In 2009 Madara acquired Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture and in 2014 – Doctor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture. Assistant Professor at the Department of Landscape Architecture and Planning, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies. Field of research since 2007: sacral landscape, cultural landscape and its elements, landscape sociology, teaching methods in landscape architecture field. In addition, in scientific research and scientific papers is paid attention to new teaching methods and new methods used in landscape architecture projects. Some of latest publications reflects range of scientific interests – “Cooperation enhancing methods in process of large territory landscape planning by a group of students”; “Aspects of rural landscape planning related to abandoned places and objects”; “Rural-urban interaction inclusion in ongoing Latvia regional reform”; “Landscape sociology as developing academic discipline”.
Since 2012, lecturer of the Centre of Lifelong Education professional course “Garden and Landscape Architecture”, as well as participates by consulting in the writing of course papers for several students. Since 2013, the Member of the Board of LAAB (Latvia Association of Landscape Architecture).
Work with the students as well working as landscape architect gives energy for self-improvement. In new study program I am teaching such study courses as Landscape in focus,
Multidisciplinary landscape, theory in landscape architecture, Digital tools in landscape architecture, and also involved in several project study courses. As landscape architect Madara has been involved in several research and technical planning of historical parks – Grīziņkalns, Ziedoņdārzs, Ķemeru park.
1. Markova, M., Ņitavska N. (2022).
Cooperation enhancing methods in process of large territory landscape planning by a group of students. Scales of change : ECLAS conference, electronicbversion: book of abstracts, Ljubljana, Slovenia. ID 4, 96.lpp. ISBN 9789616379656.
2. Markova, M. (2021). Aspects of rural landscape planning related to abandoned places and objects. Landscape Architecture and Art. Vol. 19, No.19, p. 131-139.
3. Ņitavska N., Skujane. D., Markova M. (2021). Enhancing ecological, functional, social and aesthetic quality of street green space by planning green pockets. 6th World Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering Architecture Urban Planning Symposium: abstract book, Prague, Czech Republic, 310.lpp
5. Markova M. (2019). Rural-urban interaction inclusion in ongoing Latvia regional reform. Landscape Architecture and Art. Vol. 15, No.15, 83.-89.lpp ISSN 2255–8640.
6. Markova M., (2019). Landscape sociology as developing academic discipline. Landscape Architecture and Art. Vol. 14,
No.14, p. 95-101.
• Researcher – “Implementation of River
Basin Management Plans of Latvia towards good surface water status” (LIFE02)
• Researcher – cross border project
“Water driven rural development in the Baltic Sea Region
(WATERDRIVE)” (Nr. R094 WATERDRIVE)
• Expert - Interreg Latvia-Lithuania
cross border cooperation program 2014-2020 project «Innovative brownfield
regeneration for sustainable development of cross-border regions» (BrownReg,
• Markova, M. (2022) 2022 IFLA Europe
General Assembly “Boldness & Beauty”, Pecha Kucha Presentation and
Abstract, Latvian Association of Landscape Architects, (14-16.10.2022, Finland)
• Markova, M., Ņitavska N. (2022).
ECLAS conference “Scales of change”: Cooperation enhancing methods in process
of large territory landscape planning by a group of students. (12.-14.09.2022.
• Ņitavska, N., Markova, M., Skujāne D.
IFLA (The International Federation of Landscape Architects) “World
Congress 2019”: Student involvement in innovative approach of brownfield
revitalization. (18.- 20.09.2019. Norway) Poster.
• Ņitavska, N., Markova, M., Skujāne D.
ECLAS Conference 2019 “Lessons from the Past – Visions for the
Future”: Reorganisation of landscape architecture and planning education
in Latvia. (15.- 18.09.2019. Norway) Presentation.
• Member of the Board of Latvian
association of landscape architects (2013-2019) (2022-)