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The International Federation of Landscape Architects is the body representing Landscape Architects worldwide. Its purpose is to coordinate the activities of member associations when dealing with global issues, and to ensure that the profession of landscape architecture continues to prosper as it continues to effect the design and management of our environment.

The IFLA Regional Conference 2012 is part of the regularly scheduled activities by the International Federation of Landscape Architects for the Americas region and will be held in the city of Medellin, Colombia.

Colombian Society of Landscape Architects

Based on its mission to strengthen the Landscape Architecture in Colombia, the promotion of the landscape dimension and its holistic approach to planning, management and design, the Colombian Society of Landscape Architects - SAP becomes the professional organization to lead this international event called IFLA Regional Conference of the Americas.

The SAP as an active member of IFLA, is organizing the Conference with the following characteristics:

  • Date: October 17 to 20, 2012
  • Organizer: Colombian Society of Landscape Architects - SAP >
  • International Cooperation: International Federation of Landscape Architects >
  • Theme: Borders: Landscapes on the Alert
  • Venue: Plaza Mayor Convention Center >
  • Operator: AVIATUR >
  • Airline: AVIANCA


Desiree Martínez

Dear all,

With great pleasure, I would like to invite you to participate in the Conference of the Americas that will take place in the City of Medellin, Columbia from October 17th to the 20th of 2012.
Our Columbian colleagues, led by Martha Fajardo, are taking note of each detail in order to organize a Congress of the highest quality, with special speakers, an excellent program, technical tours and wonderful celebrations.

The choice of location is perfect; Medellin, a city in the process of revitalization through the recovery of public open space, the promotion of public and alternative transportation as well as pedestrian centered urban design and aiming to become “the model city” of Latin America. In this context, landscape architecture and contemporary urban planning are truly making a difference in the quality of life for the city’s inhabitants.
The topic, “Borders: Landscapes on Alert” is extraordinary, as it highlights the vulnerability while also accentuating  the meaning, importance, potential and power of the concept of landscape as not only a physical space, but as having ecological, cultural, economic and spiritual dimensions as well.

The focus of the conference which aims to promote the integration of "Landscape" into the global agenda and correspondingly into the agenda of Latin America as well as the other IFLA regions, is also a declaration of support for the politics behind both IFLA and UNESCO initiatives.
All this combined with warm hearts and good feelings of our dear Colombian colleagues will surely have as a result an event like no other …. absolutely FANTASTIC!
I hope to see you all there!
With a warm hug,

Desiree Martínez
IFLA President


Carlos Jankilevich

Dear Colleagues of the Americas

I wholeheartedly and with great enthusiasm invite you all to the current most significant event, the conference “Borders: Landscapes in Alert” to take place in Colombia from October 17th to 20th occasion when  Medellín will host the 2012 IFLA Americas Regional Convention. A topic with a local focus will provide the opportunity for discussion and renewed understanding of universal value proposals by international key speakers.

As participants to the conference we will be witnesses the launching of the "Latin American Landscape Initiative" such initiative was developed under the leadership of Martha Fajardo and  encompasses in a single document the principles will, and ideas contained in the existing "American Landscape Charters”.
Throughout the meeting, lectures, panel discussions, technical visits and work by scholars of different countries, along with analysis of real solutions in place and in process, will sharpen the perception and enlighten new responses based on the Medellin experiences as an example of a successful city undergoing innovation and change.

We should not miss this unique opportunity and the wonderful chances for participation, transportation and registration provided by the excellent work of the organizers to offer greater advantages to those  enrolling as early as possible.
Join us now.
Medellin is so close. 

Carlos Jankilevich
IFLA Vice President Americas

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