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IFLA-APR Industry Newsletter Issue No. 7 | iflaapr.org

IFLA-APR Industry Newsletter Issue No. 7

We’re nearly approaching mid-year with many activities to update you on. Our panel of judges for the IFLA APR LA Awards will be aiming to complete the assessment of all projects over the next few weeks. This means we will be ready to announce outstanding awards, awards of excellence and honourable mentions for each category as they come to hand.

In other news, APR elections are just around the corner. We have open positions available for President and Honorary Secretary, and three standing committee Chairs: Landscape Without Borders, Finance and Business Planning, and Communications and External Relations. We will keep you posted in regard to the outcomes of these elections; the notice for nominations has already been distributed to our eligible IFLA APR delegates.

SILA Charity Project: Build With Heart 2019

Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) is looking for volunteers* to come together and build a home in Malaysia for low income indigenous families from 4 – 7 Jul 2019.

The objective is to improve the quality of life for families in the needy community of Orang Asli in Kampung Gurney Temuan Village, located in the district of Batang Kali approx 42 km from Kuala Lumpur.

Be part of this wonderful opportunity!

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Kopupaka Reserve Project

The IFLA Asia-Pacific LA Awards 2017 honoured the Kopupaka Reserve an Outstanding Award under the Infrastructure category thanks to the efforts of Grant Bailey and his team at Isthmus Group Ltd. for the Auckland Council.

“Kopupaka Reserve is a locally responsive environmental design that integrates engineering, ecological, cultural and community outcomes. It challenges expectations around the design and use of stormwater reserves to intertwine culture and infrastructure with the creation and ecological restoration of a new public space.” – Isthmus Group Ltd., Project Statement

Be inspired, see more about what makes this project a deserved winner in our industry. Read More

AILA presents ‘Foreground’

Foreground provides news and analysis on cities, places and the people who create them. It aims to advance debate on the design and development of our cities and public places with engaging, knowledge-based journalism and expert opinion, supported by evidence.

A New Graduation Law in the Philippines!

The House of Representatives have approved a bill requiring all graduating elementary, high school, and college students to plant at least 10 trees each before they can graduate.

With over 12 million students graduating from elementary and nearly five million students graduating from high school and almost 500,000 graduating from college each year, this initiative could ensure that at least 175 million new trees would be planted each year. Read More

Video: Minami Ikebukuro Park Project

Although new skyscrapers are constantly being built, work is also underway to make Tokyo a sustainable city. Buildings are surrounded by green and forests are being planted near communal housing, with the city getting a plant-led transformation . Landscape architect Tatsuya Hiraga, and gardener and landscape designer Michio Tase both explore the new cityscape of Tokyo as it evolves an innovative co-existence with plant life. Watch Video

Perspective – June Issue

In this women’s issue, we feature leading female design creatives such as Patricia Urquiola (on the cover), Tara Bernerd and Dara Huang. We also take a look at the gender gap in the architecture and design fields, and speak to Martha Thorne, Pritzker Architecture Prize executive director and dean of the IE School of Architecture & Design in Madrid. She discusses the problem and what it will take to change the situation. Though the business remains mainly a man’s world, there’s reason to believe the gap is narrowing.

For free access to the issue, click on the button and key in IFLA1808.

Best regards,

Damian Tang President, IFLA Asia Pacific region

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