Online School Recognition Panel - Recognition of Landscape Architecture Programmes by IFLA Europe now possible via IFLA Europe website!

The aims of IFLA Europe EDUCATION COMMITTEE are:

  • to encourage the development of Landscape Architecture courses across Europe and review their compatibility with the aims of IFLA Europe
  • to promote common IFLA Europe/IFLA education guidelines to National Associations and European Universities/Schools teaching Landscape Architecture programmes
  • ensure solid Landscape Architecture education across Europe for effective professional practice
  • review and recognise higher Landscape Architecture educational programmes on behalf of IFLA Europe.

Recognition of Landscape Architecture programmes is a process in which the IFLA Europe School Recognition Panel, led by the IFLA Europe Vice President for Education, together with 11 members, Delegates and members of National Associations teaching and practicing Landscape Architecture, as well as members of ECLAS - European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools, review higher Landscape Architecture programmes Bachelor and Master’s degree.

In this process School Recognition Panel (SRP) verifies the teaching structure and the substance, completeness and effectiveness of the concerned Landscape Architecture programme.

IFLA Europe School Recognition Panel reviews applications for recognition of Landscape Architecture programmes according to the criteria laid out in the following documents:

  • IFLA Charter for Landscape Architecture education 2017 with IFLA Europe Addenda
  • IFLA Guidance Document for Recognition and Accreditation 2018 with IFLA Europe Addenda
  • IFLA Europe/ECLAS Minimum Requirements 2011/2012.

The School Recognition Panel provides a detailed assessment of Landscape Architecture programmes’ content and curriculum, academic ethos, leadership, qualifications and number of teaching staff.

In order to facilitate the process, IFLA Europe launched SRP website where the Schools and Universities of Landscape Architecture will be able to apply online.

SRP Website https://iflaeurope.eu/index.php/school-recognition-program

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Member database for IFLA Europe members!

Member database for IFLA Europe members!

IFLA Europe Members’ Database is project that was originally initiated and approved at 2014 General Assembly in Oslo with the objective to create a more cohesive organisation and enable services both to its National Associations and their members.

Only the members of the National Associations which are members of IFLA Europe, can register in the Database. Having a database of members with specific expertise in various fields of landscape architecture, notable Landscape Design, Landscape management and Landscape Planning will enable IFLA Europe respond to various calls for opinions, expertise or projects in related areas.

Members Database is available on https://iflaeurope.eu/index.php/member-database

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FFP France - 27 exceptional landscape architecture projects for COP27
FFP France - 27 exceptional landscape architecture projects for COP27

FFP France - 27 exceptional landscape architecture projects for COP27

In the context of the emergency linked to global warming, to the loss of bio-diversity and the reduction of our natural resources, the French Landscape Federation (Fédération Française du Paysage) and all of its members, landscape architects, wish to bring their knowledge and know-how to do to respond effectively to the challenges of the ecological transition.

Trained in the design of landscapes, whether urban or rural areas, landscape architects are called upon to respond in their projects to very concrete concerns of elected officials, like the profusion of heat islands in the city, disasters created by runoff water or marine submersion, the risk of fire, the loss of biodiversity, the disappearance of productive land…

In relation to Climate COP 27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, FFP presents 27 projects already made by landscape architects which are aligned with the international community climate guidelines. These 27 projects conserve resources, promote biodiversity, encourage living together and improve health while re-enchanting the living environment.

All members of the French Landscape Federation stand alongside the elected officials and State services to contribute to the preservation of our planet.

Henri Bava, FFP President

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IFLA Europe at 11th Plenary Session of the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) Council of Europe Strasbourg 23 – 25 November 2022
IFLA Europe at 11th Plenary Session of the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) Council of Europe Strasbourg 23 – 25 November 2022

IFLA Europe at 11th Plenary Session of the Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) Council of Europe Strasbourg 23 – 25 November 2022

The Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) Council of Europe brings together the work of the Directorate General of Democracy and makes

recommendations to the Council of Ministers. IFLA Europe was represented by Michael Oldham, Chair of the IFLA EU CoE Working Group.

The work of the department is complex and varied but falls mainly under the three headings - culture, heritage, and landscape. Unusually, the proceedings were introduced by the Director General who explained that because of financial constraints certain structural changes would be taking place within the administration.

Unfortunately, the post that Maguelonne Dejeant-Pons had previously occupied as Executive Secretary of the Landscape Convention will not be replaced as such. There was clearly some concern as to what the immediate effect of this might be but one advantage that may accrue from this change is that a more integrated approach might result. Nevertheless, there is also the possibility that landscape will figure less as many of the member states representatives are inevitably from culture and heritage backgrounds. Another effect of a reduced budget may be an increasing reliance on professional NGO’s to provide experts in certain areas. However, the Landscape Convention programme for 2023 still stands and includes the adjudication of projects for the European Landscape Awards (April), the Conference of the Landscape Convention on the 25-26 May, and a workshop in the autumn (October).

A variety of reports were presented to the meeting including a response to the Conference of Ministers of Culture (April 2022) – Declaration on the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine. This response concentrated on heritage with some regard to culture but sadly with no regard for landscape, which seemed odd. The devastation caused by the bombardment of towns and cities will inevitably require a significant response in terms of rebuilding and part of this must include landscape considerations. The point was made at the meeting; hopefully future documents will be more balanced. The need to set up a wide-ranging Commission for the Ukraine is obvious, but funding for the CoE would be a major problem.

The report on the last years activities of the Landscape Convention was very comprehensive and the extent of the work formidable after a need to concertina events following the constraints imposed by COVID. We were reminded of the call for landscape projects to be submitted before the end of January 2023 for the awards and raised the possibility of a landscape architect being appointed to the jury. The need for a more coordinated/integrated approach for culture/heritage and landscape management was also remarked on.

The 2023 autumn workshop on the theme of ‘renewable energy and the effect on landscape’, title to be finalised, will probably take place in Spain in October. A request has been made to avoid any possible conflict of dates with the IFLA EU General Assembly.

Elections were conducted for the CDCPP Bureau. This is the last year for Krisztina Kinces, (Hungary) as a bureau member. As a landscape architect, her inclusion was particularly important. Gilles RUDAZ, (Switzerland) the chair of the Conference of the Landscape Convention was appointed, hopefully he will look after our interests. The new chair of the CDCPP Bureau is Mr Terje Birkrem HOVLAND - Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment.

A full report of the meeting will appear on the Council of Europe’s CDCPP website in due course.

Michael OLDHAM Chair CoE Working Group - November 28, 2022

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IFLA Europe organises second online webinar on professional recognition and update on Common Training Framework, 9 December 2022 at 15hrs CET
IFLA Europe organises second online webinar on professional recognition and update on Common Training Framework, 9 December 2022 at 15hrs CET

IFLA Europe organises second online webinar on professional recognition and update on Common Training Framework, 9 December 2022 at 15hrs CET

This webinar is the continuation of the first online webinar held in March 2022 about the Recognition of landscape architecture profession in Europe.

At the webinar held in March 2022, Katerina Gkoltsiou, President of IFLA Europe, described the current context of the profession based on the results of IFLA Europe Survey, the countries where the profession is regulated or not, and pointed out the challenge of the poor recognition of the profession in terms of identification and scope of duties, struggling with encroaching on its competences by other professions.

It was concluded that a clear, European wide definition of competences would help, together with a good educational system. The roadmap should focus on a Common Training Framework which is under elaboration, combined with complains at national level to the European Commission or National Bodies.

The meeting on 9 December 2022 will focus more on the latest achievements of the Common Training Framework and feedback received from our Member Associations. It will also showcase best practice and an experience of non-regulated country.

The event will include debate and questions. Representatives from countries where the profession is recognised will speak about their experience and give helpful advice to National Associations still in process of recognising the profession. The online workshop will also include round table discussion where National Associations will be able to ask questions.

Programme:

15.00 Welcome – Katerina Gkoltsiou IFLA Europe President

15.05 Introduction to the webinar - Didier Vancutsem, IFLA Europe Vice President for Professional Practice

15.10 Co-creation process and final proposal for a draft Common Training Framework for Landscape Architecture - Jeroen De Vries, LE:Notre/InnoLAND project and Prof Gintaras Stauskis, InnoLAND project coordinator, LALA Delegate, Professor at VILNIUS TECH

15.25 Feedback from the National Associations – discussion – moderated by Didier Vancutsem, IFLA Europe Vice President for Professional Practice

15.40 Germany and its professional practice - current situation – Gwendolyn Kusters, BAK Delegate to IFLA Europe

15.55 Greece and its professional practice - current situation – Lena Athanasiadou, PHALA President and Delegate to IFLA Europe

16.15 Discussion followed by conclusions and way forward

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYldeurrD8jHNNaaygbb1VlYgYLsweYMtOS

Please send your questions in advance to secretariat@iflaeurope.eu

The session will be recorded and available on IFLA Europe website and YouTube channel.

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COP27 ends with announcement of historic loss and damage fund
COP27 ends with announcement of historic loss and damage fund

COP27 ends with announcement of historic loss and damage fund

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In negotiations that went down to the wire over the weekend, countries reached a historic decision to establish and operationalize a loss and damage fund, particularly for nations most vulnerable to the climate crisis.

The agreement was struck early Sunday morning as leaders concluded talks at the two-week-long United Nations Climate Conference (COP27).

While many details remain to be negotiated, the fund is expected to see developing countries particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of the climate crisis supported for losses arising fromdroughts, floods, rising seas and other disasters that are attributed to climate change.


While the negotiated text recognized the need for financial support from a variety of sources, no decisions have been made on who should pay into the fund, where this money will come from and which countries will benefit. The issue has been one of the most contentious on the negotiating table.

Adapting to the climate crisis — which could require everything from building sea walls to creating drought-resistant crops — could cost developing countries anywhere from US$160-US$340 billion annually by 2030. That number could swell to as much as US$565 billion by 2050 if climate change accelerates, found UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP’s) 2022 Adaptation Gap Report.

“This COP has taken an important step towards justice,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday. While many praised the creation of the fund, many also worried not enough was done at COP27, held in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm El Sheikh, to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) responsible for the climate crisis.

Here is a closer look at the other key takeaways from the conference and what they could mean for the future of climate negotiations.

Countries failed to decisively move away from fossil fuels

Countries repeated the “phase-down-of-coal” phrase featured in last year’s agreement at COP26 in Glasgow. While the final text does promote renewables, it also highlights “low emission” energy, which critics say refers to natural gas - still a source of GHG emissions.

There were continued concerns about rising emissions

The key result of the climate COPs is the final agreement, which is deliberated by delegates from almost 200 countries. This is usually the focus of intense negotiations, and this year was no exception, with talks lasting until Sunday morning. The final agreement did mention “the urgent need for deep, rapid and sustained reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions” to limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement. Yet there were concerns that no real progress was made on raising ambition or cutting fossil fuel emissions since COP26. That was considered bad news for a rapidly warming world.

The Emissions Gap Report 2022, released by UNEP just before COP27, painted a bleak picture, finding that without rapid societal transformation, there is no credible pathway to a 1.5°C future. For each fraction of a degree that temperatures rise, storms, droughts and other extreme weather events become more severe.

Climate finance was front and centre
Climate finance was, as expected, a key part of COP27. The final agreement highlights that “US$4 to $6 trillion a year needs to be invested in renewable energy until 2030 – including investments in technology and infrastructure – to allow us to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.”

States are turning more to technology
Two UN Bodies, the Technology Executive Committee and Climate Technology Centre and Network – announced plans to accelerate the deployment of “transformative” technologies to counter the climate crisis. The UN Secretary-General unveiled a US$ 3.1 billion plan to ensure everyone on the planet is protected by early warning systems in the next five years.

Methane emissions are in the crosshairs
UNEP announced the launch of a new satellite-based system designed to detect methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas. Experts have long said that massive amounts of the gas routinely escape from oil and gas installations around the world. Colourless and odourless, methane is responsible for more than 25 per cent of
the global warming the Earth is experiencing today. UNEP will use the satellite detection to notify governments and companies of methane leaks, helping them to take action.

Donors offered support for adaptation
An array of states, regional governments and development agencies pledged US$230 million to the Adaptation Fund to help vulnerable communities around the world adapt to climate change. Governments also made incremental progress on the Global Goal on Adaptation, a pivotal part of the Paris Agreement designed to help countries contend with the fallout from the climate crisis. Those discussions are expected to conclude at COP28 next year in the United Arab Emirates.

Reviving damaged ecosystems featured prominently
The Global Peatlands Assessment was launched by UNEP in Sharm el-Sheikh. The first comprehensive global assessment of peatlands in almost 15 years, the report highlights the importance of peatlands to both biodiversity and sequestering carbon. It found that the world loses 500,000 hectares of peatlands a year, while already drained and degraded peatlands contribute around 4 per cent of annual global human-induced greenhouse gas emissions.

Young people were in the spotlight
A pavilion at COP27 was devoted to children and youth for the first time, underlining that younger generations will suffer the most from the climate crisis. The conference also featured the first youth-led climate forum, which included several senior policymakers. In the closing agreement, delegates urged countries to appoint young people to
the negotiating teams for future climate talks.

Leaders were pressed to do more
Hanging over COP27 was the spectre that despite decades of meetings and landmark accords, like the Paris Agreement, the world was still not doing enough to slow the climate crisis. UNEP’s Emissions Gap Report 2022 found that policies currently in place point to a 2.8°C temperature rise by the end of the century, a number that could lead to catastrophic consequences for the planet. Full implementation of the latest pledges to reduce greenhouse gases could slow this increase to 1.8-2.1°C, but the report does not find a credible pathway for the 1.5°C target. For many in Egypt, that data underscored the need to ramp up climate action.

“As the world looks to step up efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions – efforts that are still not anywhere strong enough – it must also dramatically up its game to adapt to climate change,” said Inger Andersen, Executive Director of UNEP.

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UNISCAPE Call for Papers - 2023 theme of UNISCAPE “Where Disciplines Meet” Lecture Series is “Landscape in Action : Applying the Landscape Principle”
UNISCAPE Call for Papers - 2023 theme of UNISCAPE “Where Disciplines Meet” Lecture Series is  “Landscape in Action : Applying the Landscape Principle”

UNISCAPE Call for Papers - 2023 theme of UNISCAPE “Where Disciplines Meet” Lecture Series is “Landscape in Action : Applying the Landscape Principle”

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | DEADLINE 6th JANUARY

2023 theme of UNISCAPE “Where Disciplines Meet” Lecture Series is Landscape in Action : Applying the Landscape Principle

The 2023 WDM Series aims to explore the challenges and experiences of applying the landscape principle in various professional contexts and arenas.

The holistic sentiment and theoretical sophistication of the landscape paradigm, and in particular its implicit commitment to transversality, present real challenges for practitioners, decision-makers and citizen-participants. In this series, we want to interrogate and problematize the roll-out of the landscape paradigm as experienced by different disciplines and professions, and to examine its uneven penetration. What sorts of challenges does the Landscape Convention generate for your discipline/profession, and how are they being met?

Seminars that reflect on or explicitly critique the challenges and experiences of applying the landscape paradigm are welcome.

The Series – an overview

Now in its third year, the series will comprise eight live sessions, one per month February-June and September-November. The start time for the papers is 17:30 CET, and they should be 40 minutes in length, with an additional 15 minutes for questions and answers. Papers should be delivered in English, and Powerpoints may be subtitled in your language of choice. Sub-titling will be the sole responsibility of the speaker. Speakers will be invited to:

  • recommend a short (10 minutes max), publically-available video to air as the audience arrives into the on-line salon AND
  • propose a respondent who will be available to attend the event and speak for 10 minutes before opening

The deadline for submissions is midnight (CET) on Friday 6th January 2023. Submissions will be reviewed and selected by a panel of Board members of UNISCAPE, and contributors will be informed of the decisions of the panel and the programme calendar promptly. The first paper is provisionally scheduled for Thursday 16th February, 2023.

The series will be hosted by UNISCAPE via Zoom, and open publicly. Papers will be recorded and archived on the UNISCAPE website and, in due course, made available on general release.

For more information, please visit https://www.uniscape.eu/wdm2023/

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Call for applications FFP France - Landscape Awards 2023
Call for applications FFP France - Landscape Awards 2023

Call for applications FFP France - Landscape Awards 2023

Since 2020, the Landscape Awards have been awarded to the best diplomas, studies, achievements and research in landscape carriedout with the assistance of a landscape architect.

This competition wishes to show the major role of this essential profession in responding to contemporary challenges: adaptation to climate change, quality of the living environment, biodiversity.

For this 3rd year, new features have been brought to prices and their valuation. This edition will award 6 prizes across 3 categories (students, researchers, practitioners):
- Diploma Award
- Research Award
- Participatory Approach Award
- Urban Study and Large Landscape Award
- Achievement Award
- Special Jury Prize

Link to rules https://www.f-f-p.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Re%CC%80glement_3e%CC%80me-e%CC%81dition_PALMARE%CC%80S-DU-PAYSAGE_2022-2023-3.pdf

The finalist projects will be the subject of a specific promotion campaign, on digital networks and on the FFP website before the announcement of the results. The winners will see their projects promoted in a paper publication, on the FFP website and social networks, but also during exclusive events (conferences around the winners, ‘Landscape Experience(s)’ cycle, FFP congress).

Applications are open from November 15, 2022 to January 15, 2023.

Link to the applications: https://form.typeform.com/to/cCwXFkv2/?typeform-source=www.f-f-p.org

For more information, please visit FFP France website https://www.f-f-p.org/palmares-du-paysage/

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Lessons in healthcare climate resilience from France
Lessons in healthcare climate resilience from France

Lessons in healthcare climate resilience from France

Hospitals should be the last buildings standing during extreme weather events. With that goal in mind, twelve organisations from six countries met in Millau, France, to improve the climate resilience of the European healthcare sector.

The first in-person meeting of the LIFE RESYSTAL project, of which IFLA Europe is a member of Facilitation Board, brought technical partners and pilot hospitals together to exchange ideas and learn more about healthcare climate resilience and experiences on the ground in France. Over four years, the LIFE RESYSTAL project will develop, demonstrate, evaluate, and disseminate a framework for climate-resilient health systems with seven pilot hospitals and two local and regional health systems.

“This meeting was crucial in helping us to close the gap between the technical solutions and what hospitals actually need. This will guide the next phase of the LIFE RESYSTAL framework development.” – Stelios Karozis, Coordinator of the project and Project Manager – the National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos.

Climate change and health

The 2022 Lancet Countdown report, coincidentally published during the LIFE RESYSTAL consortium meeting, refers to healthcare as “a debilitated first line of defence”, in light of the increasing pressures that worsening health impacts of climate change, along with other coexisting crises, are placing on health systems worldwide.

CH Millau and CH Saint-Affrique, two pilot hospitals participating in the LIFE RESYSTAL project, are no strangers to these impacts. Both heatwaves and flooding have already posed major challenges to the two hospitals and the communities they serve, and these events are becoming more frequent.

During a site visit at the two hospitals, healthcare workers outlined how extreme weather events affect every part of the hospitals’ operations as well as their patients.
Extreme heat is detrimental to imaging and radiology, impedes blood work, and poses serious risks to elderly patients. A flood in 2014 at CH Saint-Affrique also highlighted vulnerabilities at the hospital and required evacuation procedures that hugely affected both patients and staff.

Both hospitals have made climate resilience a priority. Throughout the project, they’ll not only pilot the tools and methodologies to develop plans to prepare for future
extreme weather events, but also implement specific blue and green infrastructure measures. Thermal insulation, Canadian wells, a vegetated facade, and waterproofing features are all examples of measures that the hospitals will implement over the next few years.

“Seeing firsthand the circumstances and means of other hospitals and how they deal with the challenges of climate change is a great exercise that gives us the opportunity to improve as an institution.” – Lara Suarez Casabiell, representing the Galician Health Service (SERGAS).

System-level action on resilience

Extreme weather events caused by climate change do not just affect individual hospitals, but whole regions and their communities. The LIFE RESYSTAL project therefore takes a community approach to climate resilience, including not just hospital management and personnel, but also first responders, engineers, urban planners, health experts, patient and healthcare user associations, and local government representatives.

The latter is crucial for European-wide healthcare climate resilience. The World Meteorological Organization has shown that temperatures in Europe have increased more than twice the global average in the last 30 years, highlighting the need for European policymakers to dedicate resources and prepare healthcare systems for the impacts of climate change.

The LIFE RESYSTAL framework for climate-resilient health systems will support policymakers to do just that. The project will also support investment decisions that consider and encourage climate change adaptation.

The LIFE RESYSTAL project is crucial for the future of healthcare. We must adapt to climate change and we need the tools that are being developed during this project. This meeting helped us to show the partners our reality in Milau and Saint-Affrique - our experiences of hte impacts of climate change” - Sébastien Coquelin, Director of Financial Affairs, Millau and St-Affrique Hospitals.



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NetworkNature Annual Event Report: Upscaling nature-based solutions in policy and practice
NetworkNature Annual Event Report: Upscaling nature-based solutions in policy and practice

NetworkNature Annual Event Report: Upscaling nature-based solutions in policy and practice

This report was produced by NetworkNature to summarise the main outcomes of the NetworkNature Annual Event “Upscaling nature-based solutions in policy and practice”, which took place on 27th September in Brussels. The event provided the opportunity to learn more about the state-of-the-art developments in NBS evidence, practice and policy, and focused on the NetworkNature semester theme “Nature-based solutions and Standards”, the role of key stakeholder groups in a successful implementation of the EU Nature Restoration Law, and the outcomes and lessons learnt from some of the EU NBS projects.

The event gathered the nature-based solutions community and other interested stakeholders from all target groups, including policymakers, scientific experts, civil society as well as investors and financing institutions, infrastructure planners and builders, landowners and natural resource managers to share and learn about the ways through which nature-based solutions can be upscaled, through policy and practice, and how different sectors can contribute.

Full Report available on https://networknature.eu/product/27963

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Japan Foundation Travelling Exhibition “Built Environment”
Japan Foundation Travelling Exhibition “Built Environment”

Japan Foundation Travelling Exhibition “Built Environment”

Japan Foundation Travelling Exhibition “Built Environment”

Embassy of Japan in Latvia and National Library of Latvia invites to the exhibition “Built Environment: An Alternative Guide to Japan”. It will be displayed in the 1st floor Exhibition Hall II from November 3 to January 18, 2023. The entrance is free.

Through the selection of 80 buildings, landscapes and civil engineering buildings, this exhibition aims at introducing the environment, society and history of Japan starting from the end of 19th century to present day. Each of Japan`s 47 prefectures is represented with at least one entry.

This exhibition is prepared by three curators from three different professional fields – architecture historian, Associated Professor of Osaka City University KURAKATA Shunsuke, researcher of landscape design, Associated Professor of Chiba University of Technology HACHIMA Satoshi and Curator of Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art HOSAKA Kenjiro. Each from his own point of view, they offer an insight into architecture as a dialogue between historical background and context of environment, spanning the period starting from industrialization and modernization of Japan to the present, when the steep economic growth and Bubble economy of the end of 80s is already a thing of the past.

The exhibition displays photos and video, while the descriptions of each of the 80 entries prepared by the curators are summarized in a brochure.

It`s interesting to note that architect Gunārs Birkerts, designer of the new home of the National Library – the Castle of Light – has been influenced by Japanese architecture and began his professional career at the office of American-born Japanese superstar architect YAMASAKI Minoru.

The exhibition has been prepared in cooperation with Japan Foundation and the National Library of Latvia.

More information available on https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/culture/exhibit/traveling/built_environment.html

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AsoP Romania Annual Conference {bio}Diversity of Landscapes, 17-18 November 2022
AsoP Romania Annual Conference {bio}Diversity of Landscapes, 17-18 November 2022

AsoP Romania Annual Conference {bio}Diversity of Landscapes, 17-18 November 2022

The Romanian Landscape Association – AsoP organized its fifth annual conference on November 17-18, 2022, together with the partners: USAMV Cluj-Napoca, the Faculty of Horticulture and Business in Rural Development, the Society of Horticulture and Forestry in Transylvania (SHST), with the support of ENEL and E-Distributie companies.

The theme of the conference was the integration of biodiversity in the process of landscape planning and design. The way urban and rural landscapes are restored and
developed depends directly on the actions of those involved. The loss of biodiversity is obvious and directly proportional to the expansion of the built environment, which is reflected in a negative influence on the quality of life. A strategic landscape biodiversity planning system can set future directions that minimize the negative impact of the built environment on green components. The ultimate goal of this approach is to guide the conservation, restoration and enhancement of urban and rural landscapes.

Through the topic addressed, the purpose of the conference is to provide a coherent picture of the importance of landscape modeling in the context of biodiversity improvement/conservation, to exchange conceptual ideas and results of the theoretical and practical applications.

The program of the AsoP Romania 2022 Conference includes a session of communications/presentations/case studies of projects carried out by specialists from Romania and abroad; debates; workshop; examples of good practices /field visits – projects in implementation/projects in preparation.

Biodiversity is not only the prerogative of the rural landscape, it is often very well represented and present in urban areas. Biodiversity issues require regulation and action by local and regional authorities. Thus, the conference integrates points of view of representatives of the administrations of Transylvanian cities.

The AsoP Romania 2022 conference is addressed to professionals in the field, students and teachers, representatives of local and central public administrations, but also to all those interested in the field of landscape architecture and related fields.

The event took place within the USAMV Cluj-Napoca Campus, the Faculty of Horticulture and Business in Rural Development, the Society of Horticulture and Forestry in Transylvania (SHST), the Blue Amphitheater, 2nd floor.

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Blikveld landscape architecture event 13 December 2022, Gent, Belgium
Blikveld landscape architecture event 13 December 2022, Gent, Belgium

Blikveld landscape architecture event 13 December 2022, Gent, Belgium

BLIKVELD was launched with enthusiasm at the beginning of 2022. It is result of an intense collaboration between the Dutch-speaking section of the Belgian National Association and Kubiekeruimte. BLIKVELD represents the Dutch-speaking members of ABAJP-BVTL and all stakeholders involved in landscape architecture, with the ambition of contributing to a high-quality living environment. With BLIKBELD, we connect all professionals, agencies, associations, institutes and stakeholders within Flanders and we exchange experience and knowledge with our French-speaking colleagues on national level in ABAJP-BVTL.

BLIKVELD ARENA creates space for activity, debate, dialogue and festive networking. BLIKVELD enters into a dialogue with national and foreign landscape architects about the future of landscape architecture and the role that BLIKVELD can play in it. Several keynote speakers will feed and fuel the debate, with everyone invited to participate. On this day we celebrate the first year of operation of the renewed professional association, and we also take a look at our ambitions for the coming years.

Programme:
13.00u Welcome and registration
13.30u BLIKVELD: ‘Whats in a name?”
* A look back at the past first year of operation and a look at the future, by Hans Druart, co-chairman Blikveld.
* A professional association for landscape architects through the eyes of the government, by Niels Willo, Environment Department, Flemish Government 14.00u Landscape Architects speak
* Michiel Vandriessche from Felixx about the importance of sustainable landscape architecture from an international perspective
* Arne Deruyter landscape architect & founder aAD about landscape challenges in Belgium.
* Noël van Dooren, landscape architect, provincial spatial quality advisor Province of South Holland, researcher & writer about challenges in landscape research
* Eveline Vekemans and Mara Van den Breen, landscape architects & founders BLOESEM landscape architects) about the importance of gardens in landscape architecture.
15.00u Coffee break
16.15u Debate “The future of BLIKVELD as a professional association for landscape architects” led by moderators Jo Boonen and Paul Verschueren
16.30u Reflection on the first BLIKVELD ARENA by Luc Wallays, landscape architect & creative director at OMGEVING cv.
16.45u Preview programme 2023 by Karlien Heremans,director of Blikveld.
17.00u Networking moment with a snack and drink & presentation BLIKVELD Awards
19.00u Closing of the event

To register please visit https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=NzFa-DfKRUe-UyYe8sG1-QTzjl0GKzpBvaYB4Oq84Z5UOE85M08zVFhCQTQyVE9HNDIzSTNPUUVRSCQlQCN0PWcu&web=1&wdLOR=cF8B574F1-D33B-3843-A224-00BAAC74BAB2

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OKRA landschapsarchitecten winner of 2022 European Prize for Urban Public Space
OKRA landschapsarchitecten winner of 2022 European Prize for Urban Public Space

OKRA landschapsarchitecten winner of 2022 European Prize for Urban Public Space

The restoration of the Catharijnesingel canal in Utrecht, by OKRA landschapsarchitecten, declared winner of the 2022 European Prize for Urban Public Space

An international jury has awarded the 2022 European Prize for Urban Public Space to the restoration of the Catharijnesingel canal in Utrecht (Netherlands), a project by the Dutch studio OKRA landschapsarchitecten. The jury considers that the reconstruction of the canal, as well as the recovery of a linear park running along its banks, is an exemplary intervention for the survival of our cities in this new climate era.

The 11th edition of the European Prize for Urban Public Space, an initiative of the Barcelona Contemporary Culture Centre (CCCB), has seen a record number of entrants and widespread representation: 326 projects were submitted, from 35 different countries. The works presented for this edition highlight the problems shared by distinct European cities, and some of the solutions that have been proposed to try to deal with them. This is particularly relevant in
the present, post-pandemic context: urban projects must address climate change and aim to make cities more liveable places, something that has become a central issue.

The European Prize for Urban Public Space is a biennial, honorific award which, since 2000, has recognised the best projects in terms of the creation, transformation and recovery of public spaces in European cities.

The international jury, presided by Teresa Galí-Izard, landscape designer, engineer and professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, awarded first prize to the restoration of the Catharijnesingel canal in Utrecht (Netherlands), by the Dutch studio OKRA landschapsarchitecten. It was selected from a total of 326 projects, from 35 different countries.

The jury considers that the reconstruction of the canal, as well as the recovery of a linear park running along its banks, is an exemplary intervention for the survival of our cities in this new climate era. The canal is crucial for building urban resilience in the city: it is increasing Utrecht’s capacity to deal with extreme heat, storms and flooding, and the recovery of water and plant life helps capture carbon and reduce pollution. The canal has become a desirable and playful place to be, for the city’s residents, and it has also created new habitats for other living beings.

The jury appreciates the fact that this intervention is part of a larger urban transformation, which looks to the future by bringing back elements from the city’s past. The canal has been returned to its original state, after having been replaced, for more than fifty years, by a large highway. This project not only diminishes motorised traffic,
but, and more importantly, it prioritises pedestrian mobility and social interaction, as well as porous surfaces and a rich biodiversity. These aspects are what make our cities healthy, sustainable and enjoyable. With this prize, the jury commends and congratulates the client, teams and stakeholders: this project could inspire a new standard for sustainable urban regeneration.

The restoration of the final section of the Catharijnesingel includes an area roughly 1.1 kilometres long. A total of about 40,000 cubic metres of water has returned to the canal, and its length now reaches almost six kilometres. Working on the course of the Catharijnesingel and the expansion of the Zocherpark, OKRA reorganised the traffic that occupied the site, diverting cars and giving priority to pedestrians. The extended walking path along the canal invites recreational and sports use; visitors can stroll through meadows among works of art, as well as numerous leisure areas and a variety of planted areas, each with its own species. Recovering access to the water is the key aspect of this project and the reason why visitors will want to return to the Catharijnesingel. Whether engaging in water-based activities or walking along the water’s edge where the park is reflected on the surface, the inhabitants of Utrecht can experience the city’s historical relationship with the water and the canal in a new space.
A varied grove of trees – poplars, planes, cherry plums and elms – connects this new park with the existing Zocherpark. OKRA paid close attention to biodiversity in their choice of trees, including, for example, flowering trees that attract bees. This variety, while enhancing biodiversity, also ensures different experiences for visitors throughout the seasons. The use of materials – clinker bricks and gravel – creates a visual connection with Utrecht’s historic centre. Near the existing dock, a wooden platform can be used as a seating element, a stand or a stage. A lower section added to the existing wooden platform is used by canoers, paddle boarders and other pleasure boat users.


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NVTL Netherlands appoints Yttje Feddes as Extraordinary Member
NVTL Netherlands appoints Yttje Feddes as Extraordinary Member

NVTL Netherlands appoints Yttje Feddes as Extraordinary Member

On Friday 18 November, the NVTL gained an extraordinary member: Yttje Feddes, co-founder of Feddes/Olthof Landscape Architects.

NVTL chairman Ben Kuipers explained why: “Yttje Feddes has been shaping the profession for forty years and made valuable contributions, with milestones that have significance for the profession and in education. Her attitude in doing so: not making noise but bringing about a lot.”

Yttje Feddes was “very honoured”: “Appreciation from your peers is the best thing that can happen to you.” Feddes described the keynote in her profession as a community that stands together for the big tasks: “Our profession is always about thinking through the scales. It is important to be generous among ourselves, to help and support each other. That is also the importance of a professional association.”

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FILA Iceland: Landscape Architect Reynir Vilhjálmsson receives the honorary award of the Icelandic Design Awards
FILA Iceland: Landscape Architect Reynir Vilhjálmsson receives the honorary award of the Icelandic Design Awards

FILA Iceland: Landscape Architect Reynir Vilhjálmsson receives the honorary award of the Icelandic Design Awards

The Icelandic Design Award, which honors the very best of Icelandic design and architecture, took place in Reykjavik on November 17th 2022.

The honorary award of the design awards went to landscape architect Reynir Vilhjálmsson who received a standing ovation while being handed the award by Lilja D. Alfreðsdóttir Minister of Culture and Business Affairs.

Reynir is a pioneer in the Icelandic landscape architecture scene who has greatly influenced the landscape of Iceland. He is among the very first educated Icelandic landscape architects and has, during his career of over 40 years, worked in a broad variety of projects. Among these projects are residential areas, recreation areas, (some of which are Reykjavik‘s most popular recreation areas today) and other environmental projects such as avalanche barriers in North Iceland.

Reynir has always been active and influential within the architectural society. In 1978,

Reynir and four other landscape architects founded FÍLA, the Icelandic Association for Landscape Architects, and Reynir served as its first ever director.

Of other Icelandic Design Award winners, Recycling Design Studio, Plastplan received the 2022 Iceland Design Award, and the interior design brand, Fólk Reykjavík got recognition for best investment in design.

More information about the event on Excellent celebration at the Iceland Design Awards - Iceland Design and Architecture (honnunarmidstod.is)

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IFLA Europe OCTOBER 2022 Newsletter
IFLA Europe OCTOBER 2022 Newsletter

IFLA Europe OCTOBER 2022 Newsletter

IFLA Europe OCTOBER 2022 Newsletter Summary:

News from IFLA EUROPE:
- IFLA Europe General Assembly 14-16 October 2022, Helsinki, Finland overview
- IFLA Europe Award 2022 to Sirpa Pietikainen, member of European Parliament
- IFLA Europe Honorary Membership to Maguelonne Dejeant-Pons, former Council of Europe, European Landscape Convention Executive Secretary
- IFLA Europe Student and Young Professionals’ Competition winners
- IFLA Europe Resolution “Bold and Beautiful Landscapes for next generation Europe”
- IFLA Europe Rural landscape photo competition winner
- IFLA Europe Exhibition ‘Re-considering Nature’ catalogue
- Save the Date: 9 December 2022 at 15h Brussels time - IFLA Europe webinar on recognition of landscape architecture profession and update on Common Training Framework

News from our Members:
- “Ten dogmas for solar panel systems of the future” - 5 Nordic Landscape Architect Associations
- Activities from CAKA Czech Republic
- LAAA Latvia 20 October marks International Landscape Day
- DKAS Slovenia celebrates International Landscape Day 20 October!
- APAP Portugal marks International Landscape Day
- AEP Spain Newsletter
- ABAJP/BVTL Belgium Newsletter
- BSLA/FSAP Switzerland Newsletter

News from IFLA World and Regions:
-
Survey of Landscape Architect profession – deadline 20 November 2022!
- IFLA World Bulletin
- IFLA Africa Award
- Newsletter IFLA Africa Newsletter

News from our Partners:
- TELOS project activities
- bdla announces Call for 2023 Landscape Architecture Award
- bdla published “20 bdla recommendations for a consistent climate adaptation policy with a focus on urban landscapes”
- Europa Nostra: European Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards 2023 - deadline extended to 5 December 2022.

Full October Newsletter available on IFLA Europe website - Newsletter IFLA Europe Newsletter OCTOBER 2022

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IFLA AFRICA Award 2023 - Call for Nominations
IFLA AFRICA Award 2023 - Call for Nominations

IFLA AFRICA Award 2023 - Call for Nominations

The brand new IFLA Africa Award is an honour that IFLA Africa can bestow on a landscape architect. The Award recognises a living landscape architect whose lifetime achievements and contributions have had a unique and lasting impact on the following:

- The welfare of the society and the environment
- The promotion of the profession of landscape architecture in Africa, through IFLA Africa or on an individual basis.

Nominations for the IFLA Africa Award are welcome from National Associations through their President or Delegate, and from Individual Members of IFLA Africa. All nominations must be emailed to the CER Chair IFLA Africa Tobiloba Akibo at iflaafrica@gmail.com, by January 31 2023 with the subject line clearly labelled: IFLA AFRICA AWARD 2023.

The IFLA Africa Award is a way of promoting the value of Landscape and Landscape Architecture on the African continent, thus actively pursuing the aims and objectives contained in the IFLA Africa Landscape Convention adopted by all IFLA Africa member Associations.

The nominee must be an academic, public or private practitioner whose merit, talent and actions are at the forefront of best practice. The field ofaccomplishments may include, but are not limited to:

● landscape planning, design or management
● improvement in the quality of human settlements or environments
● landscape architectural education that is innovative and advances educational opportunities locally and across the continent
● furthering the visibility of the Profession and promoting the value of landscape architecture in Africa

Nominations for the IFLA Africa Award are welcome from National Associations through their President or Delegate, and from Individual Members of IFLA Africa.

All nominations must be submitted to the CER Chair IFLA Africa Tobiloba Akibo at iflaafrica@gmail.com, by January 31 2023 with the subject clearly titled: IFLA AFRICA AWARD 2023.

The nomination should follow the guidelines below:

● A brief letter of not more than 2 pages, with a description of the nominee’s qualifications.
● A description of the nominee’s professional and/or academic work.
● A review of the nominee’s contributions to African Landscape Architecture as contained in the African Landscape Convention (ALC)
● Any other information that supports the nominee’s application.

The award recipient will be identified through a nomination and jury selection process. The recipient will be invited to attend the IFLA Africa Symposium, where the winner
will be announced, the award presented, and the winner will make a presentation of their work.

For further information, please contact Tobiloba Akibo at iflaafrica@gmail.com

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bdla Essentials for Climate Adaptation
bdla Essentials for Climate Adaptation

bdla Essentials for Climate Adaptation

20 bdla recommendations for a consistent climate adaptation policy with a focus on urban landscapes.

The German government has set a significant course for climate adaptation and protection for the 20th legislative period. These include the announcements of a new climate adaptation law, a national climate adaptation strategy, an action program for natural climate protection, and a reform of building law.

The Bund Deutscher Landschaftsarchitekt:innen bdla takes these objectives as an opportunity to define essential requirements for a consistent climate adaptation policy with a focus on urban landscapes. The bdla therefore recommends to the federal government:

  • Promote innovations in urban and landscape development,
  • align funding policy with the requirements of climate adaptation and green infrastructure development,
  • optimize the legal and instrumental framework for climate adaptation and urban greening.

The climate-resilient transformation of cities and regions as well as the sustainable implementation of the energy transition and environmentally sound land use concepts are core competencies of landscape architects. However, the epochal challenges can only be met satisfactorily by strengthening and further expanding the educational institutions for landscape architecture as well as sound capacity building.

“The federal government should offer future checks for seven endowed professorships in climate adaptation/natural climate protection at new and established faculties of landscape architecture. In addition, research and development in the field of climate adaptation and protection should be financially supported through innovation-friendly funding programs.” - bdla President Prof. Stephan Lenzen

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    Call for applications German Landscape Architecture Prize 2023
    Call for applications German Landscape Architecture Prize 2023

    Call for applications German Landscape Architecture Prize 2023

    The Association of German Landscape Architects (bdla) will award the German Landscape Architecture Prize for the 16th time

    Ecological, social and economic challenges characterize our time: advancing climate change, increasing scarcity of resources, massive loss of biodiversity. Ever higher demands are being placed on the performance of the environment. With great effort, existing infrastructures are constantly being adapted to the changing conditions, and entire systems have to be rebuilt. In addition to the ecological consequences, the social impacts of climate change are becoming increasingly apparent. Climate adaptation and climate protection are becoming compelling tasks. The quality of open spaces in cities and rural areas is of particular importance in terms of sustainability, value, resource conservation and biodiversity. The development of climate-resilient open spaces and landscapes requires a fundamental rethinking and visionary action at all planning levels.

    Every two years, the German Landscape Architecture Award recognizes outstanding planning achievements, including conceptual ones, that feature aesthetically sophisticated, innovative, ecological and participatory solutions. The focus is on social and ecological settlement and landscape development as well as contemporary open space planning.

    Against the background that landscape architects play a key role in creating and preserving resilient living spaces in a climate-friendly and climate-adapted manner, the bdla is offering the special prize Climate Adaptation/Climate Protection in the 2023 competition.

    Patron is Klara Geywitz, Federal Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Construction.

    Participation
    Participation in or submission of projects to the German Landscape Architecture Award 2023 competition takes place online. Eligible to participate are German or German-based landscape architects, members of other disciplines, as long as they are members of the bdla, and consortiums with the participation of the aforementioned. A participation fee of 200 euros is payable per project; participation is free of charge for bdla members.
    Deadline is January 26, 2023.

    Jury
    Top-class judges guarantee an adequate assessment of the submitted projects. The bdla presidium has appointed the following jurors:
    - Dr. Matthias Alexander, Feuilleton FAZ, Frankfurt/Main
    - Prof. Ute Aufmkolk, Planergruppe Oberhausen, Essen
    - Roberto Kaiser, silands Gresz Kaiser Landschaftsarchitekten PartG mbB, Ulm
    - Prof. Stephan Lenzen, RMP Stephan Lenzen Landschaftsarchitekten, Bonn, bdla president
    - Carla Lo, Carla Lo Landschaftsarchitektur, Vienna
    - Heiko Patzer, smb Seilspielgeräte GmbH Berlin in Hoppegarten, Berlin
    - Prof. Jonas Reif, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt
    - Martin Schmied, Department of Environmental Planning and Sustainability Strategies, Federal Environmental Agency, Dessau-Roßlau
    - Martin Schmitz, Atelier LOIDL, Berlin

    First prize, special prize and awards
    The jury evaluation takes place in two steps; the pre-selection with nomination takes place online until 15. March 2023. At a meeting on April 21, 2023 in Berlin, the jurors will decide on the awarding of the First Prize, the Special Prize Climate Adaptation/Protection and the Awards in the categories: - Public Space as a Center, - Living
    Environment/Working Environment, - Use of Plants, - Landscape and Urban Development, - Sports, Play, Movement, - Landscape Architecture in Detail, - Young Landscape Architecture, - Historic Sites/Heritage Garden Preservation, - Maturity - Projects, 20 Years after Completion.

    Award ceremony
    The award will be presented at a ceremony on September 15, 2023 in Berlin. On this occasion, the award-winning works will be presented to the public. At the award ceremony, a documentation will be published with all award-winning projects as well as the works nominated for the German Landscape Architecture Award 2023 competition.

    Sponsors
    A big thank you goes to the sponsors of the German Landscape Architecture Award 2023, the companies Bruns-Pflanzen-Export GmbH undamp; Co. KG, ComputerWorks GmbH, Louis Poulsen Germany GmbH, Polytan Sportstätten GmbH, Rinn Beton- und Naturstein GmbH undamp; Co. KG, Runge GmbH undamp;
    Co. KG, smb Seilspielgeräte GmbH Berlin in Hoppegarten, Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH as well as the Bundesverband Garten-, Landschafts- und Sportplatzbau BGL, NürnbergMesse/ GaLaBau and the Bundesverband deutscher Wohnungs- und Immobilienunternehmen GdW.

    All information on the 16th year of the competition is summarized at www.deutscher-landschaftsarchitektur-preis.de.

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    Save the Date 9 December 2022 - IFLA Europe webinar on recognition of landscape architecture profession and update on Common Training Framework
    Save the Date 9 December 2022 - IFLA Europe webinar on recognition of landscape architecture profession and update on Common Training Framework

    Save the Date 9 December 2022 - IFLA Europe webinar on recognition of landscape architecture profession and update on Common Training Framework

    This webinar is the continuation of the first online webinar held in March 2022 about the Recognition of landscape architecture profession in Europe.

    At the webinar held in March 2022, Katerina Gkoltsiou, President of IFLA Europe, described the current context of the profession based on the results of IFLA Europe Survey, the countries where the profession is regulated or not, and pointed out the challenge of the poor recognition of the profession in terms of identification and scope of duties, struggling with encroaching on its competences by other professions.

    It was concluded that a clear, European wide definition of competences would help, together with a good educational system. The roadmap should focus on a Common Training Framework which is under elaboration, combined with complains at national level to the European Commission or National Bodies.

    The meeting on 9 December 2022 will focus more on the latest achievements of the Common Training Framework and feedback received from our Member Associations. It will also showcase best practice and an experience of non-regulated country.

    The event will include debate and questions. The link and more detailed information will be sent shortly.

    Information, presentations and recording of the previous session available on IFLA Europe website under News section https://iflaeurope.eu/index.php/site/news-single/ifla-europe-webinar-recognition-of-landscape-architecture-profession-in-europe

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    APAP Portugal marks International Landscape Day 20 October
    APAP Portugal marks International Landscape Day 20 October

    APAP Portugal marks International Landscape Day 20 October


    The 20th of October is celebrated by the Council of Europe and by all the signatories of the European Landscape Convention.



    It is a date that evokes the need to focus the landscape on political decisions, on our daily lives, on our objectives, thinking about its management, in a context of strong humanization, where the relationship with nature is essential these day, namely for the teaching it brings us.

    During the current year, APAP has celebrated, in an extended cycle of events, the 80th anniversary of the teaching of landscape architecture, celebrating the first generation of Landscape Architects, and the centenary of the birth of Prof Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles, integrating in this calendar the International Day of Landscape.

    Commemorating this day, and in the wake of the launch of the 3rd edition of the Tree in Portugal, APAP is pleased to launch, together with the Landscape Museum, the
    youth book Buscas uma Árvore – How to discover the main species in Portugal, by Maria Manuel Pedrosa and illustrated by Madalena Matoso.

    The proximity of the theme by these authors, made possible a unique work, transposing the world of trees to childhood, through a graphic and narrative universe, which we believe will become an essential piece in the decoding of the world of trees and a more comprehensive communication with the nature. The launch took place at the Municipal Library of Palácio Galveias. João Ceregeiro, APAP President


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    DKAS Slovenia celebrates International Landscape Day 20 October
    DKAS Slovenia celebrates International Landscape Day 20 October

    DKAS Slovenia celebrates International Landscape Day 20 October

    The 30th anniversary of the Association of Landscape Architects was celebrated with the KA Festival and the awarding of social awards and recognitions. On International Landscape Day, October 20, at an event in Switzerland in Ljubljana’s Tivoli, we awarded a lifetime achievement award, two recognitions for activity in the profession and
    recognition for special achievements.

    Jože Novak received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Ana Kučan and Radovan Romih received awards for activity in the profession, and recognition for special achievements was awarded to the project and implementation of the arrangement of Slovenska ulica, Trg zmage and Luther’s Avenue in Murska Sobota by Matej Blenkuš, Darje Matjašec, Nejc Florjanac, Primož Žitnik, Dominik Košak and Greg Valenčič.

    Congratulations to all the winners!

    This year, the awards were supported in the form of co-financing by the Ministry of the Environment and Space.


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    Activities from CAKA - Czech National Association of Landscape Architecture
    Activities from CAKA - Czech National Association of Landscape Architecture

    Activities from CAKA - Czech National Association of Landscape Architecture

    - The Bieno association has published a guide Climate friendly courtyard. CAKA participated in the expert revision of the text. The manual is available at www: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5963e872be65945f9d7f37e4/t/634e63e63cd212772150ca3f/1666081773716/prirucka_fin_web_caka.pdf


    - CAKA celebrated Landscape Day with the opening of the IFLA EU Reconsidering Nature exhibition at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University. The exhibition will continue to travel to other venues in the Czech Republic.


    - CAKA participates in the professional discussion within the Open think tank of architects (OTTA) within the Czech Chamber of Architects: Definitions and Standards of Landscape Architect Services (10 November at 16:00). The official translation of the IFLA World definition of landscape architect and the work of the IFLA EU on the field of professional practice and education will be presented at OTTA.

    - CAKA is participating (within its umbrella organization SZKT) in preparation of the landscape conference 25th Days of Garden and Landscape Design “On the Ground Floor” to be held in Luhacovice, Czech Republic, November 23-25, 2022. More information: https://szkt.cz/workshop/25-dny-zahradni-a-krajinarske-tvorby-11-2022


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    News from project TELOS - Towards a European Landscape Economy for a Sustainable Urban Development
    News from project TELOS - Towards a European Landscape Economy for a Sustainable Urban Development

    News from project TELOS - Towards a European Landscape Economy for a Sustainable Urban Development

    TELOS stands for: Towards a European Landscape Economy for a Sustainable Urban Development

    This project brings five European metropolitan areas together to address this spatial and educational challenge in a new way: we link Rome, Stuttgart, Brussels, Gdansk and Antalya. IFLA Europe is proud to support this project in promotion and dissemination of the project activities and results.

    TELOS contributes to a large-scale transnational educational transformation and empowers a new generation of visionary professionals, decision-makers and urbanites, to address sustainability challenges through problem-solving approaches that integrate systems thinking, anticipatory strategic competences, real life scenarios and insights,
    and interpersonal skills.

    TELOS aims to build ‘knowledge and action bridges’ between the seemingly competing systems of ecology and economy, as they appear in our everyday urban environment. The target groups of the TELOS project are primarily university staff and students from the following subject domains: urban planning, landscape planning, architecture and landscape architecture, agriculture, regional development, economics, business administration and real estate.

    Related stakeholder groups are equitable finance players, real estate developers and related industries, NGOs, municipalities, and the wider public, aiming to break down barriers and foster collaboration while encouraging knowledge exchange at all levels.

    TELOS Project Objectives

    1. To develop the first Landscape Economy curriculum by which learners can deeply immerse in the theories, dialectics and methodologies associated with these emerging concepts
    2. To build capacity among university teachers, enabling them to successfully implement interdisciplinary and transformative learning settings
    3. To build up key competences for sustainable urban development
    4. To create and share knowledge, by documenting TELOS methodology as an open educational resource
    5. To disseminate the TELOS curriculum and methodology as widely as possible.

    Activities

    TELOS project includes the following main activities:

    1. Development of the TELOS curriculum (design, testing, evaluation,exploitation and dissemination)
    2. Conceptualisation and implementation of two TELOS staff training events.
    3. Piloting the TELOS curriculum by means of two blended learning events.

    4. TELOS blended learning events consist of the following elements:
      - We will further implement two Multiplier Events during which we involve a wider stakeholder network and diversified audiences into the development and dissemination of the TELOS intellectual outputs.
      This includes all open educational resources, such as lecture recordings, a glossary of core terminology, presentations and learning materials.
      This output is targeted to educators in the sense of a facilitation handbook. It will include the theoretical background of landscape economy, the learning goals and competence framework of the TELOS curriculum, methodical guidance for interdisciplinary learning settings, workshop facilitations guidance, assessment criteria and evaluation methods, assignment descriptions, and full evidence of the TELOS experience.
      European audiences and up-scaled in other European locations. Our methodical framework embraces a pedagogical action research cycle, which will allow for a rapid prototyping on the TELOS curriculum, early testing and continuous adaptation and improvement based on the feedback of the actual end users.

      TELOS is expected to have its main impact in the following two dimensions:
    • the TELOS online course
    • the TELOS local labs
    • and the TELOS charette.

    Expected Project Results

    Output 1: TELOS Landscape Economy curriculum

    Output 2: TELOS Landscape Economy teaching/learning toolbox

    Qualitative Outcomes

    • Substantial capacity and skills development among the core target groups of the TELOS project, which will be transferable to other

    Expected Impact

    Short term impact on Higher Education: more effective education for sustainable development through staff capacity building and curriculum innovation. The following main competence fields will be addressed: (1) systems thinking, (2) anticipatory competence, (3) normative competence, (4) strategic competence, and (5) interpersonal
    competence.

    Long term impact on the local communities and their territorial contexts: mainstreaming TELOS competences will transform planning and development practices. This will lead to better spatial design and planning solutions characterised by sustainable economic models that support social and environmental goals. Keywords of this landscape-based approach are: circular economy, ecosystem services, green infrastructure, sustainable housing, digitalisation and smart city and community applications, all combined with democratic leadership skills, creative financing models, and innovative governance.

    The TELOS Project has been (partially) funded by the ERASMUS+ grantprogram of the European Union under grant no. 2021-1-DE01-KA220-HED-000031123. Neither the European Commission nor the project’s national funding agency are responsible for the content or liable for any losses or damage resulting of the use of these resources.




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    5 Nordic Landscape Architect Associations come together on 10 dogmas for solar panel systems of the future
    5 Nordic Landscape Architect Associations come together on 10 dogmas for solar panel systems of the future

    5 Nordic Landscape Architect Associations come together on 10 dogmas for solar panel systems of the future

    Landscape Architect associations from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark sign an united document of dogmas for solar panel systems. ’10 dogmas for solar panel systems of the future’ will ensure that the establishment of future solar panel systems creates value on several parameters.

    The Nordic landscape architect associations support the political change-of-course towards a more sustainable energy production, including establishment of solar panel systems in the open land areas. But the challenge of restructuring the energy production into green energy is increasingly putting pressure on our landscapes. The associations state the needs of considering holistic solutions and let solar panels create added value to our society on other parameters than just energy. Therefore, Sveriges Arkitekter/Akademin för landskapsarkitektur (Sweden), Norske landskapsarkitekters forening (Norway), MARK (Finland), FÍLA (Iceland), and Danske Landskabsarkitekter (Denmark) have come together with an united Nordic strategy proposal under the title of ’10 dogmas for solar panel systems of the future’.

    Martin Hedevang Andersen, president at the Association of Danish Landscape Architects. Photo: Henriette Dan Bonde
    Martin Hedevang Andersen, president at the Association of Danish Landscape Architects. Photo: Henriette Dan Bonde

    Needs of strategies for solar panel systems across the Nordic countries

    With the 10 dogmas, the Nordic landscape architect associations invite politicians of the Nordic countries to develop national strategies for establishment of solar panel systems. The strategies should create a framework for the most energy and economical advantageous location of solar panel systems. These locations should be integrated in the landscape, provide access to new recreational experience landscapes for local citizens, create habitats for flora and fauna, establish frames for outdoor recreation, serve educational purposes, and result in new amenity assets.

    Potential for added value
    Martin Hedevang Andersen, president at the Association of Danish Landscape Architects, is pleased about the united Nordic support.
    ”There are plenty of potential for creating added value when establishing solar panel systems in the open land areas. But the establishment of solar panel systems have happened so fast that the energy landscape now are in a vacuum planning-wise. This leaves the municipalities with a complicated task of developing their own tools to be
    able to make qualified decisions regarding the many new solar panel systems that private energy companies apply building permits for. Therefore, united we encourage a political initiative to proactive planning of solar panel systems of the future, so that the green restructuring of energy production is not happening on expense of the values of our landscapes,” Martin Hedevang Andersen share. “We see a need of establishing national strategies for development of solar panel systems. The nationwide strategies will among other things ensure democratic principles, achieve the most advantageous use of resources, and ensure biodiversity and qualities of nature. Our hope is that the dogmas may inspire all stakeholders to enter into cooperation – benefiting both the environment, citizens, biodiversity, and an increased geopolitical independence of energy supplies.”

    10 dogmas for solar panel systems of the future
    The 10 dogmas supported by the Nordic landscape architect associations:
    1. Incorporate
    solar panels in relevant national strategies, for example by including the solar panels in spatial planning legislation.
    2. Conduct thorough landscape analysis and require aesthetic considerations with respect to scale, holistic qualities and cultural heritage.
    3. Investigate the possibility of placing solar panels close to the city before engaging the open land.
    4. Planning should be based on democratic principles, involving neighbors and locals as well as indigenous cultures.
    5. Set demands for nature content and management, which promote biodiversity.
    6. Plan for multi-functional use such as recreational connections and access to nature.
    7. Install solar panels in areas, which are intended for future urban development.
    8. Plan for temporary use by setting an expiration date.
    9. Ensure that the above-mentioned requirements for energy companies are coordinated on regional/inter-municipal levels.
    10. Involve the professional skills of landscape architects.

    Nordic landscape architect associations invite politicians to form holistic requirements for establishment of solar panel systems. Solar panel systems integrated in a landscape with soft hills, Styding Skovvej, Haderslev. Photo: Signe Moos
    Nordic landscape architect associations invite politicians to form holistic requirements for establishment of solar panel systems. Solar panel systems integrated in a landscape with soft hills, Styding Skovvej, Haderslev. Photo: Signe Moos

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Martin Hedevang Andersen, president at the Association of Danish Landscape Architects, formand@landskabsarkitekter.dk, 21 63 70 90 www.landskabsarkitekter.dk Lillan Thomsen, head of secretariat at the Association of Danish Landscape Architects, Lillan.Thomsen@landskabsarkitekter.dk, 33 32 23 54 www.landskabsarkitekter.dk


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    Overview of 2022 IFLA Europe General Assembly 14-16 October 2022, Helsinki, Finland
    Overview of 2022 IFLA Europe General Assembly 14-16 October 2022, Helsinki, Finland

    Overview of 2022 IFLA Europe General Assembly 14-16 October 2022, Helsinki, Finland

    33rd IFLA Europe General Assembly 14-16 October 2022, Helsinki, Finland

    More than 90 Delegates, Presidents, members of the National Associations, members of Working Groups and Observers from 28 IFLA Europe member countries participated in the 33rd IFLA Europe General Assembly which took place in Helsinki, Finland 14-16 October 2022.

    The General Assembly followed the International Landscape Architecture Day ‘Boldness and Beauty’ organised by the Finnish National Association of Landscape Architects MARK (Suomen maisema-arkkitehtiliitto) on 14 October 2022.

    The Congress addressed the issues of Boldness and Beauty in Landscape Architecture.
    Boldness
    - By raising the profile of the debate, we see that taking on a socially significant expert role requires courage and responsibility. Until now, the formation of our profession has required taking bold action, and now there is a greater need for action than ever before. It is time for Landscape Architects to take on a leading role in the development of the landscape. We ask, under what conditions can we, as Landscape Architects, act more boldly at this moment, and by what means will we redeem this mandate? How can each of us act boldly in our own work and how do we see our own responsibility in our actions?
    Beauty
    - Aesthetics is one of the cornerstones of landscape architecture. There are now numerous new themes on the design table to solve and coordinate. For this reason, it is timely to ask what is the role of beauty and aesthetics in landscape architecture. The skill of our profession to create beauty undoubtedly adds value to projects, but how can we make better use of this expertise? What is the value of beauty in a world of change and crisis?
    Boldness
    and Beauty - By bringing these two themes together, we want to launch an internal identity debate within the profession. Can these boldness and beauty together form the guiding themes for the design of the urban landscape of the 21st century? Through what examples, design projects, and actions can these themes be defined in landscape architecture? Will one come before the other, or are boldness and beauty prerequisites for each other?

    Bold and beautiful speakers at the Congress included experts, professors, professionals, namely: Kati Outinen, Aada Taipale, Michael Jacob, Malin Blomqvist, Edgar Kaare, Ronald Rietveld, Laura Yli-Jama, Signe Nielsen, Eetu Mykkänen, Jenny Osuldsen. Congratulations to MARK President Pia Kuusiniemi and the whole MARK Team for organising this fantastic event!

    We had Executive Council Elections with new Executive Council members elected for a two-year mandate 2022-2024:
    Diana Culescu
    , IFLA Europe Secretary General, elected in her second 2-year term 2022-2024
    John Boon, NVTL Delegate to IFLA Europe was elected IFLA Europe Treasurer for his first 2-year term 2022-2024 and will take up the post on 1 January 2023. Congratulations to the elected members of the Executive Council!

    We had constructive discussion on IFLA Europe activities, its mission and vision aligned with the objectives of EU Green Deal and UN Sustainable Development Goals and the important role that Landscape Architects have in combating climate change impact.

    President Katerina Gkoltsiou emphasised the importance of IFLA EUROPE being well governed, financially stable, as well as flexible to be always at the forefront of the most recent developments. She underlined that IFLA Europe will continue providing support to our members – National Associations of Landscape Architecture in achieving the high standards in education and professional practice, through networking and exchange of opinions/ideas, lectures, and seminars, assisting on young professionals and involving the delegates and members. We launched Members Database https://iflaeurope.eu/ (for members of National Associations) aimed at collecting the important information about members’ competencies, skills, capabilities and expertise and will become a pool of experts. As such IFLA Europe will be able to promote the Landscape Architect’s role and to suggest experts/field when this is requested from sister organisations and EU institutions. IFLA EUROPE will increase
    visibility at all levels in European policies development, through the establishment of cooperation, promotion, and dissemination of activities in relation to profession and education.

    We will continue important cooperation with the Council of Europe in landscape architecture matters as IFLA Europe is Observer and a consultant NGO in its different working groups via the Conference of the European Landscape Convention and Steering Committee for Culture, Heritage and Landscape (CDCPP) and in projects dealing with professional recognition and the role of landscape architects in heritage projects. We will continue promoting 20 October – International Landscape Day of the Council of Europe. National Associations were encouraged to organise own events to mark this important date.

    We will continue establishing contacts with various European Commission stakeholders such as DG Environment, DG Climate Action, DG GROW Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs as well as European Parliament and other bodies in order to raise the profile of the profession and underline important role of
    Landscape Architects in fighting climate change impact.

    We will continue our support to Landscape Architecture Europe – LAE foundation whose objective is to enhance dialogue in landscape architecture on European level by publishing a triennial yearbook containing projects, essays, interviews and portraits which explore how landscape architects in Europe work and design.

    Our Med_net Working Group presented its work and booklet “Designing Change - Trees in the Mediterranean City - Beyond Climate Change: good rules for a new coexistence between humans and trees” as the end result of Med_net Conference organised by FFP France in May 2022, Marseille, France.
    The theme for 2023 Med_net conference was announced - LANDSCAPE DIVERSITY - and the next Med_net spring meeting and conference will take place in Alicante, Spain 11-14 May 2023, hosted by AEP Spain!

    Secretary General Diana Culescu led the discussion about the necessary changes to our Statutes in order to enable IFLA Europe participate in external funding and research programmes. There was unanimous decision to amend IFLA Europe Statutes and Regulations for IFLA Europe to have access to the external research and funding programmes which will enable IFLA Europe have a more prominent role and raise awareness about the profession.

    Call for project proposals involving cooperation among National Associations was relaunched to stimulate and support National Associations’ cooperation through networking and exchange of opinions and ideas in order to address challenges and to strengthen relations within our professional community.

    Further activities will be made to support the activities of National Associations as well as provide necessary information, assistance and guidance to potential IFLA Europe members.

    Vice President for Education Margarida Cancela d’Abreu encouraged Universities and Schools of Landscape Architecture to apply for IFLA Europe recognition of landscape architecture programmes and announced that this will now be possible through online SRP application on IFLA Europe website https://iflaeurope.eu/

    Abrochure on ‘Why IFLA Europe recognition of landscape architecture programmes’ was produced in order to inform all stakeholders– schools, National Associations, students and general public – why it was important for Landscape Architecture programmes to be recognised by IFLA Europe!(IFLA Europe website, under Education/Strategic Objectives/School Recognition Panel).

    IFLA Europe School Recognition Panel reviewed and recognised four landscape architecture programmes for a period of 5 years (2022-2027):
    - Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech - ULiège, ISIa Gembloux – HECh and La Cambre-Horta Faculty of Architecture – ULB - Bachelor+Master in Landscape Architecture, 3 years+2 years, 180 ECTS+120 ECTS;
    - Norwegian University of Life Sciences - Master of Landscape Architecture, 5 years, 300 ECTS and Master of Landscape Architecture for Global Sustainability, 2 years, 120 ECTS;
    - Amsterdam University of the Arts - Master in Landscape Architecture, 4 years, 240 ECTS;
    - Cracow University of Technology - Engineer degree in Landscape Architecture 3,5 years, 210 ECTS and Master in Landscape Architecture 1,5 years, 90 ECTS.

    List of all landscape architecture programmes recognised by IFLA Europe is available on our website https://iflaeurope.eu/index.php/site/general/srp

    We will continue strong cooperation with ECLAS – European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools and work together towards developing joint recognition document regarding Landscape Architecture teaching and research. IFLA Europe will actively participate in ECLAS Landscape Forum Stuttgart Region in 2023.

    We will continue participating and supporting LE:NOTRE – focal point for landscape specialists of all disciplines where we will focus on further developing international and interdisciplinary approach, and to act as a common platform for those involved in teaching, research and practice in the landscape field. We will continue our support to ELASA - European Landscape Architecture Students Association in order to promote cooperation, exchange and mobility of the students. We will reinforce relations with UNISCAPE - European Network of Universities for the implementation of the European Landscape Convention, to support and reinforce scientific interdisciplinary co-operation among European universities regarding landscape issues. We will continue supporting NELA - Network of European Landscape Architecture Archives aimed to raise awareness of the invaluable records relating to the history of the built environment through an international collaboration between archives, researchers and educators.

    InnoLAND project results and two main objectives were presented 1) developing a Common Training Framework for Landscape Architecture and 2) concept of the Exemplar Master in Landscape Architecture programme - working on issues such as fields of knowledge, understanding and skills, blocks of competences, educational modules and professional training requirements. Draft Common Training Framework for Landscape Architecture is sent to all National Associations to provide comments on the principles outlined and collect feedback from Landscape Architecture schools/universities in their respective countries. This will help IFLA Europe and its partners continue further efforts in establishment of the Common Training Framework.

    Vice President for Professional Practice Didier Vancutsem presented IFLA Europe general Action Plan 2022-2023, which focused on the following objectives: developing a guidance to National Associations related to professional recognition (technical assistance, mobilisation), assisting young professionals (networking), and developing an overview of professional knowledge of individuals (capacity, knowledge) throughout Europe and beyond. According to the Action Plan, additional objectives are the dimension of making the landscape architecture profession more visible and the increase of awareness to other disciplines, together with the lobbying for the profession at European level and beyond.

    European Landscape Architecture Mobility Platform – was presented as a landscape portal gateway - mobility and project tool that will benefit to all European professionals and become visible in European networking events, conferences, publications and IFLA website.

    Climate Change Working Group presented future activities and announced the next IFLA Europe’s Position Paper on Biodiversity – all members were invited to send comments and examples.

    Agricultural Landscapes Working Group presented its activities and proclaimed the winner of the Call for Images for Rural Landscapes Álvaro Casanova from Spain with entry ‘Corkage in the dehesas of Extremadura’!

    New European Bauhaus (NEB) Working group will work on the publication and proceedings of the of the conference IFLA Europe New European Bauhaus Festival Conference ‘Places’, 11 June 2022 Brussels, Belgium - “Reconnecting with Nature – Landscape Architects at the forefront of the urban transformation” as well as future
    related NEB activities.

    Call was launched to join Working Group Landscape Architecture Profession whose objectives are the professional recognition of Landscape Architects throughout EU and abroad, the promotion of the professional development and highest standards of practice, free movement of professionals within EU and certification of delivery of
    highest standards of professional qualification.

    National Associations were invited to fill in IFLA World Global Survey on Landscape Architecture Profession

    Vice President for Communications Darija Perkovic-Bosnjak informed about the work of the Communications group and the Communication strategy and products aimed to raise awareness about IFLA Europe, the profession of landscape architects and important role they play in the society. We are delighted to see many new
    volunteers joining Communications Group.

    Pecha Kucha presentations on realised projects from our National Associations on the current General Assembly topic were presented!

    2021 IFLA Europe Yearbook was presented which summarises IFLA Europe activities, compiles all 2021 Pecha Kuchas, provides information about the Youth competition, IFLA Europe Resolution and Award.

    We proclaimed the winners of 2022 IFLA Europe Student and Young Professionals’ Competition ! The Jury evaluated all entries based on four main criteria: - Presentation and graphical quality - Pertinence of the entry regarding the topic, - Concept development - Project innovation Demonstration of technical feasibility.

    The winner of Category A: Conceptual Ideas and Projects is Ms Vardi Gali, TECHNION Israel Institute of Technology, member of ISALA Israel with the entry “Resilient Path”

    The winner of Category B: Realised ideas and projects is Kamila Rogaczewska, member of SAK Poland with the entry “PoPoPark”.

    As prize, both winners were invited by IFLA Europe to participate in MARK Finland Congress and present their work at the General Assembly.

    People’s Choice Award goes to Batuhan Ünlu, Istanbul Technical University and member of UCTEA Chamber of Landscape Architects Turkey with the entry “Kirkcesme Historic Park”

    IFLA Europe Exhibition 2022 “Reconsidering Nature” was officially presented! Its objective is to show the contemporary role of landscape architecture in creating space. Total of 53 projects from 20 countries depict unique map of landscape architect intervention in terms of the nature re-consideration. National Associations are invited to
    promote the exhibition and organise events to promote it.

    Our IFLA Europe Award was awarded to Sirpa Pietikainen, Member of the European Parliament. The objective of IFLA Europe award is to recognise the work of exceptional people and organisations that believe that our way of perceiving and understanding the world, derived from our profession, could contribute to its development.

    Maguelonne Dejeant-Pons, past Executive Secretary of the Council of Europe European Landscape Convention was awarded IFLA Europe Honorary Membership.

    General Assembly was closed by the adoption of 2022 IFLA Europe Resolution ‘Bold and Beautiful Landscapes for next generation’ , which underlines that:
    - Landscape Architects, through their training and their experience in planning, design, science, and management provide the essential requisite skills for this. Landscape architects can guide bold transformations towards mutual wellbeing of people and nature. In addition, they have the capacity to enhance the beauty of nature in both urban and rural environments.
    - Boldness is needed. In raising the profile of our common new cultural project, taking on a socially significant expert role by designers requires courage and responsibility. The same attitude is asked of commissioners and politicians.
    - Aesthetics and ethics are indivisible cornerstones of landscape architecture. New elements are introduced into landscapes for dealing with climate change (storm water management features, installations for renewable energies like wind power, photovoltaic, urban agriculture, and much more) The skill of our profession to integrate beauty in such projects undoubtedly helps with acceptance whilst bringing cultural value to these.

    We had presentations from:

    - Hunter Industries: Landscape Drought Resilience from HUNTER Industries on Best Practices to save water with following expertise advice 1) Audit the irrigation system regularly 2) Replace conventional spray nozzles with high-efficiency nozzles 3) Regulate pressure within the system 4) Convert shrub, perennial, and annual beds to micro irrigation 5) Irrigate trees separately from turf and shrubs 6) Develop an irrigation schedule for the days you’re allowed to water 7) Replace conventional controllers with weather sensors and smart controllers 8) Always plant responsibly.

    - VESTRE on building The Plus - the world’s most environmentally friendly furniture factory. Sustainability and openness have guided every aspect of the factory – from the design of working conditions to the accommodation of electric heavy goods vehicles and the management of the surrounding forest. Together, Vestre and BIG have thereby created an entirely new typology, where people, production, technology, architecture and nature are completely integrated in each other.

    - ASUNI SOFT Lands Design https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5Nx1W3h0vo on software and new technologies and give support to design professionals specialized in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Engineering, Industrial Design, Graphic Design and related industries. During these years, Asuni has become a company group, the most important being Asuni Soft (commercial names are Asuni CAD and icreatia) and McNeel Europe.The main products of ASUNI are VisualARQ (BIM architectural plugin for Rhino) and Lands Design which is the landscape design software in versions for Rhino, AutoCAD and Civil 3D.

    We take the opportunity to say a big thank you to our Treasurer Hermann Georg Gunnlaugsson, member of FILA Iceland and long-committed and long-devoted member of IFLA Europe Executive Council, Working Groups and IFLA Europe. Hermann’s contribution to IFLA Europe during the past 8 years, either as FILA Delegate to IFLA Europe, member of Working Groups, past Vice President for Professional Practice and IFLA Europe Treasurer was always aimed at raising the profile of the profession of landscape architecture, working towards its recognition, working on various IFLA Europe policies, working on ensuring solid and prudent finances. He always worked to the best interest of IFLA Europe and we are wishing him all the best in his new role as the Treasurer of IFLA World.

    We would like to thank our sponsor HUNTER Industries, VESTRE,Green Blue Urban and ASUNI SOFT Lands Design for their support! We are looking forward to developing projects together and create better and more sustainable future!

    Daniela Micanovic-Franckx,
    IFLA Europe Executive Secretary





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    Extended deadline - IFLA World Global Survey of Landscape Architecture Profession - 20 November 2022!
    Extended deadline - IFLA World Global Survey of Landscape Architecture Profession - 20 November 2022!

    Extended deadline - IFLA World Global Survey of Landscape Architecture Profession - 20 November 2022!

    The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) launched a Global Survey of Practice for Landscape Architecture in partnership with the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) - open until 20 November 2022.

    The objective of the survey of Landscape Architecture practice is better understanding the practice of landscape architecture around the globe. By identifying similarities and differences in practice regionally and by country, the project seeks to expand the role, definition, and mobility of the landscape architect as well as understand how changes in practice, such as the response climate change, have forced the profession to evolve.

    IFLA partnered with CLARB in 2021 to assist in developing and analyzing the survey through a data-driven scientific psychometric process known as a Job Task Analysis (JTA) in which practitioners participate in sharing their knowledge, skills, education, and practice focus. To ensure wide representation of the global profession, the survey was developed by a work group of IFLA volunteers representing each IFLA Region at a three-day session in May 2022 and revalidated by the work group in June 2022.

    The Global Survey of Practice was launched during the IFLA World Congress and is available to all practicing landscape architects globally.

    The survey is available in ten languages including, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, German and others and can be accessed at iflaworld.com/global-job-task-analysis.

    All survey submissions are anonymous and confidential—no personal information will be collected or stored. Once the survey is complete, the data will be analysed by professional psycho-metricians and a full report will be provided to the IFLA membership. Additionally, each country and IFLA Region that has statistically significant participation will be provided a customized report. The analyzed results and reports are expected to be available in early 2023.

    About IFLA
    IFLA officially represents the world body of landscape architects through its member associations and regions and in both governmental and non-governmental organizations, such as the UN, UNESCO, UIA, etc. We are a not-for-profit, non-political, non-governmental organisation. the allied built-environment professions, demanding the highest standards of education, training, research and professional practice, and providing leadership and stewardship in all matters.

    Our mission is to promote the landscape architecture profession within a
    collaborative partnership of he allied built-environment professions,
    demanding the highest standards of education, training, research and professional practice, and providing leadership and stewardship in all matters

    About CLARB
    Since 1970, CLARB has been dedicated to ensuring that all individuals who affect the natural and built environment through the practice of landscape architecture are sufficiently qualified to do so. CLARB works to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare by establishing and promoting professional licensure standards for education, experience and examination required for the profession of landscape architecture. CLARB’s members include the licensure boards that regulate the profession of landscape

    architecture in the United States, including District of Columbia, Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico, and in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Ontario.

    COMPLETE THE SURVEY!

    Open until 20 November 2022.

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    Resilient cultural landscapes - methods, applications and patterns”, 3-4 November 2022 Kraków/online
    Resilient cultural landscapes - methods, applications and patterns”, 3-4 November 2022 Kraków/online

    Resilient cultural landscapes - methods, applications and patterns”, 3-4 November 2022 Kraków/online

    IFLA Europe is proud to provide its support and patronage to the Conference “Resilient cultural landscapes - methods, applications and patterns”, which will take place on 3-4 November 2022 Kraków/online. Ms Darija Perkovic-Bosnjak, IFLA Europe Vice President for Communications will participate online and represent IFLA Europe Executive Council with the speech on “How to ensure resilience when restoring cultural landscapes?”.

    The aim of the conference will be to discuss the phenomenon of resilience of cultural landscape and its components to external pressures. To what extent are the values of cultural landscape able to spontaneously determine its resilience to contemporary transformations? Is the resilience of landscapes possible at all, and if so, to what extent and with what tools can it be strengthened? The subject of resilience concerns conservation of cultural heritage, environmental aspects including climate change challenges, as well as legal and spatial/urban planning aspects.

    The scope of the conference is a continuation of reflections on the identification of current problems and challenges in maintaining and preserving the cultural heritage of cities, villages, open spaces, and especially historic gardens. It is also important to pay attention to the integrity of the cultural landscape with the continuation of the activity of its anthropogenic determinant and local biodiversity and environmental conditions. These considerations should respond to the appeal of the International Federation of Landscape Architects Europe Resolution Granada, Spain, (October 2021) among others referring to sustainable landscapes. Activities, methods, patterns, should be based on promoting the creation of self-sustaining ecosystems used to meet human needs. Presentation of research, international exchange of experiences, on how to increase the resilience of cultural heritage and establishment of interdisciplinary cooperation will be the main objective of the conference based on international documents.

    Particularly interesting topics:

    • urban ecology
    • urban metabolism
    • structures of cultural heritage
    • heritage relationships
    • historical greenery
    • urban ecological network solutions
    • urban ecosystems
    • urban suburban relation
    • conservation activities in urban and suburban zones
    • urbanscape
    • suburban solutions
    • impact of historical conditions on the modern city
    • urban and suburban regionalism
    • urban and suburban biodiversity.

    Programme of the event is available here Conference programme

    Link to the Conference:

    Topic: Resilient cultural landscapes - methods, applications and patterns

    Time: Nov 3, 2022 09:00 Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86079842327?pwd=Y0Q5bmtSVG1SM2tCNGhOazRkWG9UQT09

    Meeting ID: 860 7984 2327
    Passcode: 994095


    Please find enclosed the requirements for all conference participants:

    1. The use of the interpretation function requires the use of Zoom Client for Meetings (it is not enough to use a browser). The Zoom Client can be downloaded here:
    https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting
    2. We recommend updating Zoom Client. Note - Zoom Client does not update automatically. You need to run the “Check for updates” option (https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362233-Upgrade-update-to-the-latest-version).
    3. The full and comfortable use of the application requires a stable internet connection of 6Kbps download and 2 Kbps upload. Technical parameters of the Internet connection can be checked e.g. on this website: https://www.speedtest.pl


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