Save the date: IFLA EUROPE General Assembly and Regional Conference - NVTL

Save the date: IFLA EUROPE General Assembly and Regional Conference

Locatie: Budapest, Hungary
do 17 oktober 2024

Proposed by our Hungarian member  Tájépítészek, the 2024 IFLA HALA Regional Conference will take place 17 October 2024 in Budapest, Hungary under title ‘Plan(e)tscape’ to coincide with the European Landscape Day 20 October – the day of signature of the European Landscape Convention.

HALA Conference ‘Plan(e)tscape
Long-range climatological forecasts predict in connection with global warming a dark future, and we already see effects scientists predicted in recent years. The most effective antidote to the frequent disasters caused by the climate crisis – drought, desertification, precipitation and flood events, landslides, tsunamis, the urban heat island effect – is vegetation, which we simply refer to as Green city, green deal, green transition, green party, green politics, green thinking, green leadership, green marketing, green energy, green capital….

The “green” means plants, and the plants are a socially accepted symbol of a better future, a pledge of the survival of our Earth and the renewal of the biosphere; the plants are systems genetically coded for transformation, adaptation, and regeneration; the main object and tool of landscape architecture. A wealth of unexploited possibilities…

Addressing landscape architecture as a profession deeply rooted in nature, we intend to draw attention to the multifunctionality of plants, their diverse application possibilities, and  to all the positive ways of thinking with which we can achieve meaningful results in the fight against contemporary environmental challenges.

We are convinced, that with the help of innovative and conscious plant application landscape architects can contribute considerable to a sustainable, and healthy vision of our Plan(e)tscape.

We invite you to share teaching, research or practice perspectives of past, present and future plant uses in our professional experiences. We invite you to talk about system thinking and innovation capacities for plant use in a climate change scenario. Theories and discourses, good practices, design ideas, studio works, prototypes, local, regional and global projects, teaching methods, community involvements, legislations, strategies etc. with and about the plants are welcomed to be presented on IFLA Europe General Assembly and HALA Regional Conference in Budapest.

We believe that landscape architecture is one of the key professions to offer solutions for the created situation. We believe, that the Plan(e)tscape conference emitting a positive tone, highlighting creative solutions, helps to reevaluate the increasingly prevailing doomsday mood, and instead of panic, outlines an active, forward-looking alternative, an optimistic vision of the future not only for the profession, but for the entire society.