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General Sessions

Jean-Michel Cousteau

Kongjian Yu PhD, International ASLA


Catherine Mosbach, International ASLA

Mayor Richard M. Daley, Honorary ASLA

ASLA/IFLA Opening General

Saturday, October 7
Jean-Michel Cousteau

Explorer, environmentalist, educator, and film producer—for more than four decades,
Jean-Michel Cousteau has used his vast experiences to communicate to people of all nations and generations his love and concern for our water planet.

Among his projects are artificial floating islands, schools, and the headquarters of an advanced marine studies center. He has also been involved with the Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort, which is designed to demonstrate environmentally responsible and culturally appropriate
ocean-oriented ideals.

In 1999, Cousteau founded the Ocean Futures Society, a nonprofit marine conservation
and education organization that serves as a “voice for the ocean” by fostering a conservation ethic, conducting research, and developing marine education programs in a variety of media. As president of the society, he travels the globe, meeting with world leaders and policymakers,
educating young people, documenting stories of change and hope, and lending his
reputation and support to help energize alliances for positive change.

IFLA 43rd World Congress
Plenary Session

All registered attendees invited
Saturday, October 7
Kongjian Yu PhD, International ASLA

Dr. Yu is founder and dean of the Graduate School of Landscape Architecture at Peking
University and the founder and president of Turenscape, an internationally awarded
firm that is one of the earliest and largest private landscape architecture firms in
China. Through his and his colleagues’ efforts, the Chinese government officially
recognized landscape architecture as a new profession in 2004.

In recent years, he has won ASLA Honor Awards for his projects Zhongshan
Shipyard Park, Shenyang Architectural School Campus, and Urban Development
Pattern of Taizhou

Among other honors, he received the National Gold Medal of Fine Arts in 2004
from the Cultural Ministry of China, and was twice winner of the Human Habitat Model
Award for design from the Construction Ministry of China. In 2004, he received the
Overseas Chinese Pioneer Achievement Medal from the Chinese central government
for his overall contributions to the nation.

ASLA/IFLA General Session
Sunday, October 8
Catherine Mosbach, International ASLA

Sunday’s General Session keynote speaker will be Catherine Mosbach, International
ASLA, a prominent landscape architect from Paris who has a pan-European reputation.
She was the founder and editor of Pages Paysages and has won various competitions and prizes. Among her principal built works are the archeological park of Solutré, the Floral Canal Promenade at St-Denis, and the right bank at Bourdeaux. She currently has her own practice in Paris, where she speaks out against the "smoothing over of public space," pleading for the connection between person and location with the help of contemporary landscape techniques. Her interpretations go far beyond the visual, stemming from a phenomenological view of the landscape. Her recent projects are characterized by temporal issues and their appropriate language and by the co-production of the urban landscape with its protagonists.

ASLA/IFLA Closing General Session
Monday, October 9
Mayor Richard M. Daley, Honorary ASLA
Recipient of the 2006 Olmsted Medal

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has earned a national reputation for his innovative,
community-based programs to address education, public safety, neighborhood
development, and other challenges facing American cities.

Mayor Daley’s focus on quality-of-life concerns has led to greater emphasis on the
delivery of basic services, from removing graffiti and deteriorating buildings to creating
more green space and a citywide recycling plan. Since he became mayor, the City
has planted more than 400,000 trees, created 100 school campus parks, built 68 miles
of landscaped street medians and spurred the construction of rooftop gardens on
major buildings, including City Hall. Mayor Daley is a great friend of the landscape
architecture profession, instituting a landscape ordinance that is being studied by
other mayors across the country.



Don’t miss the most important annual event for landscape architects!

Earn continuing education credit in a variety of great educational programs featuring leading experts in the profession.

Explore hundreds of new products at the EXPO—the largest trade show serving the landscape architecture community.

Catch up with colleagues and make new friends at the ASLA Gala, Awards Luncheon, and other fun-filled networking events.

Experience Minneapolis and environs through a variety of professional tours that explore intriguing local projects and attractions.

Receive a complimentary one-year ASLA Membership with non-member registration.



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