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EFLA Congress 2012

Review of a challenging EFLA congress dedicated to the green infrastructure


The EFLA regional congress named ‘Green infrastructure, from global to local’ took place between Saint Petersburg (Russia) and Stockholm (Sweden), Uppsala (Sweden) and Helsinki (Finland) between the 11 and 15th of June after the General EFLA Assembly. From the beginning the organizers’ aim was clear : introducing a long-term infrastructure vision, building cooperation with numerous events, presenting interesting contributions and strengthening the EFLA network.

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EFLA Congress 2012 report

I have the pleasure to communicate the updated report of the EFLA congress held this year between Saint Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm and Helsinki.Looking forward to hearing from you !Continue

Started by Laure Aubert Nov 20, 2012.

EFLA Report from Brussels 1/2012

Please find attached the EFLA report from Brussels 1/2012.Continue

Tags: architecture, policy, landscape, brussels, report

Started by Haris Piplas May 22, 2012.

Please check out the new EFLA leaflet!

NEW: EFLA's Leaflet informing about all EFLA activities!Continue

Tags: leaflet.europe, architecture, landscape, efla

Started by Haris Piplas May 22, 2012.

CALL FOR ARTICLES - EFLA Journal: 2nd Thematic Edition - Adaptive Capacity of Cities

CALL FOR ARTICLES - EFLA Journal: 2nd Thematic Edition - Adaptive Capacity of CitiesTHEME Adaptive Capacity of cities DEADLINE 11 th may 2012 SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE HERE eflaonlinejournal@gmail.comThe…Continue

Tags: capacity, city, adaptive, architecture, journal

Started by Haris Piplas Apr 17, 2012.

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Comment by Laure Aubert on July 20, 2015 at 12:38pm

Summer time !

Dear all, I hope you spend a nice summer...Time to relax, seeing friends, or having a look on all the interesting things you have passed the last times...

First of all, I invite all young landscape architects to participate in the IFLA Europe youth competition. The competition aims to help up and coming designers to get exposure for their projects and work. Any European landscape architect (a student or a professional under the age of 35) can submit their “page” to the catalogue. The competition title is
Use of trees and vegetation in the design and construction of resilient urban areas
Please find more information on the competition website

Moreoever I would like to invite all of you to join us in Lisbon mid of October for the IFLA EU General Assembly. Please read more here :

By the way we improved a lot of the IFLA Europe website during the last months. Please find the last news here
and of course you can join us on our facebook fan page
Please give us some feedback !!

Laure Aubert on behalf on the IFLA EU communication group

Comment by Laure Aubert on April 2, 2015 at 2:44pm


IFLA Europe President’s Bulletin April 2015

Springtime is arriving. And with it the renewed hopes and illusions of a dawning year in which, once more, we will see our profession pick up its never ending dynamics. Its complexity bridges humanism and technical knowledge, emotions and the rationale. It encompasses minute ecosystems and eye‐spanning territorial scales. It deals with sustainable development, and furthermore, with human rights and individual identities. This passionate profession which defines us as landscape architects, started more than 150 years ago. The very same term of landscape architect was conflictive from the very start, as it is still now is. Andrew Jackson Downing, the instigator of New York’s Central Park, used it in his book A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening, adapted to North America (1841). Downing met Calvert Vaux in London and convinced him to go to America. After his death, Vaux convinced in this turn Frederick Law Olmsted to collaborate in the Central Park competition, and together –in 1858‐  they would present themselves as landscape architects. Olmsted became famous and, little by little, those who followed him in the profession used the same term. Finally, Thomas Mawson, the first President of the English Institute of Landscape Architects, used it in 1904, being finally adopted by the ILA in 1930 and by the International Federation of Landscape Architects –IFLA‐ in 1948.


Comment by Laure Aubert on February 17, 2015 at 5:06am

Dear all,
I hope the year 2015 meets your expectations both in your private and job life.
Please find below the last issues of the IFLA Europe's President's Bulletin :

February edition
January Edition
December Edition
November Edition

Btw save the date ! Mid of October the IFLA Europe GA will take place in Lisbon ! See you there then !

Comment by Laure Aubert on October 15, 2014 at 12:04am

Dear all,
at the end of the week the IFLA Europe annual congress will take place, let's read a few words about it and the IFLA Silver Jubilee :

Enjoy here the second issue of IFLA EUROPE’s President’s Bulletin (English ver...

veuillez lire la version française ici

at last and not the least in Spanish here :)

Comment by Laure Aubert on September 23, 2014 at 4:30am

Dear all,
it is the beginning of a new school year and the time to have a look about the work done in the past and be aware of the next challenges !

Enjoy here the first issue of IFLA EUROPE’s President’s Bulletin (English version)

en francais c'est ici !

and Spanish here ! :)

Comment by Laure Aubert on November 2, 2013 at 11:38am

The IFLA image competition 2013 is back !

Please take part and share around you !

More information here

Comment by Laure Aubert on September 19, 2013 at 9:41pm

IFLA Europe General Assembly 2013 takes place in Berlin!

You may not have considered being part of the core activities of the IFLA Europe GA or the BDLA 100 year celebrations but we would like to offer you an additional opportunity to benefit from the magnificent landscape diversity of the host city!

Within the framework of the GA and BDLA celebratory events in Berlin during the weekend of the 21/22 September, you are cordially invited to participate in a Berlin ‘open-space and workshop tour’.

Organised by the IFLA Europe Communications Group and landscape architects living and working in Berlin, our goal is to show you the best and most diverse of Berlin on Sunday 22nd September from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm (open-ended afternoon ;) .

In 7 steps and 7 stops we will discover together and critically discuss how the story of landscapes and city planning are deeply connected. At every stop we will introduce you to the context and open the discussion for extensive debate.

Listed below are the ‘alternative’ tour details, please ask if you need more information:

Landscape Berlin – a success story? – How the city deals with its past, and strives to become the alternative green capital

1.) Regierungsviertel: The new face of the re-united Germany – a new definition of political open-space?
2.) Tiergarten versus Jewish Memorial: Impacts of World War II
3.) Potsdamer Platz: First urban transformation project of the re-unified Berlin
4.) Gleisdreieck: postindustrial area and nature in the town
5.) Moritzplatz urban gardening or ‘guerilla’ gardening: Bottom-up and community initiatives in landscape 

6.) Between Jannowitzbrücke and Ostbahnhof: Inhabitants fight for their (green) spots next to the former Berlin wall 

7.) Tempelhofer Feld: The huge open space site of the former airport in the middle of Berlin

We also highly recommend you attend the ‘Pecha Kucha’ event on Saturday  afternoon between 4.00 and 6.30 pm (where space allows). Member associations will present their best professional practice and most pressing LA concerns in short, sharp, intense format. An event not to be missed!

YOU are the future of our profession! We want you to discuss with us the current concerns and opportunities for landscape architecture during this tour. You are very welcome to join us! Please send a brief confirmation  of your attendance (before 20 September) to: 

NO Participation fee: but please bring your AB zone public transport ticket and picnic (as well as an umbrella, we can arrange the interesting content, but unfortunately not the weather!)

Meeting point: Sunday 22nd 10:00 am at Washingtonplatz (South Entrance of Hauptbahnhof)

Comment by Haris Piplas on July 17, 2013 at 1:07pm

Dear colleagues,

We are happy to announce this year's ECLAS Doctoral Colloquium. The meeting is going to take place as part of the ECLAS conference in Hamburg on Sunday, 22nd of September 2013.

The emphasis will be on knowledge creation in landscape architecture focussing on methodical approaches in doctoral research. The colloquium is addressed to current and prospective doctoral students as well as to senior researchers wishing to attend the discussions.

Doctoral students are invited to submit an outline of their methodical approach. 

Please find more details in the attachment or under this link: 

The Editorial Team of JoLA (Journal of Landscape Architecture) will be present at the event and will be encouraging young researchers to submit papers.

Please forward this information to interested doctoral students.
Comment by Haris Piplas on June 3, 2013 at 9:09am

Dear colleagues,

please find here the newest IFLA Europe Journal #2 on the topic of "Adaptive Capacity of Cities".

Please feel free to share it with relevant platforms and organisations.

Best regards,
Haris Piplas

Comment by Bruno Marques on August 28, 2012 at 11:44am

7th European Biennial of Landscape - Sept 27-29 2012 / Barcelona, Spain



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