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IFLA

INT ERN AT ION AL F EDER AT ION OF L ANDSC APE ARCH ITECT S F E D E R AT I O N I N T E R N AT I O N AL E D E S AR C H I T E C T E S P AY S AG I S T E S

IFLA PRESIDENT Desi ree M AR TI NE Z

Mexico City, October 18, 2010

Pontifica Universidade Catlica de Gois:

Sombrerete 507 Col. Hip Condesa C.P. 06170 Mxico, D.F. MXICO T e l . + 52 - 5 5 5 51 5 2 40 6
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We are very enthusiastic about your interest in initiating formal programs on Landscape Architecture. Herewith we want to express IFLAs firm support for your endeavor. The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) is a non-profit, non-political and non-governmental, democratic organization with more than 66 member organizations all around the world, within its members, the Brazilian Association of Landscape Architects (ABAP). IFLA has established the following objectives in its Constitution: To develop and promote the profession and discipline of landscape architecture, together with its related arts and sciences throughout the world. To establish the profession of landscape architecture in its continuing role as an instrument of aesthetic achievement and social change for the public welfare. To contribute in identifying and preserving the intricate balance of those ecological systems upon which the future of civilization depends. To establish high standards of professional practice in design and planning of the landscape, its management, conservation and development, and due responsibility for man-made change. To promote international exchange of knowledge, skills and experience in landscape architecture, both educational and professional.

By virtue of these objectives, one of our main tasks is to promote and foster the creation of educational programs focused on preparing professionals in Landscape Architecture. We offer you support and assessment through our World Level Education Committee, chaired by Prof. James Taylor, as well as through our Regional Education Committee, chaired by Prof. Gloria Aponte. IFLA is trying to promote together with the cultural direction of UNESCO, a World Landscape Convention. Additionally, ABAP, as well as other national organizations in Latin America, are working on a National Landscape Charter, in order to put landscape protection and values into the world and national agenda. We are certain, that the creation of Landscape Architecture programs is a crucial step in this direction. Hoping for great success in your endeavor and reaffirming our offer of support and collaboration, with kind regards!

Desiree Martnez President IFLA