- IFLA APR
- Awards & Competitions
Stay tuned and book your calendar …. for
2017 IFLA Asia Pacific Regional Congress in Bangkok, Thailand 2-5 November 2017
Hosted by TALA Thai Association of Landscape Architects
Blue and green landscapes and cultures are what unify us on this planet. In an era of globalization, anthropogenic climate change, social and cultural fragmentation, and staggering loss of biodiversity, the relationship between humans and landscapes blue and green – and everything in between – is changing rapidly.
Situated in the hyper-density of Bangkok, the 2017 IFLA APR Congress will be the first landscape architectural event to focus on the potential for landscape architects within the Southeast Asian region to expand their role in determining the future of our cities and rural landscapes in the face of market-driven economic pressures, climate change, unprecedented urban population shifts, food security, and dwindling reserves for accessible public open spaces.
Bangkok is a natural point of convergence for landscape architects from the region that contains more than half of the world’s “Megacities”. While recent focus has been on the magnitude of these urban agglomerations, the Bangkok 2017 IFLA APR congress will also explore the consequent complexity, beauty, and issues facing peri-urban and rural landscapes that must not be left behind in the pursuit of unchecked and often unplanned development.
Landscape architects are in a unique position to bring design intelligence to a host of development issues that require an appreciation of ecological, social, technical, and economic factors. The speaker series and workshops will provide practitioners and allied professionals an opportunity to learn, collaborate, and explore real-life solutions to landscape and planning issues.
International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)