Deadline for entries ‘Rural Landscape Photo competition’ extended to 15 August 2022!

Deadline for entries ‘Rural Landscape Photo competition’ extended to 15 August 2022!

Deadline extended for IFLA EUROPE Rural Landscape Photo Competition!

Agricultural Landscapes take up 39% of European lands, presenting a palimpsest of human interaction with nature and creating an extensive ‘green infrastructure’, when sustainably cultivated, with socio-ecological impact to everyday lives of people.

Yet, these valuable landscapes, often in close relation with urbanised lands, do not receive the acknowledgement, the ontological planning and the design they deserve.

Unknown to most of citizens, the agricultural landscapes are seen as a background of holidays, many times idealised as ‘scenery’ and therefore, Landscape Architects are committed to take actions towards their recognition as productive, important to produce ecosystem services and also recreational valuable place on earth.

IFLA Europe Agricultural Landscape Working Group invites professionals and non-professionals to submit images of their ‘idealised’ but also of their everyday agricultural landscapes in an attempt to include as many stakeholders as possible! Share our vision and submit your photograph!

Who can participate?

Participants from all over Europe are asked to submit one photograph (at least 300 dpi) representing the main characteristics of the traditional agricultural/forestry/livestock landscape and seascape. “Traditional” is meant as a sustainable, important for the identity of the local communities, their sense of belonging to the places,
productive landscape, expression of the co-evolution between men and environment and of the relationship nature-culture.

The cultivating/producing technique must be briefly described (max 300 words), and the relation between local community and landscape.

The explanation of different criteria is given below:

- Food and livelihood security

The proposed agricultural system contributes to food and/or livelihood security of local communities. This includes a wide variety of agricultural types such as self-sufficient and semi-subsistence agriculture where provisioning and exchanges take place among local communities, which contributes to rural economy.

- Agro-biodiversity

Agricultural biodiversity, as defined by UN FAO (*) as the variety of animals, plants and micro-organisms that are used directly or indirectly for food and agriculture, including crops, livestock, forestry and fisheries. The system should be endowed with globally significant biodiversity and genetic resources for food and agriculture (e.g., endemic, domesticated, rare, endangered species of crops and animals).

- Local and Traditional Knowledge systems

The system should maintain local and invaluable traditional knowledge and practices, ingenious adaptive technology and management systems of natural resources, including biota, land, water which have supported agricultural, forestry and/or fishery activities.

- Cultures, Value systems, Recreational Values and Social Organisations

Cultural identity and sense of place are embedded in and belong to specific agricultural sites. Social organisations, value systems and cultural practices associated with resource management and food production may ensure conservation of and promote equity in the use and access to natural resources. Such social organisations and
practices may take the form of customary laws and practices as well as ceremonial, religious and/or spiritual experiences.

- Landscapes and Seascapes Features

Landscapes or seascapes that have been developed over time through the interaction between humans and the environment, and appear to have stabilized or to evolve very slowly. Their form, shape and interlinkages are characterized by long historical persistence and a strong connection with the local socio-economic systems that produced them. Their stability, or slow evolution, is the evidence of integration of food production, the environment and culture in a given area or region. They may have the form of complex land use systems, such as land use mosaics, water and coastal management systems.

Judging criteria

The judges will look for a creative, engaging and inspiring submission. The entries will be judged on:

- Relevance of the entry to the competition topic
- Significance level and uniqueness of the rural landscape submitted
- Creativity expressed through the photo and the description

Jury

1. Clelia Puzzo, UN FAO-GIAHS Programme
2. Maguelonne Dejeant-Pons, Council of Europe
3. Chantal van Ham, Acting Director of IUCN European Regional Office
4. Hans Renes, President EUCALAND
5. Representative of IFLA Europe Agricultural Landscapes Working Group

Award:

1st Prize: 500 € and a comprehensive article including additional images and documentation of the context of the awarded images which will be published on the IFLA Europe website and social media.

2nd -5th Prize a comprehensive article including additional images and documentation of the context of the awarded images which will be published on the IFLA Europe website and social media.

The awarded image as well as shortlisted photographs will be published as postcards with additional information about the context of the image.

Deadlines:

31 January 2022 - Launch of the Competition
15 August 2022 - Deadline for sending the entries
30 August 2022 - Jury review
15 September 2022 - Proclamation of the winner
October 2022 - Virtual Exhibition with eminent guide (cicerone) presentations. Video will be presented at IFLA Europe General Assembly 2022

Send your competition material by email to:

IFLA Europe Secretariat
Daniela Micanovic-Franckx, Executive Secretary
Email: competition@iflaeurope.eu

For more details on how to apply and what material needs to be sent, please visit IFLA EUROPE Rural Landscapes Photo Competition website.

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In Memoriam Ariane Delilez
In Memoriam Ariane Delilez

In Memoriam Ariane Delilez

Pour Ariane

La rose blanche, d’une pureté absolue.
Le lisianthus, symbole de gratitude.
L’alstroemeria, souvenir du temps passé ensemble

The Executive Council, the delegates, members, colleagues and friends of the European Region of the International Federation of Landscape Architects - IFLA Europe, would like to send their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ariane Delilez.

Ariane, former Executive Director of the French Landscape Federation, actively involved with EFLA and then IFLA EUROPE for some twenty years, has become part of our own landscape. One does not have to be a landscape architect to know how to live, share and work together to build our territory. Those of us who have been lucky enough to enjoy the years of time-sharing, collaborating in working groups, such as the Med_net, and in our General Assemblies, we will always remember her and her ‘comme il faut’ manners, her conviviality, confidence, professionalism and devotion to the Landscape Architecture Profession and IFLA Europe.

We will deeply miss our sensitive, sensible, and good-humoured companion.

Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

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“There are nice people and also very nice people … and then there are people like Ariane.

Special people. Ariane was a special person in an absolutely non-spectacular way. She had a quiet, calm way of being, never a loud voicing, no hash words, no strong judgements. She would never throw her opinions at you, or trying to take the floor. If asked she’d give her view, and would never trade a lie if she thought you were wrong, but she would say it in a matter-of-fact way that could not offend. There were always question marks behind her words, possibilities instead of certainties, ifs and maybes. What a fantastic counselor she has been especially in the last adventure we shared, the Med_net working group, where she was my polar star and my good fairy … I really don’t know how I will manage without her sharp intelligence, profound comprehension and great ability to read people combined with a deep understanding of the human nature.
That was Ariane at work …

I met Ariane nearly 30 years ago, we were both young and at the beginning of our relationship with landscape architecture and enthusiastic about it. It was an immediate click; it took something like five minutes to recognize each other as kindred spirits. In all these years whenever we met it was just like we had seen each other the day before, never a sense of strangeness or unease. We always found a laughter to share - she had that spark in her eyes that heralded complicity and we just shared our stories and shrugged off the problems.
This was our friendship.”

Uta Zorzi Mühlmann,
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Overview of IFLA Europe New European Bauhaus Conference ‘Places’ 11 June 2022 Brussels
Overview of IFLA Europe New European Bauhaus Conference ‘Places’ 11 June 2022 Brussels

Overview of IFLA Europe New European Bauhaus Conference ‘Places’ 11 June 2022 Brussels

New European Bauhaus Festival – IFLA Europe Conference Brussels Saturday 11th June 2022

Reconnecting with Nature - Landscape architects at the forefront of the sustainable and creative urban
transformation

As European event during the New European Bauhaus Festival in Brussels, IFLA Europe organised Saturday 11 June 2022 a European Conference on the topic of “Reconnecting with Nature - Landscape architects at the forefront of the sustainable and creative urban transformation”.

The hybrid conference, attended by around 100 participants, was organised in cooperation with the Architecture Faculty of Free Brussels University ULB, Brussels Perspective, ABAJP BVTL and the CIVA (Centre International pour la Ville, l’Architecture et le Paysage). On behalf of IFLA Europe, we would like to thank the partners and sponsors of this event.

Landscape Architects together with associated disciplines can make the difference in the context of building resilient and sustainable cities. During the conference, solutions of reconnecting with nature in our social and ecological systems, urban landscapes, fighting against environmental crises towards a more intact and resilient urban nature for a better future of our citizens were demonstrated.

Keynote speaker Henri Bava, FFP President, explained the important role of landscape in protecting our cities, including how to preserve the living soil as a key resource. Keynote speaker Stefan Werner, Copenhagen, demonstrated how water management connected to open space projects is crucial, and how cities can prepare to reduce flood damages. A multidisciplinary approach is the key to success, and landscape visualisations are the best tool for convincing decision-makers. Nature is spectacular by itself; we should embrace our cultural heritage but design future solutions together. Katerina Gkoltsiou, IFLA Europe President, reminded us about the role of landscape architects in Europe, and their value for the European environment and quality of life. Ann Voets and Hicham Karkouch, both representatives of ABAJP-BVTL, Belgian National Association of Garden and Landscape Architects, indicated the importance of historic landscapes, their tradition and heritage, also for solving actual problems, as well as brownfields as reservoirs of biodiversity and habitats: here there is a need to change the vocabulary, talking about urban oases and not building potentials. Peter Löffler, European Commission DG Climate, mentioned the global warming as a challenge for European cities, and the several EU programmes such as Green Deal, Climate Cities, to achieve smarter and more adaptive cities. He emphasised the role of landscape architects as key players in implementing the EU Agenda such as the EU Green Deal. Ben Stringer, architect researcher representing ARENA, focused on productive landscapes and the question of scale in our landscapes.

The roundtable, moderated by Haris Piplas, member of IFLA Europe NEB Working Group, with Björn Bracke, Kollektif Landscape Studio, Indra Purs LAAA Latvia/City of Riga, Ann Voets, Hicham Karkouch, Ursula Wieser, CIVA and Eva Jenikova, Delegate of Czech Republic National Association of Landscape Architectes, discussed essential points of the future of sustainable and creative urban transformation, such as the political and social dimension of the landscape creation, the management of adaptive capacity of transformation, the symbiotic relationship between buildings, land and nature. Green concepts for our cities are necessary, and landscape architects have considerable responsibilities – and abilities - in achieving these urban transformations, at all decision-making levels. More landscape architects are needed for these tasks than are currently being trained at European universities.

The conference closed with a guided tour on the Place Flagey done by Björn Bracke, author of its future landscape redesign. Next event related to Reconnecting with Nature - Landscape architects at the forefront of the sustainable and creative urban transformation will take place on Monday 27 June 4.00-5.30 PM CEST during the

World Urban Forum of UN-Habitat in Katowice.

Henri Bava, FFP France/Agence Ter
Henri Bava, FFP France/Agence Ter
Katerina Gkotsiou, IFLA Europe President
Katerina Gkoltsiou, IFLA Europe President
Peter Löffler, EC DG CLIMA
Peter Löffler, EC DG CLIMA
Ben Stringer, ARENA
Ben Stringer, ARENA

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Streetlife and Landezine call multidisciplinary teams of young designers to submit ideas for redesigning ‘Lost Sites’!
Streetlife and Landezine call multidisciplinary teams of young designers to submit ideas for redesigning ‘Lost Sites’!

Streetlife and Landezine call multidisciplinary teams of young designers to submit ideas for redesigning ‘Lost Sites’!

Streetlife and Landezine call multidisciplinary teams of young designers to submit ideas for redesigning ‘Lost Sites’!

Where is ‘Lost Site’?
Unfortunately, lost sites are all around us. Fortunately, there are designers like you that know
how to improve them. In times of social and environmental distress, the world is increasingly more aware of the significance of open space and the issues of urbanisation. Qualities of urban sites are lost due to various social changes, rising parking needs, inappropriate design and neglect. The competition is looking for multidisciplinary solutions to spatial issues concerning urbanisation. From urban centres to residential housing on the margins, the competition seeks ideas to improve the quality of urban outdoors and challenges modes of urbanisation. There is no site chosen by the competition organizers and the winning proposal will not be built. Teams need to pick their own site and make a design for improving it. Sites must be publicly accessible and must not exceed the size of 1 hectare (2,4 acres).Your chosen site needs to be publicly accessible open space in European or North American territories: Canada, United States, United Kingdom and the following countries of the European continent: Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine.

Who can participate?
The competition is intended for multidisciplinary teams of landscape architects and other
disciplines (architects, industrial designers, visual artists, biologists, geographers, ecologists, sociologists, philosophers etc.). Registration is open for: 1. universities that will register their student teams (in case team is guided by a professor) 2. independent teams of students (in case team is not guided by a professor)3. independent teams of young professionals 4. independent mixed teams of students and young professionals.
If a group of students will be consulted or guided by a professor, the university/department needs to register that team. Teams that will be shortlisted as finalists will need to present proof of age, residency (and study if they are students). If you were born before 15. December 1986, you can not participate in this competition (even if other team members are younger). The age exception applies to the professors involved in the process. All teams should be multidisciplinary and must include landscape architect(s) and at least one other profile.

Criteria
The jury will award strong and innovative designs that reflect promising creative force and the
ability to think conceptually. A special emphasis will be given to the multidisciplinarity of the team, issues of the quality of public space, social aspects of the design, sustainability, urban biodiversity and climate adaptation.The winning project will be an innovative and strong conceptual work that successfully deal with several spatial issues where the conditions allow: memory of the site / genius loci / sustainability / user-centred design / urban biodiversity / climate resiliency / inclusive social space / empowerment of communities / sustainable mobility ...The jury will also take into consideration the visual quality of the presentations

Timeline
- 20 April – Call for entries opens
– Early Bird Registration: before 30 June
– Main Registration: before 21 October
– Late Registration: before 9 December

- 15 December: Deadline for submissions
- 23 February: finalists announcement

Prizes

1st Prize – €7.000
2nd Prize – €3.000
3rd Prize – €2.000

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3 x Special Mentions – €1.000 each

+ Winners will also be promoted digitally via Landezine.com.

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Reconnecting with Nature - Landscape architects at the forefront of the sustainable and creative urban transformation, World Urban Forum 27 June 2022 Katowice, Poland
Reconnecting with Nature - Landscape architects at the forefront of the sustainable and creative urban transformation, World Urban Forum 27 June 2022 Katowice, Poland

Reconnecting with Nature - Landscape architects at the forefront of the sustainable and creative urban transformation, World Urban Forum 27 June 2022 Katowice, Poland

IFLA Europe is proud to announce networking event as a part of the UN-Habitat World Urban Forum, Katowice, Poland, which will take place on Monday, 27 June 2022, 16.00 - 17.30 CET “Reconnecting with Nature - Landscape architects at the forefront of the sustainable and creative urban transformation”!

IFLA Europe event will take place on Monday, 27 June 2022 as event Event NE 33 at the Multifunction Hall, Room 12

Organized and convened by UN-Habitat since 2001, the World Urban Forum is guided by the New Urban Agenda. UN-Habitat is committed to bringing all stakeholders together in a concerted effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The inclusive nature of the forum, combined with the high-level participation, makes it a unique United Nations conference on urban issues.

The World Urban Forum (WUF) is a prestigious international conference, organized by UN-Habitat for urban growth and human settlements. This is the most important global event concerning municipal policies, transformation and development.

WUF11 arrives at a critical moment. The world is facing multiple crises which are intensifying the rate of urbanization. With an estimated 70 percent of the global population expected to be living in cities by 2050, we need to harness its transformative force. If we are to survive the climate crisis, we need to ensure that urbanization works for all of us and that we leave no place behind.

This year, the theme of the World Urban Forum is Transforming Our Cities for a Better Urban Future. I look forward to a lively debate. Solutions to our current problems – poverty, inequality, environmental degradation, climate change and conflict – will come from city leaders and managers, the private sector, civil society, grassroots organizations and urban thinkers.

WUF11 will feature an opening and closing session, dialogues, roundtables and a series of events hosted and facilitated by UN-Habitat, the Government of Poland and partners. These will set the tone and identify pathways to shareable solutions to transform cities for a better urban future.

The five-day event will conclude with declared actions: recommendations that representatives of government, civil society and private sector take back to their home cities for further discussion and implementation.

Partnership, collaboration and sharing are core to Forum’s interest to be a marketplace of knowledge and solutions: driving cities towards transformation that is inclusive, equitable, green and resilient.

For more information about the event, please visit https://wuf11.katowice.eu/




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Online IFLA Europe webinar ‘Healing Landscapes’ Thursday, 23 June 2022 16.00-17.30 CET
Online IFLA Europe webinar ‘Healing Landscapes’ Thursday, 23 June 2022 16.00-17.30 CET

Online IFLA Europe webinar ‘Healing Landscapes’ Thursday, 23 June 2022 16.00-17.30 CET

Join us on Thursday, 23 June at 16.00 CET!

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Photos: Alexandru Gheorghe ‘Forest Kindergarden’ Proteca Studio, Romania
IFLA Europe Exhibition Project 2022 ‘Reconsidering Nature’




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IFLA Europe MAY Newsletter is out!
IFLA Europe MAY Newsletter is out!

IFLA Europe MAY Newsletter is out!

News from IFLA EUROPE:

- New European Bauhaus Festival Conference ‘Places - Reconnecting with Nature - Landscape Architects at the forefront of sustainable & creative urban transformation” - Saturday, 11 June 2022 14.00-19.30
- IFLA Europe webinar ‘Healthy Landscape’ 23 June 2022 16.00 - 17.30 CET - Save the Date!
- IFLA Europe launched 2022 Student and Young Professionals competition “Boldness & Beauty”
- Rural Landscapes Photo Competition - deadline 30 June 2022
- Landscapes of Ukraine Online symposium on Friday, June 17, 2022 10 00 - 15 00 pm EEST

News from our Members:

- Landscape Institute: Submissions now open for 2022 LI Awards!
- Landscape Institute Masterclass: Climate Change – Planting for a different world 12th July 2022, 9am – 4pm
- Landscape Institute: Built environment bodies unite to improve equity, diversity, and inclusion in the sector
- Netherlands Society for Garden and Landscape Architecture (NVTL) celebrated its 100th anniversary on May 16, 2022
- Latest news from BSLA/FSAP Switzerland

News from IFLA World and Regions:

- IFLA World Working Group on Climate Change series of webinars ‘Building Resilience - from commitment to climate action’ 16 June - 28 July 2022
- African Landscape Network platform calls on projects to support African Landscape Convention!
- Read the latest IFLA Africa Newsletter

News from our Partners:

- Lala.ruhr – the first biennal of urban landscape opens call for contribution
- bdla events to promote German landscape architecture
- EEA Report: Urban sprawl continues at the cost of nature in Europe

IFLA Europe Newsletter MAY 2022 Edition

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‘Building Resilience - from committment to climate action’ 16 June - 28 July 2022
‘Building Resilience - from committment to climate action’ 16 June - 28 July 2022

‘Building Resilience - from committment to climate action’ 16 June - 28 July 2022

The IFLA Climate Change Working Group recognizes the efforts and commitment of all its members racing to solve the climate crisis. Many landscape architects are leading the way in taking action. By sharing work from around the world, we hope to illuminate and reinforce our potential as landscape architects to contribute creative, proactive nature-based solutions to the challenges that lie ahead.

As we venture into more challenging, unknown, yet exciting territory, this is another crucial event to unite the landscape profession as a community. The series of online educational sessions are organized around the 6 aspects of the IFLA Climate Action Commitment. Our allied and honorable speakers will demonstrate how we can all achieve these goals through action.

16 June_Session 1: Exploring the SDGs from the perspective and action of Landscape Architecture
22 June_Session 2: Design for Drawdown
30 June_Session 3: Enhancing capacity and resilience of livable cities and communities.
7 July_Session 4: Opportunities for Climate Justice and Social Well Being in Landscape Architecture
14 July_Session 5: Learning from cultural knowledge systems
21 July_Session 6: Climate leadership to transformative landscapes

Please join us and stay tuned for a seven-week online conference at this page.

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IFLA Europe launched its 2022 Students and Young Professionals’ Competition ‘Boldness & Beauty’!
IFLA Europe launched its 2022 Students and Young Professionals’ Competition ‘Boldness & Beauty’!

IFLA Europe launched its 2022 Students and Young Professionals’ Competition ‘Boldness & Beauty’!

IFLA Europe launched its 2022 Students and Young Professionals’ Competition ‘Boldness & Beauty’!

Landscape Architects are currently offered a significant leading role in the development of the landscape. Landscape architecture is an area that concretises how we view our environment and that makes our society’s relationship with nature visible.

The aim of design has always been to increase well-being. The 19th century was marked by technological advances and engineers played a leading role in developing the industrializing world. In the 20th century, alongside technology and ecology, humanistic values rose in discourse; aesthetics and social dimensions. Architects took a central role and set out to solve the challenges of the post-war world.

Now in the 21st century it is Landscape Architects’ turn. The element of nature and the post-humanist perspective add to the goals of design, and traditional design processes go hand in hand with a with a greater understanding of the interaction of technology, man, and nature, and their mutual relationships. As the operating environment and the issues to be solved in it become more and more complex, Landscape Architects have the necessary know-how to coordinate different requirements. The focus of design is increasingly shifting from shaping the end result to controlling the entire process, and the Landscape Architect profession provides the necessary skills for this.

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?

To find out more, please visit IFLA Europe Youth competition website 2022 IFLA Europe Student and Young Professionals’ Competition

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NEB Conference ‘Places’ - “Reconnecting with Nature - Landscape Architects at the forefront of sustainable & creative urban transformation’ - Saturday, 11 June 2022 14.00-19.30
NEB Conference ‘Places’ - “Reconnecting with Nature - Landscape Architects at the forefront of sustainable & creative urban transformation’ - Saturday, 11 June 2022 14.00-19.30

NEB Conference ‘Places’ - “Reconnecting with Nature - Landscape Architects at the forefront of sustainable & creative urban transformation’ - Saturday, 11 June 2022 14.00-19.30

IFLA Europe New European Bauhaus hybrid Conference “Reconnecting with Nature - Landscape architects at the forefront of the sustainable and creative urban transformation” is taking place on 11 June 2022, in Brussels and online.

Cities have become the focus of sustainability issues as they are major consumers and distributors of goods and services. They have an ecological impact much beyond their geographic locations. Calls for humankind to reconnect with nature to forward sustainability and resilience cannot be ignored anymore. Therefore, we have to re-connect

with nature in our social and ecological systems, to the urban landscapes, to fight against environmental crises in our cities. There is an urgent need to transform our cities towards a more intact and resilient urban nature for a better future of our citizens. Interventions that respond to certain everyday needs of people in their public spaces can have multiple catalysing benefits for urban communities. Besides the tangible improvement of the environment, socio-ecological design, innovation practices in public spaces strengthen community cohesion, awareness of the common good, and finally the motivation towards further engagement in spatial transformation processes.

Landscape Architects together with associated disciplines can make the difference.

We understand nature and public space as a real-world laboratory where we interact with citizens and in transdisciplinary contexts. Therefore we invite neighbouring disciplines, academics, citizens and public officials to our “Places” event. The designers, artists and academics will interact with users and foster the discussion of the future of reconnecting nature and the city both through activating a university auditorium and an urban space, connecting theory and practice. During this New European Bauhaus Festival, we would like to demonstrate how landscape, nature and the disciplines working with nature are key factors for our European cities. The Faculty of Architecture Auditorium and the Place Flagey in Brussels (in front of the event) is the perfect place to demonstrate the urgent need of urban transformation.

Meet Conference speakers and participants:


Programme

14.00 Welcome - Pablo Lhoas, Dean ULB Faculty of Architecture and Katerina Gkoltsiou, IFLA Europe President
14.05 Day program and introduction, Didier Vancutsem, IFLA Europe Vice President for Professional Practice, ULB Faculty of Architecture

14.10 Keynote “Landscape Architecture as transformative discipline towards better cities” Henri Bava, Fédération Française du Paysage FFP, Agence TER, France
14.30 “Public Space and climate adaptation - the lesson of Copenhagen” - Stefan Werner, Urban Water Planner, Copenhagen
14.50 “Reconnecting with nature - IFLA Europe”, Katerina Gkoltsiou, IFLA Europe President
15.00 “The Landscape Identity Plan along the Brussels Canal: BKP of the Brussels Region”, Sven Vercammen, Perspective Brussels
15.20 “Climate, biodiversity and more: the European Green Deal and urban transformation” Dr Peter Löffler, European Commission Directorate General Climate
15.30 “Nature and Research” - Ben Stringer, ARENA (Architecture Research)

15.40 Coffee Break

16.10 Moderated round-table discussion: “New collaboration modi for Reconnecting nature with (landscape) architecture” - short statements (7min each) from Björn Bracke Kollektif Landscape Studio, Indra Purs LAAA Latvia Riga City Council, Ann Voets & Hicham Karkouch ABAJP/BVTL Belgium, Ursula Wieser CIVA, Eva Jenikova, CAKA Czech Republic + Dialogue with the Speakers

Moderator Dr. Haris Piplas, IFLA Europe NEB WG, BSLA Switzerland, Drees & Sommer

17.30 Opening to the public - questions and debate
18.00 Closing remarks, Katerina Gkoltsiou, IFLA Europe President
18.10 Drink - Apero and farewell
19.00 Guided tour by Björn Bracke Kollektif Landscape Studio on Place Flagey

This hybrid event will take place both in person and online. Please register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEucu6urTgrGtOzpTpxgUdqLuYGkNF6q3yh .


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Netherlands Society for Garden and Landscape Architecture (NVTL) celebrated its 100th anniversary on May 16, 2022
Netherlands Society for Garden and Landscape Architecture (NVTL) celebrated its 100th anniversary on May 16, 2022

Netherlands Society for Garden and Landscape Architecture (NVTL) celebrated its 100th anniversary on May 16, 2022

The Netherlands Society for Garden and Landscape Architecture (NVTL) celebrates its 100th anniversary on May 16, 2022. To celebrate this occasion NVTL organised a large number of events through May 16, 2023 under the motto of 100 milestones, 100 meetings and 100 visions.

The NVTL looks back on a rich history, celebrates, shares passion and knowledge of the profession, but also looks ahead to the next century in which the professional community has an important role in keeping the Netherlands liveable through the use of design power.

Follow all the news about our 100th anniversary on this page, on LinkedIn, Instagram and Vimeo.

Since 1922
On May 16, 1922, the Union of DutchGarden Artists (B.N.T.) was founded. A photo of the first general assembly in 1923 still exists (source: Special Collections, Wageningen University & Research – Library), which you can see above. The board is seated and the members are standing behind the board table. Present were from left to right standing: Tine Cool, J.W.M. Sluiter, Jo Bouwens, A.H. Haarsma van Oucoop, J.J. Denier van der Gon, Samuel Voorhoeve, Jan T.P. Bijhouwer, A.J. van Laren, G.A. Overdijkink, Dirk F. Tersteeg. Sitting left to right: P. Westbroek, Leonard A. Springer, Hugo A.C. Poortman, H.F. Hartogh Heys van Zouteveen, Jacoba Hingst.

The NVTL was formed in 1983 as a result of a merger with the B.N.T. and the VTL (Vereniging voor Tuin- en Landschapsarchitektuur). Since its foundation the NVTL has stimulated the professional development of garden and landscape architecture in order to make an optimal contribution to the design and development of the landscape of the Netherlands and brings clients and firms into contact with each other and with complementary disciplines. The NVTL has grown to more than 600 members, consisting of students, young professionals, regular members, agencies and retirees.

Since 2022
The anniversary year has begun and we kick it off with the video below in which 8 members ask each other a question. Speaking are: Ben Kuipers (Chairman NVTL), Rik de Visser (Vista), Harry Harsema (Publisher Blauwdruk), Jan Janse (Staatsbosbeheer and NVTL), Aviva Schulze, (Municipality of Leiden), David de Boer (Flux and Young NVTL), Frans Maas (Emeritus Professor of Landscape Architecture and oldest NVTL member) Jannemarie de Jonge (Wing and CRa).

More information about the calendar of all events to mark 100th anniversary is available here https://nvtl.nl/en/100jaar/

100 milestones
The major transformation of 19th-century Holland was in the hands of the founders of the B.N.T. and the garden and landscape architects and designers who succeeded them. In the first decades parks, estates, public gardens and gardens were realized for various purposes. After the war, under the guise of ‘never going hungry again’, almost 85% of the Netherlands was redesigned through land consolidation and land development projects, assisted by garden and landscape architects.

Landscape architects played an important role in all major spatial projects, from the Zuiderzee Works to the Delta Works, and from urban renewal to Vinex projects. A century full of highlights we can look back on with pride. In 2022 we will make these highlights clear together in a visualization of 100 milestones. You will soon be able to submit a milestone via this page.

100 visions
Which country do we want to live in? Landscape architects have a major role to play in tackling the major challenges the world is facing: climate crisis, agricultural transition, energy transition, housing challenge, restoring biodiversity, etc. We look 100 years ahead and design the Netherlands of 2122. On the basis of material already developed and yet to be developed, the NVTL collects a range of plans, perspectives, visions and outlooks. During the BNSP/NVTL day in July 2022 we will discuss these and explore the cooperation with other spatial disciplines. This day is also the run-up to a ‘design marathon’, in which plans for NL 2122 will be offered as a gift to NL.

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Lala.ruhr – the first biennal of urban landscape opens call for contribution
Lala.ruhr – the first biennal of urban landscape opens call for contribution

Lala.ruhr – the first biennal of urban landscape opens call for contribution

Lala.ruhr – the first biennal of urban landscape opens call for contribution

lala.ruhr is a landscape laboratory of the Ruhr Metropolis. It takes place 10 – 24 September 2022 in Gelsenkirchen/Germany. The open call for programme contributions and topics can be made until 16 june 2022 here…

It is the main objective for lala.ruhr as think-tank and format for creativity/open exchange concerning the development of sustainable solutions for the urban metropolitan area. lala.ruhr wants to generate a platform for stakeholders and professionals to create a regional laboratory space and an international framework for the most important future topic in the Ruhr region: the transformation of the urban landscape. In congresses, exhibitions, workshops, expeditions, international and regional cooperation and in real-laboratories, future topics are discussed, developed, tested and made tangible. Until the year of IGA2027 and beyond, the excellence of the projects and competences existing in the region will be presented and further elaborated in an international and local discourse. As an international biennial of the landscape, it is a unique format on the current future topics of urbanisation.

You can find more information on www.lala.ruhr/en/start-en/

The first Biennial of Urban Landscape!

It’sofficial: From 10-24 September 2022 lala.ruhr is organising their first Biennial of Urban Landscape – an international festival on the green city of the future!

Everyone is welcome to discuss and develop ideas and solutions at workshops, exhibitions and excursions. Join us in the heart of the Ruhr region, in the creative neighbourhood Gelsenkirchen Ückendorf.

Find out more on our new website: www.lala.ruhr/en/biennial

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Landscapes of Ukraine Online symposium on Friday, June 17, 2022 10 00 - 15 00 pm EEST
Landscapes of Ukraine  Online symposium on Friday, June 17, 2022 10 00 - 15 00 pm EEST

Landscapes of Ukraine Online symposium on Friday, June 17, 2022 10 00 - 15 00 pm EEST

Online symposium on Friday, June 17, 2022 10 00 – 15 00 pm EEST. The goal of the meeting is to introduce local landscapes and approaches in education and research to their planning, design and management. This symposium is organised with landscape architecture teachers and researchers from the Ukrainian National Forestry University in Lviv and their partners. The goal is to share knowledge and to learn about the situation of landscapes and landscape architecture in Ukraine.

Programme

All times are listed here in EEST, so one hour earlier in CEST. Moderation through the meeting: Ellen Fetzer, ECLAS president.

10 00: Welcome notes.

10 15: Ukrainian Landscapes: Searching for identity in (post)traumatic times with Roman Lozynskyi

10 45: Formation and development of landscapes at the turn of the 20th century in Galicia, Ukraine, with Oksana Oleiniuk-Pukhnyak

11 15: Features of urbanized landscapes in the western regions of Ukraine with Lubomyr Parkhuts and Mykhailo Fitak

11 45: Digital networking break

12 15: Landscape architecture education in Ukraine: an overview and student perspectives

12 45: Landscape and Landscape Architecture Research in Ukraine. Focus topic: Problems of preservation of cultural landscapes in the Ukrainian Carpathians with Lubomyr Parkhuts

13 15 Parallel breakout sessions to deepen collaboration ideas in education and research

14 00 Concluding remarks and outlook on the next symposium.

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BALTIC SEA REGION LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE GROUP session “Urban Open Space for Developing Democracy in a Civil Society”, Friday 20 May 2022, 14.00-17.50 EET (13.00 - 16.50 CET)
BALTIC SEA REGION LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE GROUP session “Urban Open Space for Developing Democracy in a Civil Society”, Friday 20 May 2022, 14.00-17.50 EET (13.00 - 16.50 CET)

BALTIC SEA REGION LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE GROUP session “Urban Open Space for Developing Democracy in a Civil Society”, Friday 20 May 2022, 14.00-17.50 EET (13.00 - 16.50 CET)


Register before 18:00 EET, May 19, 2022 at: https://bit.ly/BSRLA2022S

Zoom link will be sent to registered participants.

Baltic Sea Region Landscape Architecture Group, consisting of Finnish, Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian and Polish National Associations of Landscape Architecture (Suomen Maisema-arkkitehtiliitto MARK Eesti Maastikuarhitektide Liit / Estonian Landscape Architects’ Union Lietuvos kraštovaizdžio architektų sąjunga Latvijas Ainavu arhitektu asociācija Stowarzyszenie Architektury Krajobrazu) is organising a session Continuous Professional Development in Landscape Architecture session - Urban Open Space for Developing Democracy in a Civil Society on Friday May 20, 2022 14.00 – 17.50 EET (13.00 – 16.50 CET

Ksenia Nichols Ksenia was born in very small town in West Ukraine — Ivano-Frankivsk. As a girl she dreamt of leaving the small provincial town. Still, she got a diploma at the Precarpathian National University in Ivano-Frankivsk at 2000, as a specialist of art and drawing (5 years of studies) to become a lecturer at the university. Instead of that, she had three different jobs before she came back to design. It started in an advertising company “A-group” in Kyiv. From that company she moved to a business of

decorative stones for landscape design (making lakes, waterfalls, etc.) Their designer taught her, and they started to work together in landscape design. One day she introduced herself to a large landscape design company “LD-group” in Kyiv. She told them that she had a dream to work with them and got hired. She finds this period to be the best of her professional career. She started as a technical assistant, then did designing in small projects, which through years grew into bigger ones (2007-2015). There was always something new, visits to seminars, observing projects of famous designers from all over the world etc. She has been a student of other great designers, with whom she has been blessed to work. She mostly loves nature gardens, meadow gardens, more sustainable ones. Still, in her portfolio are enough gardens, which must be maintained every week, with the help of a team of gardeners. ksen.nichol@gmail.com

Teele Nigola is a landscape architect and spatial planner in engineering company Kobras AS. She completed her studies on the master level in 2014 and gained Bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture in 2007. She was a board member of the Estonian Landscape Architects’ Union from 2011 until 2017 and the delegate for International Federation of Landscape Architects from 2014 until now. In the recent years she has been active in consulting different local governments concerning the process of general planning. Contact: teele@kobras.ee

Tristan Siebert Thesis in progress (since 2018): within the research unit AMUP / EA 7309, awaiting defense, on territorial prospective issues related to the future of commercial areas, in connection with mobility projects (REM project). Studies: Master’s degree in the urban planning cycle of Sciences Po Paris (2016-2017): Specialization Complex project management and real estate development. Study project on the economic impact onnthe station sites of the Grand-Paris. Graduated from ENSAS in 2016. Professional activities: CAUE 67-ENSAS (Since 2019): Territorial studies officer in foresight. Prospective studies. Cases studies on the Greater Strasbourg area, focusing on the major urban projects. Preliminary studies of the IBA GR32, in collaboration with the Parc Naturel des Vosges du Nord and the Pôle Région Architecture (consulting activity). SEM SORGEM (from 2017 to 2018): Junior operations manager assistant.tristan.siebert@strasbourg.archi.fr

Miłosz Zieliński Graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at Cracow University of Technology majoring in Landscape Architecture as well as Architecture and Urban
Design. Faculty staff member of the Cracow University of Technology Chamber of Landscape Architecture. Member of the Polish Landscape Architects Association
and Association of Landscape Architecture – Poland. Prizewinner in architectural-landscaping competitions. His main interests are the issues of broadly understood creation in public spaces, cultural foundations of landscaping and cityscape architecture. Milosz.zielinski@pk.edu.pl

Lilita Sproģe is a landscape architect of Ventspils Municipality, researcher (Dr arch in landscape architecture), member of board of Latvian Association of Landscape Architects LAAA www.laaab.lv Professional interests include research for public open space landscape quality valuation, inventory, landscape management, planning,
and governance. Studying economics at Ventspils University of Applied Sciences. lilita.sproge@ventspils.lv

Varpu Mikola holds a master’s degree in landscape architecture from Helsinki University of Technology (2009). After graduation, she gained professional experience in private sector designing urban and residential green areas as well as working with landscape planning and planning policies. In Aalto University, she worked as a university
teacher in the field of landscape planning and landscape management. In 2015, she co-founded Nomaji Landscape Architects with three colleagues. The office is a forerunner in socially and ecologically responsible solutions with endeavour to make benefits of living infrastructure recognized. varpu@nomaji.fi

Gintaras Stauskis is architect and urban designer, professional interest in detail planning, design of residential and public environment. Professor at the Department of Urban Design, Vilnius Tech. Scientific interest: humanisation of urban open spaces, green building, innovative methods in participatory planning. Head of doctoral committee for Arts and Humanities at Vilnius Tech. Head of landscape architecture study programme at Vilnius Tech. Since 2020 - president of the Lithuanian Association
of Landscape Architects. Running EU and national research projects, one of which – InnoLAND aims at creating the Common Training Framework for landscape architects in the European Union. Founding member and Board member of the Lithuanian Green Building Council. gintaras.stauskis@vilniustech.lt

Make sure the session is a success:

Participation is free of charge for the registered participants

Make sure your internet connection is strong enough and stable

Make sure to have a quiet place, dedicate the adequate time

National associations will issue certificates to the participants who actively take part in the event. The event language is English

National contacts for CPD training in the Baltic Sea Region countries:

Przemysław Kowalski in Poland Pmkowal@interia.pl

Teele Nigola in Estonia Teele@kobras.ee

Indra Purs in Latvia Indra_purs@inbox.lv

Gintaras Stauskis in Lithuania Gintaras.stauskis@vilniustech.lt



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IFLA Europe New European Bauhaus hybrid Conference “Reconnecting with Nature - Landscape architects at the forefront of the sustainable and creative urban transformation” - 11 June 2022
 IFLA Europe New European Bauhaus hybrid Conference “Reconnecting with Nature - Landscape architects at the forefront of the sustainable and creative urban transformation” - 11 June 2022

IFLA Europe New European Bauhaus hybrid Conference “Reconnecting with Nature - Landscape architects at the forefront of the sustainable and creative urban transformation” - 11 June 2022

“Reconnecting with Nature - Landscape architects at the forefront of the sustainable and creative urban transformation”

Cities have become the focus of sustainability issues as they are major consumers and distributors of goods and services. They have an ecological impact much beyond their geographic locations. Calls for humankind to reconnect with nature to forward sustainability and resilience cannot be ignored anymore. Therefore, we have to re-connect with nature in our social and ecological systems, to the urban landscapes, to fight against environmental crises in our cities. There is an urgent need to transform our cities towards a more intact and resilient urban nature for a better future of our citizens. Interventions that respond to certain everyday needs of people in their public spaces can have multiple catalysing benefits for urban communities. Besides the tangible improvement of the environment, socio-ecological design, innovation practices in public spaces strengthen community cohesion, awareness of the common good, and finally the motivation towards further engagement in spatial transformation processes.

Landscape Architects together with associated disciplines can make the difference. We understand nature and public space as a real-world laboratory where we interact with citizens and in transdisciplinary contexts. Therefore we invite neighbouring disciplines, academics, citizens and public officials to our “Places” event. The designers, artists and academics will interact with users and foster the discussion of the future of reconnecting nature and the city both through activating a university auditorium and an urban space, connecting theory and practice. During this New European Bauhaus Festival, we would like to demonstrate how landscape, nature and the disciplines working with nature are key factors for our European cities. The Faculty of Architecture Auditorium and the Place Flagey in Brussels (in front of the event) is the perfect place to demonstrate the urgent need of urban transformation.

This hybrid event will take place both in person and online. Please register in advance for this meeting: HERE

More information and programme to follow shortly!


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2022 Mednet Conference ‘Trees in Mediterranean Landscape projects’ 19-22 May 2022 - meet the members and speakers!
2022 Mednet Conference ‘Trees in Mediterranean Landscape projects’ 19-22 May 2022 - meet the members and speakers!

2022 Mednet Conference ‘Trees in Mediterranean Landscape projects’ 19-22 May 2022 - meet the members and speakers!

IFLA Europe and French Landscape Federation (FFP) will organise 2022 Med_net Conference ‘Trees in Mediterranean Landscape projects’ 19-22 May 2022 in Marseille, France. Programme will include conference, exchange with landscape architecture students, ‘Landscape experience(s)’), encounters, technical visits.

Meet our Med_net Working Group members and speakers:

Register in advance for the Conference on Friday, 20 May:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvd-2sqzMoGdGiVlS2rImVrhRiF1OkfVzO

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Uta Zorzi Mühlmann AIAPP Italy - ‘Italy and the folly of numbers. NumericalStunts versus Reality: why do we need landscape architects to work with trees.’ Sciences versus Visions: which is the added value when landscape architects work with trees

Biography
Uta is Med_net Working Group Chair, AIAPP (Associazione Italiana di Architettura del Paesaggio) Italy Delegate to IFLA Europe. Born in Germany, studied Fine Arts, Scenography and Landscape Architecture in England and Italy. Graduated in Landscape Architecture in Germany (Dipl. Ing., FH, landscape architecture). Professional
activity in the field of landscape architecture and land-art for public and private clients in Italy, France, England, Germany, Switzerland, China.Lives and works in Anguillara Sabazia (Rome). Past adjunct professor for Master Courses in landscape architecture at the universities of Catania, Alghero and Turin. Guest professor at the Université de Montréal, Canada. Courses, seminars, workshops and conferences at academies, universities and cultural institutions in Italy, France, Germany, China and Canada. Languages (written and spoken): German, Italian, English and French.

Leor Lovinger, ISALA Israel - ‘The Role of Native Trees in Rewilding the post covid city’
Ever since the dawn of history, humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. Urbanization, the increasing density of cities, and intensity of life associated with these, further echo this desire and need for a healthy and mentally balanced life. Climate change and its related challenges, especially in Israel, require us to reconsider how to develop and build Trees in this sense play a critical role with regard to all these challenges. In this talk, Leor will discuss the role of native trees and constructed woodlands in ‘Nature Inclusive Designing’ as a strategy to address climate change and enhance biophilia.

Biography
Leor Lovinger has 23 years of experience in the field of Landscape Architecture and urban design. Leor is the founder and managing director of Studio Urbanof, a research-based design practice committed to the innovative design of public spaces, urban resilience and biophilic design. Over the past decade He has taught and lectured internationally. In 2016 he was appointed as an expert consulting the European Commission (Eklipse) on Nature Based solutions to support urban resiliency (IFLA Europe’s representative), and was one of the editors of the EU Publication: “Nature-based Solutions to Promote Climate Change Resilience in Urban Areas – developing an impact evaluation framework”. Leor holds a Bachelor in Landscape Architecture cum laude from the Technion, Haifa, Israel, and a Masters’ degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, CA

Şükran Şahin, CTLA Turkey - ‘Re-vegetation and Monitoring for Disturbed Mediterranean Landscapes: Baku - Tbilisi - Ceyhan Crude Oil Pipeline Project Experience’
Restoration strategies for disturbed Mediterranean landscapes via a major construction activity: re-vegetation procedures and monitoring requirements.
A technical method statement for turning back the disturbed landscapes into pre-activity ecological conditions as much as possible

Biography
Faculty Member of TR Ankara University, at the Department of Landscape Architecture, since 1987. CTLA Delegate to IFLA Europe and IFLA World since 2017. Central Executive Board Member of Chamber of Landscape Architects (CTLA) for 13th (2018-2020) and ongoing 14th Term (2022-2024)

TAPLAK Design and Planning Accreditation Council Founder and Executive Board Member.
Master’s Program Instructor of AB TEMPUS (1995-1997) at Technical Universities of Gdansk and Szczecin, Poland and MED-CAMPUS (1993-1997) at Ankara University, Turkey.
Project coordinator and author of two National Technical Guidelines (Regional-Sub-Regional (Province) Scale Landscape Character Analysis and Evaluation National Technical Guideline and Stream Corridors Landscape Restoration and Reinstatement Technical Guideline.
Co-Founder of Ankara University Latin American Studies Center.

Manuel Sánchez Hernández - AEP Spain - ‘Use of nature and tradition in the planting a 21st century peri-urban park, Bosque Metropolitano, Madrid’
A green/blue infrastructure around the city of Madrid. Look for inspiration in traditional Mediterranean landscape units. A challenge to blur the limits of the city and bring the urban to a fairer climate transition for all.

Biography
Master’s in landscape architecture from the Polytechnic University of Madrid since 2014.
International delegate of the Spanish Association of Landscape Architects of Spain (AEP) since 2018.
Project designer with the company GEA landscaping settled in the north of Madrid.
Teacher of Projects and Design techniques of green areas at the DMAD design school in Madrid since 2018.
Director of the film and landscape season at the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid since 2014. Landscape and cultural spreading program.
Director of the Festival of Landscapes of Extremadura (Spain) multi-cultural program focused on the outreach and protection of the Mediterranean landscape with 3 biannual editions since 2014.

Lena Athanasiadou, PHALA Greece - ‘Trees in Thessaloniki; past, present and in landscape architecture projects’
Thessaloniki marks a history of more than 2000 years, being the second largest city of Greece with a constant inhabitation since its founding. Trees have always been a major aspect of its urban, suburban and agricultural landscapes. The presentation outlines the use of trees, selection of species and husbandry of urban tree rows, historic specimens in parks and urban spaces, trees in the suburban forest of the city and its suburban landscapes in general, plants going in and out of fashion due to public preferences, pests and diseases and climate change and the use of native and non-native species in landscape architecture projects and practices for their establishment and after care.

Biography
Eleni Athanasiadou is a Horticulturist (BSc Horticulture Wye College, University of London UK, MSc Horticulture, University of Reading UK ) and a Landscape Architect (MLA & PHD AUTh). She is currently laboratory teaching staff at the School of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, co-teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses relevant to landscape architecture at the School of Agriculture, School of Architecture and at the Joint Postgraduate Program of Studies ‘Landscape Architecture’. She has co-supervised undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation theses and is being involved (as a participant or coordinator) in workshops, architectural competitions and research programs. She is the co-author of three books and has published papers in scientific journals and international and national conferences proceedings and she is a reviewer on MDPI and Elsevier. She is President of the Panhellenic Association of Landscape Architects (former Vice President Communications for 4 yrs) PHALA Greece Delegate to IFLA Europe and IFLA World, member of the IFLA Europe Working Group ‘Agricultural Landscapes’, member of the extended board of the Institute for Research on European Agricultural Landscapes e.V. (EUCALAND), and member of the ICOMOS-IFLA Committee on Cultural Landscapes. She is also acting as a consultant landscape architect for Anatolia College, Thessaloniki, Greece since 2019.

Margarida Cancela d’Abreu, IFLA Europe Vice President for Education, APAP Portugal - ‘Designing and managing landscapes with trees in multi-functional’ Mediterranean systems
The role of trees in Mediterranean multifunctional systems and the contribution of these systems, over the centuries, for the sustainable development and the presence of population in the territory. Some strategies and policies to restore Mediterranean trees and their place in the landscape.

Biography
Master in Landscape Architecture at Higher Institute of Agronomy (Lisbon) in 1971. Professional work at National Housing Institute and at the National Environmental Department (1971 -1976) contributing to environmental and land use planning legal framework.
Invited teacher at Landscape Architecture Course – University of Évora (1976-2011).
Portuguese Association of Landscape Architects founder in 1976 and President 2009 - 2012.
Member of the European Consultative Forum on the Environment and Sustainable Development, DG XI, 1994-2001.
APAP Portugal Delegate to IFLA Europe since 2001. IFLA Europe Honorary member in 2015. Currently IFLA Europe Vice President for Education.

Urban Svegl, DKAS Slovenia - ‘Trees or forest’
Overview of the state of forests in Slovenia. On the other hand, urban trees, which are not formally part of the forest, but are a key part of green infrastructure. Problems and advantages (solutions) of planting trees in an urban environment.
licensed Landscape Architect and licensed Spatial-Planner;

Biography
Member of the Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning of Slovenia (ZAPS);
Member of the Slovenian Association of Landscape Architects (DKAS);
Past President of of Landscape Architects Section (MSKA) in the Chamber of Architecture and Spatial Planning of Slovenia; Past DKAS Delegate to IFLA Europe
Member of IFLA Europe Med_Net Working Group;
Graduated from the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana.
Born in 1980 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he works and lives as a married father of two. Began his professional career in 2004 as an intern in Turenscape, China and since then designed more than 25 plans for gardens, more than 60 landscape architecture projects for larger landscapes, such as multi-apartment neighborhoods, parks, children’s and sports playgrounds, school premises, squares, cemeteries, roadside arrangements, etc. Participated in the production of more than 30 spatial plans for municipalities. Received several awards for his work and participated in more than 30 competitions as a contestant, rapporteur, expert or member of the evaluation committee.

Ikram Saidane, TALAE Tunisia, IFLA Africa - ‘The olive tree as a marker of a territorial identity’
The tree in the city, as a living heritage, represents the relationship of society to nature. It is as if the rooting of the tree should symbolize the connection of the inhabitant with his territory. This is precisely the case of the emblematic olive tree of Tunisia which is used in abundance in public and private spaces. This success is due to social and cultural heritage, as well as aesthetic and technical reasons.

Biography
Landscape engineer, PHD in landscape science and architecture. University teacher in the department of landscape architecture at ISA-CM (University of Sousse) and coordinator of the professional master’s degree in landscape and planning systems. Author of several articles on the role of green spaces in the fabric of the city and the territorial identity. A professional experience in landscaping and regional planning. Member of the Steering Committee of the Tunisian Association of Landscape Architects and Engineers (TALAE) and of the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA Africa) and of the Financial and Business Committee of IFLA World

Marlene Chahine, LELA Lebanon, IFLA Middle East - ‘From the real to the emotional: The tree as an incomparable cultural heritage’
This lecture will treat the tree as an incomparable cultural heritage, therefore from the real state of global warming and economic crisis, going through the streetscapes in contemporary concepts of Beirut; and ending with the emotional state as a symbol of a country.

Biography
Delegate of LELA Lebanon and IFLA Middle East at IFLA Europe Med_net. Member of Sapienza University’s network of international academic contacts. Founder of Concept & Methods in Nice, a landscape architecture and urban planning company where project studies and training are developed. Associate Professor at the Lebanese University, Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture and Faculty of Agronomy (until 2020), and at AUB (American University of Beirut). Marlène obtained in 2016 a PhD in landscape architecture from the Università degli Studi Mediterranea in Reggio Calabria, Italy; in 2013 a master’s degree in urban planning, section “City and landscape”; and in 2008 a specialized master’s degree in landscape architecture and the environment. Marlène is the author of “Beirut. Streetscape in Contemporary Concepts”. She has also participated in numerous seminars such as AACPC2021, Avitem 2020 and 2019, Eclas Forum 2020, Isufitaly 2020, Le-Notre institute Forum 2020, IFLA Oslo 2019, Sapienza 2018, IFLA Montreal 2017. Her work focuses on the sound and olfactory landscape, in an approach based on perception and photography.

James MacGregor, AAPM Morocco IFLA Africa - ‘The landscape architect in large scale reforestation/afforestation projects in the Middle East and Mediterranean.’
The landscape architect and the ”Greening Arabia Program”, the largest afforestation program in the world, planting 10 billion trees in Saudi Arabia and 40 billion trees in the MENA [Mediterranean] region.

Biography
James has 40+ years of experience as a landscape architect, national Park planner and regional sustainable tourism development planner. In the 1990s he merged his landscape architecture skills into the early efforts at sustainable development planning and has subsequently completed mandates in 48 countries including throughout Africa, North and South East Asia, Indian Ocean and the Americas/Caribbean. His sustainable development policies for the Bahamas and the subsequent Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Development Training Workshops, for the Commonwealth Secretariat, were recipients of the prestigious 1994 and 1997 Green Globe Award.

James has been fortunate to work on the master planning of numerous ational parks worldwide including Madagascar, Romania, Egypt, Zambia, Morocco, Costa Rica, Vietnam and his native Canada. In that context he has also established landscape and site development standards for such facilities as visitor information centers, campgrounds and hiking and nature interpretation trails.

Following a 30-year career, largely as a sustainable tourism planner, he has returned to the landscape architecture profession, 8 years ago, to the focus on contributing to climate change adaptation. In that context he has prepared several national climate change adaptation strategies [e.g. Isla San Andreas, Columbia] and has developed climate change adaptation policies for the Indian Ocean. He also serves on the executive of the International Climate Change Conference [ICCC] which takes place annually in the University of Sebalas, Indonesia and has contributed several articles to the IFLAAfrica newsletter called “Climate Change Conversations”.

His current interests are focused on large scale reforestation projects as well as positioning select locations in the expanding carbon capture market and assisting areas to become carbon neutral.

He was recently selected as the landscape architect for the massive “Saudi Green Initiative” which will initially plant 10 billion trees over the next decade and then another 40 billion trees in the Middle East/North Africa [MENA].

Working in collaboration with Saudi and international soil and plant scientists, horticulturalists, irrigation specialist, etc. James will be responsible for the land-use planning associated with the area and site planting throughout the various eco-zones that are spread throughout the kingdom.

He is a strong proponent of greater landscape architecture participation in these large-scale reforestation and afforestation projects including many that are currently under way [Pakistan, Great Green Wall [Africa], etc.]. They are in excellent method of generating local employment, ensuring food security, reducing heat Islands and of course capturing carbon.
It can be expected, based on expressed national commitment that there will be approximately 1 trillion trees to will be planted in the coming years and landscape architects have a significant role to play.


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Vote for the New European Bauhaus Prizes 2022 by 16 May 2022!
Vote for the New European Bauhaus Prizes 2022 by 16 May 2022!

Vote for the New European Bauhaus Prizes 2022 by 16 May 2022!

You can now vote for your favorite projects and ideas! The voting will be open until the 16th of May at 18:00 CET.

Two awards will be given to the winners of the public voting, one in each Strand:

A. Awards for completed projects, and
B. Rising Stars for concepts and ideas of people under 30 years old.

Please read the instructions carefully as you can submit your vote only once:

  1. Everyone is allowed to submit their vote only once. For this reason, we will ask you to verify your email address.
  2. In order to vote, click on the ‘I vote for my favourite projects’ button below and insert your email address.
  3. You will receive an email with a verification link. If you have not received the email, please check your SPAM folder.
  4. Once you click on the link, you will be redirected to the voting page.
  5. When casting your vote, you can choose up to 3 applications per strand. In order to submit your vote, you must indicate at least 1 finalist in each strand.
  6. Once you have selected all chosen projects, click on the ‘Submit choices’ button in the bottom of the page, and follow the last instructions to confirm your votes.

In each strand, the projects are divided into four thematic categories.

To see a short description of each category, hover on the icon. For more details about the categories, strands and general rules of the NEB Prizes 2022, see the Applicants Guide.

For more information on the New European Bauhaus Prizes 2022: https://europa.eu/new-european-bauhaus/2022-prizes_en

Q&A : https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_22_348

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For any inquiry about the application process, please send an email to: contact.prizes@new-european-bauhaus.eu

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Webinar: Greening and environmental sustainability: How universities can lead this major transformation Mon, May 16, 2022 · 2:00 PM |  Brussels (GMT 2:00)
 Webinar: Greening and environmental sustainability: How universities can lead this major transformation Mon, May 16, 2022 · 2:00 PM  |  Brussels (GMT 2:00)

Webinar: Greening and environmental sustainability: How universities can lead this major transformation Mon, May 16, 2022 · 2:00 PM |  Brussels (GMT 2:00)

Universities are key actors in the transition towards carbon neutrality and sustainable societies. They address environmental sustainability in their research and education missions, transform their campuses into more sustainable places and reflect on institutional activities (including mobility) and procedures to become greener and more efficient. In 2021, EUA conducted a survey to map institutions’ various greening activities and approaches.

This webinar taking place on 16 May, 14:00-15:00 CEST will highlight selected key findings from this survey and discuss how institutions can overcome obstacles to embedding greening in their missions and campuses. Join us and be inspired by our speakers who will also share insights from EUA’s recent projects and initiatives on the topic. The webinar will include short presentations and a facilitated discussion with the aim of encouraging participants to adopt and implement good practices within their institutions and systems.

Moderator: Thomas Estermann, Director, Governance, Funding and Public Policy Development, EUA

Speakers:
Henriette Stoeber Policy Analyst, Higher Education Policy Unit, EUA
Luisa Bunescu, Policy Analyst, Governance, Funding and Public Policy Development, EUA

When? Monday, May 16, 2022 · 2:00 PM Brussels
Duration: 1 hour
Price: Free
Language: English
Who can attend: Anyone with the event link can attend
Dial-in available? (listen only)

Featured Presenters

  • Thomas Estermann
    Director of Governance, Funding and Public Policy Development, EUA Policy Development with responsibilities for EUA’s work aimed at strengthening universities’ autonomy, governance, management and financial sustainability.

    Before joining EUA in 2007, Thomas was Deputy Head of Strategic Development and Deputy University Director at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, a member of the universities’ senate and involved in the last two reforms in higher education in Austria. Before entering the university sector in 1997, he pursued a career as a lawyer. Thomas is member of several European and national committees, expert groups, editorial boards, advisory groups and contributes on a regular basis to higher education management programmes and national higher education reform processes. He has published on the topic of university funding,
    governance and management.

    He holds a Master’s degree in law from the University of Vienna.

  • Luisa Bunescu Policy Analyst, Governance, Funding and Public Policy Development, EUA
    Luisa Bunescu is Policy Analyst in the EUA Governance, Funding and Public Policy Development Unit. She joined the Association in 2016, initially as Policy and Project Officer in the Higher Education Policy Unit.

    Previously, she worked as a Research Assistant in Macroeconomics at the Berlin School of Economics and Law and as Assistant to the Director at the Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE) in Nice, France. She was also a trainee at the European Commission in Brussels where she dealt with internationalcapacity building projects in higher education.

    She holds an M.A.in Political Economy from the Berlin School of Economics and Law, as well as one in European Studies and International Relations from CIFE in
    France.

  • Henriette Stoeber Policy Analyst, Higher Education Policy, EUA

    Henriette Stoeber is a Policy Analyst in the Higher Education Policy Unit. Prior to joining EUA, she worked as a research assistant at the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference and spent several years at the German Academic Exchange Service’s (DAAD) National Agency for Higher Education Cooperation, initially as intern/research assistant and later as programme manager for the projects “Development of the European Higher Education Area” and “Promoting Bologna in Germany”. Henriette has also
    worked in the private sector in the United Kingdom.

    Henriette holds a Joint Master degree in European Public Policy with distinction from the University of York (UK) and Central European University (Hungary), where she specialised in the field of higher education policy.

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    Built environment bodies unite to improve equity, diversity, and inclusion in the sector
    Built environment bodies unite to improve equity, diversity, and inclusion in the sector

    Built environment bodies unite to improve equity, diversity, and inclusion in the sector

    Key membership bodies in the built environment sector have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to drive the creation of a more diverse, equitable, and
    inclusive sector, ensuring it is more representative of the society it serves.

    The MoU brings together six organisations from across the sector: the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Landscape Institute (LI), Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), who collectively represent around 350,000 members.

    ‘I’m proud that the Landscape Institute is part of this cross-sector partnership,’ said LI Chief Executive Sue Morgan. ‘As designers, we seek to transform the world for the better. But to do this, we must understand and represent the interests and experiences of all the communities we serve.

    ‘We know that there are longstanding issues with diversity in the built environment workforce. By identifying the gaps between education and practice, our organisations seek to establish the root causes for this. And by pooling our collective resources and intelligence, as well as standardising our approach to gathering information, we will be able to put this data to best use – addressing systemic barriers and ultimately bringing about real, positive change.’

    Read more: https://www.landscapeinstitute.org/news/built-environment-bodies-unite-improve-equity-diversity-inclusion/

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    Landscape Institute Masterclass: Climate Change – Planting for a different world 12th July 2022, 9am – 4pm
    Landscape Institute Masterclass: Climate Change – Planting for a different world 12th July 2022, 9am – 4pm

    Landscape Institute Masterclass: Climate Change – Planting for a different world 12th July 2022, 9am – 4pm

    As climate change becomes more chaotic, we need to consider which choices we make as practitioners around plant specifying. These choices are pivotal when considering survival of plant species, mitigation of climate effects and carbon sequestration and the role plants will play in combating Climate Change.

    Join our expert speakers led by Dr Noel Kingsbury for an interactive Masterclass experience where we will explore themes such as: Landscape plants - selecting for climate resilience and retaining ecosystem services; Key issues of planting for climate change; Climate change – fire and invasive and how do we research species for planting design?

    This masterclass will equip delegates with key skills and knowledge required to understand the effects of climate change on their plant choices. It will explain the role of carbon sequestration and arm them with the knowledge to research the species we need to choose to both mitigate and adapt to Climate Change.

    Find out more: https://bit.ly/39EItuR #LIMasterclass #LICPD

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    Landscape Institute: Submissions now open for 2022 LI Awards!
    Landscape Institute: Submissions now open for 2022 LI Awards!

    Landscape Institute: Submissions now open for 2022 LI Awards!

    Landscape projects that address climate change, habitat restoration and biodiversity loss and those that promote health and well-being can now enter the renowned Landscape Institute (LI) awards. The competition opened at 9am on Friday 29th April via the Landscape Institute website.

    Whether your projects are UK-based or international, you can now enter into 23 categories including open, professional, and student awards, and the Building with Nature special accolade.

    Building on the success of the last two year’s virtual events, which attracted over 1,600 attendees combined, this year’s awards will be held both virtually and physically at the Troxy, London, on Thursday 24th November 2022. The hybrid format will allow attendees to join from all over the world, promoting discussions and showcasing
    projects which combat climate change, support health and wellbeing, promote biodiversity and “level up” local spaces at a global scale.

    “The 2021 Landscape Institute awards were a great success - we received over 200 submissions. These were whittled down to 73 finalists by our esteemed judges from organisations such as Historic England, National Lottery Heritage Fund and Public Health England,” said Jane Findlay CMLI, President of the Landscape Institute.

    “In the UK, the government published
    its long-awaited Levelling Up White Paper, outlining its mission to ‘level up’ the country. The paper reflects the fact that landscaping, green spaces and the built environment will be instrumental to this agenda. We know that landscape professionals across the globe are already implementing this holistic vision and the awards will celebrate their exceptional contributions.”

    Find out more: https://awards.landscapeinstitute.org/

    #LIAwards #LIAwards2022

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    UNISCAPE “Where Disciplines Meet” online Lecture – 9 May 2022, 17.30 - Wind Energy and Culture of the Landscape. Guidelines for an adequate installation
    UNISCAPE “Where Disciplines Meet” online Lecture – 9 May 2022, 17.30 - Wind Energy and Culture of the Landscape. Guidelines for an adequate installation

    UNISCAPE “Where Disciplines Meet” online Lecture – 9 May 2022, 17.30 - Wind Energy and Culture of the Landscape. Guidelines for an adequate installation

    Speakers:
    Daniela COLAFRANCESCHI, University of Reggio Calabria “Mediterranea”;
    Fabio MANFREDI, University of Genoa; Pere SALA, Landscape Observatory of Catalonia

    Landscape and Energy represent an inseparable and innovative binomial because of the challenges they implies and on which we measure the quality of our habitat. The landscape design interprets the convergence of territorial values with the innovation of an energy system: it is not measured on a geographical scale, but draws from geography the sense of an overwriting of everyday places to which it gives sense and orientation, meaning and narration. Besides presenting the report “Wind Energy and Landscape. Guidelines for a suitable installation ”, i.e. a research into the methodology for installing wind farms, the session presents a critical reflection on the possible spatial, ethical and aesthetic effects.

    Landscape and Energy represent an inseparable and innovative binomial because of the challenges they implies and on which we measure the quality of our habitat. The landscape design interprets the convergence of territorial values with the innovation of an energy system: it is not measured on a geographical scale, but draws from geography the sense of an overwriting of everyday places to which it gives sense and orientation, meaning and narration.

    Besides presenting the report “Wind Energy and Landscape. Guidelines for a suitable installation in Catalonia”, i.e. a research into the methodology for installing wind farms, the session presents a critical reflection on the possible spatial, ethical and aesthetic effects.

    The research – an experience conducted by the Landscape Observatory of Catalonia, on behalf of the Generalitat – moves in a dialectical position between ecology, society, nature and culture and does it by overturning the approach: not the project for a correct installation of wind power plants, but the project for a wind power plant capable of
    enhancing the territory, in a new and unified landscape configuration. Energy of the wind and the culture of the landscape as a new ‘contemporary nature’. The aim is an advancement of thought on design tools, that espouses the dictates of the European Landscape Convention and more recent ambitious goals set by the UN with the 2030 Agenda.

    Register in advance on Zoom for this meeting

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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    UNDP Nature for Life Hub 2022 – Invitation to Participate
    UNDP Nature for Life Hub 2022 – Invitation to Participate

    UNDP Nature for Life Hub 2022 – Invitation to Participate

    For the past three years, UNDP has been working with partners to raise awareness and mobilize global action on nature. Attached with this packet is a summary of last year’s successes, along with a list of speakers from 2020 and 2021.

    This year, UNDP plans again to run the Nature for Life Hub.

    The three overarching themes for this year are:
    • PLANETARY SAFETY NET – Taking action on nature as a planetary safety net for humanity
    • NEW ECONOMY: Transforming financial and economic systems to create a new economy for the future that accounts for nature’s values
    • NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS: Harnessing the power of nature-based solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

    The Nature for Life Hub offers a virtual venue for a wide range of events, as part of a three-day program. Hub organizers will work with you – nature champions, mobilizers, leaders, dreamers, and doers – to inspire and engage global audiences. These events provide content that is broadcast live through the official virtual platform, as well as providing compelling assets for sharing on social media assets. Over a two-year period, UNDP reached more than 750 million social media impressions, and hope to continue building on this success.

    This year UNDP are offering even more opportunities for organizations to provide content, with more than a dozen different types of events. We are also creating ‘virtual-live’ space for you to interact with others. If your organization is interested in participating in this year’s Nature for Life Hub, please complete the online Expression of Interest Form here no later than May 20th

    UNDP anticipates a deadline of July 31st for submitting all content.

    The UNDP Nature for Life Organizing Team: Jamison Ervin, Eva Gurria, Viktoriia Brezheniuk, Joseph Conway, Patrick
    Fernandez, Marion Marigo, Daniel Perez, Marjorie Tolsdorf


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    EEA Report: Urban sprawl continues at the cost of nature in Europe
    EEA Report: Urban sprawl continues at the cost of nature in Europe

    EEA Report: Urban sprawl continues at the cost of nature in Europe

    Land take and the sealing of soil with asphalt, concrete or buildings increased in Europe’s urban areas from 2012 to 2018, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) assessment, published on 5 May 2022. Increasing land take and soil sealing make Europe’s ecosystems less resilient, with negative impacts on biodiversity and weaker potentialfor climate change adaptation.

    The EEA report ‘Land take and land degradation in functional urban areas analyses the new data from the Urban Atlas of the Copernicus Land Monitoring Service.

    The data focuses on land use changes and socio‑economic trends in 662 functional urban areas cities and their commuting zones in the European Union (EU) and the UK. These areas represent 23% of the land territory and host 75% of the population of the EU and UK.

    The data show that, between 2012 and 2018, land take in the urban areas of the EU and UK increased by 3 581 km2 and soil sealing increased by estimated 1 467 km², mostly at the expense of croplands and pastures. The soil sealing caused a loss of potential carbon sequestration, estimated at 4.2 million tonnes of carbon during the monitoring period.

    Almost 80% of land take took place in commuting zones, which are often important for wildlife, carbon sequestration, flood protection, and supply of food and fibres, the EEA report reminds. Commuting zones have much more artificial areas per person than cities, which means that their land use is less efficient. Adding to pressures on nature, habitats in urban areas get fragmented because of land take and, with an average size of 0.25 km², they are about four times smaller than in rural areas.

    The EEA report warns that continuing land take destroys biodiversity and makes Europe increasingly vulnerable to natural disasters. Stopping land degradation and restoring wetlands, peatlands, coastal ecosystems, forests, grasslands, and farmland are key to preventing biodiversity decline and adapting to climate change. Similar messages are raised most recently in the second Global Land Outlook report by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.

    Currently, there is no legally binding policy target in relation to land take and soil sealing at the EU level. However, the new EU soil strategy for 2030 calls on Member States to set land take targets for 2030, with the aim of reaching land take neutrality by 2050.


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    Forum on the Mission Adaptation to Climate Change 7 June 2022
    Forum on the Mission Adaptation to Climate Change 7 June 2022

    Forum on the Mission Adaptation to Climate Change 7 June 2022

    The EU Mission on adaptation to climate change will foster the development of innovative solutions to adapt to climate change and encourage regions, cities and communities to lead the societal transformation.

    Join the Mission’s Annual Forum, in person or online, on 7 June to take stock of progress and help define the path ahead.

    EU Missions are a new way to bring concrete solutions to some of our greatest challenges. They have ambitious goals and will deliver concrete results by 2030. The Mission Adaptation to Climate Change is set to support at least 150 European regions and communities towards climate resilience by 2030. The mission will foster the development of innovative solutions to adapt to climate change and encourage regions, cities and communities to lead the societal transformation.

    Join the first Forum on the Mission Adaptation to Climate Change in the premises of the European Committee of Regions in Brussels. The Forum will bring together regional and local authorities, members of the European Parliament, of the Committee of Regions, research organisations and non-governmental organisations.

    The annual Forum will be the moment to take stock, to identify issues, to provide direction and to define the path ahead for the Mission. It will also present the situation in Europe regarding adaptation to climate change and will gather input from regions, including on intentions to participate in the Mission.

    This whole-day meeting will be hybrid, welcoming participants online and offline.

    Find out more and register

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    bdla events to promote German landscape architecture
    bdla events to promote German landscape architecture

    bdla events to promote German landscape architecture

    Former president of bdla, Till Rehwaldt, will present online the German landscape architecture in a „Welcome Class“. It is the main objective to give professionals and youngsters wishing to work and study in Germany a general overview. Addressed issues will be the variety of work fields, national laws and regulations, the difference
    between landscape architecture and landscape planning or the range of study courses offered at German universities. The Welcome Class is free of charge.
    Contact for further information thomas.haas@bdla.de.

    Furthermore, Website of bdla and contemporary landscape architecture in Germany landschaftsarchitektur-heute is now available in English.

    15th German Landscape Architecture Award

    On the evening of May 13, the honors in the 15th year of the German Landscape Architecture Award competition will be presented at the Allianz Forum at the Brandenburg Gate. This event, to which the organizers and sponsors again expect around 400 guests, is the highlight of the event and at the same time the crowning conclusion of this year’s competition. Starting at 18:00, the first prize and nine awards will be presented, and the “showcase” of German landscape architecture will be newly “decorated” with high-quality, innovative projects that have attracted national and international attention and that symbolize the range of tasks of the profession.

    Winners and projects can be found here…

    New bdla online format for career changers from June - September 2022

    The general shortage of skilled workers in Germany is also strongly felt in landscape architecture. Therefore, the bdla offers a completely new format to support its member offices in the qualification of lateral entrants: the Green Basics Academy. The free seminars serve the training and further training - in particular of specialized colleague inside and abroad trained coworker inside.

    In four online events from June to September 2022, the basics of landscape architecture, such as construction technology, plant use and open space planning, will be taught and provided with scripts and learning videos for self-study. Speakers will be landscape architects and renowned professors from various German universities. All seminars will be held in German, and there will be an opportunity to discuss individual questions after each lecture. It is possible to register for individual seminars.
    Online registration: www.bdla.de/green-basics-academy

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    Africa Journal of Landscape Architecture (AJLA) Journal 03 is out - Edible Landscapes
    Africa Journal of Landscape Architecture (AJLA) Journal 03 is out - Edible Landscapes

    Africa Journal of Landscape Architecture (AJLA) Journal 03 is out - Edible Landscapes

    Africa Journal of Landscape Architecture (AJLA)

    ISSUE 03 MAY 2022 is out!

    Edible Landscapes

    No one need go hungry in Africa. Traditionally people grew their own food in rural areas, but with urbanisation and specialisation of work, much of this knowledge has been lost. There has been a flickering renaissance in the form of permaculture and urban agriculture, but a lot more needs to be done, particularly in the face of climate change, where extended droughts can ravage the landscape and cause widespread famine. AJLA invited the submission of articles related to this topic, particularly on the role that landscape architects can, and have, played in creating ‘edible landscapes’.

    Articles in this Issue

    Planning for Resilient, Nourishing, and Generative African Urban Landscapes
    Gareth Haysom

    Urban Agriculture Design Principles for Enhancing Sustainability
    Bryan McPherson and Dr Karen Landman, University of Guelph, Canada,

    Regenerative Agriculture: Food Security in Africa
    Tanja Udovc

    Designing Capacity for Future Food Networks
    Dr Jan Hugo

    The Integration of Edible Landscaping into City Planning
    Dominique Breetzke

    Traditional African Vegetables: Living Walls
    Karen Botes

    The Edible Wadden Coast: A Dynamic Food Landscape
    Gerwin de Vries
    Jonas Papenborg
    David de Boer
    Tim den Duif

    Permaculture as a Tool for the Revitalisation of Odeda Farm, Nigeria
    Oluwole Ogunsajo
    Olatunji Adejumo

    STEPS: Organic Farming in Transitional Housing
    Vicky C. W. Kong

    Le Paysage Agricole en Al-Andalus
    Inés Eléxpuru

    Cas du Jardin Pédagogique de l’Ecole Nationale d’Agriculture, Maroc
    Aziza Irhza

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    Call for Submissions for AJLA Issue 04 entitled: Indigenous Knowledge Landscapes

    The theme for the 4th issue, AJLA: 04 is ‘Indigenous Knowledge Landscapes’. The issue is planned for October 2022 and authors are invited to submit
    abstracts by 12 August 2022 and full articles by 15 September 2022.

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    IFLA Europe official partner of Urban Thinkers Campus 20-21 May 2022, Mannheim, Germany
    IFLA Europe official partner of Urban Thinkers Campus 20-21 May 2022, Mannheim, Germany

    IFLA Europe official partner of Urban Thinkers Campus 20-21 May 2022, Mannheim, Germany

    IFLA Europe is proud to announce the support to the Urban Thinkers Campus 2022 which will be taking place 20-21 May 2022 in hybrid format with online and physical presence in Mannheim, Germany.

    The City of Mannheim and Engagement Global with its Service Agency Communities in One World invite you to the Urban Thinkers Campus from May 19 to 21. This year, the discussion panels will revolve around gender equality and partnerships to implement the Mannheim Sustainable Development Goals. The Urban Labs will take place both live and virtually on Friday and Saturday. You can find the specific information below. The opening and recap of this year’s Urban Thinkers Campus will again be available as a livestream.

    The event is free of charge. The UTC team looks forward to your participation.

    Urban Lab 1- Lab and learning workshop for administration: Gender-appropriate communication with citizens / administration

    Whether in city plans, applications, online forms, or guidance documents, language is a meta-level tool for talking about gender and equal opportunity. If gender is not present in language, the likelihood that different genders will also be fairly considered or feel left out of urban design and management decreases.

    - This workshop is specifically designed to teach local governments how to start communicating in a gender-responsive way.

    Urban Lab 2- Implementation of gender equality policy approaches in supervisory board work

    With their decisions, supervisory board members are jointly responsible for the direction their companies take and how they advance their personnel and organizational development. Many members of supervisory boards come to seats on supervisory boards through their membership in local councils or trade unions. Supervisory board members who take on supervisory board positions through their professional careers in a narrowly technical sense have only been able to give limited thought in advance to their opportunities to pursue equality policy objectives in their offices. As a result, forward-looking supervisory board members often lack not the will, but rather the
    knowledge and concrete ideas to advance strategies and measures for gender equality in their companies. In this lab, following a roundtable discussion with some active supervisory board members about their experiences on this important and at the same time sensitive topic of equality, we will present a concrete project for implementing equality policy goals in supervisory board work. The project was developed as part of the implementation of the EU Charter for Equality between Women and Men at the municipal level in Mannheim.

    Based on the “GleichZiehen” project, the possibility of creating a (digital?) platform for active supervisory board members where they can (anonymously?) talk to each other and exchange ideas is discussed in order to bring the topic of equality more into focus in supervisory board work.

    Full programme is available https://utc-mannheim.de/en/#programm

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    IFLA Europe April 2022 edition is out!
    IFLA Europe April 2022 edition is out!

    IFLA Europe April 2022 edition is out!

    News from IFLA EUROPE:
    - 2022 IFLA Europe General Assembly and MARK Finland International Landscape Architecture Congress, Helsinki, Finland 13-16 October 2022
    - Conclusions from IFLA Europe online workshop on the recognition of landscape architecture profession in Europe
    - Rural Landscapes photo competition – send your photos before 15 June 2022!
    - IFLA Europe at the CoE National Symposium on the Implementation of the European Landscape Convention - Landscape as a reflection and project of civilisation”
    - FFP France and IFLA Europe announce 2022 Med_net Conference “Trees in Mediterranean Landscape Project”
    - EMiLA Fellowship at Ecole nationale supérieure de paysage (ENSP) Versailles 2022-2023

    News from our Members:
    - BSLA/FSAP Switzerland’s Journal is out BSLA/FSAP Switzerland’s Journal is out!
    - CAKA Czech Republic Survey on benefits and risks of non-native trees and their management
    - CTLA Turkey: WORLD LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MONTH IN TURKEY| LANDSCAPE FOR ALL LIVING BEINGS
    - DKAS Slovenia celebrates World Landscape Architecture Month
    - AEP Spain monthly bulletin http://aepaisajistas.org/2022/04/
    - ABAJP/BVTL Belgium Newsletter https://www.abajp.be/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Newsletter-ABAJP-BVTL-2022-02.pdf

    News from IFLA World and Regions:
    -
    IFLA World Council, 29th and 20th August 2022, Seoul, South Korea – registrations now open!
    - Call to join ICOMOS-IFLA IFLA International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes (ISCCL)

    News from our Partners:
    - LAE Book #6

    Other News:
    - City of Prague announces international Competitive Dialogue Procedure for the creation of a floodplain park on the Vltava River - apply before 20 May 2022!
    - New European Bauhaus: Commission launches ‘NEB LAB’ with new projects and call for Friends
    - New European Bauhaus Call for proposals for Co-Creation of public space through citizen engagement!

    Read full APRIL Newsletter on https://mailchi.mp/c6241ea3068e/ifla-europe-newsletter-april-2022-edition?e=ec047a725a