ICON-LA 2019 Announcement

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Landscape architecture:
“Towards Sustainable Urban Environment,
Water Landscapes in the Time of Globalization”

7 June 2019

St.-Petersburg, Russia

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This international scientific conference in landscape architecture in St.-Petersburg, Russia, is devoted to the urban water landscapes in the time of globalisation. The questions which will be discussed range from the influence of densification and related urban problems to water landscapes, consequences of climate change on coastal urban ecosystems, design of sustainable waterfronts, restoration and conservation of urban rivers, lakes, streams and marine ecosystems.

We call upon international 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 urban water landscapes.

This will be number 13 in a series of very successful conferences in landscape architecture organised in St. Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia. Over the years, these conferences have attracted established names within the international academic community and landscape architecture profession.

St. Petersburg is particularly known for its historic water landscapes and it’s often called as the Venice of the North. There are also quite a lot of good examples related to protection of urban environments from flooding such as St. Petersburg Dam as well as interesting recent waterfront restoration projects.

The format of this year is different from all previous conferences. It will be one full day of oral presentations and discussions which will take place in Saint-Petersburg State Forest Technical University

There will be also an opportunity for the extra day of the excursion to see famous historic parks and gardens of St. Petersburg.

🔴 ICON-LA 2019 Registration Fee

200 EUR  – for foreign  participants

10 000 RUB – for Russian participants

The student conference fee is 100 EUR – for foreign and 5 000 RUB for Russian students

🔴 Time and Place: 7 June 2019, St. Petersburg

🔴 Preliminary Programme (final programme will be set in April 2019)

🗓 7 June

🔴 Call for Abstracts
Participants are invited to submit abstracts related to the main topic of the conference.

🔴 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 deadline for abstract submission has been postponed to 30 April 2019.   (⚡UPDATED)

Reviewed and edited abstracts will be published electronically (USB memory stick) and will available during conference registration.

🔴 Publication in peer-reviewed journal (Scopus)

After the conference the selected papers could be submitted for the publication in a special issue of Sustainability journal (Scopus impact factor 2.075). The due for papers will be around 1 October 2019.

If you wish to send your abstract, please send an email to:

🔴 Excursions and cultural programme:
Visits to city’s historic landscapes will be offered as an additional activity of the conference. The conference will provide the guide. Participants will have to cover a transportation (public transport) and lunch.

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 and can be booked via website.

🔴 Conference proceedings

Reviewed and edited abstracts will be published electronically (USB memory stick) and will available during conference registration.


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

🔴 Organising Committee:

St. Petersburg Forest Technical University
Faculty of Landscape Architecture
Irina Melnichuk
Alexander Kryukovskiy
Victor Smertin
Anna Bubnova

🔴 Scientific Committee:

University of Western Australia
Maria Ignatieva

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Tuula Eriksson
Per Berg

St. Petersburg State Forest Technical University
Irina Melnichuk

Mailing address and telephone:
Institutski Pereulok, 5 FTU
194021, St.-Petersburg, Russia
Tel. +7-812-670-93-88