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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.

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Sustainability must be more than lip service. Bandwagoners and stakeholders alike need to understand the systemic issues underlying climate change.

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Innovatively building on the company’s mission for a sustainable future for people, food and energy, the YANMAR FLYING-Y BUILDING responds to the global need to strengthen pollinator habitats in urban areas through integrating landscape and architecture. The project introduces bee hives on the landscaped rooftop gardens and a 1230 m² façade of a vertical green curtain which adds vibrant plant life ...

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The world’s current sustainable development model based on a low carbon economy has changed the way we advertise- and landscape is caught up in this green lifestyle trend that has become fashionable. The new engine of real estate development is centred on green marketing strategies in response to homebuyers seeking quality of life beyond the material. Where there used to be a sole emphasis on the ...

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Landscape architecture is so broad and diverse that its influence and reach never fails to amaze us. Sometimes it surprises us with outcomes that we may not be aware of. It could even impact us in ways we live, move and co-exist in this world.