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Nominations for IFLA APR Election 2018 Now Open!

IFLA-APR_Nomination Form 2018

IFLA-APR_Written Consent Form 2018

IFLA AAPME Award – Resilience by Design to Co-Create

IFLA AAPME Jury Panel is formed by 13 IFLA national association presidents from Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East regions who will be judging the entries for Stage 1. Only accepted entries will proceed to Stage Two.

Stage Two and Final Stage Jury Panel consists of 14 distinguished members from 100 Resilient Cities, ICOMOS, World Green Building Council, Sasaki, World Heritage Institute of Training and Research, IFLA Americas, Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Middle East regions, including recent Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award winner Emeritus Professor Dirk Sijmons and our IFLA President Professor Kathryn Moore.

With the respected credentials and prestige grounding the award, IFLA Asia Pacific Region is also pleased to announce UNISEAL GLOBAL PTE LTD as the AAPME Founding Sponsor for this Award. UNISEAL has pledged a total sum of up to $100,000 for two years to implement resilience building projects for communities in the AAPME regions. More details will be shared at a later stage.

Call for Entries – IFLA AAPME Awards 2018

IFLA AAPME Awards 2018 – Resilience by Design is an inaugural award initiated by the IFLA Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East (AAPME) regions. Organised by the IFLA Asia Pacific region and Co-Chaired by the three IFLA regional presidents, it is an international award for landscape design and planning recognition that is open to all IFLA regions and practitioners around the world for projects within the Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. The Award offers unlimited submissions and free registration to all.

It is the first ever cross-regional collaborative platform created to showcase single and multidisciplinary projects grounded in the landscape, with the intention of building resilience in our urban and natural systems. The Award is also a call for examples of climate change adaptation, responsible practice and the pursuit of joint efforts to address issues of resilience building, illustrated with actual case studies.

Resilience is a goal. Building resilience is a continual process. There are many different areas of focus and challenge within resilience which are reflected in the award categories. Some of these categories also aim to focus on the intricate facets and outcomes that landscape architects have to support, protect and strengthen during the process of building resilience in our cities and our environments.


All projects MUST be based in Africa, or the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions as defined by IFLA’s organisational structure.

You may also refer to the following Wikipedia links for reference.





Please refer to the award brief

Entry registration form can be downloaded here.


2 Feb 2018 12pm Singapore Time Zone (SGT), UTC +08

The Awards Organising Committee reserves the right to extend or not extend the submission deadline. No negotiation shall be made.


Questions? Interested to sponsor an award category? Please contact Ms WONG Si Ying, IFLA AAPME Awards Secretariat, at ifla-aapme@singex.com

Announcement of IFLA APR Election Result 2017

Following the election for the role of President of the IFLA APR held between 30th Aug – 30th Sept 2017, the chart below shows that the incumbent, Damian Tang, has been re-elected for a further two year term.

As a result, Mr Damian Tang was elected as the IFLA APR President for the 2017 – 2019 term.


As there is no other contestant for the Honorary Secretary position, an election is not required and thus Associate Professor Mike Barthelmeh will hold this appointment from 2017 to 2019.

On behalf of IFLA APR, we would like to thank all our members, industry partners, sponsors and fellow  professionals for their support and contributions in our achievements. We look forward to your continual support for IFLA APR as the new council embarks on an exciting journey ahead.

IFLA World Congress 2018

Organised by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) and Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA), the 55th IFLA World Congress will be held in Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore on 18 – 21 July 2018.

Held in conjunction with Singapore Garden Festival 2018 which will take place on 21 – 29 July 2018, National Parks Board is the Organising Partner of IFLA World Congress 2018.

IFLA 2018 will be held in Singapore, the ‘City in a Garden’, which is also recognised as a Biophilic City. This vision reinforces the importance of landscape architecture, in partnership with other disciplines, in the continuous shaping of our living environment.

IFLA 2018 will bring the industry together to reflect on the interaction between urban and natural environments. The Congress will host a privileged field for conversation in the context of greening strategies within rapidly growing cities, application of potential technologies to provide insight into design processes and capacities to adapt to changing environmental conditions. IFLA 2018 will also continue to investigate emerging questions in the practice of landscape architecture with communities, architecture and engineering through the themes of Biophilic City, Smart Nation and Future Resilience.

For more information, please visit www.ifla2018.com


IFLA APR Congress – Early Bird Extended

Dear National Delegates & Members

2017 IFLA Asia-Pacific Reginal Congress Organizing Committee is pleased to announce an extension period for the special rate packages for the congress registration during the Early Bird period from now until the 15th August 2017.

However, the information for the Early Bird Packages extension period still not up on the website, but will officially launch as soon as possible to reduce any confusion.


Organizing Committee

20170730 Early Bird Poster REV02 p12


IFLA Asia – Pacific Student Charette and Design Competition 2017

Dear National Delegates & Members

2017 IFLA Asia – Pacific Regional Congress Organizing Committee has announced an introductory information for the Student Charette and Design Competition per the pdfs attached below.

The 3-days program workshop will be started on the 30th October 2017 to the 1st of November 2017 at the Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University and Local Venue at Bangkrachao Conservatory District in Bangkok.

The Application deadline of the Student Charrette will be the 25th August 2017.

Please feel free to contact us via email, charette.2017iflaapr@gmail.com, for more detail information.

Along with the Student Charette, the Organizing Committee has also announced the Student Design Competition under the theme of ‘BLUE//GREEN//CULTURE’ where you can find the introductory information in the pdf below.

The submission deadline for the Design Competition will be the 15th of September 2017, and the announcement of the 10 – Shortlisted Entrants on the 1st of October 2017.

For the Student Design Competition, please feel free to contact us via, competition.2017iflaapr@gmail.com, for more detail information.


2017 IFLA APR Congress

Organizing Committee



2017 IFLA Asia-Pacific Regional Congress – Special Rate Packages

Dear Delegates and IFLA APR Members,

2017 IFLA Asia-Pacific Regional Congress Organizing Committee is pleased to announce special rate packages for the congress registration during the Early Bird period from now until the 31st July 2017.

The registration fee can be paid by PayPal and direct transfer, which the EOC will provide a confirmation letter via email after the transaction completed.

For more information for the Early Bird Packages, please visit our website at https://www.2017iflaapr.com/payment or contact us via email at 2017iflaapr@gmail.com  if there are any queries or further information we can assist.

See you in November!!!


2017 IFLA APR Congress

Organizing Committee

20170708 Early Bird Poster REV02


Terms & Conditions:

  • Only eligible member associations shall nominate potential candidates as officers of IFLA-APR.
  • Each eligible member association and EXCO officer may submit up to two nominations for each vacant office.
  • One (1) position for IFLA-APR President and one (1) position for Honorary Secretary are open for election. The term of the IFLA-APR President and Honorary Secretary are (2) two years.
  • All nominees who wish to stand for the elections must present a nomination form and written consent form combined with a (maximum) 500-word ‘manifesto’ and current brief biography. Failure to present any one of these documents within the stipulated timeframe will render the nominee’s submission invalid.

IFLA-APR_Nomination Form

IFLA-APR_Written Consent Form


IFLA Asia Pacific Congress 2017 – Keynote Speakers


We are excited to share with you on IFLA Asia-Pacific Congress 2017 Keynote Speakers:

Keynote Speakers: Professor Niall Kirkwood


Keynote Speakers: Tawatchai Kobkaikit

Tickets to the congress is available at 2017iflaapr.com

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