A photo of Japanese-English bilingual sign pointing towards an evacuation hill. There is a pictogram of a person running away from a wave.

Image: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan by Yūichi Wakamatsu.

Living with Disasters

06 Nov 2023

The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Asia-Pacific Regional Congress 'Living with Disasters' will be held on 16­–18 November in Tokyo, Japan.

Landscape architects from across the region will gather in Setagaya, Tokyo to discuss future climates and appropriate strategies.  

OCULUS Associate Director Claire Martin will be in Japan for the event, presenting ‘The slow-onset disaster – a holistic approach to climate mitigation and adaptation.’ This will be followed by a discussion about ‘Green Infrastructure: Creating Social Common Capital that Leverages the Natural Environment’ moderated by Yoriyuki Yamada from KAJIMA Technical Research Institute, Japan. Claire will be joined by Shiro Takeda, a professor at Chiba University, Japan, and Leonard Ng from Henning Larsen, Singapore.

IFLA Asia Pacific Region (IFLA APR) is a sub-group of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA). Delegates from across the region, including those from the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), work collaboratively to champion landscape architecture.

The main objectives of IFLA are:

  • The development and promotion of the profession of landscape architecture, together with its related arts and sciences, throughout the world.
  • The understanding of landscape architecture as physical and cultural phenomena concerned with environmental heritage and ecological and social sustainability.
  • The establishment of high standards of professional practice in the design of the landscape, its management, conservation, and development.

Japan Landscape Architects Union (JLAU) are hosting the congress, virtual registrations for are available here, and programs will be available for on-demand viewing after the congress date.

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