XXVIII Conference in the series of garden art and historical dendrology: “Climate change and current challenges for landscapes and cultural heritage” 28-29 October 2021

XXVIII Conference in the series of garden art and historical dendrology: “Climate change and current challenges for landscapes and cultural heritage” 28-29 October 2021

IFLA Europe is delighted to support the XXVIII Conference in the series of garden art and historical dendrology “Climate change and current challenges for landscapes and cultural heritage” 28-29 October 2021!

The Conference is organised by Chair of Landscape Architecture Faculty of Architecture Cracow University of Technology, Section of Art and Garden Architecture of the Commission of Urban Planning and Architecture of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow and Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Institute of Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Garden Art, Hungary.

The aim of the Conference will be to undertake an important discussion related to the climate change taking place in the world, with the identification of current problems and challenges in maintaining and preserving the cultural heritage of cities, villages and open spaces. Raising this issue may significantly increase the awareness of the benefits associated with the protection of historical heritage and the vulnerability and hazard for these monuments.

Cultural heritage, which will be the main topic of research, is defined as: tangible and intangible. The conference will focus on the first of these groups, which includes: cultural landscapes, historical buildings and gardens, archaeological sites, historical sites. It is worth noting that it plays an important role in economic, tourist and
recreational development, bringing significant benefits at the social, environmental and economic level. It will be the third conference in the series raising the topic of cultural heritage (2019, 2020, 2021).

Climate change affects regions around the world and is associated with changes in average climate factors as well as extreme weather events (storms, floods, heat waves). Moreover, an additional factor is the development of urban areas, which contributes to lowering the quality of water, increasing the amount of impermeable surfaces, and creating urban heat islands. As the reports of the European Commission, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2019) and ICOMOS
(2019) show, unfavorable phenomena may also threaten the survival of cultural heritage in the future. There are shortcomings in the policy of adaptation to climate change for heritage, shortages of technical guidelines in individual countries, which may contribute to the loss of valuable landscapes in the coming years.

As stated in March 2021 European Cultural Heritage Green Paper “we firmly believe therefore that cultural heritage is a vector for achieving the long-term vision and policy goals of the European Union, including the European Green Deal. Cultural heritage is not just about preserving our past – it is about shaping our future”.

Taking this into account considerations will be undertaken in several thematic groups related to the city, historical gardens, rural areas and other culturally valuable areas. The scale of changes and the increase in risk can be considered both in terms of the impact on architecture, vegetation (new vegetation, loss of native vegetation), as
well as climate changes and their impact on the destruction of forest stands. A separate issue is external factors, including changes in spatial development plans that do not foresee a detrimental impact on the heritage.

The aim of the conference is to present research and exchange experiences on how to increase the resilience of cultural heritage. We plan to close the conference with the panel discussion and preparation of the theses for the “Working Paper on Heritage Landscapes and Gardens facing Green Deal”.

As part of the conference, competition for the best oral presentation and the best poster presented by students and Phd students will be held.

Conference Scientific Organizer: Katarzyna Hodor

The keynote speakers this year will be:
- Dr. Michael Rohde, Director of Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg;
- Dr. Norbert Kühn, from the Institut für Landschaftsarchitektur undUmweltplanung, Fakultät VI Planen Bauen Umwelt, Technische Universität
- Verónica Fabio, Director of the landscape studio, President of the Argentine Center of Landscape Architects and a Member of IFLA, Head Professor of Vegetation II in the Department of Planning and Landscape Design, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism (FADU),
University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and Dr arch. Marta Mirás;
- Mónica Luengo, ICOMOS International Council of Monuments and Sites, Madrid;
- Tony Williams B.A. Nat. Sci. M.L.Arch. M.I.L.I, Principal Landscape Architect Transport Infrastructure Ireland;
dr hab. inż. Szymon Szewrański, Institute of Spatial Management, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Science

For more information please visit https://konferencjaogrodowa.pk.edu.pl/en/1292-2/


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