IFLA50 – Shared Memories

IFLA World Congress 2013

The following provides you with details of some further information that you might like to access on the IFLA50 Congress .

Some of our keynote speakers have provided copies of their powerpoint presentations, you can view these at the NZILA and NZILA Education Foundation websites.

Video: A short summary video giving a flavour of the Congress will be available soon on the NZILA website.

Shared Memories Photo Album: A photo album of photographs from the IFLA50 World Congress is available on the NZILA Website at www.nzila.co.nz and an e-book version at the following link – http://issuu.com/rbdavies/docs/ifla50_world_congress_photo_album 

IFLA50 Photos Available: If you would like to view all the photography taken during the IFLA50 Congress you can view at the following facebook page of our official photographer (or just google Meg Campbell-Back). https://www.facebook.com/pages/Meg-Campbell-Back-Photography/120966957964246

You can download a low resolution copy of the photos from the facebook page or if you would like a high resolution copy then please email rdavies@unitec.ac.nz with the number of the photo you require and we will email you a copy.

Proceedings: An updated proceedings including some of the keynote speaker papers and published papers on the topic areas of the Congress is available on the NZILA, NZILA Education Foundation and IFLA websites.  It is also available in a 2 part e-book on the following ISSUU weblinks.



Student Competition: A copy of the student competition results and images of the winning projects is available on the IFLA, NZILA and NZILA Education Foundation websites and an e-book publication at the following link in ISSUU http://issuu.com/rbdavies/docs/student_comp

If you have any queries regarding any of the information above or on the websites, please contact Renee Davies on rdavies@unitec.ac.nz

On behalf of the IFLA50 Organising Committee we hope that you will peruse the information above and reflect on the topics explored throughout the World Congress. We thank you again for your attendance and support and look forward to seeing you at future IFLA World Congresses.

Renee Davies 
IFLA50 Convenor

More China

Cities for People


Last week Gehl Architects once again visited China to follow up on new and old projects together with our local partner the China Sustainable Cities Program at The Energy Foundation.

The visit offered great discussions on how to develop a guideline for the harbor in Shanghai, as well as workshops on our non-motorized mobility project in Changning and the opportunity to further develop the pedestrian network in Chongqing with a new Public Space Plan covering 3 km2 in the hearth of the city.

Capacity was built on both sides of the table and hopefully it will result in more people oriented projects in the Chinese cities.


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New Publication – Urban Voices

Cities for People

New Publication - Urban Voices

Urban Voices – Celebrating Urban Design in Australia is now available from Urban Design Forum. Urban Voices reflects on urban design in Australia over the past 25 years as we confront the challenges of the next 25 years. It is a compendium of contributions from a wide range of people interested in how our cities and towns function and the quality of life they deliver.Jan Gehl has contributed an essay about Gehl Architects’ history working with Australian cities and Gehl Senior Consultant Rob Adams of the city of Melbourne also has a piece. Essential reading for Australian urbanists.

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Nausicaä Vol. 7: The Garden


Nausicaa and the Garden

Welcome to the last two entries of The Nausicaä Project. All the major themes discussed in past entries return in force in the complex, unexpected, and stunning conclusion at the end of this seventh and final volume: Purity and corruption, nature and humanity, revenge and redemption, meaning and nihilism, life and death. You know, all the light and fluffy stuff.

Whew. Let’s get started.

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El paisaje: un recurso que debe legislarse hoy para conservarlo mañana

Este artículo escrito por César Ángel Peña Salmón y Rosa Imelda Rojas Caldelas, pretende establecer la importancia de dar al paisaje el estatus jurídico de un nuevo derecho ciudadano mediante la creación de un marco normativo que reconozca y conserve el paisaje como un factor fundamental para la calidad de vida de los habitantes, de su desarrollo cultural, socioeconómico y de su bienestar físico y espiritual. Inicia con una descripción de diversas concepciones de paisaje, después se realiza un análisis de las principales iniciativas y convenciones internacionales que han establecido estrategias y acciones para proteger los paisajes como patrimonio cultural y natural de la humanidad; posteriormente, se analizan los ordenamientos legales nacionales del estado de Baja California y del municipio de Mexicali referentes a la conservación del patrimonio y los paisajes. Finalmente, concluye con un diagnóstico y una propuesta referente a la necesidad de elaborar una normatividad jurídica para la protección…

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The Future is Human

Cities for People

Is the human future timeless? A compelling essay by our very own David Sim for the The Huffington Post in association with TEDxKalamata’s conference.

“If we want to invite people to live a better everyday life, it has to be attractive and comfortable to walk and safe to cross the street. We have to make the best of the climate we have, protecting from the prevailing winds and capturing the sunshine when it’s there. The spaces between the buildings, large or small have to invite for conviviality, appeal to all the senses and respect the human scale.”

To read more click here.

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