The Annual Romanian Landscape Architect Association Conference – AsoP:  Natural Connections. A New Urban Culture? 10 - 11 December 2020, Timișoara

The Annual Romanian Landscape Architect Association Conference – AsoP:  Natural Connections. A New Urban Culture? 10 - 11 December 2020, Timișoara


This year, the Romanian Landscape Architect Association - AsoP will host the third edition of the annual conference, entitled Natural connections. A new urban culture? The event will be held online 10-11 December 2020 with live-feed from Timișoara.

The conference is organized by the Romanian Landscape Architect Association - AsoP, together with its regional branches – AsoP North-West, AsoP West and AsoP Bucharest-Ilfov, in partnership with E-Distribuție companies, Timișoara City Hall, European Region of International Federation of Landscape Architects - IFLA Europe, the Romanian Order of Architects Timiș – OAR Timiș, Timișoara Architecture Biennial – BETA and The Romanian Arboriculture Association – ARA.

This year’s topic – Natural connections. A new urban culture? – is closely tied to how we negotiate the natural environment in the built infrastructure, part of a present philosophy that aims to leave positive footprints on our living environment. The numerous environmental problems facing Romania (which is by no means alone in this unenviable position) are the subject of more and more debates, both at a national level and at a European level (European Commission), where particular emphasis is placed on
the human impact on the living environment, and as such, the increasingly limited access to quality environmental infrastructure.

Accordingly, initiatives such as sustainable land use policies (Urban Greening Plan, Greenification), ecological infrastructure and wildlife corridor restoration and the appearance of bio-cities, eco-neighborhoods, urban forests, community gardens and urban farms, are increasingly present in strategies that many cities adopt to enhance the quality of life.

The conference program includes four debate sessions:

(1) Urban visions for developing, protecting and managing landscapes

(2) Ecosystemic services in landscape projects

(3) Landscape heritage

(4) Initiatives, experiments and best practice

This conference brings together scientists, professionals and artists, representatives from the public administration, the private sector and NGOs, who, by virtue of their trade, are both competent and responsible for managing nature in the urban environment.

The Romanian Landscape Architecture Association – AsoP is a single national body, non-governmental, apolitical and independent, founded in December 2004, which was brought into existence by the necessity of supporting landscape architects in their work, supporting landscape architecture as means to enhancing the quality of life and also as a form of art, and not least to promote the principles set forth by the European Landscape Convention (Florence 2000), ratified in our country by Law no. 451/2002. As a representative of the European professional organization, – European Region of International Federation of Landscape Architects - IFLA Europe– our association seeks to develop a lasting living environment, as well as protecting and preserving the historic, cultural and natural heritage.

Point of contact:

peis. dr. Raluca R. Rusu,Vice president Romanian Landscape Architect Association – AsoP

asopvest@gmail.com

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