If one legacy of the 20th century is its architectural prowess, might the 21st century be devoted to developing exquisite green spaces between the buildings where we live, work, and play? All around the world, growing urban populations are seeking communal spaces—parks, squares, plazas, piazzas, greenways and gardens—as essential components of daily life, places of respite and reflection, recreation, and celebration. This symposium will examine timeless principles of design—whether applied to the creation of a residential garden or a public space—that connect us to the natural world and in so doing, fulfill man’s innate desire for association with other living things. The symposium honors the legacy of Charles F. Gillette, a leader in the field of landscape architecture, by engaging the public in a conversation about the importance of landscape design and the value of Gillette’s ideals of elegance, superb craftsmanship, and seamless blending of architecture and garden.
Featuring: Douglas Reed, FALSA, of Reed Hilderbrand Associates, Watertown, MA and Thomas Woltz, ALSA, of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architecture Firm, Charlottesville, VA
The Gillette Forum AGENDA is now on-line!
The Conference will look beyond 2009 and assess how effective our current strategic and legislative provisions are in securing the sustainable development of our landscapes and in providing for effective landscape planning, landscape management and landscape conservation.
The conference will be firmly bedded in the approach advocated in the European Landscape Convention. Cultural and natural landscapes will be considered in an integrated manner using a multidisciplinary approach.
For more information go to the Conference website
ABAP – Brazilian Association of Landscape Architects – and IFLA – International Federation of Landscape Architects – once again bring to Brazil the great 46 th IFLA WORLD CONGRESS, to be held in the city of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), from October21 – 23, 2009, in conjunction with the 2 nd ABAP International Congress.
The 46 th IFLA WORLD CONGRESS and the 2nd ABAP INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS – themed “Green infrastructure: High-performance Landscapes” – will focus on sustainability of production processes and promotion of debate and information exchange on space and city designs. With the application of Landscape Architecture, these designs are guided by environmental preservation and social-economic benefit to the community, in addition to opportunities of aesthetic enrichment of such places.
For more information go to the website: IFLA World Congress 2009
The theme for the IFLA APR Conference is ‘Hybrid & Convergence of City and Landscape Architecture.’ By doing so, we are to discuss a new paradigm facing the landscape architecture in the 21st century ‘Knowledge-Information and Creative Society’ and seek for insightful approaches to practice the visions.
A city we are living in today is ushering in the era of urban regeneration in the new framework of urbanization in the globalized world: high urbanization ratio, high conversion into mega cities, networked cities and urban sustainability. We believe that at the IFLA APR Congress to be held as a part of Incheon ‘Global Fair · Festival 2009 Incheon,’ you will have precious opportunities to see and explore yourself the work sites in Korea that are to map out a new relationship between urban and landscape architecture , and to contribute to urban competitiveness through convergence of city and landscape architecture.
Conference Website http://www.ifla-apr2009.org/
The Landscape Australia Exhibition & Conference is the largest Event in Australia for the Landscape Industry. It is a trade only Event aimed at any professional involved in the design, specification, construction and maintenance of public, commercial and residential Landscapes.
Event Website: Landscape Australia Exhibition & Conference