IFLA Asia Pacific region is pleased to announce the jury line up for IFLA Asia-Pac LA Awards 2017. This year we are privileged to receive tremendous support from more than 10 presidents of IFLA member associations and 4 IFLA Regional Presidents from Africa, Americas, Europe and Middle East with Asia Pacific region President as host juror. In addition, this year we are honoured to have two special guest jurors on the panel. They are Mr William Lau, Ambassador for South East Asia of the International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP) and Mr Tai Lee Siang, Chair of the World Green Building Council. 

The Asia Pacific Region is a part of the world that has been shaped by maritime journeys and is home to a diverse tapestry of landscape architecture traditions. For many years, vibrant cultural landscapes emerged and economic competition drove cities infrastructure to new frontiers with greater sensitivity for our environment. With the objective of setting distinction for this IFLA Asia-Pac LA awards, it is important that the jury panel is a regional composition of highly acclaimed and respected individuals with years of experience and deep understanding of respective culture and indigenous context. 

Similarly, the awards brief was crafted with the opportunity to embrace local and regional diversity in mind, aimed at collective exchanges of landscape architecture practice across different cities. Through the nine distinct award categories, IFLA Asia Pacific region is committed to showcase a more vibrant inter-disciplinary landscape, strengthening international recognition and optimising professional design awareness for business opportunities across our neighbouring shores and borders. 

See the full jury panel here and for more information about the awards please click here

APRIL 2017
This week IFLA news comes from IFLA Asia Pacific Chair Damian Tang

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