6th ICON LA International Conference

Green Infrastructure: from global to local
St. Petersburg (Russia), Uppsala and Stockholm (Sweden)
11 ‐15 June 2012
Details regarding the conference are available on the conference webpage http://www.icon-la.org 

Dear participant,

You are very welcome to our joint conference in St. Petersburg and Uppsala. We are expecting a participation of many good professionals from all around the globe.

There will be 6 subthemes in the conference: Green Infrastructure in different scales; Green Heritage; Green-Blue infrastructures; Built structure-Green infrastructure and their interactions; Green infrastructures: ecosystem services; The link between green and social infrastructure; Transportation and green infrastructures.

The scientific output will be in the form of a peer-reviewed conference abstract proceedings (will be completed before the conference) and a special issue in one of the peer reviewed publications (Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, Landscape and Ecological Engineering or Nordic Architectural Research etc.) after the conference.  Editors of these scientific journals will be invited to the conference.

The conference will consist of total 5 days: two days of conference presentations and a technical excursion in St. Petersburg, one day on the train St. Petersburg-Helsinki plus boat-ferry between Helsinki and Stockholm and two days of conference presentations and technical excursions in Stockholm and Uppsala.

The keynote speakers are world leading academics and practitioners: Martha Schwartz (USA, UK), one of the leading world’s landscape architects, Professor Nancy Rottle from the University of Washington, USA; Professor Stephan Pauleit from Munich Technical University, Germany, Dr.  Larisa Kanunnikova, the Main Landscape Architect of St. Petersburg, Professors Clas Florgård, world specialist in indigenous vegetation and Per G Berg, DG Environment (EU) expert for the European Green Capital Award from SLU, Sweden. 

The due date is 1st of March (please see on our website the abstracts and posters requirements)

Conference fee
The registration fee is 300 Euro for 5 days which includes coffee breaks, lunches, ticket to the Allegro train (St. Petersburg to Helsinki), the ferry trip with one meal (From Helsinki to Stockholm), excursion buses in Uppsala and St. Petersburg and a copy of the conference proceedings.

Please register on the conference website and use your registration number for further steps such as payments, accommodation and visa’s arrangements

LAbash 2012 Student Conference

The LAbash 2012 Conference will be hosted by the Florida International University Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects in its main campus in Miami and their newly inaugurated facilities at 420 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach [ Miami Beach Urban Studios – MBUS ]. Main activities throughout the conference will be based from our Miami Beach location, so please make your arrangements accordingly! If you have any questions, please refer to the website, as it is constantly being updated, or email back at info@fiulabash2012.com

The theme, Urban Oasis, will focus on the dynamic function that urban landscapes have in shaping the future of our cities. In recent years, landscape architecture has taken a more prominent role as a force that informs the urban condition and the critical relationships between humans and their urban environments. All students and professionals are invited to participate in this exciting discussion and register today!


Borders: Landscape in Danger

The SAP as an active member of IFLA, is organizing the Conference with the following characteristics:

  • Date: October 17 to 20, 2012
  • Organizer: Sociedad Colombiana de Arquitectos Paisajistas
    www.sapcolombia.org >
  • International Cooperation: International Federation of Landscape Architects
    www.iflaonline.org >
  • Theme: Borders: Landscapes on the Alert
  • Venue: Plaza Mayor Convention Center
    www.plazamayor.com.co >
  • Operator: AVIATUR
    www.aviatur.travel >
  • Airline: AVIANCA

Job Opening – Assistant Professor (or above)


1. One faculty position (assistant professor or above) is open in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, National Taiwan University for teaching and research on Landscape Resources Planning and Management. The applicant should hold a Ph.D. degree on Horticulture, Landscape Architecture or relevant field. The job will begin from 2012/8/1.


2. Documents required for application include:
(1) Resume. (Please notify the applied position level, contact phone, fax number, and e-mail address.)
(2) Copies of academic record transcripts of each level, degree of certificate and Ph.D. dissertation.
(3) Copies of representative paper already published in an SCI (SSCI, A&HCI) journal after 2007/8/1. The applicant should be the first author or corresponding author.
(4) Reprints or copies of papers published after 2005/8/1. Author proofs should be attached if the papers have been accepted but not published yet.
(5) List of all publications (including books).
(6) Syllabus of teaching courses and research proposal. (Totally no more than 10 pages of A4 paper together)
(7) Names, telephone numbers, and addresses of three recommenders who should be the advisors, supervisors or colleagues of the applicant. One recommendation letter from each recommender should be sent directly to the Chairman of the Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, National Taiwan University.
3. Four copies of paper documents cited in above items 1~6 should be sent to the Committee of Faculty Recruit, Dept. of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, 10617 Taiwan (R.O.C). The applying field should be notified on the envelope.
4. Deadline for receiving all submitted documents is 2011/03/12. Please confirm the receiving through email hort@ntu.edu.tw . It should be stated if the applicant needs the paper documents afterward.
5. Information is posted on website http://www.hort.ntu.edu.tw

L’architecte paysagiste: Leader créatif

Congrès AAPQ  – 30 et 31 MARS 2012
Espaces Dalhousie et Auberge Saint-Antoine, Québec

Invité d’honneur: Max “One Onti” Gros Louis

Grand chef sortant de la nation Huronne-Wendate et Officier de l’Ordre national du Québec, M. Gros Louis est bien connu pour son engagement politique, qu’il a affiché pendant plus de 50 ans. Ardent défenseur des droits autochtone, de leur statut et de leur territoire, il est également reconnu pour son engagement culturel. Il est l’instigateur de l’Hôtel Musée des Premières Nations à Wendake qui contribue depuis 2008 au rayonnement touristique et à la santé économique du « village huron ». Le projet est une réussite, entre autre grâce à la contribution des architectes paysagistes qui ont assuré la mise en valeur et la conservation du paysage environnant.

Retrouver toute l’information sur http://www.aapq.org/aapq_evenement/congres2012/accueil



It has been more than nine years since the IFLA-Asia Pacific Regional Congress (then known as the Eastern Region of IFLA) was held at Riga, Latvia (October 2002). It was during this Congress that a major decision was made to establish an annual award for excellence in the practice of landscape architecture within the Asia Pacific Region.
The Asia Pacific region occupies a unique place in the world. It has the world’s oldest civilizations with a diversity of races and religions, the world’s most populated areas, and a vast range of bio-diversity. It is the home of agricultural practices which have been responsible for nurturing several civilizations.
The profession is undergoing rapid change in several parts of the world and the Asia-Pacific region is no exception to this world phenomenon. The profession has now become broad based involving various disciplines connected with the environment, human settlements and related human activities. The scope of professional activities extend from saving one unique tree to the design, planning, management and protection of our environment and our planet’s natural resources at a world level.
The basic premise that the award programme will promote the landscape profession and increase its visibility’ is still valid and crucial to the profession.

IFLA-APR conducts the awards to recognize the work of the full/registered members of its member associations/institutes (AILA, CHKILA, CHSLA, CTLAS, ISOLA, ISLA, ILAM, ISLAP, IFLA JAPAN, KILA, NZILA, PALA, SILA, SLILA and TALA).
The awards are open to Landscape Architecture practices with members who are full and financial members of their relevant landscape architecture institutes/associations that are current members of IFLA APR.
The award submission must be made by the office directly involved in the delivery of the project nominated – not by another branch or overseas office. The project being nominated must have been directly overseen by a full association/institute member; that is a full member must be the landscape architect in charge of the landscape architecture project or the aspect of the project being submitted for the award. The lead project landscape architect must be so nominated, and any other landscape architectural input such as consultancy advice specified and attributed.
Any project which previously won any categories in IFLA APR Awards for Landscape Architecture is not eligible for the 2012 awards.
In cases where practitioners of other professions have been the principal consultants, the award will be awarded to and attributed to the landscape architect members’ practice/government agency in recognition of their role as part of the design or planning team. As appropriate, the principal consultant, the clients and/or partners may be also attributed on the award certificate. All correct attributions must be included in the submission – including where possible, names of the photographers. Decisions on attribution and eligibility will be decided on by IFLA-APR. Where necessary, variations and queries will be referred to the IFLA-APR Awards Committee.

Full details at http://www.iflaonline.org/index.php?option=com_tevent&view=itm&layout=evt&id=159

Call for Abstract YTU ICORP – Cultural Heritage Protection in Times of Risk: Challenges and Opportunities

Yıldız Technical University and ICOMOS-ICORP (International Committee on Risk Preparedness are organizing an international symposium on Cultural Heritage Protection in Times of Risk: Challenges and Opportunities on November 15-17, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.

The aim of this symposium is to contribute towards developing solutions on an 
international platform by sharing planned and realized works on defining and mitigating slow as well as catastrophic risks, especially natural and human  induced disasters and conflict situations, that threaten cultural heritage in short and long terms.

You are cordially invited to submit your abstract until 20th March, 2012. Detailed information can be found by visiting the webpage at http://www.har.yildiz.edu.trFor further information, please contact the Secretariat at har@yildiz.edu.tr