Fifth International Cultural Landscape Conference

The Iranian Society of Landscape Professions (ISLAP)  and IFLA-APR  welcome you to the Fifth International Cultural Landscape Conference, which will be held in TEHRAN, IRAN during November 17-18, 2014. The main theme for the congress is “Urban Cultural Landscape: Past, Present, Future”. This event provides an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of current research, knowledge and practical experience among scientists, decision-makers and practitioners, worldwide. 

Please find more information about abstracts submission and online registration on the conference website:  

Historic Urban Landscape (HUL)
Contemporary Urban Cultural Landscape 
Future Urban Cultural Landscape
– Identification, Protection, Restoration, and Integration of Heritage Cultural Landscapes into the Future of Cities
– Tangible and Intangible Values
– Collective Memories 
– Genius Loci
– Socio-Economic Impacts
– UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape
– Employing the HUL Tool Groups:  
    1. Community Engagement
    2. Knowledge and Planning
    3. Regulatory Systems
    4. Financial Tools
– Urban Cultural Landscapes as an Umbrella to Drive Sustainability 
– Urban Development Transformation Challenges 
– Integration of Urban Heritage Assets with Future City Growth
– Globalization and Pressure for Increased Homogeneity
– Cultural Diversity and Creativity as an Engine for Vitality
– Urban Interventions Management
– Managing and Innovating for Quality of Daily Life and Tourist Visits
– Innovative Management Approaches 
– Climate Change Impacts
– Disaster Impact Management
– Infrastructure Planning

We look forward to the scientific exchange, and the profile you will bring to this Conference.
Mohammad Motallebi
Official Delegate to IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects)
Member of LE:Notre Institute – Member of FUNCI



Second call for abstracts – we invite submissions from both practice and research. Deadline March 17 th to
Conference: World in Denmark 2014 Copenhagen 12th -14th June 2014

“Super Danish”, “New Nordic”, and “Scandinavian welfare design” are among numerous seductive names that coin planning and architecture practices from the north these years. Landscape architects and urban designers from Denmark and the other Nordic countries have increasingly become exporters of design solutions to places like Beijing, New York and Christchurch, while Copenhagen repeatedly re­ceives awards for its liveability. However, looking beyond the immediate branding effect, what themes and values, methods and challenges are current in Nordic urban space design and planning in these years?

The issue goes beyond Denmark and the Nordic countries. It concerns what it means to intervene in cities and landscapes in a global era. How do general ideas about improving cities migrate and mutate, synergize and conflict in the encounter with specific contexts? What are the potentials and loss­es of producing traditions – such as the Danish or Nordic – in open space design and planning?

Keynote speakers: Kongjian Yu Turenscape and GSD Harvard (CN). Jan Gehl (DK). Jenny Osuldsen Snøhetta (NO). Belinda Tato Ecosistema Urbano (ES). Moderator: Paola Viganò l’Università Iuav di Venezia (IT).

See call at . After the conference there will be a call for full papers to be published in Nordisk Arkitekturforskning/Nordic Journal of Architectural Research.

Organized by the Research Group of Landscape Architecture and –Urbanism, University of Copenhagen

Illustration by

Signe Sophie Bøggild
Research Assistant, Art historian,, MA

University of Copenhagen
Division of Landscape Architecture and Planning
Research Group of Landscape Architecture and -Urbanism