It is IFLA's pleasure to invite you to the joint symposium organised by our Greek National Association Panhellenic Association of Landscape Architects (PHALA) and IFLA Europe entitled 'Green Cities - Resilient Cities' which will take place in a hybrid format on Saturday, 2 April 2022 in Athens, Greece, 10.30-14.30 CET / 09:30- 13:30 Irish Standard Time and online.
April is World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM) and in order to celebrate the meaning and multiple services landscapes provide to mankind, but also to emphasize the importance and value of ‘green’ and ‘resilient’ cities, the Panhellenic Association of Landscape Architects Greece and IFLA Europe, are organizing jointly a one-day Symposium ‘Green Cities – Resilient Cities’.
Cities occupy only 3% of the total earth’s epidermis, they are increasing and remain the most favorable anthropogenic habitat and the epitome of human intelligence and craftsmanship. Yet, the human city habitat, unique and different from all other species’ homes, with its geometrical morphological design and advanced social complexity, needs to reconsider its relationship to mother nature so it can become more resilient and planet friendly. Landscape architecture is the science, art and technique that traditionally makes an effort in providing solutions for interconnecting cities with nature.
Ecology, sustainable development, resilience, green infrastructure and nature-based solutions are similar terms describing fields where Landscape Architects feel comfortable and can make a real contribution. Ecological planning and design which provide high quality living outdoor spaces of strong social value and all kinds of infrastructure that utilize the wisdom of the natural world, can be recruited by landscape architects for the creation of climate resilient, healthy and livable cities and ought to be incorporated in all future spatial strategic plans and policies.
For more information, please visit IFLA Europe website: https://iflaeurope.eu/index.php/site/news-single/phala-ifla-europe-joint-symposium-green-cities-resilient-cities-2-april-2022.
Symposium programme is available for download below.
Please register in advance for the symposium using the following link:
After registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.