Welcome to the June Edition of IFLA APR's Newsletter.
Firstly, President Monica Kuo shares updates on IFLA APR activities. Next, Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Decoration & Landscape Design Research Institute Co., Ltd. shares their dedication to exploring the combination of ecological technology and landscape art through a showcase of their projects in this month's Corporate Member Feature.
Attend the Building Resilience "From Commitment to Climate Action" series of online educational sessions by the IFLA Climate Change Working Group, every Thursday from 16 June to 21 July 2022. Also, the IFLA World Congress Gwangju 2022 registrations have been extended, so register now for early bird prices that are still available!
Finally, we are introducing a new segment in our newsletter: the President's Corner! This a space for any presidents or past presidents of national associations and IFLA regions to share their experiences, thoughts, personal quotes or any inspiring messages. To start things off, we hear from past President of IFLA APR Damian Tang.
|President's Message: June 2022|
President Monica Kuo shares updates from the IFLA ExCo meeting and election of new IFLA-APR board members.
She also highlights recent and upcoming IFLA APR activities.
|Corporate Member Feature: Arcplus Group PLC. Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Decoration & Landscape Design Research Institute Co., Ltd.|
Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Decoration & Landscape Design Research Institute Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as: SHXDADL) is a subsidiary of Arcplus Group PLC, and also the first company engaged "Environment Design" in Shanghai.
Since its establishment in 1999, SHXDADL has completed more than 1,000 influential public building projects at home and abroad, with landmark design works in more than 30 regions, and won more than 450 design awards.
The team believes that elements in nature interact with each other following their own laws. Based on natural solutions, they seek to make landscape more valuable and make life of higher quality.
|Building Resilience "From Commitment to Climate Action"|
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.
Running every Thursday from 16 June to 21 July 2022 hosted live on IFLA's Facebook page, stay tuned to the page for updates and recordings of past sessions!
|IFLA World Congress Gwangju 2022|
Early-bird registrations deadline have been extended!
The 58th IFLA World Congress, themed Re:Public Landscape, will be held in Gwangju, Korea from Aug 31 - Sep 2 2022.
The congress aims to reclaim public leadership in landscape architecture as we re:visit professional and academic achievements to date, re:shape the earth through emerging discourse and technologies, re:vive everyday lives to healthier and more vibrant ways, and finally re:connect to nature.
Early-bird registrations end 30 June.
Registrations end 31 July.
|President's Corner: Damian Tang|
When quitting is not an option
Many times when some of us are at the top running an association or serving as a Chair leading a committee or working group, we would feel the pressure to perform and get things done. When the going gets tough, it is natural to feel the temptation to quit or even be idle when overwhelmed. But we often know that quitting is not an option. For any leader to quit, it means abandoning the ship, leaving people stranded, lost and sweeping matters under the carpet.
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