IFLA World Congress 2018 Singapore
As our Media Partners, Greenroofs.com shares the latest on the IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects) World Congress 2018 Singapore with its readers, this year held in the fabulous island nation:
Biophilic Cities, Smart Nation and Future Resilience
The IFLA World Congress 2018, the largest and most significant event for landscape professionals in the world, returns to Singapore for the second time from 18 to 21 July 2018 at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Themed “Biophilic City, Smart Nation, and Future Resilience,” the 55th ILFA World Congress is jointly organised by IFLA and Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA), and managed by SingEx Exhibitions.
This event will examine how landscape architecture can inspire future urban designs to be more meaningfully connected to nature, bridge social connections and reinforce community resilience. The FLA World Congress Singapore 2018 will also serve as a dedicated platform for participating professionals, government bodies and academics to engage in meaningful and in-depth discussions regarding industry trends and challenges, as well as explore business opportunities and collaborations.
“Latest UN projections expect the world’s population to grow by 2.9 billion – equal to another China and India, in the next 33 years.” ~ The Guardian, 19 March 2018
The need for cities to transform into smart, sustainable and liveable spaces of the future prodded a change in terms of how “landscaping” is perceived around the world. Landscape architects now have wider professional reach to take on more than merely landscaping. In concert with urban planners and technologists, landscape architects are progressively making significant contributions to how cities look and function, making platforms such as the IFLA World Congress 2018 timely and apt for governments, academia and industry.
Hear from the industry experts at the 55th IFLA World Congress Singapore 2018 on 18 July – 19 July 2018, and be a part of the thought-provoking exchange on building a Smart Nation!
Featured speakers and paper presenters for the Smart Nation track include:
Aaron Tham, Director
JTC Corporation, Singapore
Punggol Digital District – A New Approach to Designing Singapore’s Next Generation Business and University District
Beijing Forestry University, People’s Republic of China
Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Remote Sensing Technology in Landscape Architecture
Wolfgang Kessling, Partner and Principal
Climatecture – Outdoor Comfort in Tropical Climates
Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong, China
Tree Canopy Quantification of Street Canyons in High-Density Urban Environments using Google Street View
Exciting Line-up of Fringe Events
Join us as we celebrating the winners of the first-ever AAPME Awards 2018 (Africa, Asia Pacific & Middle East) and the IFLA Asia-Pacific LA Luminary Awards 2017.
The AAPME Awards is a cross regional collaborative platform created to showcase single and multi-disciplinary projects grounded in urban landscapes. IFLA Asia-Pacific region will also be awarding the IFLA Asia-Pac LA Luminary Award 2017 to the CEOs of Gardens by the Bay, Housing & Development Board, National Parks Board and Urban Redevelopment Authority for their achievements in shaping our city and strengthening communities.
This inaugural international award is specially curated to commemorate outstanding landscape design and planning works and practices, and it is open to all IFLA regions and practitioners around the world for projects within the Africa, Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. Secure your Awards Gala seat here.
The accompanying IFLA World Congress Singapore 2018 sponsor showcase will feature an inclusive display of landscaping solutions and innovations in the region, creating a platform for attendees to connect and collaborate, paving the way for better and more sustainable living.
Held in conjunction with IFLA World Congress 2018 is the Singapore Garden Festival (SGF). A biennial event, positioned to be amongst the top flower and garden shows on the international calendar, SGF is the first garden show to showcase creations from the world’s top award-winning garden and floral designers under one roof, to be held from 21 July to 3 August 2018. This is the seventh time the NParks-organised event will enchant local and international visitors alike. Key highlights at this year’s festival include the highly popular landscape and fantasy show gardens and the floral windows to the world displays.
Download the July 9, 2019 “LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE INSPIRES BIOPHILIC URBAN DESIGNS, BRIDGES MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS AND REINFORCES COMMUNITY RESILIENCE” IFLA World Congress 2018 / SingEx Media Release for more exciting news.
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We hope to see you at the IFLA World Congress 2018 Singapore!
~ International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA and SingEx
A truly global federation, International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) currently represents 76 national associations from Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, and a newly emerging region in the Middle East. Our mission is to create globally sustainable and balanced living environments for the benefit of humanity worldwide.
IFLA officially represents approximately 25,000 landscape architects across the world – the actual number of landscape architects is estimated to be about three times that. We have just been through a significant transformation to create a new, forward-thinking and more effective organisation.
Our strategic aim is to become more indispensable through the excellent services we provide to our members and through leadership that raises the profile of the profession and increases advocacy via national and international governments and NGO’s.
For more information, please visit http://iflaonline.org.
SingEx Exhibitions is a subsidiary of SingEx Holdings, which is wholly owned by Temasek Holdings, Singapore’s investment company. SingEx Exhibitions harnesses insights and its strategic networks to organise and manage a series of trade exhibitions and conferences in various industries, including automotive, education, environment, e-commerce and logistics, technology, healthcare and lifestyle. These events aim to connect businesses in Asia and globally, and facilitate business matching with opportunities along with knowledge sharing.
For more information, visit www.singex.com.