June 9, 2018
The DRIA Director was invited to participate as a guest speaker and member of the panel discussion at the 55th IFLA World Congress 2018. Under the theme Future Resilience, he presented the work done in the last four years in the Designing Resilience in Asia Research Programme exploring how urban landscapes contribute to restructure urban environments in the face of impending human caused challenges. Increasingly, the architecture, urban design and planning professions are required to work beyond the disciplines to develop frameworks, concepts and tools with other fields of expertise to overcome challenges that threaten loss in biodiversity,
inundation, and other environmental conflicts. The IFLA World Congress is the largest and most significant event for landscape professionals in the world. Supported by 5 regions – Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific, it set the stage at the ‘City in a Garden’ for professionals, government bodies and academics to be part of the in-depth discourse on trends, challenges, and business opportunities on a global scale.
The IFLA 2018, held in Singapore, is a key platform that champions landscape architecture as a major contributor to the development of attractive, liveable, equitable, and sustainable environments of the future through the themes of Biophilic City, Smart Nation, and Future Resilience.