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20 October is celebrated as International Landscape Day of the Council of Europe. The Second International Landscape Day of the Council of Europe seeks to promote “school and university courses which, in the relevant subject areas, address the values attaching to landscapes and the issues raised by their protection, management and planning” (Article 6 of the European Landscape Convention).

The First International Landscape Day of the Council of Europe was inspired by the European Landscape Convention and invited local authorities, in Europe and beyond, to celebrate the landscape as “an essential component of people’s surroundings, an expression of the diversity of their shared cultural and natural heritage, and a foundation of their identity”, and to develop policies. The Council of Europe encourages, in particular, the establishment of procedures for the participation of the general public, local and regional authorities, and other parties with an interest in the definition and implementation of landscape policies, considering that its protection, management and planning “entails rights and responsibilities for everyone.

The European Landscape Convention is the first international treaty to be exclusively concerned with all aspects of landscape: natural, rural, urban and peri-urban. It represents an important contribution to the implementation of the Council of Europe’s objectives. By taking into account the value of landscapes, with their natural and human components, the Council of Europe acknowledges that the landscape is an important part of the quality of life for people everywhere: in degraded areas as well as in areas of high quality, in areas recognised as being of outstanding beauty as well as everyday areas.

The European Landscape Convention of the Council of Europe promotes the protection, management and planning of the landscapes and organises international co-operation on landscape issues.

The convention was adopted on 20 October 2000 in Florence (Italy) and came into force on 1 March 2004 (Council of Europe Treaty Series no. 176). It is open for signature by member states of the Council of Europe and for accession by the European Community and European non-member states.

Activities from our members:


AEP will mark the International Landscape Day on 19 October 2018 at 16.00hrs, at the auditorium of the Casa des vacas theatre (Parque del Retiro) in Madrid. President of the AEP Guillermo Cuadrado Olvera will address the participants together with Eduardo de Miguel Beascoechea, Director in Spain of Global Nature Foundation.

Together with several Schools of Architecture in Spain, AEP is organising activities to celebrate the II International Landscape Day:

-          18 October 2018: The Degree in Landscape Architecture at A Coruña University organizes a Seminar about Landscape Architecture Education. The responsables of the universities that hosts degree programs in LA, AEP, UNISCAPE and some personalities from the public administration will participate in the event.  and poster attached.

From October 19 to 21, the students of MBLandArch (Master Barcelona in Landscape Architecture) will join the “Hackató” action. It will be a crowded event organized by some Schools of Architecture. The students will walk, bike or bus a circuit of 37 km along the Rondas of Barcelona. The purpose is to claim a new use for the roundabouts as public space and green infrastructure. and map attached.



Conference “Historical urban greenery according to changes of beauty principles” 18-20 October 2018

On the occasion of the International Landscape Day of the Council of Europe, Cracow University of Technology, Institute of Landscape Architecture will organise XXV conference in the series of garden art and historical dendrology, VIII international edition “Historical urban greenery according to changes of beauty principles” 18-20 October 2018.

The programme will include a series of events:

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 13.00-16.33

Students’ session (venue: Instytut Botaniki PAN, sala błękitna, ul. Lubicz 46, Kraków)

Friday, 19 October 2018, 09.30-16.15

Conference (venue: International Cultural Center (Międzynarodowe Centrum Kultury), Sala “pod Kruki”, Rynek Główny 25, Kraków)

Saturday, 20 October 2018, 09.00-15.00

Study tour and workshops in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, Lanckorona

These events are organised by Section for the Garden Art and Green Areas of the Institute of Landscape Architecture (Faculty of Architecture of the Cracow University of Technology), together with the Section of Art and Garden Architecture of the Commission for Urban Planning and Architecture (Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow) and W. Szafer Institute of Botanic, Polish Academy of Science. Honorary patronage: Rector of Cracow University of Technology, Prof D.SC.PH.D Jan Kazior, President of Association of Landscape Architecture Piotr Reda and European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

For full programme SAK-Programme-landscape-conference-2018-1.pdf

Conference Programme Committee

  • Full Prof. D.Sc. Ph.D. Arch. Anna Mitkowska
  • Full Prof. D.Sc. Ph.D. Zbigniew Mirek
  • D.Sc. Ph.D. Assoc. Prof.  Albert Fekete
  • Ph.D, Arch, Assoc. Prof. Lyudmila Ruban
  • Full Prof. D.Sc. Ph.D. Arch. Marzanna Jagiełło
  • D.Sc. Ph.D. Arch. Wojciech Brzezowski, prof. PWr.
  • D.Sc. Ph.D. Arch. Zbigniew Myczkowski, prof. PK
  • D.Sc. Ph.D. Arch. Agata Zachariasz, prof. PK
  • D.Sc. Ph.D. Arch. Katarzyna Łakomy, prof. PK
  • Ph.D. Arch. Katarzyna Hodor
  • Ph.D. Arch. Magdalena Rzeszotarska-Pałka


  • conference will be held in English/Polish
  • we provide projector and laptop
  • please prepare a presentation lasting max. 15 MINUTES
  • for the listeners participation in the conference is free; accommodation and self-catering
  • organizers plan to publish materials related to the theme of the conference
  • poster session


Ph.D. Arch. Katarzyna Hodor

D.Sc. Ph.D. Arch.  Katarzyna Łakomy, prof. PK

Ph.D. Arch. Miłosz Zieliński

Msc Katarzyna Fabijanowska

Ph.D. Arch. Wojciech Bobek

Ph.D. Arch. Anna Staniewska


Cracow University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Institute of Landscape Architecture [A-8], Warszawska 24, Kraków 31-15

Tel. 0608-396-220 ;  tel. 12 628 24 64


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The National Conference on the implementation of the European Landscape Convention in Croatia is organised in Zagreb, Croatia on 20 October 2018. The Conference is organised, under the auspices of the Chairmanship of Croatia of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe for the Celebration of the International Landscape Day of the Council of Europe, by the Ministry of Construction and Physical Planning and the Croatian Institute for Spatial Development and the Council of Europe–Secretariat of the European Landscape Convention, Directorate of Democratic Participation, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of  Croatia and the Ministry of the Environment and Energy and the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund of Croatia, within the context of the Work Programme of the European Landscape Convention of the Council of Europe.
For more information and the programme please visit :Integrated approach to Landscape protection


International Landscape Day of Council of Europe marked in Belgrade, Serbia

On the occasion of the International Landscape Day of Council of Europe, 20 October, the exhibition of students’ projects, under the title “Landscape and Education” was organised by the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Forestry, in cooperation with the Ministry for Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia, and with the presence of the representatives of Serbian Association of Landscape Architects. Exhibition puts forward the process of gaining knowledge about planning, design, protection and management of landscapes, with a goal of promotion the higher education programmes dealing with those topics. The intention was to demonstrate the necessity of learning how to read and interpret the values of landscape character in order to deal responsively regarding the landscape protection and planning. Those knowledges represent the significant segment of landscape architecture filed of work, as the profession which still seeks its place in the contemporary society, especially in the developing countries.

Photos by Sandra Mitrović