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Tobiloba Akibo is a registered Landscape Architect and member of SLAN (Society of Landscape Architects in Nigeria). She is a graduate of the University of Lagos and is currently working as a freelance Landscape Architect while exploring Landscape Preservation and how Landscape Architecture styles evolved in post-colonial Nigeria.

Management

In an urban context, built-up areas and paved surfaces greatly increase the amount of stormwater runoff to waterways and drainage ways. Excessive peak runoff can lead to serious flood risks to city dwellers and assets. You will understand that one of the key schemes for stormwater management is about how to increase evapotranspiration and infiltration through strategically placing softscape in ...

Design

In many ways, an environmental crisis is a design crisis. In parts of the world where humans dominate, ecological landscape design has a crucial role to play in addressing design problems and providing solutions by modelling ecological processes and functions.

Standing Committees
Dr. Misato Uehara

Misato Uehara, Ph.D., JLAU, JNLA, is an associate professor, vice-chair of Environmental design unit, the Social Research Center, Shinshu University.

He serves as the International Federation of Landscape Architects Asia-Pacific Region’s Chair of Climate Change Taskforce team and is the official delegate of the Japan Landscape Architect Union (JLAU) at the IFLA-APR council.

Opinion

Stephanie Legaspi is a registered Landscape Architect and a Member of PALA (Philippine Association of Landscape Architects). She is also a graduate of the University of the Philippines, Diliman. She is currently working in Plontur exploring business in Landscape Architecture.

Planning

19 landscape architectural master’s degree students from the National University of Singapore visited Jakarta for their semester long-studio’s field survey in early February 2020. This design studio aims to understand the complexity and drivers of the city, and provide adaptive landscape schemes to reimagine issues into opportunities, strength into strategies.

Planning

In the face of the novel coronavirus outbreak, there is more to resilience in city planning than climate, landscapes, ecology and natural disasters.

Standing Committees

LAr. Dr. Nor Atiah Ismail is an Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Design and Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia. She graduated with Bachelor in Landscape Architecture from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (1996), Master of Science in Architecture (2001-2002) from the same university and obtained her Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture from Lincoln University ...

Planning

In the face of climate change and preparation for uncertainty, do we expect more rigid structures to be constructed for coastal protection?, or would there be opportunities to incorporate multi-functional coastal infrastructures that delivers a wider range of ecosystem services? Planning questions required detailed field surveys to understand the current status of Singapore’s shoreline—especially ...

Opinion

Sustainability must be more than lip service. Bandwagoners and stakeholders alike need to understand the systemic issues underlying climate change.