The Master Thesis of two landscape architects awarded by the Great Helsinki Region.

The Great Helsinki Region has awarded the Master Thesis developed by landscape architect  Leena Holmila (Helsinki Metropolitan Area: Green Infrastructure Plan 2050 link: and the Master Thesis developed by landscape architect Inka Lappalainen (Kivinokka – a cultural landscape in transition link Congratulations Leena and Inka!!!.

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“Aalto University finalist in the Barcelona International Award for Landscape Architecture Programmes”

The programme in Landscape architecture of Aalto University was selected as a finalist at the Barcelona Biennial of Landscape Architecture 2018, held from 25 to 29 September and led by Prof. Juan Jose Galan Vivas. From over 80 applications around the world, only 9 finalist universities were accepted.

For more information on the programme, please click here. For more information on the Biennial and other finalists, please click here. 




10th Annual Architectural Research Symposium in Finland 2018

This year the 10th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research 2018 is organized in Otaniemi, Espoo, by the Department of Architecture at the Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture, in collaboration with the Tampere University of Technology, Department of Architecture and the Oulu School of Architecture.

The overarching topic of the Symposium is Global North – Global Challenges and Local Responses in Contemporary Architecture and there are plenty of thematic areas and participation options to choose from. We invite you all to the two-day symposium on the 26th and 27th October 2018.

For more information on the participation options, symposium timetable, abstract guidelines and the submission of papers, please click here.





Welcome to our Student works exhibition.

It is our pleasure to inform that student works of the “GREEN AREA PLANNING” course-2017 and the “GIS & LANDSCAPE CHARACTERIZATION OF THE UUSIMAA REGION” course is exhibited in the kahvila space of Miestentie 3. The exhibition is scheduled from the 27th of April till the 22nd of May 2018.

Part of this exhibition is included in the Aalto Festival 2018
You are all welcome to visit the exhibition!





Webinar: Periurban Parks – Building Green Infrastructure around Cities

On the occasion of the EU Green Week 2018 Green Cities for a Greener Future, EUROPARC is delivering a webinar on the role of Periurban parks in delivering ecosystem services and improving the livelihoods of citizens in and around cities. This official webinar of the EU Green Week is on the 15th of May at 10:30 CEST (Central Europe Summer Time) for the duration of 1.5 hours. This is open not only to EUROPARC members – but to everyone with an interest in Protected Areas. Participation is free but registration is necessary. To register and for more information please click here.






Image result for uniscape bologna6th International Congress on Mountain and Steep Slope Viticulture

“Heroic viticulture: from grape to wine through sustainability and quality” For the first time, the seat of the International Congress representing small islands, one of the characteristics of heroic viticulture, will be held at La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain from the 26th to 28th April 2018.

For more information on the conference, please click here.






Image result for university bolognaImage result for uniscape bolognaThe 2018 annual meeting of UNISCAPE General Assembly and conference _ Healthy landscapes: green, regeneration, safety _ Call for Papers

This year’s Uniscape General Assembly and conference will be held at Bologna, Italy from the 6th to 8th of June, 2018. Experts in landscape-related disciplines are invited to join this deeply interdisciplinary conference. This aims at exploring the manifold and mutual relationships of the landscape-safety nexus, crosscutting research and practical experiences and policies bridging the landscape and green planning, health, and urban policies fields. The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to 6th, March 2018.

For more information on the conference, important dates and program, please click here.





Success in Climate-KIC Nordic Ideation Day

Our professor Juanjo Galan-Vivas and PhD candidate Felix Bourgeau have been awarded in the Climate-KIC Nordic Ideation day held at Aalto University’s Design Factory on the 31st January 2018. They have received a €10k grant for the project on AELCLIC (Adaptation of European Landscapes to Climate Change). The project idea aims for developing“adaptive tools for a representative sample of the most valuable or significant European Landscapes.”

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The Landscape Observatory of Finland presents its annual report 2017

The European Landscape Convention is a Council of Europe agreement, comprising 38 countries. Landscape Observatories are voluntary projects that follow and support the implementation of the Landscape Convention. The task of the observatory is to promote research, discussion, participation and actions on landscape issues.

To read more about the annual report 2017 in the Aalto news page, click here. 

International cooperation partners of the Landscape Observatory include other European landscape observatories as well as UNISCAPE, the Network of European Universities supporting the implementation of the European Landscape Convention. To find more details on the annual report 2017 of Landscape  Observatory of Finland please click the link to the UNISCAPE frontpage, here.






Landscape Review week_Spring 2017

You are all welcome to attend the final review of the following studios during the Review_Week_spring 2017:

“Exploring SWISSNESS”; 16.5.2017 (10:00-14:30); Harald Herlin Learning Centre, Otaniemi

”Cultural Landscapes: The evolution of landscapes”; 16.5.2017 (14:30-18:00); Lecture room 211, Miestentie 3, Otaniemi

”Sustainable Landscapes: Environmental Impact Assessment of a pulp and paper mill”; 18.5.2017 (13:30-17:00); Lecture room 220, Miestentie 3, Otaniemi









See how green-blue infrastructures and ecosystem services can make Baltic cities more sustainable. Case Studies: Riga and Jelgava (Latvia), Söderhamn and Gävle (Sweden) and Turku (Finland)

WHEN: 8-31 May 2017; WHERE: Social-Café space (Miestentie 3, Otaniemi)







Landscape Observatory of FINLAND

A wide range of Finnish governmental, academic and civil society institutions have created a Consortium to study the constitution of the Landscape Observatory of Finland.

To read more about this consortium, click here.






Landscape Architecture at Aalto University:


Event to form a vision of the future of landscape architecture in Aalto University with the help of international references. Both students and teachers are encouraged to come and share their opinions in a cosy and interactive seminar

Read more about this event here.









International Conference on Landscape Observatories


In co-operation with the networks Civilscape and Uniscape, LandschappenNL organizes the International Conference on Landscape Observatories.

The landscape observatory in the Netherlands stems from the European Landscape Convention (ELC), a landscape treaty conceived by the Council of Europe which is also known as the Florence Convention (2000). The observatory was therefore initiated to support the implementation of this convention in The Netherlands.

The conference programme will include keynote speakers reporting on major achievements and challenges, presentation and discussion of relevant issues in reaction to a call paper, poster sessions and an excursion.

You can find more information here.