Category Archives: Education


Online Seminar on Climate Change

This seminar aims to raise awareness for the challenges and possibilities for landscape architecture in the context of climate change. The course is conceived as an introduction into this broad issue. The main objective is to provide an overview of how landscape architects can contribute to the implementation of mitigation and adaption strategies on regional, local and site level. The first part of the seminar will touch on the scientific, ethical and political context of climate change. Obviously, this introduction will rather raise questions than provide answers. In the following two parts good practise examples of climate change mitigation and adaption will be presented and discussed. The contributions will be provided by experts from different continents in order to show the global dimension of the theme.

The seminar is addressed to a worldwide target group of landscape architecture students or students form neighbouring disciplines interested in learning jointly about this emerging professional field. Interested students/teachers should contact the seminar coordinator.

Three phases of teaching and learning are to be held between 23rd of October 2012 and 5th of February 2013. The seminar will be conducted online and include international groups of students that are working at different locations. Adobe Connect Software is used as virtual classroom and this seminar WIKI allows for communication, organisation and asynchronous collaboration of students. Performance assessments are based on successful completion of four assignments. Depending on the number of completed assignments, the seminar workload translates into 3 ECTS.

For more information please see the Pages on the Seminar Wiki.

Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development

Master in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development

The fifth edition of the Master in “World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development”, will take place from 15 October 2012 to 14 October 2013. The Master starts with distance learning (from 15/10 to 21/12/2012), followed by residential learning in Turin (from 28/1 to 23/5/2013), and then finalization of the students’ project documents in their home countries (from 24/5 to 14/10/2013).
Essential requirements for admission are to hold a first university degree (minimum 3 years), to submit a viable project idea, and to be fluent in English.

The International Training Centre of the ILO (represented by the Turin School of Development), the “Università di Torino” and the “Politecnico di Torino”  in collaboration with UNESCO, ICCROM, and SITI (a research institute on innovation and socio-economic growth) have pooled their resources for the design and delivery of this Master.

The Master puts emphasis on strategic management competencies and project management for the preservation and promotion of UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites (WHS) and other cultural projects, through the preparation of management plans and projects, including the identification of strategic activities.

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a joint 1st level specialization Master’s Diploma from the University of Torino and the Politecnico di Torino.

Considering your current involvement in cultural activities, we would be very grateful if you could disseminate information about the Master to all potentially interested parties and individuals within your sphere of activities.

There are two deadlines for submitting applications. There is an early bird deadline of 3 June 2012, and a final deadline of 2 September 2012. Applications received will be assessed by the Scientific Committee of the Master soon after each deadline and the most promising candidates will be selected. Partial scholarships are available for this Master for qualifying candidates (see website below for more details).

For any further information you may require, please consult the following website: or send an email to Ms Leonetti at:


MiniMeeting is BACK

Hello Elasians!

We are pleased to announce the dates for the minimeeting to be held here in Edinburgh in the Spring of 2010 in order for you to check your schedules and think about participating. Organisation and plans are evolving well and we are pleased to see the return of the minimeeting to the ELASA calendar.

Minimeeting will open/start the evening of Thursday 15th April
Minimeeting will close evening of Monday 19th April.
Accommodation will be available for the Monday night, it is expected participants will leave Tuesday.

We were happy to volunteer to organise the minimeeting at the Representatives meeting in Romania 2009. So on a tighter time frame we have been working hard to arrange a stimulating, interesting and fun programme that will challenge you to in many ways.

PLEASE DO NOT ASK US THE COST AT THIS TIME. We hope to announce the formal opening of application in early February.
A website will soon be up and running and will include information about travel etc. We hope you have received information on the mailing list as well.

Good luck with upcoming studies

The ELASA Edinburgh 2010 Team

ELASA Education Questionnaire 2009

The following questionnaire has been created in order to gather responses from students across Europe on all issues relating to their educational experience. The questionnaire covers course content and teaching, gaining work experience and jobs, international exchanges, resources and support. Please take 10 minutes (that’s all it takes!) to fill in the simple questions.

By filling this in you will be directly contributing to a wider understanding of the issues that face students throughout their studies. Gathering such information has never been done before in this way and helps to get ‘hard facts’ which we can use to improve the study of Landscape Architecture across Europe. The results will be published and highlighted at the EFLA (European Foundation of Landscape Architects) General Assembly in November 2009 but will also help establish areas which need to be addressed.

Thank you for your time, please encourage your coursemates to complete the questionnaire as well.

Fill it in HERE