2024 IFLA World Council and Congress ‘CODE RED’ FOR EARTH” 4-6 September 2024, Istanbul, Turkey

2024 IFLA World Council and Congress ‘CODE RED’ FOR EARTH” 4-6 September 2024, Istanbul, Turkey



Earth is experiencing an unprecedented rate of change. We are all living with ‘Code Red’. The scaleless and boundless nature of environmental crises creates an irreversible degradation in terrestrial, atmospheric, and aquatic environments that harm all living and their habitats. A considerable amount of the world’s population is affected daily by climate change and severe disasters, facing livelihood destruction, land-use change, habitat encroachment, extinction of species, and wildlife crime posing a significant threat to the future of the Earth and all living.

Herein, the 2024 IFLA 60th World Congress calls for humankind to take urgent action to prevent the worst impacts of environmental crises. Acknowledging human responsibility, the congress invites policymakers, professionals, scientists, and individuals on stage to establish discourse and course for the Earth’s future.

Addressing landscape architecture as a professional and academic practice that is deeply and firmly rooted in built environments’ relationship to nature, we intend to foreground the mediatory/mediating and catalytic role of Landscape Architecture and invite our esteemed scholars, researchers, educators, and practitioners to join this pivotal world conference.

The three-day congress intends to discuss anthropogenic impacts on the Earth system and establish scenarios by forming an action-oriented interaction ground rather than only (re)pointing out the problems.

The IFLA World Congress 2024 seek submissions within three tracks:
* The deadline for submitting is 15 January 2024 at 23.59 hours (GMT).
** Academicians, researchers, practitioners and postgraduate students from relevant fields are welcome to submit.

  • Scientific or practice abstracts
  • Design projects
  • Open – If you would like to submit other material that does not fit in to the other categories


To address the concerns and further trigger our acts, we welcome submissions referring to, but not limited to, the following areas:

Codifying Code Red: Eco-Emergency, Global Solidarity

  • Natural Processes and Disasters
  • Ecological or Environmental Degradation
  • Climate Crises and Impacts
  • Urbanization and Sprawl
  • Human Factors and Impacts

Sustaining Life: Protection, Mitigation & Management

  • Landscape Patterns and Processes
  • Biodiversity
  • Ecosystem Services
  • Heritage Planning & Conservation
  • Environmental and Coastal Mitigation
  • Collective Memory

Cultivating Resilience: Sustainable & Resilient Communities

  • Water and Food Security
  • Energy Security & Clean Energy
  • Disaster Resilience
  • Climate Action
  • Environmental Health & Well-being
  • Traditional Knowledge & Indigenous Practices
  • Sustainable Practices

Acting for All: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Inclusive Community
  • Environmental Justice
  • Action, Advocacy & Governance
  • (Im)migration & Refugees
  • Social (In)equality
  • Behaviour & Perception

Engaging with the Digital: Innovation, Technology & Big Data

  • Digital Transformation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Augmented Reality
  • Interaction Design (IxD)
  • Big Data & Smart Cities
  • Green Technology

Projecting the Process: Monitoring, Assessment & Applications

  • Procedures & Methods
  • Change Detection
  • Landscape Performance
  • Participatory Research
  • Temporality & Interim Use
  • Application & Maintenance

Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers: Education & Practice

  • Design Education & Pedagogy
  • Pedagogical Challenges
  • Multidisiplinarity & Transdisiplinarity
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Codes and Ethics
  • Continuing Education

More information will be provided soon - please follow Event page https://ifla2024.com/?fbclid=IwAR3Il4emqQMYjPi5P23rXs53ZWpJDQAF2xSa-_nsAQepwqxUiZqKOWKIIpY

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