Parliamentary evening of BdB, bdla and BGL
For the "Status Discussion Urban Climate", proven experts from the leading parliamentary committees met with the leaders of the Bund deutscher Baumschulen (BdB), Bund deutscher Landschaftsarchitekt:innen (bdla) and Bundesverband Garten-, Landschafts- und Sportplatzbau (BGL). The two-hour expert discussion took place on November 22, 2022 at the German Parliamentary Society in Berlin.
News · 29. November 2022
Electronic invoicing is increasingly being mandated by public sector clients.
News · 23. November 2022
By Steffi Schüppel and Thomas Haas
On October 13, 2022, the "Boldness and Beauty" congress was held in Helsinki in the run-up to the IFLA Europe General Assembly. It was hosted by the Finnish Landscape Architects Association MARK.
News · 17. November 2022
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
Round table talk with State Secretary Dr. Christiane Rohleder on October 20, 2022 in Berlin.
As part of the bdla event "Update 2022 - Landscape and Environmental Development" on October 20 and 21, 2022 at the German Center for Architecture in Berlin, an evening expert discussion took place with Dr. Christiane Rohleder, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV). The concentrated exchange between bdla President Prof. Stephan Lenzen and Dr. Christiane Rohleder, moderated by Prof. Catrin Schmidt, TU Dresden, and Uwe Herrmann, Bendfeldt Herrmann Franke Landschaftsarchitekten, Kiel, dealt with the transformation pressure on the landscape. The State Secretary provided information on the future tasks of the newly created Transformation Department in the office of Federal Environment Minister Dr. Steffi Lemke.
News · 02. 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