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The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) was founded in 1948. Shortly after the World War II, a vision for a better future emerged and a new and better world order seemed possible. In 1945, the United Nations had been formed, in 1946 UNESCO had come into being, and in the very same year - 1948 - the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted.

Like many other international organizations and agencies, IFLA has had its ups and downs in the years since, but thanks to the tireless efforts of many dedicated people, practically all of them serving in honorary capacities, IFLA grew and became stronger through the years, and in many direct and indirect ways helped the profession of Landscape Architecture to emerge and evolve. Through our cooperation with important international agencies, IFLA was able to make itself heard on important topics and issues in developing as well as in developed countries.

Today, humankind stands at a decisive point on its way into the future, with grave challenges and risks relating to our natural environment and its carrying capacity. Our profession of landscape architecture is called upon to contribute towards safeguarding the viability of the natural environment and towards developing and maintaining a humane built environment in cities, towns and villages. IFLA, the reunified international representation of our profession, stands ready to strive towards a positive future!


Extract from "IFLA Past, Present, Future"

 

Foundation members

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Ms. Elise SÖRSDAL (NOR)
1912-2011

 

Past Presidents

1948-1954

Sir Geoffrey JELLICOE (GBR) †
President of Honour


1954-1956

Mr. Walter LEDER (CH) †

 


1956-1958

Mr. René PECHERE (BEL) †


1958-1962

Mr. Sidney SHURCLIFF (USA) †


1962-1966

Mr. Francisco CABRAL (PRT) †


1966-1968

Mr. Richard SCHREINER (DEU) †


1969

Dame Sylvia CROWE (GBR) †


1970-1974

Mr. Olaf ASPESAETER (NOR) †


1974-1976

Mr. Hubert B. OWENS (USA) †


1976-1978

Mr. Floris G. BREMAN (PRT)


1978-1982

Mr. Hans F. WERKMEISTER (DEU) †


1982-1986

Mr. Zvi MILLER (ISR) †
President Emeritus


1986-1990

Mr. Mihàli MÖCSENYI (HUN)


1990-1992

Mr. Theodore OSMUNDSON (USA) †


1992-1996

Mr. George L. ANAGNOSTOPOULOS (GRC)


1996-2000

Mr. Arno Sighart SCHMID (DEU)


2000-2002

Mr. Richard L.P. TAN (SGP)


2002-2006

Ms. Martha Cecilia FAJARDO (COL)


2006-2010

Dr. Diane H. MENZIES (NZ)


 


 


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