The Young Professional Advocate working group 


The Young Professionals’ Advocate (YPA) working group is an international working group of young professionals and students of landscape architecture or relevant disciplines established aiming to create a community and integrate the voice of young professionals within IFLA.

The YPA brings and bonds together a community of students and young professionals of landscape architecture by creating network opportunities across the world. Our activities aim to facilitate interaction and communication within the IFLA regions and enable the transfer of knowledge and skills between members.

The goal is the students and young professionals to have an established network where they can get guidance, find out about resources, events and news of the profession and for IFLA to support them across all its regions and build a bridge between professional assets and education.

Vision & Mission

Vision: To become a recognised body of young professionals and students that provides an established international network and connects newly accredited landscape architects and students with businesses, practices and like-minded (student) associations worldwide.

Mission: To create a framework for young professionals that will support and enhance their induction to practice by effectively engaging the national organisations, academia, business and public sector in order to connect individuals and associations and secure the future of the profession across all the IFLA regions.

Strategic Areas of Focus
Students, national associations, events and activities that bring value to young professionals

Strategic Goals
Network, form a bond with practice, form a bond with students across the regions

Members of this working group are:

More information about the YPA coming soon.