IGRIP 2017

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• Sharing of experiences and information with other countries on “GREENERY, BUILDINGS, RECREATION, INFRASTRUCTURE & PARKS” with the main theme on 3Ps (Public, Private and Com- munity Participation).

• Many sub-themes in support of local & over- seas government bodies policies and projects

• Showcasing examples of our “GREENERY, RECREATION, INFRASTRUCTURE & PARKS” design and implementation

• Well-known speakers showing and sharing their experiences and professional projects


• Public, Private and Community involvement


Institute of Parks and Recreation Singapore and World Urban Parks partnered Conference, this will be held 17-20 July at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre.

17 July is a day with master classes, followed by a potential WUP Asia Pacific Region meeting in the afternoon

18 and 19 July are conference and event days.  There are over 40 speakers from 11 countries.

20 July is an all-day technical tour.

Prices in Singapore Dollars are:

  • $360 Master Class
  • $886 Congress
  • $360 Full day technical tour


Registration, Accommodation, and Full Program are available here on the IPRS website>>>

The primary accommodation is at the venue, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, where special rates have been secured.


• Industry Professionals – Town Planners, Architects, Landscape Architects, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil & Structural Engineers, Hydrological Engineers,
Energy Consultants, Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Interior Designers, Aborists, Ecologists, Contract Managers & Administrators, Legal & Policy Advisors, Construction Lawyers, Arbitrators,• Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Builders, Cost Planners, Facilities Managers, Marketing Managers, Building Materials Manufacturers & Suppliers, Developers, Town Councils

• Academics, Energy Managers, Sociologists,• Aspiring professionals wishing to enter the sustainability / green building / landscape industry

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TARS 2017

The Aquaculture Roundtable Series (TARS) 2017 will address Finfish Aquaculture: Strategies for Growth. The focus on fin fish aquaculture is the second time we are addressing this sector in this series of roundtables. The meeting, taking place in Bali, Indonesia from August 16-17 will explore the growth potential of Asia’s finfish aquaculture industry, with a view towards developing a strategic approach towards market-driven production.

Now in its seventh year, TARS 2017 will feature a comprehensive agenda featuring state-of-the-industry and science plenary presentations by local and international industry experts. The two-day meeting aims to promote positive image building and improve relationships and communication among the key players in the finfish sector, different markets, governments and NGOs. TARS 2017 will also incorporate 3 breakout sessions as well as a dialogue session, “Hard Talk with Finfish Farmers” where select farmers will face hard-hitting questions on business and farming models, challenges, successes and opportunities.

For more information on our conference, please go to:


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Cities of Love Awards 2017

Green in Future: Media Partner for Cities of Love Awards (COLA)


The Cities of Love Award (COLA) is a national movement dedicated to recognise and honour the sustainability efforts of individuals, businesses, and communities. For more information, please contact Ms. Candy Tan at or call 97459830 to find out how you can participate. Website to Register

Be recognized for loving your city.

If you’re helping to make your world a more sustainable place, we want to acknowledge your hard work and perseverance.

It doesn’t matter if it’s a small homegrown project or a large scale corporate scheme – if you’re contributing to social, economic or environmental sustainability, we’d love to hear from you.

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We’re looking for: actions that create a sustainable and friendly environment, or help to protect or maintain an existing one.We’re looking for: business models or actions that balanced growth with contributions to the local economy and the welfare of the workforce who helped achieve itWe’re looking for: initiatives, actions or organization that will sustain their social group or community in the long-term.


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Build Eco Xpo – BEXAsia 2017

Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia 2017

BexAsia 2017

Date: 12 – 14 September 2017

Venue: Marina Bay Sands, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore

Organiser: Reed Exhibitions Singapore

About BEX Asia

Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia is Southeast Asia’s leading trade exhibition for the green building market to source, network, learn and grow at a single, convenient platform. A must-attend annual event in Singapore that brings together the regional building community and the best and latest green building solutions from around the globe for a transformative experience that will propel you and your business to the forefront of the market.

BEX Asia stands as the anchor trade platform for the Singapore Green Building Week, held alongside other key events like Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia, and the International Green Building Conference (IGBC). Visit us at

Mr.Ronnie Tan, President, SILA

Mr.ronnie tan, President, SILATell us briefly about your career as an Environmental Design Educator?
Currently, I teach for the ‘Diploma in Environment Design’ programme, a course that integrates architecture, landscape architecture and urban design at Temasek Polytechnic School of Design. I help to front the landscape architecture and sustainability side of the programme
for the team. The journey has been great so far as I know I am playing my part in moulding future landscape architects and architects who care for the environment.

Tell us about your current role as the president of SILA and your future plans and goals?
Being the president of SILA, I fill a multitude of roles. Firstly being a representative for the Landscape Architecture profession in Singapore and as the national delegate to the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA). I chair the Landscape Architects Accreditation Advisory Committee and am also a member of the Future Economy Council (FEC) Built Environment (BE) Cluster Sub- committee.
In my capacity as an educator, I also chair SILA’s Education and Research Strategic Thrust. The other thrusts, Business Development and Professional Development, are chaired by my Vice-Presidents respectively.
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In Photo: Sustainable landscape architecture

SILA is currently consolidating our growth in preparation for the IFLA World Congress that will be organized on our shores in 2018. This will be the major event in SILA’s calendar where we welcome fellow practitioners, academics and friends from all over the world to the island for a unique Singapore experience and hearty discussion.
I also envision the continued growth of LA Future. It is our youth arm independently run by our young graduates and students. They regularly conduct programmes such as networking sessions, talks by senior landscape architects and they now organize the international SILA Student Design Awards too. This is the group to watch out for as they will form the future core of the profession.

How do you perceive the emerging new technologies and its impact on the Sustainable landscape design?

It is definitely exciting looking forward to how emerging technologies will influence, how things work in the industry. Take for example, while BIM is quite established for architecture, there is still much more scope for growth and exploration of it in landscape architecture applications. Remote sensing is another tool on the horizon to help in surveys and our understanding of how the broader landscape works.

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In Photo: City in a Garden

Do you think that, the upcoming years has the most potential for landscape architecture?

I think we will still see continued growth in PUB’s ABC Waters projects and the proliferation of skyrise greenery where landscape architects’ skills and expertise will be tapped onto take the country further towards the City in a Garden vision.

Service buyers such as government agencies and developers are now calling for a more integrated design approach with other disciplines and a need for landscape architecture to be incorporated early in the design process. This will allow for Design for Safety & Maintenance, Health and Safety, appropriate plant selection and soil depth etc., to be designed and incorporated early into any development project.

There are also opportunities apart from just that of aesthetical and anthropocentric design, but also in terms of designing for ecosystem services. In trying to achieve permeability of urban spaces and our natural environment, it is imperative

to conserve biodiversity and seek to provide environmental education opportunities.

Share your views on sustainability and landscape design?

Someone once commented that landscape architects are primarily tree-huggers who can draw. We are intrinsically already in the business of making the world a better and sustainable place. But there is more that we can do. As mentioned earlier, we should not just be churning out aesthetically pleasing works for ourselves but also to bear in mind the other small little creatures we share the environment with.

Tell us briefly about one of your favorite projects and why?

More recently it has to be the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Learning Forest. Not just because I was previously part of the consultant team, but more so because I can see a genuine appreciation for the place by all stakeholders and public alike. Despite all the challenges on the project, it was exhilarating when the project was finally completed and opened by PM Lee. The Learning Forest now provides an education and research centric western buffer to the World Heritage Site and complements the rest of the historic gardens by adding an enjoyable universally accessible public space for all.

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In Photo:Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Learning Forest

What will be your advice to the aspiring environmental design students ?

Learn to love learning. One aspect of the profession I appreciate is the opportunity and scope to learn new things all the time. The discipline is broad, encompassing ecology, horticulture, architecture, urban design, user experience etc. Deepen and hone your core set of skills and knowledge but broaden your know-how to other fields as well.