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

 

Call for Papers - 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.

We therefore invite conference presentations relating to education in landscape in general (UNISCAPE and other landscape networks) and education in landscape architecture in particular (ECLAS). These include paper presentations, organized plenary sessions, organized workshops and posters associated with education. Submissions will present reflections and experiences on education regarding three main umbrella themes: Curricula, Pedagogy and Research and in the spirit of their subthemes posted below. These subthemes presented as questions are in no way exhaustive, and the scientific committee is open to further suggestions. Nonetheless, presentations should all relate to landscape education whether as a core topic or as reflections on, for example, how can particular research or practice contribute or be influenced to/by education.

Download Full Conference Call and Submission Details with all details on the submission categories.

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

Timeline

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

 

 

ECLAS General Assembly 2018

Ghent, Belgium

Tuesday 11 September 2018

 

 Agenda:

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:

 

http://conference.eclas.org/

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.

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Please download the form from the link below

 
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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:

 

https://www.gre.ac.uk/ach/events/biophilic

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

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