Architecture Education in Africa

The Landscape architecture profession is one which utilizes principles that are deeply rooted in science and arts. The result of the training that one garners in the profession is for the purpose of being able to effectively plan, manage and research on both built and natural environments. The landscape architect is honed to be able to be creative and analytical employing a community participatory approach that factors in the culture and politics of the environment where he is to work be it on a

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ICON-LA International Conference: Deadline for abstracts 1 March 2016

ICON LA International Conference
8 June‐9 June 2016
St. Petersburg (Russia)

 

Open urban space and landscape architecture: searching for new solutions

The main objective of this international scientific conference is to raise the attention and awareness among landscape architects, city administrations and other appropriate stakeholders, as well as researchers about design, planning and social aspects of different open urban spaces.  St. Petersburg is especially known for its historic landscapes

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IFLA 2016 – Early Bird registration ends in 15 February 2016

 

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Pop-Up Urbanism, a Future for Southeast Asia

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One of many Eric Zacharevic murals in Penang. Photo Source: Arrestedmotion.com

The urbanisation of metropolitan areas and the character of cities have taken a new dimension in recent years. There is an increasing focus for local residents to have an active role in developing the cities of the world. Such trend is seen as an important step in promoting sustainable practices and improving planning policies in urban areas (Yuen, 2009).  With the emergence of the “Maker Movement” from DIY (Do-It-You

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ICON LA International Conference: Open urban space and landscape architecture – searching for new solutions

ICON LA International Conference

8 June‐9 June 2016

St. Petersburg (Russia)

Open urban space and landscape architecture: searching for new solutions

The main objective of this international scientific conference is to raise the attention and awareness among landscape architects, city administrations and other appropriate stakeholders, as well as researchers about design, planning and social aspects of different open urban spaces.  St. Petersburg is especially known for its historic landscapes as

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Ngā Aho, Indigenous Design Conference Whakapara Marae, Te Tai Tokerau, Aotearoa. 26 – 29 February, 2016

I TE TIMATANGA: AT THE SOURCE
Indigenous Design Conference

26-29 February 2016
Whakapara, Te Tai Tokerau, Aotearoa New Zealand
http://www.timatanga2016.com/

Calling all indigenous architects, landscape architects, urban designers, design thinkers and public art practitioners. Ngā Aho, Māori Design Professionals network, invites you to join us in Aotearoa. I Te Timatanga is a multidisciplinary indigenous design conference, for any indigenous person who helps to shape the public realm. Discuss an

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CLAV 4 Exhibition – 40 best landscape architecture projects from V4 countries

CLAV 4 Exhibition

Association of Landscape Architecture opened on 24 November 2015 in Krakow, Poland the international exhibition called “Contemporary landscape architecture in Visegrad Countries”.

The presentation of 40 best landscape architecture projects from all V4 countries is intended to draw attention to the problem of landscape shaping in Central Europe countries, where the understanding of common space is changing. The presentation of the exhibition will be combined with a cycle of semi

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ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO highlights

If you were not fortunate enough to be there – or even if you were, you can now catch up with the highlights from the 2015 Annual Meeting and EXPO here.

Watch ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO Highlights from ASLA on Vimeo.

2017 World Design Summit has IFLA as a partner

Now taking shape in Montreal: The World Design Summit

 
Liza Frulla, President of the World Design Summit Organization, announced today the creation of the Scientific Committees that will help prepare the agenda for the discussions that will lead to this exceptional gathering of the whole of “Planet Design”.

Heads of three major design, planning and landscape architecture organizations are in Montréal to set the stage for the work they will be performing in collaboration with their national and local associations.

Kathryn Moore, President

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Fragments of the Past

The Wolf House - Photo source: (Drexler, 1986: 103)

The Wolf House – Photo source: (Drexler, 1986: 103)

“A work of art does not wholly disappear with its physical dissolution. It persists as long as there are people to remember it; people to whom it is of significance even as a memory or as a concept”.

   _ Leo Schmidt

Introduction
The Wolf House, a modernist villa designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was located in Guben (Today’s Gubin) in Poland which was built in 1926, long before the Second World War. Sadly what remains today from the modern

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Mga Luntiang Lugar (Green Places): Landscape Architects provide farming opportunities for small neighbourhoods in the Philippines

Luntiang Barangay PALA-NCCA, 2014

Community planting. Photo by PALA-NCCA Luntiang Barangay Project Team, 2014.

Landscape Architecture and Sustainability

In a recent write up at The Dirt by the American Society of Landscape Architects, Patricia O’Donnell mentions the possible role that landscape architects can do in helping solve inter-connected problems faced by all. As part of the United Nations new sustainable development agenda formalised last September 2015 in New York, O’Donnell points out that landscape architects could co

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Lufasi Park, Lagos: an interesting find in a state with a need of functional urban green spaces

The word ‘urban’ according to the UN means different things relative to the geographical location and the continent. In Africa, Urban areas can refer to an agglomeration of 5,000 or more inhabitants where 75% of the economic activity is not agriculture as in the case of Botswana, or it could be district centres and or localities with 300 dwellings or 1,500 inhabitants or more as in the case of Equatorial Guinea, or places with some form of local authority as is the case of South Africa.

In gener

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Baubotanik: Botanically Inspired Biodesign

Trees are the tall, quiet guardians of our human narrative. They spend their entire lives breathing for the planet, supporting vast ecosystems, all while providing key services in the form of food, shelter, and medicine. Their resilient boughs both lift the sky and our spirits as well. Their moss aged grandeur stands testament to the shifting times, so much so, that imagining a world without trees is like imagining a world without life.

To move forward then, mankind must not only coexist with na

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Remembering victims under the National Socialist regime in Berlin through creative storytelling

Holocaust Memorial by Roberta CaldasBerlin is said to be a city of ghosts (Ladd, 1997). It has staged the most horrific political regime of the 20th century, which has left traces in the landscape. These traces remain even if the sites of terror have being torn down, reused as something completely different or memorialised in the city. This article will analyse traces of commemoration in urban spaces in Berlin for the victims of the National Socialist (Nazi) regime from 1933 to 1945. It will explore how these victims are remembere

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Landscape Architecture – a profession of ‘place’

HOW DO WE PROFILE A CAPRICIOUS PROFESSION

It is understood that if you organise a ‘gaggle’ of designers or planners to solve a mutual task, the number of alternative outcomes would be directly proportional to the number of participants – that is, if it was initially agreed amongst the ‘gaggle’ that there were no restrictions on alternative options.   This does not mean that the participants would disagree on the alternative outcomes and that having multiple answers to a design problem is an issu

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Climate change – to adapt or not to adapt? A look at the Dustbin Estate, Ajegunle, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Sustainable development in the African continent and more specifically in Nigeria, has always been threatened by climate change impacts. These impacts will bring about ecosystem degradation and a disruption of the socio economic processes in the country. Lagos is a state in Nigeria which is a world accepted megacity due to its huge population. However, the coastal areas in the state are highly vulnerable to climate change impacts such as increased or heavy rainfall season which will trigger off

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Brief theoretical premise on landscape: definitions, descriptors, actions

In recent decades, landscape has become a central topic in the debate of territory management. The approach to landscape takes necessary multidisciplinary knowledge, which has never been sufficiently clear, trying to respond to that set of actions to ensure the government and to guide and harmonize its variations, caused by social development, economic and environmental processes.

To investigate landscape, therefore, it is possible to define both theoretically and through existing projects, a nu

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