SILA Quarterly Updates
Updated: Apr 15
Q1: April 2021
1. Elevating Awareness
Kebun Baru Community Sports Club - SILA’s Virtual Cycling event saw more than 180 participants taking part in this inaugural event. Using typical mobile apps to record the cycling distance, participants rode at their own pace and time. Various landscape architecture projects by SILA's Recognised Practices, were featured on the official Virtual Cycling Event Mobile Apps by 42Race, in an attempt to encourage participants to explore the projects and to showcase the profession’s works. The opening cycling event, launched by Mr Henry Kwek, Member of Parliament and Advisor to Kebun Baru, had the entourage ride through Bishan Park with Mr Leonard Ng of Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl, providing everyone a brief on the design of the park. Along the way, event sponsor Mr Jason Sim from Playpoint Pte Ltd, had the opportunity to share about his firm’s play elements.
SILA’s Elevating Awareness team has been hard at work, ramping our social media postings such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram, to outreach and showcase the profession’s work. Social media engagements such as the World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM) postings in April 2021, help highlight recent projects our SILA Recognised Practices have completed. Every of these posts consistently reached about a few thousand pairs of eyes. In fact, the highest record from a WLAM posting registered a reach of over 12K views! Therefore, let us know if you have a story to share, writings to contribute, or projects to publicise etc. Let us assist you to strengthen your publicities.
One of the projects that we always wanted to do but have not embarked on, is a kid’s activity book that introduces landscape architecture to the children. Much similar one that was previously done by ASLA but contextualised for our Little Red Dot and the local kids. If there is anybody out there who is keen to partake in it, please give us a shout.
Another project on the horizon is the SILA’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project. We are still keeping it under wraps for at the moment, but we promise that it will be fun, purposeful and rewarding. So Please do keep a lookout for the updates on our social media platforms.
2. Training & Development
With the easing of Covid19 Safe Management Measures, SILA’s T&D team is planning a schedule of physical engagements and webinars in the coming year ahead. Kicking it off was a closed-door dialogue session on the 9th April 2021 between SILA Council, representatives of our Recognise Practices and NParks Senior Management. The session was useful to discuss alignment of both organisation in moving towards Singapore’s City in Nature vision. More collaborative work and training programmes will be rolled out subsequently so keep a look out on this development