The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), in collaboration with the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), plans to unveil World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM) in April 2015. Formerly National Landscape Architecture Month, WLAM participants will celebrate landscape architecture by engaging their communities while connecting ASLA’s chapters to different member organizations of IFLA to spread the profession across the globe.

Anyone can join the celebration by requesting a wallet-sized card that reads “Designed by a Landscape Architect” to feature in pictures at landscape-architect-designed spaces and share on social media. Anyone also can submit these pictures and view them alongside ASLA chapters’ and their sister organizations’ images on a global, sharable map. Use hash-tags #WLAM2015 #ASLA #IFLA.

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To join the celebration, visit WLAM’s Facebook page or for more information please visit its webpage. And stay tuned from more information.




WorldLA_month_IFLASpringtime is arriving. And with it the renewed hopes and illusions of a dawning year in which, once more, we will see our profession pick up its never ending dynamics. Its complexity bridges humanism and technical knowledge, emotions and the rationale. It encompasses minute ecosystems and eye‐spanning territorial scales. It deals with sustainable development, and furthermore, with human rights and individual identities. This passionate profession which defines us as landscape architects, started more than 150 years ago. The very same term of landscape architect was conflictive from the very start, as it is still now is. Andrew Jackson Downing, the instigator of New York’s Central Park, used it in his book A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, adapted to North America (1841). Downing met Calvert Vaux in London and convinced him to go to America. After his death, Vaux convinced in this turn Frederick Law Olmsted to collaborate in the Central Park competition, and together in 1858 they would present themselves as landscape architects. Olmsted became famous and, little by little, those who followed him in the profession used the same term. Finally, Thomas Mawson, the first President of the English Institute of Landscape Architects, used it in 1904, being finally adopted by the ILA in 1930 and by the International Federation of Landscape Architects –IFLA‐ in 1948.

Read more on http://iflaeurope.eu/newspress-releases/presidents-bulletin/

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IFLA EUROPE launches scapeworld programme 2015

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SCAPEWORLD – IFLA Europe launches programme to contribute to the World Landscape Architecture Month. Scapeworld is action group whose objective is to raise awareness about landscape architecture engaging LA students, young practitioners, general public and all those interested in landscape architecture. The main objective is to create initially a virtual space, an area understood as a playground, where LA professionals, young LA practitioners and students can meet, learn about other and present their own landscapes, identity, etc. At a later stage, all activities carried out would be presented to wide public in order to explain better and become more understandable what landscape architecture is and why was it so important for the future of our society.

In this playground there will be many activities, based on creativity, collaboration and handmade work. And at the same time, everyone will be asked to express the landscape perception that they have acquired. This is important for the programme; with this project we would create a big European Global Landscape Identity, throughout activities made and created by the members, and shared using social media. This programme is aimed to help remove the barrier between Landscape professionals and the rest of people. The programme network and activities will be used to better explain what landscape architecture is and represent to practitioners and to promote and bring closer the profession.



Check for the full programme of events by the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects.



Estonian Landscape Architecture Students Organisation (ELASO or EMÜS in Estonian) celebrates the International Landscape Architecture Month “Backyards”

Photo Competition
During the month of March everyone interested can send in photos under the keyword “Secret Garden”. The photos will then be exhibited at all of the other events that ELASO will organise. The public will choose their favourite and at the end of the month the winners will be announced.

The final seminar and ELASO birthday
This will take place on 30th of March. The winners of the photo competition will be announced and ELASO will also celebrate its 16th birthday

Recycling old chairs by turning them into public benches, which will be displayed at variousp laces. The workshops will take place on the 2nd and 9th of April at ELASO premises (Kreutzwaldi 56/3, Tartu), the benches will be installed and displayed on the 13th of April.

Bikes out!
22 April 2015 – Bikes Out! This activity will take place at the centre of Tartu, on Küüni street. A bicycle mechanic will be present helping anyone fix up their bike for the coming bicycle season. Photos from this event will be exhibited.

Bicycle Tour and Picnic
These events will take place on the 2nd of May. The bicycle tour will follow a path through places that can be described as backyards and will end on the bank of Emajõgi river, where a public picnic will take place. Everyone is welcomed to join. We will barbecue, play games and socialise.

The final seminar and ELASO birthday
This will take place on the 30th of March. The winners of the photo competition will be announced and ELASO will also celebrate the 16th birthday of our students organisation.



The AIAPP- Associazione Italiana di Architettura del Paesaggio��is organising the event ���Giardini e Paesaggi Aperti” on the occasion of the World Landscape Architecture Month. The activities will take place on 11 and 12 April, when all AIAPP Regions are organising technical tours based on the theme of the year, this year being “Landscapes and Agriculture���.

More information and updates about the tours program and registrations could be founded on AIAPP website at:

Moreover AIAPP joined together with ASLA Chapters, participating at their “designed by landscape architect” campaign by the hashtag #WLAM2015 #WLAM2015AIAPPItaly sharing pictures on social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)



Landscape Architect and Junior Landscape Architect of the Year
In every April since 2011, Hungary celebrates its accomplished landscape architecture professionals with the Prize of Landscape Architect of the Year. On an evening close��to the day when Frederic Law Olmsted was born, the Landscape Architect and the Junior Landscape Architect of the Year is named year-to-year.
The Prize has been founded by Hungarian Association of Landscape Architects alongside with the Landscape Architectural Department of Chamber of Hungarian Architects and the Semmelrock Stein+Design LLP.

This years event will take place on the 23rd of April in FUGA Contemporary Architecture Centre in Budapest.

As a tradition, a foreign jury��member is invited to participate in the award process and also to contribute in the dissemination of the Prize all around Europe. In 2013, the Italian Association of Landscape Architecture has been welcomed, while in 2014 the Federation of German Landscape Architects joined the team of juries. In 2015, in favour of the Visegrad Countries initiative, the Association of Polish Landscape Architects, Stowarzyszenie Architektury Krajobrazu delegates a jury member.

Follow the news on Prize of Landscape Architect of the Year in our Facebook page, and also, you�������re warmly welcomed to join the event.

Following the success of the Landscape Odyssey 2010 posters exhibition series in Hungary, we intend to collect the best landscape projects between 2010-2015 and hereby we’re inviting you to join our initiative.

Landscape Odyssey 2010 included high quality landscape architectural projects from Hungary, while introduced them country-wide in a frame of an exhibition series and disseminated this collection as a catalogue over Central Europe. The exhibition visited Budapest, Debrecen, Miskolc, Békéscsaba, Győr, Fehérv��rcsurgó, Subotica (RS) and Târgu Mures (RO) and closed with total 5000 visitors. The catalogue was published bilingual, in Hungarian and in English and it is available online here.

In this year’s exhibition our aim is to introduce two new approaches: refresh the theme and invite contributors from the V4 countries; Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakien.

2015:LANDSCAPEODYSSEY will welcome posters covering the following 8 topics:

01 garden design (or garden architecture)
02 open space design (or urban design)
03 urban landscape (or urban development)
04 landscape development (or spatial development)
05 landscape protection (or nature conservation)
06 research & theory (or scientific work)
07 social movement (or public action)
08 landart & street art (or small scale design & art)

The exhibition will take place between 7-29th May, in Budapest. Entry fee: 800 HUF.

Exhibition opening ceremony
Event date: 17:00 7th May, 2015.
Venue: Pesti Vigado, Vigado ter 2., Budapest 1054
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International Conference
Event date: 10:00 – 16:00 8th May, 2015.
Venue: FUGA Contemporary Architecture Centre Budapest, Petofi Sandor u. 5.
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For the opening ceremony and the conference, more info and registration here.

On����������May 9 2015��the 4th edition in the Landscape Architecture Europe book series will be presented in Budapest. The book launch takes place at FUGA – Center for Architecture.

14.30h Coffee
15.00h Kathryn Moore (LAE board)

15.10h Lisa Diedrich, chief editor of LAE: the LAE book project ��� selection and content
15.30h Dominika Tihanyi (Ujirany Landscape Architects): public art projects in the Palace Quarter
15.45h Marinke Steenhuis, LAE essayist: Healing modernity – approaches in European landscape architecture

16.30 Kathryn Moore (LAE board) hands out first copies to Nigel Thorne, representative of IFLA Europe, Peter Schuchmann (Hungarian Chamber of Architects), György Alföldi (Jozsefvaros Rehabilitation & Urban Development Plc) and Gajus Scheltema, Dutch ambassador (to be confirmed)

17.00 Drinks, snacks, chat

May 10 Excursion
11.00 – 14.00h Bus tour to landscape projects in Budapest, guided by Albert Fekete (Corvinus University).
Fee: 15 euros per person (this needs to be paid in cash)

Send an email to info@landscapearchitectureeurope.com before April 23. Please indicate if you want to join the excursion on Sunday.
Location: FUGA – Center for Architecture, 1052 Budapest, Petőfi Sándor utca 5.

Book information
The book will be available at the special price for members of IFLA Europe, ECLAS and all landscape architects who made an entry for the book. More information on the book in our next newsletter.

This publication has been made possible by the financial support of IFLA, Creative Industries Fund NL, NH Bos Foundation, Swiss Federation of Landscape Architects (BSLA), Dutch embassy, Józsefváros 8th District (City of Budapest) and many sponsors.

The book launch is connected to the 2015: Landscape Odyssey event. This exhibition represents the most significant works of Hungarian contemporary landscape architecture and demonstrates a cross section of landscape architecture in other Visegrad Countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland). The exhibition starts on May 7, on May 8 there is an international conference.

Landscape Architecture Europe 4 open call for entries had over 500 submissions, from which an international jury of professionals (Paolo B��rgi (chair), Monika Gora, Jandirk Hoekstra, Thierry Kandjee, Laura Zampieri) selected 44 projects of outstanding quality. The book is edited by Lisa Diedrich (editor-in-chief), Jessica Bridger, Mark Hendriks and Claudia Moll.



Lithuanian Association of Landscape ArchitectsApril is the World Landscape Architecture Month and Lithuanian Association of Landscape Architects, LALA joins the activities organized in Lithuania and Europe, also around the world, to celebrate the landscape architecture and the work of landscape architects. International Conference “Formation of Urban Green Areas 2015: public spaces” will take place on 22–23 April, 2015 in Klaipeda State College.

The conference aim is to find the harmonious relationship between human and public space, seeking to ensure sustainable development of the environment. ������We hope that participants will have an opportunity to establish new contacts, exchange information and share experiences on creation and preservation of sustainable and high-quality living environment.

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More details and programme of the Conference available on LKAS Conference FORMATION OF URBAN GREEN AREAS programme (2015) Lithuania



Find out about the Malaysian Landscape Awards here. The event is happening on 11 April 2015 and is organised by the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia.



WAK10: Landscape architecture in Scandinavia  

The tenth edition of the SAK series “Contemporary landscape architecture – trends, technologies and practice” (WAK10) will take place on 10 April 2015 in Warsaw, Poland.

The Conference is a part of activities which mark Landscape Architecture Month and will be devoted to landscape architecture in Scandinavian countries. The Conference will gather landscape architects, garden designers, students and local authorities.

The speakers include landscape architects and contractors from Scandinavia, including, inter alia, the world-renowned Swedish designer Thorbjörn Andersson and representatives of leading Danish studio 1: 1 Landskab.

More about the Conference program on the following link: http://sak.org.pl/




The Portuguese landscape architects will meet on the 24 April, in Oporto, in Casa da Prelada, under a monumental tree, to celebrate the International day for Monuments and Sites and the��World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM).

The event is organized by the Portuguese Association of Landscape Architects with the Oporto and Trás-os-Montes Universities (FCUP and UTAD).

There will be a guided visit to the garden, a picnic and a tribute will be held to the memorable Oporto landscape architect, Ilídio de Araújo.

The way for the future in the North of Portugal will be discussed on what it concerns to the Landscape Architecture in Portugal.

Some pictures will be taken to the “Designed by a Landscape Architect” campaign the American Society of Landscape Architects is promoting for the ALAM.

For more information please visit:  http://www.apap.pt



Nature Doing Work: Perspectives on Green Infrastructure for the Puerto Rican City
La naturaleza haciendo trabajo: Perspectivas sobre sostenibilidad en la ciudad puertorriqueña.

Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR
Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6:00 pm

Nature Doing Work: Perspectives on Green Infrastructure for the Puerto Rican City will be conducted in the form of a panel of experts, who will make individual presentations followed by discussions between the panelists and attendees. The panelists bring diverse perspectives on urban sustainability and green infrastructure from the natural and social sciences and urban planning. The event will take place at the School of Landscape Architecture, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, on April 21st, 2015.

More info here

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