Introduction of Organiser
Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM)
Founded in 1981, the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) is Malaysia’s national professional association for landscape architects, representing more than 1,000 members. We lead the stewardship, planning, and design of built and natural environments across the nation. The Institute’s mission is to advance landscape architecture and raise the visibility of the profession through advisory support to both public and private sectors. Education, accreditation support, international relations with other professional bodies, awards and recognitions within the industry and conducting seminars are programmes designed to uplift professional standards at all levels.
International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)
A truly global federation, IFLA currently represents 77 national associations from Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Our mission as landscape architects is to create globally sustainable and balanced living environments for the benefit of humanity worldwide.
IFLA officially represents the world body of landscape architects through its member associations and regions and in both governmental and non-governmental organizations, such as the UN, UNESCO, UIA, etc. IFLA is a not-for-profit, non-political, non-governmental organisation.
The mission is to promote the landscape architecture profession within a collaborative partnership of the allied built-environment professions, demanding the highest standards of education, training, research and professional practice, and providing leadership and stewardship in all matters.
National Landscape Department
The National Landscape Department was established in 1996 as an entity under the Ministry of Housing and Local Government entrusted with the responsibility of greening the Nation and ensuring our landscape is at its best condition.
The Department has been mandated to lead the Nation’s efforts in achieving the aspiration of Beautiful Garden Nation, in line with Malaysia’s goal of being a developed nation by 2020. Furthermore, in addressing the issues of climate change the Department is committed to realise Malaysia’s commitment in the protection and conservation of natural resources as declared in the Langkawi Declaration (1989), the Rio De Jenario Earth Summit (1992), and COP15 (U.N. Climate Change Conference 2009). Hence, the quality of Malaysian living environment and socio-economic standards can be protected and alleviated.