48th IFLA World Congress & Expo will see landscape architecture & allied professionals from around the globe gather in Zurich, Switzerland from June 27– 29 2011. Registration will Start 1. September 2010. The video below will give you an background on Zurich and its landscape architecture.
The World Architecture Festival has announced the shortlist for 2010 Awards. Several projects made the Landscape category shortlist for Built Projects but only two are on the shortlist for Future Projects. The Winners will be announced at the Festival in Barcelona which is to be held between 3-5 November.
The Student competition Urban SOS: Transformationsrecently closed with a shortlist of 4-5 entries to be announced on 1 September. The finalists will present their designs at the Festival in front of a master jury with the final winner announced on 5 November.
On July 10, I had the pleasure of attending the forum and opening of the 2nd USC AAC Exhibition titled Creative Nature in Qingpu on the outskirts of Shanghai. The forum was an interesting presentation & discussion by panelists on the topic of “The New Chinese Landscape”. Several panelists where new to China so giving a fresh perspective, others had been visiting China intermittently over a long period and a few where living and working in China so a wide range of views where discussed. Overall the forum discussion and the Q&A time with the attendees was interesting to hear differing perspectives in relation to The New Chinese Landscape.
After the Forum was the opening of the Exhibition titled Creative Nature which exhibits the designs of 10 schools that have been granted a parcel of land of the 2011 World Horticultural Exposition in Xi’an. The work will be exhibited at the Qingpu Teahouse in Qingpu, Shanghai from July 10 – August 17, 2010. If you can’t make to the exhibition you can view the designs on the USC AAC website. I encourage you to go to the exhibition and visit Qingpu as it has some interesting architecture and landscape architecture.
‘Landscape10: The Power of Landscape’ is aimed at stimulating fresh thinking in dealing with contentious landscape issues. Speakers will explore the inherent tension between the extraordinary power that landscape exerts on us and our increasing ability to change and to reshape it at every scale.
The Conference will be of interest to planning and design professionals, resource and environmental policy and decision makers, community and private sector interests.
The Conference will start with a public address on the evening of Thursday April 15th. The programme encompasses seven themed sessions over Friday April 16th and Saturday April 17th.