The Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning was an incredible success; we extend many thanks to the participants and attendees for being a part of this year’s conference. See you in 2016!

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Pictures from the conference can be viewed here.


The Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning is held every three years to bring together experts who are influencing landscape planning, policy making and greenway planning from the local to international level. It is intended to highlight recent trends and expand the literature about landscape and greenway planning. The aim is to explore how landscape architects and planners from different countries have approached greenway planning and to understand how greenways have been tailored to each county’s unique geographical, cultural, and political circumstances. 
The world is in a state of social, economic, political, and ecological change. From global climate change to urbanization, planners and landscape architects are grappling with unprecedented change as they respond to growing demand for limited resources. This theme underlies each of this year’s Fábos Conference topic areas:
Greenway Planning: Planning for linear corridors has occurred across multiple scales — national, state or province, and municipal. This track will cover innovations in greenway planning that span research, policy, and practice with a focus on cultural landscape planning, recreational, and ecological corridors.
Landscape Planning: Planning for new land uses while protecting ecological integrity and ecosystems is the theme for landscape planning. This includes green infrastructure, ecological networks, and urban planning solutions.
Landscape Design: An important aspect of planning is the final design and implementation of landscapes along a corridor. This topic area includes park design, urban plazas, historic sites, and other site scale solutions that incorporate the larger planning context.
Special issue of Landscape and Urban Planning
After the conference, 12-15 papers will be selected for expansion and inclusion in a special issue of Landscape and Urban Planning, the most recognized international journal relating to landscape and greenway planning issues.
The conference will be held on April 12-14, 2013 in Amherst, MA. All papers and presentations at the conference will be in English. Conference proceedings will be available in digital form.
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