ICON-LA International Conference: Deadline for abstracts 1 March 2016

ICON LA International Conference
8 June‐9 June 2016
St. Petersburg (Russia)


Open urban space and landscape architecture: searching for new solutions

The main objective of this international scientific conference is to raise the attention and awareness among landscape architects, city administrations and other appropriate stakeholders, as well as researchers about design, planning and social aspects of different open urban spaces.  St. Petersburg is especially known for its historic landscapes as well as new solutions in new neighborhoods and post-industrial landscapes.  This year conference suggests a new format with one day of conference presentations and a day of technical excursions.

There will be 2 subthemes during the conference:

·         Urban open spaces in historic cities: searching for innovative solutions

·         Urban spaces in modern cities: design, planning, social and ecological aspects


Time and Place: 8-9 June 2016, St. Petersburg

Preliminary Programme (final program will be set in April 2016)
7 June: Pre-conference tour and international students ECLAS seminar
8 June: Conference Day in St. Petersburg: first part of the day-conference opening and presentations; second part-conference excursion
9 June: Technical excursions in St. Petersburg
10 June: Post conference tour to Valaam Island in Ladoga Lake (optional, special arrangement with a boat can be provided). THE COST OF VALAAM TRIP is not included in the conference fee.

Conference fee: there is no fee this time                  




If you have a common question (accommodation, visa, venue etc), please write Email to: main.iconla@gmail.com
If you wish to send your abstract, please send Email to: main.iconla@gmail.com


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 comprise 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).
The due date for abstracts is the 1st of March 2016.

Conference proceedings based on abstracts (which will go through a double-blind review process) will be published in English.

Excursions and cultural programme:
Visits to 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 and Historic Parks) are offered as well.

Organising Committee:

Russian Federation
Administration of St. Petersburg
Larisa Kanunnikova

St. Petersburg Forest Technical University
Faculty of Landscape Architecture
Irina Melnichuk
Victor Smertin

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Maria Ignatieva
Tuula Eriksson
Per Berg


Post Mailing Address and telephone:
Institutski Pereulok, 5  FTA
194021, St.-Petersburg, Russia
Tel. +7-812-550-02-53, Fax: +7-812-550-08-15