ICON-LA 2017 Announcement


Three pillars of landscape architecture: design, planning and management.
New visions

7-9 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.

 There will be 3 pillars-subthemes: 

  • Landscape design: searching for innovative solutions in a time of challenges
  • Landscape planning: New visions
  • Management and maintenance in landscape architecture: New technologies and solutions

 Time and Place: 7-9 June 2017, St. Petersburg 

Preliminary Programme (final program will be set in April 2017)

 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

Conference fee: there is no fee (REALLY!)

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. +7-812-670-93-88

If you have a common question, please write Email to:
main.iconla (e-mail sign) gmail.com
If you wish to send your abstract, please send Email to:
main.iconla (e-mail sign) gmail.com
Questions about Russian visa, accommodation in StPetersburg send mail to:
main.iconla (e-mail sign) gmail.com

Call for Abstracts (⚡DEADLINE has been changed to 31th of  March 2017)
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).
Conference proceedings based on abstracts will go through a review process and 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) is offered as well.



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