Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

April 12-13, 2013, Amherts, MA

The Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning is held every three years to bring together experts who are influencing landscape planning, policy making and greenway planning from the local to international level. It is intended to highlight recent trends and expand the literature about landscape and greenway planning. The aim is to explore how landscape architects and planners from different countries have approached greenway planning and to understand how greenways have been tailored to each county’s unique geographical, cultural, and political circumstances.
Call for Abstracts
The program committee invites you to contribute original, unpublished papers focusing on one of the conference topics to the Fábos International Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning. Please submit extended abstracts (max 2 pages / min 500 words) online via the conference web-based submission system. Abstracts submitted as a PDF will be accepted until November 16, 2012. All papers and presentations at the conference will be in English. The conference will be held in Amherst, MA on the University of Massachusetts campus. The conference proceedings will be published in digital form in April 2013.
For questions or comments, please contact Rory Fitzgerald at faboslgpconf@larp.umass.edu

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ISOLA annual conference

The 8th Annual Conference of The Indian Society of Landscape Architects (ISOLA) is scheduled this year for Friday, 31st August and Saturday,  1st September 2012 at the Noor-Us-Sabah Palace, Bhopal.

The theme this year “PLACE OF NATURE IN TOMORROW’S CITY” would address the value of natural elements in urban and rural environments, and the economic, social and environmental benefits they provide.

The conference aims to focus on the issues and processes of integrating the natural environment into healthy sustainable urban centres from cultural, socio-political, and planning perspectives with examples from our past and present.

Apart from the Inaugural Keynote session, there would be four technical sessions over the two days, comprising two or three major speakers per session followed by interactive panel discussions. The structure of technical sessions is outlined in the enclosed Conference programme.

All the information pertaining to the conference registration, hotels, theme and speakers is available on the conference website : www.isola2012bhopal.in

Interested members may also contact  isolasecretray@gmail.com and isolaoffice@gmail.com

 

programme final as on 11.07.12

European Landscape Architecture builds on a common horizon of understanding and yet produces quality works of very different expression and style. IN TOUCH, the  latest edition of Landscape Architecture Europe, explores outstanding projects created within the  European mindset, diving below the  surface in an attempt to uncover the  common values that  bind  European design work. The book presents11 in-depth project ‘features’, which include thematically related essays, and 28 concise project ‘icons’.
IN TOUCH is the  third  volume in the  Landscape Architecture Europe series, developed in collaboration with the  European Federation for landscape architecture (EFLA). The triennial publications aim to set standards, in design and design critique, by presenting an overview of contemporary european landscape architecture.

 

 

 

IFLA 50 – Shared wisdom in an age of change

Welcome to the International Federation of Landscape Architects Congress 2013

Registration for the IFLA World Congress 2013, being held in Auckland from 10-12 April 2013, is now open.

Early Fee Registrations will be accepted up to and inclusive of 30 November 2012.

IFLA50 – Shared wisdom in an age of change

Never has the discipline of landscape architecture been more relevant than in this age of momentous global change, where current approaches to management of our landscape can no longer be sustained.

IFLA50; shared wisdom in an age of change’ provides a framework within which to consider our changing landscape through multiple dimensions of wisdom. Whether exploring ancient wisdom, reaching across realms of contemporary knowledge, or imagining a more resilient future, shared wisdom strengthens our ability to effect positive change.

Please refer to the Congress website for more information about IFLA 2013 and to register.

We look forward to welcoming you to Auckland in April 2013.

IFLA World Congress 2013 Local Organising Committee

In association with
nzila aila ifla

IFLA 2013 Call for Abstracts Now Open

The closing date for abstract submissions is 28 September 2012. Accepted abstract submitters will then be required to register and finalise a paper for the proceedings by January 31 2013.

Congress Theme – Shared wisdom in an age of change – overview

Never has the discipline of landscape architecture been more relevant than in this age of momentous global change, where current approaches to management of our landscape can no longer be sustained.

IFLA50; shared wisdom in an age of change’ provides a framework within which to consider our changing landscape through multiple dimensions of wisdom. Whether exploring ancient wisdom, reaching across realms of contemporary knowledge, or imagining a more resilient future, shared wisdom strengthens our ability to effect positive change.

Abstract Submissions may be made under the following themes:

  • Contemporary issues around globalisation
  • Indigenous wisdom
  • Local landscape
  • Radical change and resilience
  • Rural landscapes
  • Urban landscapes

For information about submission guidelines and to submit your abstract please visit the Call for Abstracts page on the IFLA 2013 website.

Registration for the Congress will be opening on May 22nd and full details of how to register and book your accommodation for the Congress will be emailed to you.

If you have any queries about submitting your abstract or the Congress in general which are not answered on our website please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing ifla@tcc.co.nz.

We look forward to receiving your submissions over the coming months.

The IFLA 2013 Organising Committee

Call for New Editor – Journal of Landscape Architecture

Call for NEW EDITOR Journal of Landscape Architecture, with special responsibility for ‘Thinking Eye’ Section.
JoLA, The Journal of Landscape Architecture invites applications for the position of Editor to join the Editorial team, with special responsibility for the journal’s peer reviewed visual essay section ‘Thinking Eye’.
The new editor would be appointed during the Summer 2012.

‘Thinking Eye’ aims to support critical investigations into visual concepts, methodologies and media, and to promote scholarly discourse on visual culture in landscape architecture.  We publish peer-reviewed experiments and methodological innovation, including those practices and ideas drawn from the fine and other arts and related design and environmental disciplines that have demonstrable relevance for contemporary landscape architecture theory and practice.

Applications are due by June 1 2012.

Further information on the position and how to apply can be  found at JoLA at: www.jola-lab.eu/

Let’s celebrate the World Landscape Architecture Month

LANDSCAPES IN TRANSITIONS
is the topic of this year World Landscape Architecture Month. It is also the topic IFLA World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa!

How?
Easy! We are interested in photographs and videos that show LANDSCAPES IN TRANSITIONS of everyday life. We are looking for informal and spontaneous landscapes in transitions made by communities or individuals which show how they deal with a changing world. Here is a text that may inspire you.
All landscapes are in various states of Transition, being changed by various forces and processes over time. Humankind inherited a world of natural processes and forces which created the landscapes that people first inhabited. Through dynamic interaction people have altered their environment by cultural practices which have in turn themselves been fundamentally shaped by the particularities of that environment. Three often referred to categories of landscape which arise from the dynamic relationship between humans and their environment are natural-, cultural- and urban landscapes.”

Categories
Natural Landscapes in Transitions
Cultural Landscapes in Transition
Urban Landscapes in Transitions

Format
Each participant can send one image and/or video by category. In addition, please send us a short description of where the image was taken (in English). It is not compulsory to send material for all the categories.
Photos: 3MB (max)
Videos: HD 1920×1080 (1 minute max)

When?
During the month of April 2012. The World Month of Landscape Architecture!

Send us your material by email to iflaphotovideocompetition@iflaonline.org

Prize?
The best five photos and videos will be presented at the World Congress in South Africa where the winner will receive a diploma of recognition for this achievement. In addition, we will publish the winner photos and their credits on our web page and in IFLA Newsletter that is distributed all over the word.

The Jury
Ms. Desiree Martinez, IFLA President
Mr. Carlos Jankilevich – IFLA Vicepresident Americas Region
Mr. Nigel Thorne – IFLA Vicepresident European Region
Mr. Philip Ngunjiri – IFLA Vicepresident Africa Region
Mr. Ilya Mochalov – IFLA Secretary General
Mr. John Easthope – IFLA Treasurer
Mr. Herman de Lange – President of the Institute for Landscape Architecture in South Africa (ILASA)
Ms. Paula Villagra – Chair Communication Committee of IFLA
Ms. Christine Bavassa – IFLA Executive Secretary and webmaster