Welcome to the July Edition of IFLA APR's Newsletter.
Firstly, President Monica Kuo shares updates on IFLA APR activities. Next, the IFLA APR Talk & Share 3 on 29 July will be presented by Damian Tang and feature a panel of IFLA Regional Presidents and a National Society President, so don't miss out!
Watch the past sessions of the Building Resilience "From Commitment to Climate Action" series by the IFLA Climate Change Working Group. Also, the IFLA World Congress Gwangju 2022 registrations have been extended, so register now for early bird prices that are available until 16 August!
In this month's Corporate Member Feature, Shanghai Edging Architecture & Landscape Co.,Ltd. shares how they adhere to the idea of “harmony, integrity, and innovation” through a showcase of their projects. Read about LANDAWARD and the support it received from IFLA APR. Finally, ICOMOS has issued a Call for Abstracts for the ICOMOS GA23 Scientific Symposium, submit before the deadline on 23 September.
|President's Message: July 2022|
President Monica Kuo announces the completion of the 2022 IFLA-APR Council Member Election and the intention to announce the new term list at the Regional Congress in Seoul in August. She also shares the plan to develop the YLAA program, as well as upcoming IFLA APR activities.
Attend the session by Damian Tang, Past President of IFLA APR as he shares on Empowering our role in professional association. He is joined by an esteemed international panel for discussion:
- Monica Kuo, President of IFLA APR
- Ricardo Riveros, President of IFLA Americas Region
- Graham Young, President of IFLA Africa Region
- Dr. Sridevi Rao, President of Indian Society of Landscape Architects
In this July edition of IFLA APR Talk and Share, Damian will share his insights in leading a professional organisation and what it means to serve as a volunteer with very little time to spare. He will distill his years of experience into applicable knowledge and easily comprehensible trends that can prepare you and your organisation for future challenges.
|Building Resilience "From Commitment to Climate Action"|
Watch the recorded live sessions that were held from 16 June to 21 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.
|Corporate Member Feature: Shanghai Edging Architecture & Landscape Co.,Ltd.|
Established on August 8, 2008, Shanghai Edging Architecture & Landscape Co.,Ltd. (hereinafter abbreviated to EDGING), Now EDGING has possessed class A qualifications in both architecture and landscape. Also, it well meets the ISO9001, ISO45001 and ISO14001 certification standards, being one of the first national high tech enterprises and the TOP 20 private survey and design enterprises in Shanghai.
Over years, based on technology integration and innovative thinking, EDGING team has played a leading role in urban renovation, park planning and architectural design, tourism and leisure space design, Chinese style landscape and architectural design, sustainable landscape design and construction, etc. It has presented so many powerful, exemplary and outstanding works, which spread throughout the Yangtze River Delta and even far to the Southeast Asia. Till now, EDGING works have won more than 70 awards, including ten IFLA awards and two BALI awards as well as six first prizes and seventeen second prizes in China.
LAND AWARD is an International Landscape Award with the aim to reward excellence in this field and recognize the value of significant international projects which give a major contribution in the dialogue between nature and artifice, growing a widespread awareness on the transformation of cities, territories and places of living overall. The aim is to reward the projects that have generated a positive contribution in people’s quality of life and in the integration between art, architecture and landscape.
Alessandro Martinelli shares the importance of the LANDAWARD and how it received support from IFLA regions and IFLA EXCO, especially from IFLA APR President Monica Kuo to achieve its international recognition.
|ICOMOS GA23 Scientific Symposium Call for Abstracts|
HERITAGE CHANGES: The GA2023 theme seeks to examine the tumultuous changes taking place in the first years of the 2020s. Climate emergencies, conflict, COVID-19, lockdowns, closed borders, virtual meetings, and the Black Lives Matter movement have profoundly altered the ways in which the world is experienced. What has been the role of heritage in these events? What is changing in the field of heritage and what needs to change? What does heritage change – for example, in civil society, the environment, the economy, and in politics? And, in what ways is heritage a force for change and integral to creating a sustainable future?
Deadline for submissions is 23 September 2022.
|IFLA World Congress Gwangju 2022|
One month left to the event.
Early-bird registrations deadline have been extended yet again!
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 16 August.
Registrations end 22 August.
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