The Tiong Bahru Estate which was the first planned housing estate in Singapore, was conserved in 2003 by the URA. Source: Author’s own.
Singapore is a city-state that has progressed from a small port to be a highly developed and competitive city that is widely recognised in the global economy. To stand in this position today within a short amount of time meant that rapid transformation needed to occur at a monumental scale. A notable example of this transformation is the revitalis
Writing to you all from Italy with an update on a very successful IFLA World Council meeting and Congress held in the beautiful city of Torino.
The IFLA World Council meeting takes place over two days and includes a very intense agenda which aims to consolidate work that has occurred over the last year by the various IFLA Committees, working groups and
A message to the IFLA Congress, Turin, 18-22 April, 2016-04-17
UNESCO Assistant Director- General for Culture
Dear colleagues and friends of IFLA
The 53th IFLA Congress falls in a particularly important moment for the development of international policies aimed to protect the environment, foster sustainable development, preserve and protect the quality of urban and landscape areas.
Just a few month ago, with approval of Agenda 2030, the International Community has adopted the
International Federation of Landscape Architects working group “Global professional standard” partnering with The Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Boards are conducting a joint online research project called “Task Analysis” to better understand the current scope of professional practice worldwide. Results will be shared with all participants and the data will be analysed for its implications on current and future practice. This is the first and essential p
The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), which represents the worldwide profession of Landscape Architecture, proudly announced today at their World Congress in Turin, Italy, that German Landscape Architect Peter LATZ has been selected as the winner of the 2016 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 President of UIA (Union International of Ar
The industrialisation of urban landscapes have damaged the identities of many towns and cities, while the desire of many residents to move to larger cities or suburbs has caused urban shrinkage in many smaller urban centres (Matta & Caballero, 2016). In a move to counteract such trends, leaders of small and medium sized towns pledged to improve and maintain a high quality of lif
Symposium Reading Patina Learning from the deterioration of built landscapes through time, Thursday7th, Friday 8th July 2016, TU Berlin
Symposium “Reading Patina, Learning from the deterioration of built landscapes through time” to be held at the Technische Universität Berlin on Thursday7th, Friday 8th July 2016. The symposium is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as part of the current DFG research project “Landscape architecture and the time factor: Construction research o
Since 2010, UNISCAPE has been organizing a photo contest called “People’s Landscapes”, which has thus far involved hundreds of European university students, bringing together an iconic archive on landscape, re ecting the values envisaged in the ELC.
This year People’s Landscapes will be a short video contest, in which participants are encouraged to use dynamic media as a tool to communicate the e
Student Design Competition of the 53rd IFLA World Congress 2016 “Tasting the Landscape: Samples of New Smart Landscape Architecture”
The Student Design Competition of the 53rd IFLA World Congress 2016 is sponsored by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and organised by the Italian Association of Landscape Architecture – Associazione Italiana di Architettura del Paesaggio (AIAPP).
The objective of the competition is to recognize superior environmental design achievements m
AR (t) CHITECTUREAn 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
Sponsored by the Nava Polman-Gerson Foundation, Netherlands
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
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
IFLA AR-URBIO CONFERENCE 2016
25-27 October 2016, Panama City, Panama
CALL FOR PAPERS & POSTERS,
THEMATIC SESSIONS & SYMPOSIA
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
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:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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