ICON LA International Conference

3 days St Petersburg, Russia

icon-la-logoThe three pillars of landscape architecture: Design, planning and management. New visions 

7 June ‐9 June 2017 St. Petersburg (Russia)

This international scientific conference in landscape architecture in St. Petersburg, Russia is dedicated to the three main “pillars” of landscape architecture (design, planning and management). We call upon landscape architects, city authorities, other appropriate stakeholders and researchers to share their visions and innovative approaches in landscape architecture.

This conference will mark a jubilee. Ten years ago, in 2007, St. Petersburg hosted international landscape architecture delegates for the first time, to share ideas about globalisation. Landscape architecture has leaped forward in the past decade and now it is time to share our wisdom again and to discuss how we can make our landscapes better in a time of great challenges.

St. Petersburg is famous for its historic landscapes and its novel solutions for neighbourhoods and post-industrial landscapes. The suggested format for this year’s conference will include a half day of presentations and a half day of technical excursions.

In 2017, the Botanic Garden of St. Petersburg State Forest Technical University will celebrate its 190th anniversary and a special session dedicated to this jubilee will be held at the university.

This year, international and local PhD and Master’s students will have a unique opportunity to share the results of their projects and studies in a special session.

This year’s conference is FREE of CHARGE to all participants.

There will be three subthemes, reflecting the three pillars:
• Landscape design: Searching for innovative solutions in a time of great challenges
• Landscape planning: New visions
• Management and maintenance in landscape architecture: New technologies and solutions Time and Place:

Preliminary Programme (final programme will be set in April 2016)
7 June: Morning: Opening ceremony and conference presentations Afternoon: Technical excursions
8 June: Morning: Conference presentations Afternoon: Technical excursions Evening: Gala dinner
9 June: Technical excursions in St. Petersburg

Organising Committee
Russian Federation
Administration of St. Petersburg - Larisa Kanunnikova
St. Petersburg Forest Technical University Faculty of Landscape Architecture - Irina Melnichuk, Alexandr Krukovsky, Victor Smertin, Julia Sevrugova
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences  - Maria Ignatieva, Tuula Eriksson, Per Berg

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

Call for Abstracts
Participants are invited to submit abstracts related to the sub-themes listed 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 address) and Abstract (maximum 500 words), all Times New Roman, 12 pt and left margin adjusted.
The due date for abstracts is 31 March 2017.

Conference proceedings based on abstracts (which will go through a double-blind peer-review process) will be published in English and Russian at the time of the conference. There will be also an option to submit full articles in English (which will also go through a double blind peer-review process) for publication in conference proceedings.

Excursions and cultural programme
Visits to historic, industrial and natural landscapes will form part of the technical tours within the conference. Optional pre-conference sightseeing tours in St. Petersburg (e.g. the Hermitage and Russian Museum, other Museums, historic parks of St. Petersburg and the famous palace-park complexes of Peterhof, Tsarskoye Selo, Pavlovsk, Oranienbaum and Gatchina) will also be available.