On January 20 and 21, 2023, landscape architects from German-speaking countries will once again meet for the bdla Construction Manager Talks. The event will be held for the 25th time and will celebrate the anniversary with two high-profile panel discussions.
News · 14. November 2022
Better access to drinking water in public spaces is the aim of the German government's planned amendment to the Water Resources Act. Under the amendment, local authorities are to install more public drinking water fountains in parks, pedestrian zones and shopping malls, for example, as part of their heat prevention efforts. A corresponding bill by the German government to amend the Water Resources Act was approved by the Committee for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection in an amended version on Wednesday morning.
News · 10. November 2022
GIS services are indispensable as instruments of object and area planning, regional planning, infrastructure and for all other specialized planning. Neither in the currently valid HOAI nor in the previous fee schedules are or were these intellectually creative engineering services regulated.
News · 08. November 2022
The Meetup "frischgrün_vernetzt" is intended to promote and consolidate the exchange of ideas and networking within the young landscape architecture scene. Initiator is the working group Young Landscape Architects of the bdla.
News · 08. November 2022
The German government wants to create sufficient affordable, climate-neutral and low-barrier housing; in this legislative period, 400,000 apartments each year, 100,000 of them as social housing. The 190 proposed measures of the "Affordable Housing Alliance" are intended to give a major boost to housing construction in Germany.
News · 13. October 2022
Every month, the Federal Chamber of Architects (BAK) has the ifo Institute survey the economic situation among architectural firms in Germany. According to the survey, the current business situation in September 2022 is worse than in the previous month: The business climate index for architectural firms has fallen to 10.5 points (13.3 points in the previous month). This represents a continuation of a clear downward trend since March 2022 (27 points).
News · 11. October 2022
Integrated solutions and a new planning culture for sustainable spatial development
Enormous ecological, social and economic challenges characterize our time: advancing climate change, massive loss of biodiversity, increasing scarcity of resources and the crossing of planetary boundaries. Only by changing the way we use land will the various sustainability goals be achievable. A new planning culture is needed that promotes a readiness for change through the constructive cooperation and co-design of the various sectors of society.
News · 22. September 2022
The German Building Award 2022 will be presented in Berlin on September 15, 2022. The award ceremony will take place for the first time as part of the Federal Congress on National Urban Development Policy.
News · 08. September 2022
IFLA has launched a professional practice survey to better understand the field of landscape architecture around the globe. The bdla asks its members to participate.
News · 06. September 2022
Profitability, efficiency as well as strategic company orientation are the big topics in young offices. They are often fraught with uncertainties.
News · 26. August 2022