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IFLA World Congress



    5-7 SEPTEMBER 2012

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    Letters IIForeword IVILASA VLOC: Whos Who VICongress Programme 1Themes 15Speakers 18Technical Tours 21 Urban Tours 23 Cultural Tours 31 Natural Tours 41 Self Guided Tours 49Main Congress Venue 54Student Competition 55Symposium 58Advertisers 60Sponsors 69Acknowledgements 72Greening 74Congress Statistics 75Open Offices 78Floor Plans 79Exhibition Floor Plan 81Maps 83Notes 85


    5-7 SEPTEMBER 2012

  • Dear Friends:

    I want to welcome all of our dear friends to Cape Town, South Africas Mother City!

    Our friends from ILASA have been working extremely hard to organize this Congress. IFLA is very proud of this event, as IFLAs African Region was officially founded last fall and this event represents a significant impulse to the Region.

    While you are here, you will have the chance to enjoy the sunrise in Cape Town, the dramatic shape of Table Mountain, the sea washing over the sand and smashing against rocky cliffs. I invite you to let the natural

    vegetation charm you, the cries of the sea birds surprise you and to feel the fresh spring wind in your face.

    While walking along the friendly streets of Cape Town, stop for a cup of coffee with old and new friends and open your senses to perceive Cape Towns and its Regions wonderful Urban, Cultural and Natural Landscapes. Smell the scent of the spring flowers, admire the sites and monuments and enjoy the warm sun all while taking part in the technical tours.

    Take advantage of the keynote addresses, other lectures and workshops, and of the opportunity to share ideas and knowledge with

    colleagues and friends through interesting discussions.In the evening, we can sit together for a glass of magnificent South African wine; acknowledge the ending of an incredible day and celebrate being together for this very special event!

    As a mother, Cape Town embraces us and stimulates all of our senses with its amazing landscape, its cuisine, wine and the joy and warm heart of its people!

    With a big, big hug

    Desiree Martnez

    International Federation

    of Landscape Architects

    IFLA PresIdent


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  • September is springtime in South Africa. What better time and place to join landscape architects from across the globe to explore Landscapes in Transition?

    Landscape architects will play a vital role in addressing the environmental and social challenges that face us, and their skills will be especially important on the developing continent of Africa.

    Experience the cultural melting-pot that is South Africa, the legendary hospitality of the Rainbow Nation and its breathtaking natural scenery.

    Right on your doorstep in beautiful Cape Town will be mountains, beaches and the famous winelands all within the Cape Floral Kingdom, the smallest but richest of the worlds 6 floral kingdoms.

    While youre in SA, why not take a pre- or post-congress tour to enjoy our unique wildflowers on the West Coast or experience an African safari in Kruger Park?

    Stuart Glen

    Institute for Landscape

    Architecture in South Africa

    ILAsA PAst PresIdent


    The IFLA 2012 World Congress is edging closer and Cape Town as well as the remainder of South Africa is poised to host yet another long awaited gathering for the like-minded global community on African soil.

    With Cape Town being voted as the World Design Capital for 2014, what could be more appropriate than hosting the Congress in this beautifully vibrant city, situated on the southern tip of Africa?

    The world is ever changing and so is the paramount role of landscape architects in finding ways of interpreting the built environment & expediting design responsibly to suit the needs of the end user, a world now containing 7 billion people and counting!

    All welcome to Landscapes in Transition.

    Herman de Lange

    Institute for Landscape

    Architecture in South Africa

    ILAsA PresIdent


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  • Welcome to our wonderful city and country, Cape Town, South Africa! We hope you will have the visit of a lifetime with us and take home many memories and photographs of the places you visit and the people you meet. Please include some mementoes from our social responsibility partners Abalimi Bezekhaya (Farmers of Home), SEED, the Amy Biehl Foundation and our partners in the African Craft Market, if not elsewhere as you travel to and fro.

    Organising this world congress has been a great privilege and a tremendous undertaking for which we need to thank a lot of people, not least of whom is IFLAs past President, Di Menzies and the current President Desiree Martnez, along with Executive Secretary,

    Christine Bavassa and Congress Chair, Virginia Laboranti. On this side of the ocean I would like to thank ILASA and ILASA Cape for putting their faith in me to lead the Local Organising Committee (LOC), and David Gibbs for his vision in bringing the congress here.

    In this enormous task, which has been four years in the making since our 2008 bid in Appeldoorn, The Netherlands, I have been most ably assisted by an indefatigable Vice Chair, Clare Burgess; Professional Congress Organiser, Tarnia Aspeling (Molweni Afrika); Clinton Hindes, Academic Chair; and a wonderful LOC who all put their shoulder to the wheels of the congress and made it run! They have been an inspiration to me and I am humbled to have been associated

    with them they have taught me so much! Thank you.

    South Africa is a great country diverse, complex, beautiful. As the people of the south, and styled the Rainbow Nation, they often represent the continent in all its hues and shades. The programme takes this quite literally exploding in vibrant colour orange, lime and blue the congress logo colours created by Now Boarding; a firm born of one of Cape Towns finest landscape sons, Bernard Oberholzer, who established the school of landscape architecture at UCT.

    We wish we could have taken you everywhere in Africa! There are so many wonderful landscapes and cities to see: from Cape Town to Cairo, and everything in-between; including my homeland,

    Zimbabwe, her ancient city, Great Zimbabwe, and the majestic Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya, the Smoke that Thunders. May our deliberations reverberate around the continent and pour into the chasm of the future a living landscape legacy for all our children.

    Bruce EitzenIFLA 2012 LOC

    FOrEwOrdLOC ChAIr

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  • MIssIOn stAteMent

    To advance the profession of landscape architecture and uphold high standards of professional service to its members; furthermore to represent the profession of landscape architecture in any matter which may affect the interests of the members of the Institute.


    Promotion of recognition, acceptance and understanding of the profession of landscape architecture both nationally and internationally.

    Furtherance of the dignity of the profession, high standards of conduct and professional

    competence and integrity.Application of knowledge, expertise and skills to socially uplift previously disadvantaged societies.

    Assistance in the advancement of persons through education to levels of professional competence in the field of landscape architecture.

    Support and execution of sound and sustainable ecological planning and management to contribute to the conservation of natural resources.

    Recognition and support of public involvement as a democratic right in the planning and design process. Acknowledgement and promotion of excellence in landscape architecture and

    environmental planning and management through peer review recognition.

    The representation of the profession of landscape architecture to gain visibility of the profession at national government level and within the South African society in terms of the professional role in effecting aesthetic improvement, planning for ecologically sustainable landscapes and for integrating man and natures needs for the benefit of the environment at large.


    The Institute for Landscape Architecture in South Africa (ILASA) is a voluntary organisation registered with the South African Council for the Landscape Architectural Profession.

    The Institute for Landscape Architecture in South Africa has three regional bodies, one in the Western Cape (ILASA Cape), one in KZN (ILASA KZN) and one in Gauteng Province (GSLA), that represent members countrywide.

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  • Bruce Eitzen Clare Burgess Tarnia Aspeling Gerald Garner

    Clinton Hindes Liana Mller David Gibbs Antoinette Raimond

    Johan van Papendorp Jason Turner Herman de Lange Christine Thorne

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  • Chair: Bruce EitzenCommunications, finances, programme, venues & web; former ILASA Cape Chair.

    Vice Chair: Clare BurgessTechnical tours, finances & venue. Assisted by Christine Thorne (Maps) and Antoinette Raimond. Member of IFLA 1993 LOC and ILASA Cape Committee.

    Congress Organiser: Tarnia Aspeling (Molweni Afrika)All aspects of congress organisation working with Centeq on registrations and Paul Aspeling, Chef on 72, the congress caterers

    Sponsorship & Marketing: Gerald GarnerAll aspects of Sponsorship, Marketing, Media and Finances of ILASA.

    Papers & Student Competition Chair: Clinton HindesChair of the Papers Committee and Student Competition, Clinton oversaw the entire papers programme and oversaw the Urban Papers. Assisted by Liana Mller (Cultural Papers) a