Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 2015 LE:NOTRE Institute Landscape Forum!
The 2015 LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum took place from
21st -25th April 2015 in Bucharest Romania and was organised by Ion
Mincu University and the University of Agonomic Sciences and Veterinary
Medicine together with ASOP and APUR.
Mihai Culescu | ASOP / CC BY
LE:NOTRE Institute Landscape Forum 2015 in Bucharest | Group Photo
110 participants from 21 countries joined the
interactive and interdisciplinary Forum in Romania’s capital and
explored the Colentina chain of lakes under the theme '(Re)Discovering
the Emerald Necklace'.
The event was opened by Sorin Cîmpeanu, the
Romanian Minister of Education. International and local keynote
speakers included Maguelonne Déjeant-Pons from the Council of Europe,
Anca Ginavar from the Romanian
Ministry for Regional Development and Milica Bajic-Brkovic, the current
president of ISOCARP. Subject-specific inputs were given by Irina
Tulbure-Moldovan on the modernist heritage of Bucharest, by Liisa
Tyrväinen from the Finnish Forest Research Centre on
the multiple benefits of peri-urban woodlands and by Giovanni Scudo,
from the Milan Polytecnic on the productive rural fringe.
Once again participants split up in small workshop groups under the four Forum sub-themes:
Urban growth and peri-urban sprawl: the landscape of the peripheries of contemporary cities
Sustainable tourism and recreation:
visions for landscape regeneration through tourism development
Heritage and identities: permanence, patrimony, specificity and dynamics of landscape identities
Rural fringe and productive landscapes: multifunctional rural landscapes and the economic dimension
Side events included a pre-Forum promenade, Phd and Teachers workshops, a
poster session as well as the announcement of the winners of an
international student competition.
The LE:NOTRE Institute would like to thank the
organisers for making this event possible! Workshop participants will
now continue working on the joint Forum publication.
Finally, we are glad to announce the next edition of
the LE:NOTRE Institute Landscape Forum that will take place in Pafos,
Cyprus in 2016! We are looking forward to seeing you there! .
The original LE:NOTRE Projects were co-funded by the European Union's Socrates and Lifelong Learning Programmes.
The LE:NOTRE Institute has been established by ECLAS as foundation under Netherlands Law.