We are looking for an enthusiastic editor to join the Editorial Team at the Journal of Landscape Architecture and take over the Under the Sky section.

Established in 2006, JoLA is the peer-reviewed academic Journal of the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS). We publish research in landscape architecture and also encourage unconventional and emerging forms of research enquiry including those employing practiced-based methodologies, those having their origins in visual and artistic practicesand media (Thinking Eye), and those espousing new methods and rigour for the developing field of landscape architecture criticism (Under the Sky).

Under the Sky aims to develop the scholarly critique of built projects as a basis for landscape architecture research and as a prompt for design practice and theory building. Critical reading of any built landscape architecture project under the sky may be submitted, on any scale from territory to garden, anywhere in the world. Graphic and visual discourse is considered a key element in the argumentation. Critical review of completed works is considered as equal to, and edited as stringently as, any other research article.

What are we looking for?
Our new Under the Sky editor is an innovative academic at a European university, with a research interest in landscape architecture criticism and project interpretation. Preference will be given to those with a track record in both landscape architecture practice and academic research. Knowledge of the academic peer review process, experience in reviewing papers for academic journals, good written communication skills, and a reasonably good level of English would be ideal!
We need a new editor with the enthusiasm to help shape JoLA by upholding our mission to sustain a platform for innovative research at the practice theory interface in landscape architecture and related fields.

What does the Under the Sky editor do?
• Edits the Under the Sky section, by scouting out potential projects, encouraging submissions, managing the peer-review process and guiding articles through to publication. We need three compelling project critiques each year.
• Cultivates academic reviewers in landscape architecture criticism.
• Keeps abreast of important case studies and project paradigms in landscape architecture and allied disciplines.
Takes part in at least one stimulating, highly collaborative editorial meeting per year in diverse European locations.
• Promotes JoLA to the wider academic community.


Read JoLA before applying: www.tandfonline.com/rjla

Write to Bianca Maria Rinaldi, our Reviews Editor
biancamaria.rinaldi (at) polito.it

Please send your application to ECLAS secretary
barbara.birli (at) gmail.com

as a single PDF.

1. Letter of Application summarizing your interest in the Editor position, relevant background and experience,
and your aspirations for Under the Sky and JoLA, in no more than 700 words.
2. Academic Curriculum Vitae including publications, projects, exhibitions and highlighting your possible contribution to the field of landscape architecture criticism.

DEADLINE: 31 April 2019
SKYPE Interviews: To take place in late spring with the aim of making an appointment by May 2019.
Thank you for your interest!

The JoLA Editorial Team
Kamni Gill, University of Manitoba, Canada
Bianca Maria Rinaldi, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Alice Labadini (Eurac Research-stepping down)
Bruno Notteboom, KU Leuven, Belgium
Janike Kampevold-Larsen
The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway
Imke van Hellemondt
VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands

For all details on the conference see http://conference.eclas.org/


Registration for ECLAS Conference 2019 is now open: https://www.nmbu.no/en/events/eclas2019/registration


Early bird fee ends 31.march 2019

Joint conference of ECLAS and UNISCAPE 2019

Hosted by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås Norway, September 16-17, 2019

Lessons from the past, visions for the future: Celebrating one hundred years of landscape architecture education in Europe

‘Real change can only happen very slowly and as a result of education.’
Edward Said, 1993


Education is imperative to safeguard change for a better future; change is inherent to landscape and future oriented thinking is embedded in landscape thinking. The first academic education program in landscape architecture in Europe began at the then Agricultural University of Norway in 1919, today the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Ås, Norway. One hundred years onwards, the relatively new discipline of landscape architecture has an opportunity to embrace lessons from the past to project, imagine and envision better futures.


By reflecting on how landscape architecture education has evolved, developed and adapted to critical environmental and societal needs, and how it can go forward in facing contemporary challenges, the discipline moves to the centre of architectural and environmental discourses as the profession best equipped to make the kinds of links necessary for sustainable practice.

This conference will host thought-provoking discussions, intellectual deliberations, and the sharing of cutting-edge ideas, knowledge and innovation about landscape as a core topic and the role of educators of the future generations of landscape practitioners, researchers and scholars. Two published edited volumes on teaching landscape architecture, The Routledge Handbook of Teaching Landscape Architecture and The Studio Experience will be launched at this conference. This centennial celebration is also an opportunity to launch a new Master of Landscape Architecture in Global Sustainability at the Faculty of Landscape and Society in the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

Call for Doctoral colloquium http://conference.eclas.org/call-for-phd-colloquium/



  • Deadline for submission: 2 December 2018
  • Extended deadline for submission: 10 December 2018
  • Notification on acceptance/rejection and feedback from reviewers: 2 February 2019
  • Registration opens: 15 February 2019
  • Registration for authors of accepted submissions ends: 15 March 2019
  • Early bird registration ends: 31 March 2019
  • Registration closes: 15 May 2019

ECLAS General Assembly 2018

Ghent, Belgium

Tuesday 11 September 2018



1.      Welcome by the President

2.      Apologies for absence

3.      Adoption of the Agenda

4.      Approval of the minutes of the 2017 General Assembly

5.      Annual Report 2018

6.      Financial report 2018

7.      ECLAS annual awards - information

8.      Elections for ECLAS President, Vice-president, Treasurer, Secretary General and Ordinary members

9.      Future ECLAS Conference and date of General Assembly in 2019

10.  AOCB


Please find all information on the conference here:



ECLAS invites its members to submit nominations to the
ECLAS Executive committee


The following positions are to be elected at the General ssembly in Ghent:
president / vice-president / secretary general / treasurer / member

All members schools are invited to put up persons for election making use of the nomination form. (link below)

Please ensure to submit these proposals before 4.August 2018 to the
ECLAS secretary general Gabriela Maksymiuk and note that proposals for elections have to be signed by representatives of two different member schools.

Please send all forms to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please download the form from the link below


ABC: Activation Biophilic Cities  - 4-5th September 2018

The University of Greenwich Green Roofs and Living Walls Centre and the Department of Architecture and Landscape are proud to announce their ABC: Activating Biophilic Cities London Conference on 4-5 September 2018.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Tim Beatley, University of Virgina, is an internationally recognised biophilic city researcher and author and founder of the Biophilic Cities Network Project.

Oliver Heath is an industry recognised expert in the field of biophilic architectural and interior design.


The aim of this conference is to bring together academics, built environment professionals (architects, planners, landscape architects, environmental specialists etc.), educational and health professionals in order to share the latest research and best practice in biophilic design and to kick-start the pace of change towards holistically providing healthy places and spaces that improve the quality of life for people in our cities.


The event will consist of keynote addresses by eminent experts and peer reviewed papers on the principles and practice of biophilic design. Workshops will be used to develop a 'Biophilic City Framework' which will facilitate the widespread adoption of the principles of biophilic design. The workshops will cover the following themes:


  • Planning the biophilic city
  • Designing restorative landscapes 
  • Well buildings
  • The biophilic workplace
  • Designing healing spaces
  • Biophilic learning spaces


Participate and activate your part in this process. Become part of the drive to turn the commonplace into the exceptional place. 


For more details please see:



or contact Benz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.