Mike has been involved with landscape education for over 30 years, from the perspectives of teaching practice, curriculum review, and the development of accreditation processes at national and international levels. He chaired the IFLA APR accreditation panel which undertook a pilot review of the landscape programme at Bogor in Indonesia to confirm the suitability of a regional accreditation system for the APR.
Mike has travelled extensively in our region, having been lucky enough to have spent time in the amazing landscapes of each of our 14 member associations and looks forward to seeing all of his colleagues in South Korea at the World Council meeting and Congress later this year!
Prof. Monica Kuo is the chair & dean of Environmental Planning & Design College, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Chinese Culture University. She is also the honorable president of Taiwan Institute of Landscape Architects (CTLAS) and the winner of Outstanding Achievement on Landscape Planning for Tung-Yuan Award, Taiwan.
After received the MLA from U. of Penn., she started her professional practice in Philly. Then she returned to Taiwan joining the first frontier task , working on the survey and planning of six National Parks in Taiwan. Following the public services, she was invited as the chair of the Dept. of Landscape Architecture in C.C.U. Since then, with her great interest and passion on research, practicing and teaching, she devoted most of her effort on the promotion of the status of Landscape Architects as well as wide range of Eco-Urbanism, Wetland Protection, Coastal Zone Management, Public Arts and Nature Conservation in Taiwan.
Prof. Kuo is one of the few scholars persistently dedicated in the wide spectrum of public policies on the environmental protection, landscape education as well as nature and culture conservation.