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As we usher in the new year, polarizing political views and tense geopolitical relations are an ever-present reality that is affecting public urban space morphology.

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As we begin a new year it is tempting to see the change of date to 2021 as being a symbolic turning point to underscore the end of 2020 and beginning a bounce back from the globally devastating impacts of the coronavirus. However, it is clear that the effects of covid-19 are far from being under control in many parts of the globe and that we will need to continue to deal with the consequences of ...

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The COVID-19 crisis is a caveat that we need to change our ways in order to achieve a “carbon-neutral, ‘nature-positive’ economy”. When we went into quarantine, the pandemic awakened people’s inherent sense of biophilia as we appreciated parks as breathing spaces and sought to balance our isolation with connection to mother nature. For some businesses and ports, it has provided a hiatus, an ...

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The rise of autonomous vehicles is an opportunity to make our streets more human, to prioritise the needs of people before vehicles this time.

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My name is Kotchakorn Voraakhom, the chairwoman of the Landscape Without Borders working group for IFLA APR. I am reaching out to you today to make a call for unity and collaboration, to use our works to improve our post-pandemic world. As landscape architects, I strongly believe it is our duty to come together as a community to define a New Normal of sustainable cities in which both people and ...

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Combating the virus is not an international goal. No country or community has been spared from the pandemic. But what can we do to minimize the effects of Covid-19? While maintaining the gold standard for health and hygiene is important, we do also need to look into creating environments that promote and induce wellbeing. HKILA President, Iris Hoi delves into our responsibilities as Landscape ...

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Since mid-April 2020, most regular grass cutting was halted in Singapore due to increasing COVID-19 cases in the city. However, this has created a unique opportunity for the now less-disturbed green spaces to generate a healthier environment for both nature and people.

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In light of the recent pandemic, cities globally are implementing more measures to allow for more pedestrians and cyclists along normally congested roads. These initiatives however differ greatly from country to country. Let us take this time to reflect on and reevaluate our existing way of life to make progressive change towards greater sustainability for the benefit of our future generations.

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Tobiloba Akibo is a registered Landscape Architect and member of SLAN (Society of Landscape Architects in Nigeria). She is a graduate of the University of Lagos and is currently working as a freelance Landscape Architect while exploring Landscape Preservation and how Landscape Architecture styles evolved in post-colonial Nigeria.

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Stephanie Legaspi is a registered Landscape Architect and a Member of PALA (Philippine Association of Landscape Architects). She is also a graduate of the University of the Philippines, Diliman. She is currently working in Plontur exploring business in Landscape Architecture.