From September 11-14, 2016, the international community of landscape architecture meets in Rapperswil for this year's ECLAS Conference ( The event, held for the first time in Switzerland, provides a forum for discussion and multi-national idea exchange between landscape architecture professionals from over 30 countries.

There are still a few places left to participate in the conference and conference registration is open until August 19.

Please register here:

At this year's ECLAS Conference the theme focuses on bridging gaps: disciplinary divides between landscape architecture, architecture, and planning, between linguistic and cultural differences of western and German-speaking Switzerland as well as other countries, between diverging focuses of science and practice, and finally between teaching and research.
The following keynote speakers will present at the conference: well-known Swiss landscape architect Paolo Bürgi, Professor Chris Reed of Cambridge, Professor Jörg Rekittke from Melbourne and Dr Matthias Stremlow from the Federal Office for the Environment. 120 presentations, in parallel sessions, from presenters from 30 countries will focus on the themes Landscape Design, Landscape Planning, and especially interesting and new this year are two additional themes, Construction / IT and Planting Design. The programme is available here:

The event will be kicked off with a Doctoral Colloquium on September 11, the two conference days follow on September 12 and 13. The program is complemented by a poster session, a trip to the ENEA Tree Museum and a network dinner. On September 14, excursions to Zurich and the surrounding area, as well as to eastern Switzerland take place.