ICON-LA Announcement


Landscape architecture:
Towards sustainable urban environments
6-7 June 2018

St.-Petersburg, Russia

⚡ UPDATED recently!

This international scientific conference in landscape architecture in St.-Petersburg, Russia, is devoted to the very relevant theme of creating urban environments that are comfortable to live in and at the same time supply a whole range of ecosystem services. We call upon foreign and local landscape architects, the academic community, city administrations and other appropriate stakeholders to share visions and innovative approaches that can help create a new generation of sustainable cities.

This will be number 11 in a series of very successful conferences in landscape architecture organised in St. Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia. Over the years, these have attracted established names within landscape architecture and young landscape artists.
St. Petersburg is particularly known for its historic landscapes and novel solutions in new neighbourhoods and post-industrial landscapes. The format suggested for this year’s conference involves dividing the day between presentations and technical excursions.

🔴 ICON-LA 2018 is FREE of CHARGE to all participants.

🔴 There will be three main sub-themes:

  • Planning sustainable urban landscape
  • Designing comfortable urban environments
  • The role of biodiversity in creation of sustainable urban landscapes.

🔴 Time and Place: 6-7 June 2018, St. Petersburg

🔴 Preliminary Programme (final programme will be set in April 2018)

🗓 6 June

Morning: Opening ceremony and conference presentations.

Afternoon: Technical excursions

🗓 7 June

Morning: Conference presentations. Afternoon: Technical excursions

Evening: Gala dinner

🗓 8 June: Technical excursions in St. Petersburg

🔴 Call for Abstracts
Participants are invited to submit abstracts related to the themes listed above.

🔴 Preparation of Abstracts
Abstracts are required for all presentations, including posters. Each abstract should comprise three parts: Title, Authors (including name of organisation, mailing address and email) and abstract text (maximum 500 words, Times New Roman, 12 pt, left-adjusted, 1,5 line spacing).

👉 The due date for abstracts is 20 March 2018. (⚡UPDATED)
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 also be an option to submit articles in English (which will also go through a double blind peer-review process) for publication in proceedings.

If you wish to send your abstract, please send Email to:

🔴 Excursions and cultural programme:
Visits to historic, industrial and natural landscapes will form part of the technical tours at the conference. An optional pre-conference sightseeing tour of St. Petersburg (e.g. the Hermitage and Russian Museum, other museums, historic parks and the famous palace park complexes of Peterhof, Tsarskoye Selo, Pavlovsk, Oranienbaum and Gatchina) will be available.


If you have a common question, questions about Russian visa, accommodation in St.-Petersburg send mail please write Email to:

🔴 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

🔴 Scientific Committee:

Dr. Maria Ignatieva (SLU, Sweden; UWA, Australia)
Dr. Irina Melnichuk (FTU, Russia)
Dr. Per Berg (SLU, Sweden)
Tuula Eriksson (SLU, Sweden)

Mailing address and telephone:

Institutski Pereulok, 5 FTU
194021, St.-Petersburg, Russia
Tel. +7-812-670-93-88


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