DLA students at the 55th IFLA World Congress 2018

28 Sep 2018

Diploma in Landscape Architecture (DLA) students attended the 55th International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) World Congress 2018, organised by SILA, IFLA and IFLA-APR, at Marina Bay Sands Expo Singapore, on 18-19 June 2018. 

The students attended a series of talks by notable international speakers on the topics based on the themes: Biophilic City, Smart Nation, and Future Resilience. 

DLA Students, Alumni and Lecturers (Delegates of the 55 IFLA World Congress) with Minister Lawrence Wong, Prof. Kathryn Moore (President of IFLA), Mr. Damian Tang (President of IFLA Asia-Pacific region) and Ms Srilalitha (Acting President of SILA) at the IFLA World Congress 2018.
Students attended one of the keynote sessions by Singapore-based Landscape Architect, Mr Henry Steed, on “Naturalising a High Density City – the Reality and Logistics”.

It is the second time Singapore is hosting the IFLA World Congress; an international event for landscape architects from all over the world to connect and exchange ideas. The congress was an enriching experience and good exposure for the students. Talks about Singapore aspiring to be a “Biophilic City in a Garden” being a necessity in the built environment enhances the students’ green space creation. Smart nation concepts extend students’ application of landscape digitalization to enhance design processes and the interdisciplinary approach. Being exposed to future resilience solutions allowed students to be forward thinking to mitigate impacts of climate change in the urban infrastructure. 

DLA students viewing a competition entry at the 2018 IFLA Student LA Design Competition.DLA student seeking advice from Dr Lena Chan, Senior Director from National Parks Board, who gave a talk on ‘Resilience’ at the congress
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