IFLA-APR Industry Newsletter Issue No. 1

Launch of AsiaPac LA Awards – Judges to meet in Shanghai

The ExCo is excited to confirm that our biennial IFLA AsiaPac Landscape Architecture and Luminary Awards will be held once more in 2019. These prestigious international awards were well supported by our Asia Pacific region national associations when first held in 2017. This year, a partner organisation, Asian LandscapeArchitecture Society (ALAS), has kindly provided sponsorship to allow an early inauguration of the jury and a meeting of distinguished members of the key judging panel for the 2019 awards. The jury meeting will be held in Shanghai on 6 January 2019, where the awards will be officially launched, and the judging panel confirmed to member organisations in the region.

FOCUSED TRADE EVENTS

ExCo and the secretariat are keen to explore adding value for IFLA APR members through association with relevant industry events. This will allow further networking and business opportunities targetted to trade events across the region, such as for building architecture, resort development or real estate investment showcases. Any such trade events would be carefully curated by ExCoand the secretariat, to maximise the potential to add value and make business connections across the region. For example, there is an Asian Attractions Expo inShanghai in June next year that would make a great first trade event for IFLA APR members.

EDUCATION PROGRAMME ACCREDITATION

The Education Committee of the IFLA APR wishes to remind all delegates that the IFLA World Council ratified the process and protocols for landscape architecture education programme accreditation in our region. This is especially relevant to those programmes where the national association is yet to formally prepare and adopt their own accreditation system to meet IFLArequirements, or where an individual programme wishes to benchmark their graduates to a global standard. ExCo would appreciate it if all delegates could please notify any education providers in their country who meet the above criteria about the opportunity for them to review their programme against a global benchmark. Any providers which are interested in taking this further are invited to contact the secretariat in the first instance.

IFLA is building a COMMUNITY

IFLA APR is caching up with the need to engage better with our regional landscape architect’s community. The first step has now been taken by integrating IFLA-APR activities on a new events platform made for associations.  Now we need your help by spreading the word and inviting your colleagues in the industry, whether supplier, contractor or client, to join the community where soon we will be able to share and learn more from each other.

Registering a profile withIFLA APR is the first step. From there you can start contacting participants of the various events you partake in, transfer your event schedule into your calendar and download conference papers.

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