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.


Public perception of landscape

Croome-696x464The Landscape Institutes recent Vandals or Visionaries event was a platform for discussion around the public perception of landscape.

2016 saw both the first public exhibition of the Landscape Institute Awards shortlist and the tercentennial of Capability Brown. To mark these occasions, five speakers assembled in The Building Centre on Store Street, London to discuss and debate the public perception of large-scale landscape projects.

On 5 December, The Building Centre hosted a lively debate on t

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WLA 2016 Annual is out now


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ASLA announces call for presentations for 2017 annual meeting

2017_ASLA_Annual_banner1920The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has announced the call for presentations for the 2017 Annual Meeting and EXPO. The deadline for education session proposals is February 1, 2017, and detailed information is available here.

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The professions concern for environmental justice

shanghaiEnvironmental Justice: ensuring everyone benefits equally from nature is becoming a “growing concern” says Kurt Culbertson, FASLA, Design Workshop.

In the ASLA 2016 Student Awards, 68 % of the award-winning designs focused on issues of environmental and social justice.

You can read the full article in The Dirt.

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IFLA News – issue 15

P1100806This week’s IFLA news contains an update from IFLA CER Committee Chair Bruno Marques. You can download it as a PDF here or read online here.





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IFLA News – Issue 14

130519 FC100 Smena_0008This week’s IFLA News features an update from Andreja Tutundzic, chair of IFLA EAA Committee. You can download the PDF here or read online here.

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European Commission receives IFLA Europe Award 2016

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.

IFLA Europe feels cl

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ISOCARP Newsletter

isocarp-logoThe ISOCARP November Newsletter is out, you can read it as a PDF here.

Call for proposals to host an Urban Thinkers Campus in 2017

WUCThe 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.

More information can be found here. 


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Inaugural WLA Awards launched

AWARD-SHOP-LOGO-1WLA 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

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IFLA News – Issue 13

MM IFLAThis weeks IFLA News has comment from the President IFLA Middle East, Mohammad Motallebi.  You can download the PDF here.

And the winner is… LI Awards

Image: Dr Tim Rich

Image: Dr Tim Rich

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


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Transforming Mental Health and Dementia Provision with the Natural Environment

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

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Supertrees, Singapore and inviting nature into cities

 Gardens By The Bay features in Planet Earth 2's episode on cities. Photo: BBC

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.


An article abo

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Call for papers for the CIPA Symposium now open

CIPA2017logoinma3rd 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

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IFLA News Issue 12

P1160613IFLA News Issue 12 is now out. It has an update from our Executive Director, Ben Roberts.  You can download a PDF here: IFLA News Issue 12 or read online here.

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Call for entries to the MLAA awards now open

ILAM MLAAThe 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.

The awards are open to subm

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News from IFLA Asia Pacific: Plans for 2017

14900518_351554981846300_8752212938975214136_nIFLA 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

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IFLA Action Plan

160710_IFLA Action Plan_Print copy“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

You can read the report in f

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Green space, mental wellbeing and sustainable communities

green-spacesThe 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.

You can read the whole blog entry here.

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COP22 Weekend Round-up

Daily-Planet-COP22-Special-Edition copyThe Daily Planet COP22 Weekend Edition is out – rounding up all the news from COP22.  You can download it here: Cop 22 Weekend Edition.

They have also produced a special Daily Planet Edition to be distributed in Marrakech which you can download here: Daily-Planet-COP22-Special-Edition.

The Daily Planet launched in Paris at the 2015 UN climate summit with a special newsletter and are proud to be powered by Climate-KIC. For more information see

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