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IFI Important Update 22 July 2012


IFI Important Update 22 July 2012

Special Update: IFI Formulates Agreement with IFLA

DESIREE MARTINEZ URIARTE
IFLA President, 2010-2012

IFLA Executive Board 2010-2012
Prof. P.G. Ngunjiri, Carlos Jankilevich. Bottom left to right: Alan Titchener, Nigel Thorne, and Ilya Mochalov. John Easthope not pictured.

SHASHI CAAN
Principal, The Collective
IFI President
2009-2011, 2011-2013

IFI Executive Board 2011-2013
Back from left to right: Iris Dunbar, Horace Pan, David Hanson, Hyunie Cho, Joanne Cys, Luz Maria, and Osman Demirbas. Front: President Elect Marco Coello and President Shashi Caan

IFI Signs formal agreement with IFLA ミ The International Federation of Landscape Architects
For the past three years, we at IFI have actively been working to broaden and deepen the awareness about the reach of design and its impact on the built environment. This has required a culture change - both internal and external - that demands from us that we clarify of our purpose and expand of our community. In the process, we have continued to gain clarity, strength and knowledge of who we are and what we do. Strategically, in this pursuit these goals have provided insights and have allowed us to expand collegiality and open up exciting possibilities both for IFI and for the interiors discipline globally.

In this context of continued outreach and extending a hand of friendship, it is with great pleasure that I share our formal agreement for cooperation and collaboration with our colleagues, IFLA, the world body of Landscape Architects.

MoU between IFI and IFLA
In June of 2012, Shashi Caan, President of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers and Desiree Martinez Uriarte, President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between IFI and IFLA.

In support of reaffirming the specific characteristics of each organization and the professional skills of their members, IFI and IFLA express the wish to pursue the promotion of interiors and landscape architecture as a means of highlighting the importance of environmental context as a factor for improving the overall well-being of communities.

IFI and IFLA will encourage joint initiatives that correspond to the professional goals and ambitions of their members.

IFI and IFLA propose strategies, actions, and recommendations to be submitted to their respective Councils with the purview of encouraging a collaborative evolution. Each organization will invite its partner to be represented at events of common interest that are hosted periodically.

About the International Federation of Landscape Architects
The International Federation of Landscape Architects is the body representing Landscape Architects worldwide. Its purpose is to coordinate the activities of member associations when dealing with global issues, and to ensure that the profession of landscape architecture continues to prosper as it continues effect the design and management of our environment. The IFLA is a democratic non-profit and apolitical, non-governmental organization uniting individual landscape architects across borders, advancing the practice by encouraging excellence, promoting skills and achievements, advocating standards and ethics, and providing a forum for ideas to be exchanged. IFLA values and exercises professionalism, integrity, and accountability. www.iflaonline.org

IFI is an INGO with observer status with WIPO and operational relations with UNESCO.


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