IFLA APR Conference – Incheon, South Korea Sep 1-4

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/

Landscape Australia Expo – Melbourne Aug 26-28

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

Melbourne Showgrounds

MiaGreen 2010 – Miami Feb 25 & 26

At MiaGreen 2010 you will find…

· Major Educational & Credited Programs & Courses
· Green Designing & Building Techniques
· How to Be Green & Be Profitable
· Hot Green Business Opportunities
· Green Incentives, Certifications & Benefits
· Energy Savings Techniques & Procedures
· How to Sell to Key Markets in the World
· Latest Green Products & Services in Your Field
· New Green Job Opportunities


Dwell Magazine and Inhabitat.com are pleased to announce the first ever Reburbia competition: a design competition dedicated to re-envisioning the suburbs.

With the current housing crisis, the sub-prime mortgage meltdown, and rising energy costs, the future of suburbia looks bleak. Suburban communities in central California, Arizona and Florida are desolate and decaying, with for sale and foreclosure signs dotting many lawns. According to the US Census, about 90% of all metropolitan growth occurred in suburban communities in the last ten years. Urbanites who loathe the freeways, big box stores and bland aesthetics stereotypical of suburbia may secretly root for the end of sprawl, but demographic trends indicate that exurban growth is still on the rise.

For details on the Competition and how to enter go to the Re-Burbia Competition Website

SOURCE: Inhabitat.com

WORLDLANDSCAPEARCHITECT.COM is NOT in anyway associated with this competition if you wish to find out more information please direct all correspondence to the organisers via the Re-Burbia Competition Website

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Daniel Libeskind’s 17 words of architectural inspiration – TED.com

TED.com reports

Daniel Libeskind builds on very big ideas. Here, he shares 17 words that underlie his vision for architecture — raw, risky, emotional, radical — and that offer inspiration for any bold creative pursuit.


Situate Sculpture Project – Shortlist for international sculpture project announced

The jury of the situate competition – an international sculpture competition offering $1million for an artwork to transform Perth’s Forrest Place- have narrowed down 202 entries received from 33 countries to five shortlisted entrants.

The following entries have been selected as finalists:

Jean-Bernard Métais, Artist
Courdemanche, France

Dimmity Walker, Architect; Michael Patroni, Architect; David Walker, Artist
Perth, Australia

Fran Dibble, Artists; Paul Dibble, Artists; John Hardwick-Smith, Architect
Palmerston North, New Zealand

James Angus, Artist; Doug Knox, Consulting Engineer; Peter Mclean, Lighting Design
Sydney, Australia

Richard Giblett, Artist; Matthew Herbert, Architect; Jan Vastesaeger, Architect
Melbourne, Australia

SOURCE: Situate Sculpture Project – Shortlist for international sculpture project announced

Natural Play Area for School in Scotland

A natural play area is being designed and constructed in at Merrylee Primary School in Scotland. It is going to be the only school in Britain with a natural play area within its grounds.

The Evening Times reports

It will have hills, long grass, a flower garden and eco-friendly features including badger set and fox’s den.
They worked with Felicity Steers, who is a parent and a landscape architect, and came up with the design of the Merrylee Urban Jungle.

For the FULL article & video go to the [SOURCE: Evening TimesNaturally Classy]

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT – Felicity Steers of erz studio

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