Tamaki Makarau Declaration

IFLA 12 April 2013

We, the landscape architects of 41 nations of the world, commend the following resolutions to international, national, regional and local decision makers and assert that:

  1. All landscapes of intertwined cultural, natural, urban and rural systems, including land and water, are important to people´s identity and quality of life and therefore must be respected.
  2. We support the proposed UNESCO International Landscape Convention and urge all nations to engage with the process and support this inspirational convention, founded on local charter actions.
  3. We recognize traditional and indigenous knowledge and wisdom held by people of the world, which contributes to understanding landscape and can guide decision making at this time and for our shared future.
  4. We acknowledge that the profound connection between people and place roots culture to landscape and that our future requires our effective action and collaboration to sustain the wealth of the landscape world-wide.


OBITUARY: Michael Hough brought ecology to the cityscape

Mr. Hough, who died in January at 84, spent his career in pursuit of this ideal – the integration of cities with natural systems. As a young landscape architect in the 1960s, he helped lead that profession to combine urbanism and ecology, to think of human activity and nature as complementary and connected.


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The program committee invites you to contribute original, unpublished papers focusing on one of the conference topics to the Fábos International Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning.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

International Federation of Landscape Architects Congress 2013


The New Zealand and Australian Institutes of Landscape Architects (NZILA and AILA) warmly invite you to be a part of the 50th International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress (IFLA50) 10 – 12 April 2013.





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