Announcement Landscape Forum 2017:

Landscape Forum, 16th-20th May 2017 in Freising-Weihenstephan: 

Landscape Forum 2017 - Inclusive Landscapes

In May 2017 the Landscape Forum will take place in Freising-Weihenstephan, with the topic Inclusive Landscapes. The Landscape Forum will be hosted by our Chair, in cooperation with the Department of Landscape Architecture (HSWT), and the LE:NOTRE Institute. 

The forums topic is Inclusive Landscapes in the Region of Munich:

  • Inclusive Landscapes are accessible for everyone. They offer space for collaborative, socially inclusive processes, social participation and interaction for all kinds of people, thus contributing to equity and environmental justice.

  • As a planning and design concept Inclusive Landscapes incorporate the knowledge and needs of everyone and balance the interests of different stakeholders. The idea is to consider in particular those groups that have serious difficulties in accessing information and articulating their interests, such as extremely poor, homeless, unemployed, migrants and ethnic minorities.

  • The concept of Inclusive Landscapes can be applied to any kind of landscape – such as urban, rural, tourism or heritage landscapes.

  • This forum will exemplify this concept in the region of Munich North. The offered planning solutions about Inclusive Landscapes are transferable to other metropolitan areas across Europe.

The topic will be explored by workshops, excursions, lectures and discussions during four main forum days within four focal themes (Heritage and identities, Sustainable tourism and recreation, Urban growth and peri-urban sprawl, Rural fringe and productive landscapes) and two cross-cutting themes (Governance, Landscape Perception). 

The LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum provides an opportunity to interact creatively with colleagues from a range of landscape disciplines in informal workshop and field visit settings. The aim is to create stimulating environment to promote the generation of both new teaching ideas and projects, for research and for collaboration between theory and practice. To date, the forum has been organized five times: Antalya (2012), Rome (2013), Sarajevo (2014), Bucharest (2015), Pafos/Cyprus (2016).

More Information you will find in the upcoming months at the conference website:


On the 17th of May a Keynote Session will introduce the concept of inclusive landscapes from various disciplinary perspectives:

1) Introduction to the Concept of Landscape from the human and social perspective.
Prof. Dr. Dr. Olaf Kühne, expert of social constructivism in landscape research, University of Tübingen, Department of Geosciences

2) Introduction to the Concept of Environmental Justice from the perspective of ethics and health.
Prof. Dr. Claudia Hornberg, Chair of German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU), University of Bielefeld, Faculty of Health Science

3) Introduction to the Concept of Social Inclusion from the perspective of political science.
Dr. Jan-Hendrik Kamlage, Institute for advanced study in the humanities (KWI), Essen

4) Introduction to Transdisciplinary Concepts and Methods from the perspective of social ecology.
PD Dr. Diana Hummel, Executive board member of the Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE), Frankfurt

5) Moderated discussion: How can we plan inclusive landscapes?
 Moderator: N.N.