Barcelona 2014 Biennial of Landscape Architecture









From European to Internacional Biennial of Landscape Architecture

Since its first edition, the European Landscape Biennial has expressed its desire to intently study and discuss landscape interventions, as much from the perspective of landscape architecture as from other disciplines that are linked to its study and evolution.

The Biennial has been consolidated on a European scale in its seven previous editions—“Remaking Landscapes” (1999), “Gardens in Arms” (2001), “Only with Nature” (2003), “Landscape: a Product / a Production” (2006)— Storm & stress (2008) , “Liquid Landscape” (2010) and “Biennial versus Biennial” (2012) . However, by the hand of its international Rosa Barba landscape prize, this edition will broaden its scope to worl wide contemporary international landscapes architecture.

Barcelona will open itself to international landscape architecture in a symposium adapted to contemporary circumstances. This symposium will last three days and will include talks, presentations by those finalists competing for the Rosa Barba Landscape Prize, papers, roundtable discussions, exhibitions and samples from which we will be able to track and discuss the evolution of landscape architecture world wide.

8th Barcelona Landscape Biennial: A landscape for you

Due to our circumstances most territorial and cultural disciplines are ranging from anxiety and emergence. Thus, the VIII Biennial of Landscape Barcelona claims to be both a catalyst for doubt and a driver to illusions and changes in the field of Landscape Architecture.

The announcing of this year’s event suggests  interest in discovering new ways of action, while exploring inhospitable areas and guiding discussion towards  rethinking old certainties and  providing new sensitivities certitudes. A landscape for you wants to be present at the discussion of what should be the landscape design and planning nowadays , aiming to provide a plausible (and exciting) future.

Consequently, the biennial has reviewed scope and formats, formulas, concepts and professional practice objectives while watching herself critically as the main living platform for European and  International Landscape Architecture movements.

Rosa Barba Landscape Prize.

The Rosa Barba Landscape Prize, sponsored by Banc de Sabadell,  will be announced within the framework of the 8th Barcelona  Landscape Biennial which will take place on the 25, 26 and 27th September 2014 in Barcelona.

The Rosa Barba Landscape Prize is opened to all kinds of landscape projects and planning created in Europe from 2009 to 2014. Deadline for presenting project’s documentation is April 11th , 2014.

There is a sole AWARD, which has an economic value of 15.000 euros. It will not be declared void under any circumstances. The Prizewinner and the finalists will be presented during the symposium.

The projects selected by an International Jury will be published in the 8th Landscape Biennial Catalogue and exposed in the Rosa Barba Prize exhibition.

To participate, fill out the on – line registration form at

Deadline for Presenting project documentation on –line is 11th April 2014.

Sara Bartumeus, architect and Professor in the Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture at the DUOT (UPC).
Jordi Bellmunt, architect and Director of the Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture at the DUOT (UPC).
Marina Cervera Alonso de Medina, architect and Landscape Architect,Secretary General, IFLA Europe.
Maria Goula, doctor of Architecture and Director of the Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture at the ETSAB.
Alfred Fernández de la Reguera, architect and ex-member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Friends of the UPC.
Jordi Sardà, doctor of Architecture and Professor in the Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture at the DUOT.
Anna Zahonero, biologist and  and Professor in the Master’s Program in Landscape Architecture at the DUOT.

Information and  Contacts

Marina Cervera, architect  and landscape architect.
Plaça nova 5, 2a planta
08002 Barcelona / Spain
Phone: +34.93.552.08.42/ +34.93.306.78.00 (ext. 352);;






Launch : The Quebec Association of Landscape Architects Annual Congress, 2014

TOURISM + LANDSCAPE:  Acknowledge, preserve and increase the touristic value of landscapes

Montreal, January 27, 2014 – The Quebec Association of Landscape Architects (AAPQ) is launching its program and registration for the Annual Congress in Montreal April 4-5.

Landscape architects are at the forefront of the growth of tourism in Quebec.   Their mandate is distinguished by their efficiency in analysing territory, skill at unveiling the potential and attraction of our regions, as well as by their ability to rally numerous skills focused on a joint vision. Through their leadership and creativity, the landscape architect upholds the continual flourishing of the tourist industry.

“It’s time to pay closer attention to how landscape architects play a significant role in the Quebec tourism industry.  Conference speakers and panel experts from here and abroad will present new views, trends and outlooks, inspiring projects and scientific research that will fuel discussion and insight throughout the event.”, declared Benjamin Laplatte, General Director of the AAPQ.

In a context where politics, planning and programs in tourism are dependent on the know-how of this profession, landscape architecture will benefit from being better known.  The AAPQ 2014 Congress aims to reflect on how the landscape architect richly inputs tourism projects development, as well as creating a platform to exchange and collaborate with those concerned and aware of the potential of Quebec landscapes.

Program 2014 – Preliminaries

The Congress programme is divided is seven subjects.  The Congress theme is DESTINATION LANDSCAPE:  TO REVEAL THE TOURISTIC POTENTIAL OF UNKNOWN PLACES with a major conference presented by the City of Montreal and one representing a firm who has worked on post industrial landscapes that have preserved their memory and uniqueness.   The second theme is PERSPECTIVES: TO GIVE VALUE TO THE IDENTITY FACTORS OF URBAIN CONGLOMERATIONS, with two conferences given by international organizations and firms with an expertise in landscape, and who have helped the identity and attractiveness of major cities.   Following the themes, the panel COMPANIONS OF LANDSCAPE: THE STAKEHOLDERS OF TOURISM will offer a vast panorama of various stakeholders from public, private and associative arenas linked to tourism and landscape. Finally, QUEBEC POST CARDS will present a dozen projects from designers, artists, municipal officials, festival directors and tourism promoters who, by their creative approach, have created a quality tourism product.

The second day of the congress will start off with a focus on cities through LANDSCAPE – SIGNATURE, to discover the notion of urban marketing by means of non-conventional solutions.  We will then move on to GREAT EXPLORERS to look at vast regional areas.   The day will close with MISSION: POSSIBLE, a surprise workshop featuring one of the biggest stakes (OR STAKEHOLDERS?) of the hour…promising to be a blast.

The AAPQ’s mission is to promote, create and maximize the value of both natural and manmade environments, to create healthy and pleasant living spaces that are functional and esthetic, while aiming to satisfy the needs of the population in a way that reflect ecological standards.  Its main objective is to insure the protection and the security of the public, by regulating the profession of its members, as well as to promote it and make it stand out.

To consult the preliminary program of the activities and to register:

Relations avec les médias : Katerine Boisclair
514 990-7731 / 819-877-5481
Source : Olivier Lapierre
514 583-3868



18th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium – Call for Papers: “Heritage and Landscape as Human Values”

10 – 14 November 2014, Florence, Italy

Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2014 – Extended deadline: 10 February 2014

The Scientific Symposium which will take place in Florence (Italy) on the occasion of the 18th ICOMOS General Assembly, from 10 to 14 November 2014, will explore the theme “Heritage and Landscape as Human Values” as briefly illustrated below, according to five sub-themes:

Theme 1: Sharing and experiencing the identity of communities through tourism and interpretation
Theme 2: Landscape as cultural habitat
Theme 3: Sustainability through traditional knowledge
Theme 4: Community-driven conservation and local empowerment
Theme 5: Emerging tools for conservation practice

The Symposium will be open to the public. The papers, among which selected presentations of 20 minutes each and brief interventions of 10 minutes, will form the scientific basis of the Symposium, and will feed into the discussions and resulting recommendations.

Full information here: GA2014_Callforpapers_EN_20131031GJ and GA2014_Callforpapers_FR_20131031GJ

VIII:th ICON LA International Conference


VIII:th ICON LA International Conference
10 June‐13 June 2014, St. Petersburg (Russia)

“Restoration, reconstruction and development of cultural, industrial and natural landscapes”

The main objective of this international scientific conference is to raise the attention and awareness among scientists, urban planners, ecologists, professional landscape architects, city administrations and other appropriate stakeholders, about restoration, reconstruction and development of cultural, industrial, post-industrial and natural landscapes.

St. Petersburg is especially known for its tremendous works on restoration and renovation of historic landscapes: parks and gardens and urban fabric.  Global trends touched also industrial areas of the city.  There are quite a few examples of redesigning industrial buildings and creating new industrial parks. The “Venice of the North” is invited as participants to share their vision and experiences in restoration and reconstruction of landscapes.

This year conference suggested a new format with a lot of site visits and unique pre and post conference excursions to Island Valaam with famous restored Monastery.

There will be 3 subthemes during the conference:

  •  Restoration, reconstruction and development of cultural and historical landscapes
  • Restoration, reconstruction and development of industrial and post-industrial landscapes
  • Restoration, reconstruction and development of natural landscapes

Preliminary Programme
(final program will be sent out in March 2014)

10 June 10- Pre-conference tour and international students ECLAS seminar
11 June Conference Day in St. Petersburg: first part of the day-conference opening and presentations; second part-conference excursion
12 June Conference Day in St. Petersburg: first part of the day-conference presentations; second part-conference excursion
13 June Technical excursion in St. Petersburg
14 June Post conference tour to Vallaam Island in Ladoga Lake (optional, special arrangement with a boat can be provided).

Please note: THE COST OF VALAAM TRIP is not included in the conference fee.

The programme will be published on our  site, please visit for more information.

ABSTRACTS: Please visit the conference site for more information.

Call for Abstracts
Participants are invited to submit abstracts related to themes as announced above.

Preparation of Abstracts
Abstracts are required for all presentations, including posters.
The abstract should include three parts (Title, Authors (including name of organisation, mailing address and email), and Abstract), maximum 500 words (Times New Roman, 12 pt and left adjusted). Abstract file must be in *.doc or *.rtf formatted (not OpenOffice and not *.docx). Please, attach all used images (maximum 3) as separated *.emf, *.tiff or *.jpg files (without compression) named according to the text with desired printing size in 300 dpi resolution. Not suitable images will not be included in conference proceedings.

The due date for abstracts is 1 April 2014.

Conference proceedings based on abstracts will go through a review process and will be published in English. Selected full papers are invited for publication post-conference in peer-review journals.

Presentation requirements
Participants are invited to submit abstracts related to themes as announced.
All participants included to the program with an oral presentation should send the presentation to the organizing committee.

  • Presentation files must be saved in PowerPoint (*.ppt, *.pptx) or Adobe PDF (*.pdf) formats.
  • Format page — landscape 16:9.
  • Multimedia content must be embedded to the presentation file (please note, no external references), all bitmap images must be pre-optimized, or compressed in the presentation editor for the smooth performance and fast slides relay.
  • Slide switching — manual.
  • PDF presets: defalt full screen, page fit scale and single page display

The registration fee is 250 Euro for 3 days which includes:

  • coffee breaks
  • lunches
  • a copy of the conference proceedings.

EXCURSIONS and cultural programme
Visits to reconstructed historic, industrial and natural landscapes are part of the technical tours of the conference. Optional pre-conference St. Petersburg sightseeing (e.g. the Hermitage and Russian Museum, other Museums) is offered as well.

Russian Federation
Administration of St. Petersburg
Larisa Kanunikova

St. Petersburg Forest Technical University
Andrey Selikhovkin, the Rector

Faculty of Landscape Architecture
Irina Melnichuk
Victor Smertin
Kiril Pimenov

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Maria Ignatieva
Tuula Eriksson
Per Berg

Co-organizer (student workshop): ECLAS:

Post Mailing Address and telephone:
Institutski Pereulok, 5  FTA
194021, St.-Petersburg, Russia
Tel. +7-812-670-93-88, +7-812-670-92-54


If you have a common question, please write Email to:
If you wish to send your abstract, please send Email to:
Questions about Russian visa, accommodation in St-Petersburg, send an e-mail to:

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Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

April 12-13, 2013, Amherts, MA

The Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning is held every three years to bring together experts who are influencing landscape planning, policy making and greenway planning from the local to international level. It is intended to highlight recent trends and expand the literature about landscape and greenway planning. The aim is to explore how landscape architects and planners from different countries have approached greenway planning and to understand how greenways have been tailored to each county’s unique geographical, cultural, and political circumstances.
Call for Abstracts
The program committee invites you to contribute original, unpublished papers focusing on one of the conference topics to the Fábos International Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning. Please submit extended abstracts (max 2 pages / min 500 words) online via the conference web-based submission system. Abstracts submitted as a PDF will be accepted until November 16, 2012. All papers and presentations at the conference will be in English. The conference will be held in Amherst, MA on the University of Massachusetts campus. The conference proceedings will be published in digital form in April 2013.
For questions or comments, please contact Rory Fitzgerald at