This year's Congress shall take place from 7 to 9 November 2019 at the Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines. The Congress will consist of two days of plenary sessions, parallel paper sessions, followed by an optional technical tour on the third day.
The International Federation of Landscape Architects – Asia-Pacific Region (IFLA-APR) Congress and Council meetings are held to champion both local and global issues related to Landscape Architecture such as climate change, cultural adaptation and community resilience. At the forefront, landscape architecture addresses localised issues of mitigation and coastal resilience, due mainly to the region's scale and geographic characteristics. However, social sustainability has remained at the margins of professional discussions. Often overlooked are our basic responsibilities as landscape architects in this initiative: engaging with communities first, educating and learning from stakeholders; delivering our basic mandate of creating spaces for human use and enjoyment; capacity building for the present and future users of these spaces; and integrating cultural development with environmental systems.
COMMONSSENSE: Linking the commons and Engaging Communities in Sustainable Development
Waterfront Hotel and Casino, Salinas Dr., Cebu City
Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines