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The LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum
Images: Mihai Culescu, ASOP

The annual Forum has been developed as a new kind of academic meeting, aimed at bringing together landscape specialists from a wide range of backgrounds and providing a ‘hands-on’ opportunity for them to collaborate in the form of a direct encounter with a specific landscape.

The LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum was conceived as a response to the common criticism of almost all landscape conferences, namely that there is never enough time for discussion and that most of the time is spent sitting listening to presentations in seminar rooms. The Forum seeks to answers these charges by placing discussion and collaborative working at the centre of each event, and to organise this around field visits to look at and learn about local landscape issues.

Antalya, on the Turkish Mediterranean coast, was the location of the first Forum in April 2012, followed by Rome in 2013, Sarajevo 2014 and recently in Bucharest. Each event has been organised around four cross-cutting landscape themes:
  • Urban and peri-urban landscapes
  • Rural change
  • Sustainable tourism, and
  • Heritage and identity

During the 4th International Conference of European Schools of Landscape Architecture, LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum, which was held in Bucharest on 20 -25th by the Department of Landscape Architecture, “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism and the Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in Bucharest, Dr. Julia Georgi, Assoc. Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture, Land and Environmental Sciences successfully won the organization of the 5th LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum to be held on 16th – 20th of March 2016 by Neapolis University in Cyprus at the premises of the Coral Beach Hotel & Resort in Pafos.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!