Landscape Festival PH 2017: The Art of Making Cities


 On September 22 to 23 this year, the Philippine Association of Landscape Architects (PALA) will be organizing an interdisciplinary event, Landscape Festival PH 2017, where they will be convening members from different parts of the country and the world, along with colleagues, practitioners from the allied professions, local government unit participants, developers, and partners in the construction industry who share the same interest and commitment in providing quality and equitable spaces for the mutual benefit of mankind and the environment.

With the theme “(C.I.)ty. (Sea)ty. (See)ty,”  the Landscape Festival PH 2017 shall highlight the cultural, physical, and social schema that define the Philippine city and examine how landscape architects, together with allied professionals, can generate practical and innovative design solutions and strategies to our cities’ various issues. (C.I.)ty refers to the Culture and Identity of the city, delving into the continuing search for what is uniquely Filipino in the emerging landscape of our cities. (Sea)ty relates to developing resilience of cities, which mostly rose near seas and other bodies of water. Being in such location puts the city in a lot of advantages, at the same time, places it in a certain level of risk. And finally, (See)ty examines ways to create a city that is dynamic and meaningful. With the growth and urbanization of the city, the agglomeration of different interests and structures has resulted in a city that is bereft of scenic and memorable qualities.

This momentous event,  in celebration of PALA’s 40th anniversary, will host the 1) 5th PALA National Convention, composed of two tracks – the seminar and workshop; 2) talks and an exhibit on the art of landscape, organized by Landscape Contractors & Industry Specialist Association of the Philippines (LaCISAP) with the support of Intramuros Administration (IA); 3) National Landscape Architecture Student Congress (NLASC), to provide students the opportunity to participate in the shaping of our cities and the profession; and the 4) GantimPALA Awards Night, to promote camaraderie in the landscape architecture community by acknowledging achievements of fellow professionals that have and continue to elevate landscape design in the Philippines.

You can find more from the website: https://www.landscapefestivalph2017. Or email their secretariat at for inquiries.

About PALA: It is the integrated and accredited organization of landscape architecture professionals with 345 members in the Philippines and more than 130 members practicing around the world. It has been a member of the International Federation of Landscape Architects since 1978.