Digital Landscape Architecture Conference DLA 2021

Virtual Hybrid, May 26 – 28 in Dessau-Köthen-Bernburg

Resilient Landscape Architecture and Global Change

DLA 2021 Poster

The three winning DLA 2021 posters from three continents!

We are very happy to announce the results of 2021 DLA poster compettion.
From the 43 submitted posters, a jury of 15 reviewers selected two posters, each having earned the highest rating, as the winning posters.

This year’s DLA poster entry titled “The third vision: measurable street-scape & a quantitative design guideline” by Yuehui Du of Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation GSAPP and Xun Liu, University of Virginia, USA was one of the two best entries.

This poster combined automated image recognition with public and expert evaluations to evaluate a number of attributes that were statistically combined estimate streetscape quality. The results are linked to design guidelines. The author shows great promise as a scholarly landscape architect.
Tied for first place was the poster titled:

“A new approach to IoT: evaluating the users’ mental health and well-being in urban landscapes; digital analysis of post-Covid experiences” by

Zahra Shirzadian, Roya Naamipouran and Farshad Akar, Shiraz University, Iran,
both received the final average score of 5 after evaluation by eight reviewers.

This poster posits new roles and new tools, building on familiar roles and tools, for digital landscape architecture, including  wearable ‘intimate sensors’ for 'bio and neuro data’, along with other IoT 'digital gadgets’, leveraging cloud computing and machine learning; applied to timeless human perceptual and health needs, and design approaches; manifested in a specific historic landscape illustrated with multi-scalar views —  all giving new meaning to the ideas of ‘cognitive mapping’ and designing for measurable user-experience.

Each team will be awarded prize money of 350 Euros.

The poster submission entitled “Detection of Invasive Neophytes using Novel Artificial Intelligence Algorithms” by

Nicolas Tobler, Raphael Unterer, Cengiz Akandil and Guido Schuster from OST – Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences at Rapperswil, Switzerland, with a rating of 4,75 by eight reviewers, receives the third prize and 250 Euros.

Congratulations to the three winning teams from three different continents!

The fifteen reviewers were drawn from the participants of the DLA 2021 conference and gave their expert evaluations on poster entries from 16 different countries.

We want to thank the 15 reviewers who each took the time to look through all the poster submissions displayed at

The non-cash prizes for 4th to-10th place go to

“Residential Development in Southern Sachsen-Anhalt” by Drini Berati, Anhalt University, Germany (score 4.71)

“Measuring Landscape Connectivity in Northwest Chatham County, Georgia; USA” by Jiyue Zhao, University of Georgia, United States (score 4.67)

“Wolfsburg Resilient City as a Climate Garden, City Space History + Digital Landscape Architecture” by Esha Kundu, Anhalt University, Germany (score 4.56)

“Energy Landscape of the Oss Region” by Kitti Biró-Varga, Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands (score 4.50)

“What if We Map the Forest Loss Data of 113 Terrestrial Protected Landscape in the Philippines? Prioritization for Restoration, Conservation, and Preservation through Hansen Global Forest Loss Dataset” by Charl Justine Darapisa, Seoul National University, South Korea (score 4.44)

“Landscape Plan Pavlov – Using GIS to Protect Cultural Landscape by Kristýna Kohoutková, Mendel University, Czech Republic in Brno (score 4.33)

“CITY YARD” by Bilge Kobak, Gülay Didir, Selin Kaya, Sinem Atak, Irmak Çatalcalı,Seçil Yılmaz Çetin, Design team from Istanbul Technical University and Yıldız Technical University, Turkey and Politecnico di Milano. Italia (score 4.29),

and with the same average score;

The Socio-Cultural Benefits of Retrofitting Stormwater Channels to Green Channels: Feasibility Study and Design Proposal from Jeddah City, Saudi Arabiaby Abdulmueen Bogis, Virginia Tech, United States

We are very pleased about the wide range of landscape architecture students’ contributions from around the world on different approaches of Resilient Landscape Architecture. Thank you to all contributors!

And thank you reviewers:

Andrea Haase, Sara Tanzila Manami, Henry Wagler, Sigrid Hehl-Lange, Eckart Lange, Nicole Uhrig, Catharina Bankert-Hahn, Max Marohn, Verena Vogler, Hans-Georg Schwarz-v. Raumer, Stephen Ervin, Pia Fricker, John Danahy, Tess Canfield and James Palmer.

We also would like to thank VECTORWORKS as this year’s main sponsor of the poster competition.


Erich Buhmann, DLA-JODLA,

All DLA 2021 Poster

Taman Hujan Ipoh

Author: Salma Akhtar
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Bangladesh

Ipoh cultural city of Malaysia. From up it’s look like Ipoh old town is quite area. But if you visit every street of Ipoh old town you can see the actual beauty of Ipoh old town. Every street have it’s own history. Narrow streets with old Chinese shops. Ipoh old town is quite famous for it’s gastronomic services. Ipoh old town is actually business zone. Locals come there only for their shops and other businesses. So after 5pm the whole area become totally empty and it’s look like ghost town. Ipoh old town is quite similar to George town. Ipoh was popular for tin mining. But as the time passing Ipoh old town is loosing it’s cultural value and cheerfulness. It’s becoming the Abandoned city. Most Important part of Ipoh old town culture is the sungai Kinta which is almost dead now. There is no light no activity near the river. My design purpose is to Revive the Sungai Kinta and bring back it’s old colorful life.

Residential Development in Southern Sachsen-Anhalt: Special Recognition

Author: Drini Berati
Hochschule Anhalt_Master of Landscape Architecture, Germany

The aim of this project is to determine the possibility and ability for future residential development in the area of ​​southern Saxony-Anhalt. This is part of the government’s vision of achieving sustainable residential development in Germany by 2050.
The analysis is based on the assessment from the spatial data of the land use inventory taking into account the following data: Protected areas for natural habitats, water protection areas, spatial data information on potential floodplains.
Target group: young couples & families.
Proposal: 10 new net-zero residential areas (at least 10 ha / neighborhood) with passive houses on low-cost.
Sustainable goal: The German government wanted to reduce the energy demand for heating by 20% by 2020.
This means that from now on all residential investments must be near zero net energy houses, by consuming less than 15 kw / h of heating per sq.m. As materials become less expensive, the passive house invention becomes more a common sight, concept in which is based the proposal.

International Garden Culture: A Contemporary Approach to Islamic Garden Design High score by visitors’ vote

Author: Abu Sayeed Mohammed Ziad
Hochschule Anhalt, Germany

This Design of a contemporary garden in Bangladesh has its root in the core design principles of Islamic garden that incorporates Bengali garden culture and climatic considerations. To commemorate the six seasons of Bangladesh, each quarter of the “Charbagh” is divided into six parts- each having its unique plant. Primarily used flower plants in these quarters are Roses, Hyacinth, Hibiscus, Magnolia, Jasmine, Marigold, Konok-chapa (Ochna squarrosa) for their fragrances and striking colours. These qualities of the plants coupled with the water features, such as fountains and water bodies which symbolize the rivers flowing under the “paradise” as mentioned in the Islamic Holy texts – create a sensory effect in the garden for the visitors. Furthermore, rammed Earth is taken as the major material for the garden enclosures, which is the predominant building material used in the vernacular architecture of Bangladesh. Within the enclosures, there are wooden “jaalis” (fence) with Islamic tessellation geometries to allow the passage of wind flow and perception of surrounding nature yet providing the essence of introvert Islamic garden design.
This landscape architecture is resilient through time as it preserves the historic garden design principles by expressing them through contemporary and contextual design solutions. This design realizes equity by creating an inclusive contemplative garden, and as a result, it embodies urban resiliency.

CITY YARD Special Recognition


  • Bilge Kobak (Italy)
  • Gülay Didir (Turkey)
  • Selin Kaya (Turkey)
  • Sinem Atak (Turkey)
  • Irmak Çatalcalı (Turkey)
  • Seçil Yılmaz Çetin – Uludağ University, Turkey
The project proposes a city yard that highlights the heritage elements which were invisible in the existing situation. It resurrects the former central bank which has been deconstructed, it re-creates its marks in the common memory by abstracting its facade pattern as a new structure which will function as the gatherer of the urbanite. Visitors will be able to experience difference seasons with a well connected historical site, they will be able to comprehend and perceive the historical texture, the Han walls, the history that the site holds within.

Snow Coverage and Depth Change related to Thermal Impacts and Environmental Science

Author: Chien-Yu Lin
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, United States

The project of Winter Snow Accumulation as a prove of concept in LSA696 Virtual Environments attempts to visualize relationship between snow depth and thermal impacts which additionally generates conversation among professions and audiences. In Spring 2021, the work progress focuses on building winter environment according to data from the US National Weather Service stations. We used snow depth information especially collected at Newcomb station nearby Arbutus Pond where SUNY-ESF experts devoting to environmental science research. Currently, we understand and organize the workflow of generating representative snow depth as types of terrains from 2D geographic imagery information to 3D digital modeling and computational simulation for virtual environments through diverse software in hierarchy. The consequent is capable of visualizing snow coverage and snow depth changing in different scale over decidable periods. It is highly potential to bridge discussions and further collaboration for more detailed refinement and consideration between landscape architecture and environmental science.



  • Xi Lu, University of Sheffield, China
  • Adam Tomkins, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Sigrid Hehl-Lange, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Eckart Lange, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
When Internet giants such as Alibaba and Tencent meet world-famous architecture firms including e.g. Pritzker Prize winner Jean Nouvel, how will they shape the new Chinese Silicon Valley? With Virtual Reality, you can tour the future metropolis of Asia’s internet companies before the first brick is laid.
Research Aim:
The study explores how participants respond to virtual representations of two different planning phases (P2015 and P2018) as part of a longitudinal planning process of high-rise urban developments in Guangzhou, China.
In an experiment, participants were introduced to a Mixed Reality head-mounted device and its operation through which they could navigate following a predesigned route in the virtual environment. Viewing patterns of participants were recorded through automated 3D gaze-tracking. Questionnaires were distributed to examine participants’ attitudes to the two planning phases. They were asked factual questions and landmark recall of the virtual environment was tested.
The height distributions of voxel positions range from 0 – 80m. Participants most frequently look at heights of up to 5m, and their visual attention decreases as the height increases. The plan view of all voxel positions in P2018 shows a slightly more concentrated pattern compared with P2015.

Resilient Urban local Lake

School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada

Urban expansion has defined the city’s growth, leading it to great economic heights but forgetting the physical changes that affect the ecological state of the environment. Lakes play a major part in increasing the water table level, as a storage tank, a freshwater source for the living which improves the atmospheric condition and ecology of any region. Local lakes found in many cities are deteriorating due to the development and growth of cities which doesn’t consider the values of lakes. These local lakes have excessive ecological, social, cultural, physical and mental values. They also add up more towards the climate aspect as it can lower the atmospheric temperature of that region increasing human comfort level. Depleting such lakes/ water bodies will increase the issues to our environment. As the growth of the city is important towards its economic factor which cannot be stopped to protect our lakes/ water bodies but can be addressed in a way that doesn’t affect the lakes ecological condition utilizing protecting the lake area and its surrounding by providing resilient landscape which is capable of overcoming all the affecting factors and a design which doesn’t lose its value of nature.

India’s fierce blazes arriving at its peak(let’s gather its spot and pieces)

Author: Anushka Arora
School of planning and architecture, Vijayawada-Department : Masters of landscape architecture

The association between forest fires and environmental change resembles a chain response. While environmental change is known to expand the odds of woodland fires increment as they open the caught carbon which exists in the timberland brings about an Earth-wide temperature boost.
Indian backwoods are getting increasingly more powerless against woodland fires because of the cruel summers, sporadic precipitation and long droughts which are generally actuated by the evolving environment.

Envisaging Resilience on Cultural Landscape in an Urban Context Based on Thekkinkadu Maidan, Thrissur


The Thekkinkadu Maidan is located in the heart of the Thrissur city, known as the ‘Cultural Capital’ of Kerala and this open space is encircled by Swaraj round. It seats the Vadakkunnathan Temple, one of the UNESCO recognised heritage site The round has got a densely lined stretch of buildings which forms the hard space of urban block. The sanity inside temple and precinct has been lost in the process of urbanization. Design intervention is proposed at the edge of the round to remove the urban chaos. A green transition space between the Maidan and urban fabric will act as a barrier and activate the space making it more resilient and user friendly. The main product of resilience is a balanced nature and human activity to get a quality space.

Resilient Landscape of a Dhobi Ghat

Author: Sneha Srenivasan M.
School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada

The site is home to an occupation and culture based community which has survived ages, has acknowledged and accustomed itself to the modernization and changes that come with it. The community has in the past and in the present been witness to the changing needs and evolving life of the people of the region. The proposal aims at magnifying and epitomizing their space with suitable landscape interventions.

Landscape Design Strategies in Flood-Resilience

Author: Varsha B.
School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada

Chennai is situated along the southern part of the Coromandel Coast of India and faces a lot of flooding during heavy rainfall, resulting in an immense loss of lives, vegetation and property. In addition to this, there is also a lot of garbage dumping directly into the rivers resulting in water pollution, damaging the rich aquatic life and flora. As a result of these identified issues, suitable plantation strategies and solutions need to be designed and incorporated in order to combat these problems, so that nature and humans could co-exist peacefully.

Drought Resilient Design for a Lake and its context


The site is located in the heart of the industrial city facing issues like severe Drought, Air pollution, Public health degradation and hampering local community economy. The design aims to focus on the drought resilient strategies for the city and identifying its open spaces for more water storage and ground recharge. At the same time enhancing the community health and boosting their economy.


Author: Abdulmueen Bogis
Virginia Tech, United States

Concrete open channels commonly are not developed to cope with the increased issues of land needs ‎for housing and public open spaces in cities, nor to benefit from rainwater and reusing the municipal ‎water in greening sustainable stormwater channels. Jeddah City, Saudi Arabia struggles from both; lack ‎of open spaces while consuming spaces in constructing concrete open channels, issues that are ‎exacerbates by the rapid growth of population. The goal is twofold. First, to find an environmental ‎alternative solution to an open drainage channel design that can function as a stormwater management ‎facility as well as a central green finger for Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Second, to provide efficient design ‎recommendations to planners and designers, who aim to redevelop constructed or proposed ‎stormwater channels using sustainable green infrastructure practices to improve a city’s livability that ‎take into consideration the international and regional precedent design and future development of ‎green channel case studies. The final product is prototypes of 1) a housing unit scale rainwater ‎harvesting (RWH) model and 2) a city-scale RWH model. ‎

The research project included four phases, 1) Case Study Analysis: demonstrates the social, ‎environmental, and economic benefits of developing green channels within an urban context by ‎studying selected precedent designed green channels to identify implementable design solutions and ‎strategies for the case of Jeddah City, 2) Jeddah City as a case of study: demonstrates Jeddah’s issues, ‎obstacles, and opportunities regarding the current stormwater management plan to emphasize the ‎opportunities that can be generated from converting the stormwater channels to green channels, 3) ‎Feasibility Study: the feasibility of developing a green channel in Jeddah City was supported by ‎geospatial analysis illustrating the potential optional and social activities, supported by scientific ‎calculation methods for the possible rainwater harvesting (RWH) to green the channels, the required ‎water quality that needs to be achieved, and the suggested plants’ pallet to be used in greening the ‎channels to calculate the irrigation needs, and 3) Conceptual Master Plan: includes strategies to ‎increase the green areas in the city and the design proposal for the channels

The feasibility study shows opportunities to convert the stormwater channels in Jeddah to green ‎channels. Results show that it is feasible to green over 288 times the size of the current channels. This ‎will require symbiosis and synergy of different parties, in addition to collaborative policymaking work. ‎The government, practitioners, ministries, and the public must all be involved in the process of ‎developing these channels before and after the construction. A hybrid of blue-green channels was ‎proposed to harvest rainwater aimed to increase the green patches (spaces)in the city. These patches ‎will improve the health of the neighborhood and foster social and optional activities. ‎

hydrometeorological risk prevention model in Veracruz city


  • Jorge Lopez, UNAM, Mexico
  • Andrea Calderón, UCA, El Salvador
The damage that hydrometeorological phenomena have done to Mexican territory and in particular on Veracruz City, is part of a global trend and the damage increases over the territory and its way to inhabiting it. Hurricanes affect urban life of the coastal city’s population and its infrastructure; risk management programs can’t handle the effects of this phenomenon and its relationship with urban territory. Risk management, from prevention’s point of view, requires integral strategies, its main objective is to include the natural environment’s complexity and its capacity to reduce the impact that hydrometeorological phenomena provoke over urban communities. The capacity of preparedness and response, to address this problem, requires social inclusion and to identify vulnerable groups to establish prevention differentiated strategies in the territory, this will improve decision making in the different stages of a disaster, more prevention strategies, less investment to face the emergency. With a decision model, the risk could be managed with prevention strategies, understanding the state of the art, the land characterization and the behavior of hurricanes and flooding in the city, identifying vulnerable communities, to develop differential strategies to the actors involved. To Veracruz City, the design of an integrated prevention risk model, to confront the impacts of flooding due to hurricanes, will generate mitigation strategies to develop an urban environment with habitability and will give decision-making tools to vulnerable communities.



Forest resilient landscape

Author: Thanmayee Auduru
School of planning and Architecture, Vijayawada

The Siyadevi forest in Balod district is in a degraded condition, due to the various agents of degradation, both human and environmental conditions. It is essential to have a prevention and restoration strategy in order to make it a resilient landscape, from human as well as natural aspects. To understand better the factors of degradation, the overlay technique using GIS is adopted. Further after the analysis, the design proposal was provided in order to make the forest more resilient which actually prevents from further degradation, that actually have taken place. The strategies should be more inclined to restrict the degradation to further happen and restoring the degraded ones. Overall, the design proposals, taking the human aspect too into consideration, a forest trail is proposed without hampering any of the existing ecology in such a way that, the human intervention is also restricted to minimal area, so that further degradation might not take place. The digital tool GIS, was been a strong tool to understand and analyze the site better and gave an opportunity to propose strategies that can bring the resilience in terms of Forest to maintain the diversity.

Riparian Restoration of Morar River, Madhya Pradesh, India


  • Luvditya Khurana, School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Prabhsharan Singh Rooprai, School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
The Morar River originates from Ramaua Dam and moves through Morar sub city of Gwalior region, Madhya Pradesh, India. The pouring of wastes taints the river and decreases biodiversity. The Morar river while coursing through the city region gets the release of waste water through number of channels that over streams from septic tank, spillages from broken sewage lines and unloading of strong waste in their catchments cause natural contamination which directly antagonistically affect the water quality of river. Releases of emergency clinics and nursing homes into the river welcomes poisonous contamination. Inflow of agribusiness overflow into the river conveying manure and pesticides deposits causes nutrient enrichment and pollution, while solid waste dumping in the open territory in the catchment influences the water quality.
It is necessary that immediate action must be made to safeguard the river to guarantee the drawn-out manageability of water assets in general and a resilient approach should be contemplated to achieve the change one needs to see. In a similar endeavour, the poster attempts to propose the riparian restoration of Morar river with the assistance of some cost-effective strategies that can be executed, thereby enhancing the overall condition of the river and bridging the gap between an ecological and social environment.

Detection of Invasive Neophytes using Novel Artificial Intelligence Algorithms: 3rd prize


  • Nicolas Tobler, OST – Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
  • Raphael Unterer, OST – Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
  • Cengiz Akandil, OST – Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
  • Guido Schuster, OST – Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Solidago gigantea is an invasive neophyte and a major threat to biodiversity.
Our newly developed AI algorithms make it possible to detect Solidago gigantea coverage from simple RGB aerial drone imagery alone.
As drone imagery becomes increasingly ubiquitous, techniques such as the proposed algorithms enable fast, cheap and accurate neophyte detection.

The algorithms process orthomosaic images to generate the detection outputs seen in this poster.
The software is generic, and hence can include additional layers, such as multispectral imagery and/or digital surface models, leading to even better results.
In this work, several algorithms have been developed, including a custom deep convolutional neural network and an innovative semi-supervised clustering approach.
The custom deep convolutional neural network is a fully convolutional architecture which gives a probability distribution output per pixel.
On our test dataset, this setup achieves an accuracy of 90.0% using RBG only or 97.6% using all bands.
As labels are often rare, the semi-supervised approach extracts features from superpixels and clusters them in an unsupervised fashion.
The labels are only used to determine which unsupervised class belongs to which predefined class, which leads to an accuracy of 94%.

This poster shows a coposite image of all input layers (RGB, multispectral, digital surface model) and the resulting predicted outputs.
The underlying image is from the Entensee in Kaltbrunn, Switzerland, where Solidago gigantea is common.
Three different output classes and the corresponding labels have been defined, Solidago gigantea (red), reed (green) and the rest (blue/yellow).

The preliminary results clearly indicate the high effectiveness of the proposed solution for identifying Solidago gigantea coverage.
Since the algorithms perform well with RGB data alone, numerous potential applications using crowd-sourced data may emerge, utilizing variants of the proposed schemes.

Improving Success with Bioengineering

School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, India

The site falls in the context of the hilly region of northern India. It is basically a river stream with steep slopes on its bank. The particular prototype has been selected because mother earth is in danger now. Despite ongoing efforts, biodiversity is deteriorating worldwide at rates unprecedented in human history. It is estimated that around one million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction. The cities which have accounted as a similar prototype are Shimla, Bhimtal, Manali, Kasol and Kashmir, etc., which face the same problems on weekly basis. As per GSI, nearly 12.6% of the land area of our country is prone to landslide hazards, which causes a lot of damage to lives and property.

Resilient landscape helps to backfit our communities, so that they could recuperate fast from any natural or man-made disaster. The problems were identified at the site i.e., soil erosion, the weak root system of plant species, degraded water quality, and loss of aquatic ecosystem. Erosion can be caused by natural factors such as channel migration or human activities such as shoreline development. There are multiple methods used to reduce erosion. One option is using heavy machinery but it is very costly. That’s why bioengineering methods have been introduced which will not harm the environment. These methods are cost-effective and could be understood by the local community as well. Many locally available materials are used i.e., Bamboo, willow stem sticks, and live stakes. All these techniques are done manually by laborers. It saves time and creates a long-lasting effect in bringing back the lost biodiversity.

About 64.2% of the land is degraded in hilly regions of India and yet no efforts are being made to rectify it. By selecting this small prototype of an area of nearly 5 acres, around 4.5 acres of land is revitalized by applying bio-engineering principles which led to attract an ample number of aquatic species, flying insects, wildlife habitat, and migratory birds. It helped in saving many endangered species. If 5 acres of land can bring this much change, imagine how our mother earth is going to heal when this huge percentage of degraded land will be treated efficiently and the whole ecosystem will be revived.

LCS 2121 High score by visitors’ vote

Author: Evgenii Abramov
Hochschule Anhalt

This is a project of my alternate reality and a look at planning for the future.

Uncovering the Design and Planning of an Ancient Urban Landscape in Chiapas, Mexico


  • Alexandra Bazarsky, Brandeis University, United States
  • Pamela García, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
  • George Van Kollias III, Brandeis University, United States
  • Josh Schnell, Brown University, United States
Significant attention has been given to the application of Lidar and remote sensing techniques in Mesoamerican archaeology in recent years. While these technologies have been deployed in archaeological investigation for over a decade, only recently have the cost and availability of these tools enabled broader use (Chase et. al. 2011, 2012, 2017; Golden et. al. 2106, 2021 (in review); Schroder et. al. 2020). With numerous large-scale projects (Chase et. al 2017; Canuto et. al. 2018) and widely published findings now available, Lidar is serving to unify broader regional surveys and connect more finite understandings of disparate landscapes. These surveys largely aim to provide inventories of archaeological features, structures, and anthropogenic manifestations while enabling systematic and statistical analysis of distribution patterns, population estimates, and regional occupation. Large scale application of Lidar provides incredible datasets for these kinds of investigations, however, finer grain targeted analyses are still possible.

Our investigations focus on the immediate landscape comprising and surrounding the ancient monumental center at Lacanja Tzeltal. This settlement represents one of the dynastic seats of the Sak Tz’i’ dynasty – a powerful and politically important kingdom along the Usumacinta River in Southern Chiapas, Mexico (Golden et. al. 2020; Beliaev and Safronov 2009; Hernandez et. al. 2001, 2003). Between 750 BC and AD 900 the residents of this ancient urban center modified the surrounding landscape, constructed large pyramidal structures and public plazas, as well as domestic households. Like most Maya sites, Lacanja Tzeltal likely underwent a number of changes during its occupation as the local populace expanded or repurposed space, altered structures, and engineered the local landscape to suit their needs.

The third vision: measurable street-scape & a quantitative design guideline: 1st prize


  • Yuehui Du, Columbia University,GSAPP, United States
  • Xun Liu, University of Virginia, United States
Unlike the existing empirical landscape evaluation system, this project develops a method for evaluating streetscape quality based on the human perceived scores. A quantitative street-scape design guideline has generated from two parts of data in the human perceived scores, including street features calculated from computer vision and perceived scores of four aspects. The guideline shows the exact percentage of each feature in a street view for an ideal high-score streetscape, which will guide further studies and specific designs.

Assessing waterfront land dynamic transformation and vegetation cover change by using GIS

Author: Xuecheng Cai
Szent István University, Hungary

Waterfront areas have great aesthetic and economic values because of their unique landscape features and ecological resources. Nevertheless, the effects of land changes and excessive external intervention may raise the risk of waterfront landscape resources degradation and threaten the wildlife. In this study, we defined the 100meter buffer zone of lake Velence in Hungary as the study area. To reveal the LU/LC (land cover and land use ) dynamic changes of the waterfront area in the past 30 years, through classify and quantify the land cover and land use in 1986 and 2019. Meanwhile, the normalized difference vegetation index(NDVI) was used to perform the vegetation coverage variability caused by the developments in the waterfront area. The results show that the proportion of semi-natural land in the total lakeshore area decreased significantly from 1986 to 2019. However, the proportion of forest land and facility area has increased as a result of afforestation, commercial and tourism-oriented development.

Flood Resilience in agricultural fields

Author: Divya Gayatri
School of Planning and Architecture, Vijayawada, India

Flooding is a result of heavy rainfalls and when
the ground is unable to drain the water fast enough. It is important that
crops and agricultural fields are protected from flooding, in areas that are vulnerable to flooding. The site is located along the flood plains of the Indrayani river in Dehugaon, Maharashtra, India. The town in which the site is located is known for its temples and landmarks of a celebrated saint Sant Tukharam for his literary works and poetry during the Bhakti movement. One bank of the river has Ghats and temples with many cultural practices and livelihood practices going on. The flood plains on the opposite bank have farmlands and scrub vegetation. The biodiversity is greatly depleted due to polluted river water. During the rainy season, Dehu gaon suffers from flooding of the Indrayani river and the 25years high flood line can completely get flooded during flash floods. Hence several Strategies to prevent soil erosion, crop damage, promote floodwater harvesting, floating gardens, natural methods to treat water are proposed. The aim is to prevent floods from causing major property, crop, and harvest damage and use them to our advantage in the future.

Flood Resilience Landscape Architecture

Author: Fazeem Ali Sabry
SPA, Vijayawada, India

The poster gives a short description of what Resilience architecture and what a Landscape Resilience Architecture is. The site study taken is about a Canal named Conolly Canal situated in Southern India. The poster discusses various resilient Landscape architecture ways to cope up with flood situations that happens during monsoon seasons in and around the Canal.

Interconnected Pathways for Redefining Resilient Coastal Landscape

Author: Mustofa Kamal

Coastal regions can be described as a social-ecological landscape (the SEL) in which a feedback relationship develops between the social landscapes and the ecological landscapes. These components interact to create an SEL, which is affected by natural and physical disturbance. There are three focuses conducted to improve the coastal resilience of the SEL: ecological resilience; social-economic resilience; and geological resilience. The East Coast of Weh Island, Aceh has good ecological conditions with high coral fish biomass. The coastal tourism activities spread over the east coast of Weh Island, especially at Sumur Tiga Beach contribute to the development and economic sectors and impact on the surrounding environment. Thus, an alternative landscape design is needed for structuring the site to create environmental preservation, sustainable tourism, and a resilient coastal region. Such as interconnected pathways for redefining a resilient coastal landscape.

Resilient Cities Second highest score by visitors`votes

Author: Seyedeasma Moussavitorshizi
Hochschule Anhalt, Germany

this poster is mostly an artwork rather than informative. I wished to show my perception of a resilient and smart city with a focus on the identity of the city as a complex network with should be lead toward being smart in the future to be able to face the challenges.

Resilient Neighbourhood


  • Qingyang Gan, Chengdu Polytechnic, China
  • Jie Jiang, Chengdu Polytechnic, China
  • Jingyu Li, Chengdu Polytechnic, China
  • Lei Sun, Chengdu Polytechnic, China
This project is concerned with resilient landscape architecture, multi-generation community, and community design via digital landscape architecture-related technology. The Xingrong community covers an area of 0.33km2, located in Chengdu’s Gaoxin district next to the Southwest University for Nationalities, will be redesigned as a resilient neighbourhood, which combines care homes, youth dwellings, neighbourhood gardens, roof gardens, shared kitchen gardens, stereo garages, micro-shops, and a community traffic system. The mix of infrastructures, residents, and visitors will become a central anchor point for the renovation of the community. The project has a huge potential as a showpiece of resilient communities in Chengdu.


Author: Austin Lu
United States

This project aims to design a multi-use public garden in Los Angeles for visitors and residents to experience Hollywood culture through on-site filming learning opportunities, film-related exhibitions, live performances, etc. The design of the project is achieved through the medium of landscape architecture and urban design. The use of space within the garden is adjusted based on different times and events in a day. Many programs are included to attract different groups of people and help people use the site during daytime and nighttime. Providing shade for visitors is the essential goal for this project.

The design concept of the garden was inspired by the customized StyleGAN machine learning model trained on The model was trained based on 900+ images from artist Edward Ruscha’s street images. The StyleGAN model generated many visual elements similar to the input images. The vectors were sequenced into 10 individual rooms for different uses. The depth map was further distilled from the vector images in Rhino and was transformed into scenes that imitated the original StyleGAN vector drawing.

Shire of wind farm: future wind farm planning driven by analytical geo-spatial data High score by visitors’ vote

Author: Zhuocheng(Jackie) Gu
RMIT University, Australia

Wind Energy is in demand worldwide and in Australia. Victoria, one of the largest populated state in Australia, is moving towards carbon net zero in 2050. Although there is increasing number of wind infrastructure development in Victoria but the debate regarding the locality of the development is significant, especially around the ambiguity between efficiency of wind harvesting, the land use, local ecological environment and local community.

The proposed research project are taken in post Anthropocene context, it not only identified the gap between practical development of windfarm and political planning frameworks, but also sets up Multi-Criteria-Decision-Making (MCDM) model as a scientific approach to address the ambiguity and allow the result of analytical geo-spatial data inform the suitable locality of development within current political frameworks. The suitability mapping is a balance of wind harvesting efficiency, geological features, energy efficiency, urbanization process, community interest, agriculture productivity, and most importantly the biological impact not just local flora and fauna but also to human habitat.

Measuring Landscape Connectivity in Northwest Chatham County, Georgia, USA Special Recognition

Author: Jiyue Zhao
University of Georgia, United States

Circuitscape, Linkage Mapper, and GIC are all connectivity analysis tools designed to model species movement and to identify areas important for connectivity conservation. In this project, the core habitat areas and the ecological corridors will be identified by these tools, and the results will be compared together to testify the effectiveness of different approaches. According to the results of Circuitscape and Linkage Mapper, there is an obvious preference to show where are the important parts for corridor construction. While in the GIC tool, the calculating result with relatively even distribution of corridors.

Mangroves …The shorekeepers

Author: Mansi Mhatre
School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada, India

The birds are a delightful sight – both when they are moving around lakes , cruising as dashes of pink across the sky. What’s more, in the same way as other different birds and creatures around the country, their territories and the normal assets they need to live are undermined which goes inseparably with the mangrove.
Mangroves are very gainful biological systems, offering basic types of assistance that advantage us. They are home to a unimaginable exhibit of species, mangroves are biodiversity areas of interest. They give settling and rearing environment to fish and shellfish, transitory birds, and ocean turtles. The conservation of mangroves is an important factor.


School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada, India

Pune is a city in the state of Maharashtra in India. Pune has always faced extreme flooding in the city area due to lack of proper planning and development.

Wolfsburg Resilient City as a Climate Garden, City Space History + Digital Landscape Architecture Special Recognition – highest score by visitors`vote

Author: Esha Kundu
Hochschule Anhalt, Germany

Problem Statement
Much is in our hands to stop our own climate from changing. Changes to the environment, built and landscape need sensitive approaches to revert from the evident symptoms of drying landscapes leading to temperature rise and loss of biodiversity. At present, several ecological links are at brink that need immediate attention in terms of self-sustaining methods to safeguard sound continuity of life processes. This research aims at rediscovering the landscape assets in today’s context, green models of antiquity such as cultural landscapes that have proved to be the means of self-sustenance for generations, but in the due course of time, the very assets have either vanished or diminished remaining as separate entities, with the aspects of culture and landscapes being deviated, transforming cities greatly giving a new face.

Wolfsburg is one such example. Among the newly founded cities of 20th century, its origin dates back to 942 AD. An ever evolving city has a rich history, is noteworthy for the several faces it holds in its timeline of city transformation. Lately, the city’s growth has been parallel to the emergence of Volkswagen factory from individual auto production facilities into a globally active company that makes it closely associated to be known as the automobile city of today. Amidst its evolution, the natural setting of Wolfsburg cannot be ruled out in early years of its formation. What makes it special are the cultural landscapes together with many castles that embellish its heritage, out of which from Wolfsburg Castle (1302 AD), the city draws its name. Amidst the flourishing side of the automobile industry in Wolfsburg, since 50 years after the high point of post – war modernism, a rapid transformation has been observed evident of leaving voids within the city. Metaphoric of a green thread (landscapes) that stitched history, architecture together with urbanity, today leaves a major disconnection with the historical landscapes in regard to resilience and sustainability. With the wake of modernization, the very historical landscape faces immense threat of being disregarded. The analysis reveals an important evidence, Wipper Teich, an erstwhile pond erased from the face of Wolfsburg. Plunging water table underneath due to diversion of streams has wiped off the inlets feeding the pond. Besides offering a massive volume for natural rainwater harvesting, Wipper Teich was also a major source of sustenance for the neighborhoods being the largest reservoir of fishes.

With the example of Wolfsburg, the main goal of this research is to come up with landscape design solutions/ interventions in the light of technology that will help regard these assets as crucial elements of sustenance. The specific contribution of this research is to make Wolfsburg futureproof, can be achieved by focusing on the very cultural landscapes at first that are under constant threat of erosion, thereby reinvigorating the missing links, recreating ecological networks intrinsic to any landscape, identifying potential sites to demonstrate design transformations that can become generic models, making it highly potent city of the future divulging hidden layers and stitching back the city in green thread with help of the needle of technology. Thus, envisioning Wolfsburg to be a green, smart (innovative), sustainable, culturally rich city.

The scope of this research is limited within boundaries of Wolfsburg city, however boundaries are not adhered when it comes to understanding natural systems and their phenomena. Several scales will delve deeper into identifying appropriate technological methods that will help enhance man and nature interactions.

A research methodology that comprises landscape design interventions at several scales backed with a strong analysis of history and visions of digital landscape architecture in context of Wolfsburg and its environs. Inspirations are drawn from the innovative concepts on ‘smart’ aspects of city and landscape ensuring durability for future.

Expected outcome
Envisioning a historic city of the future, strengthening the face of Wolfsburg in the light of landscape assets that the city is naturally bestowed with, for example decentralized measures of rainwater management, green areas, permeable surface paving, green roofs, bio-luminescence and native tree species as a new path finder and a highlight replacing street lights. The idea is to strengthen the very cultural dynamism of Wolfsburg that has the potential to become a “model city”, is livable, human, 15 – minute walkable, futuristic ensuring resilience to calamities, conceptualized on the foundations of sustainability. The research not only identifies cues from history, but also resonates on making the city intelligent, empowering spaces with smart systems offering manifold experience and uses for the public. To ensure longevity of the envisioned transformations, maintenance of landscapes is equally important, hence the research further explores documentation and transmission of landscape transformations with the help of GIS and 5G technology to anticipate their upkeep and preservation.

For instance, the envisioned climate gardens will be equipped with technology for documenting plant processes, growth patterns, monitoring network development, energy transfer that could be an interesting activity, can be a medium of teaching in several educational institutions as well as for concerned public. Drawing inspirations from the case studies, the research further reflects more such ideas that strengthen the experiential aspect of the designed green spaces.

Wolfsburg that originated on the principles of landscape history, transformed into being identified as automobile city of today, is further envisioned to be a resilient city of future, self-sustaining, whereby climate gardens are the intelligent landscape elements, are its precursors, new green cores that belong to the new green typology following Angars and allotment gardens lineage. Together with existing allotment gardens, climate gardens are envisioned to be the new green utopian ideal (network of greens) that shall function not in isolation, but in coordination with all systems within the city blended.

Energy Landscape of the Oss Region Special Recognition

Author: Kitti Biró-Varga
Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands

The region of Oss in Northeast Brabant has many opportunities for providing clean energy in the future. The Regional Energy Strategy targeted the aim of 100% renewable energy generation by 2050. However, vast areas of solar parks and large windmills affect the landscape excessively and affect biodiversity and nature development, which are crucial in climate adaptivity.
There are ways to connect nature and energy sustainably and one of them are biodiverse solar parks which can be combined with different types of nature and also with agriculture. I experimented with some combinations in this project and found suitable areas for this proposal with the help of GIS, field visits and satellite images. More studies still need to be conducted in order to find out the true value of this combination of nature and energy for biodiversity, however, the region of Oss looks like a promising location for renewable energy and nature development.

Among the water


  • Dinh Huynh, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Fabio Cassingena, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Nora Nemeth, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Valeria Giovenco, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
In this project we are offering a solution to upgrade the infrastructure of an unauthorized coastal settlement in South Italy, Torre Rinalda. Analyzing the city we learned that it can not be separated from water. Not only because of the nearness of the sea but because of high ground water, sinkholes and underground springs. In our analysis we faced a very serious fact, which is the sea-level rise, the result of global warming. How to design the landscape of an area bearing in mind that it will be inundated by water? In our project we considered the estimated medium scenario of sea level rise. We utilize retreat and defense strategies, reprofiling the land, removing houses and excavating in low altitude areas to create a flood plan and make more room for water. Reinforcing the damaged dune system and improve the quality of the vegetation cover will help not only to protect but also to enhance the value of the built environment. Our aim was to enhance the interface between natural and built environment and create a resilient coastal settlement. Our goal is to turn the environmental risk into an opportunity by strengthening the interaction with the surrounding nature.

Landscape cohesion

Author: Iswarya S.
School of planning and architecture , Vijayawada, India

Due to accelerating global change and urbanization, our habitat space fragmented into pieces leading to various disorder in ecosystem. This has resulted in the decrease of flora and fauna species, increase in rapid climate change, environmental pollution, scenic distortion etc. To regain the balance in our eco-system and increase the quality of life a cohesive landscape is required. Here nature is respected and design consideration are made in such a way that they are biophilic and harmonious.


Author: Witsarut Ditpae
RMIT University, Australia

Since the carboniferous, an epoch in the earth’s geological timeline spanning from around 360 to 300 million years ago, the sea level was moderately high as the continents drift towards each other and many parts of the world are swamped in which the remains plant was formed coal deposits on earth.

Hence, around 200 million years before coal exists, in the Paleozoic age, coral originated to occupying the ocean floor covering around 5 million square kilometres.

The coal industry yields a great portion of GDP as Australia is the world’s largest coal -metallurgical and thermal-exporter. Even the trend of Australian coal export earning tends to decline in the last couple of years, contrary to the volume of coal productivity that is raising due to its production growth from new capacity and expansions. Not only the great revenue but also the great amount of carbon dioxide emission that coal industries contribute. 540 million tonnes of co2 emission from the coal industry annually definitely plays a vital role in driving pressure onto the earth and also the ocean to absorb and make a consequence of rising ocean acidification respectively.

Australia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is one of the largest in the world with a total marine area of around 10 million square kilometres which is considerably larger than the 7.69 million square kilometres of the Australian mainland states and territories (geoscience Australia, n.d.).
The Australia EEZ sits on a wide span ranging from tropical to polar climate zones in the southern hemisphere that also renders a broad range of diversity in the area. The coral reef is one of the precious natural resources that offer many beneficial aspects ecologically and economically. Since 1998, the coral reef around the world has been facing bleaching problems and seem to be increased in quantity and intensity as results of global warming assumably driven by economical industries.

However, co2 is not the only agent causing coral bleaching. In the western coast area, the sedimentation, majority from agricultural land use,
Has a notable influence on the health of the coral reef. Sediment can affect coral health in many ways, sedimentation, turbidity and interference with coral photosynthesis and growth.

Coral bleaching not only causes ecological problems but delivers a reaction to others part of Australia EEZ economics as well, for instance, commercial fisheries and tourism industries.

Regarding the concern of the issue mentioned above, this co(r)al visual essay is represented to juxtapose the proximity of the coal mining industry with the precious great barrier reef as representatives for creating a meaningful conversation in order to raise the interrogation of the resolution which balance between the fossil fuel extraction and consumption and the well-being of irreversible ecosystems by setting these two opposing natural resources and examining through the relationship in the realm of climate change.

This set of map records the phenomenon and traces of relevant agents occurring in the area of interest in each scales which hosts numerous significant coral reefs that are a direct victim of this phenomenon.

PORTAL, Way Of Traveling The World

Seoul National University, Graduate of Environmental Studies, Department of Lancscape Architecture, South Korea

Due to Covid-19, many people who wanted to explore new areas had to hide their desire to explore. This VR garden will be a great alternative to satisfying these exploratory needs at home. If you can’t travel, travel through this VR garden to vast grasslands and deserts with unknown ends.

There is a portal system that allows you to move to any area you want, so you can explore new areas at any time. In addition, various interactions have been established in the world so that users can feel that they are experiencing the world, not just looking at the world.

What if We Map the Forest Loss Data of 113 Terrestrial Protected Landscape in the Philippines? Prioritization for Restoration, Conservation, and Preservation through Hansen Global Forest Loss Dataset Special Recognition

Author: Charl Justine Darapisa
Seoul National University, South Korea

Many elements of biodiversity disappear without being assessed and monitored. Moreover, the establishment of Protected Areas (PAs) strengthens the need to halt biodiversity loss. Luckily, the rising trend of remote sensing products forms basis for conservation prioritization and other nature conservancy measures. Here we focus on using the Hansen Global Forest Loss Dataset to the 113 terrestrial PAs in the Philippines. This research quantifies the digital forest loss information in the study area from 2000-2018. After quantifying 1,921 forest loss dataset, we found out that the year 2016 marks the highest percentage of forest loss with 15% or 38,494, 711 square meters of forest loss from the total 4,906,311,854 square meters of the 113 PAs. Annually, an average of 2.98% increase in the forest loss increment percentage is recorded wherein only 1.83% of reduction of forest loss occurrence is recorded in 2010-2011, more than a decade ago. However, the average difference of reduced forest loss is higher with 0.75% than the average difference of increased forest loss area with 0.64%. This finding means that despite the fluctuating forest loss increment, the average of reducing the area of forest loss is higher compared to the cumulative increase in forest loss area for the last two decades. We then identified the priority conservation Pas based on the average forest loss increment from 2000-2018, forest loss occurrence in 2018, and priority study areas based on successes in reducing forest loss per 2015-2016 annum. This study provides insights on using the Hansen Global Forest loss dataset. For example, we showcased how to use the dataset in conserving the tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis), the only endemic wild cattle species in the Philippines, and integrating the forest loss and gain dataset in creating green conservation networks in the islands of Mindanao.

A new approach to IoT: evaluating the users’ mental health and well-being in urban landscapes; digital analysis of post-Covid experiences:1st prize


  • Zahra Shirzadian, Shiraz University, Iran
  • Roya Naamipouran, Shiraz University, Iran
  • Farshad Akari, Shiraz University, Iran
The large amount of data received from urban and natural environments every day creates the need for the audience to categorize their experience to use them in the best and most optimal way. This research introduces a new approach to facilitate data classification in the field of digital landscape architecture and design using neuroscience tools and cloud computing analysis.
Given the change in our lifestyle after the COVID epidemic and its psychological consequences which have brought along new needs, the experiments conducted in this research introduce a new way for users to be able to find the most accurate and relatable environments according to their specific needs.
Different factors and indicators affecting mental health and well-being have been assessed with the help of neurological and physiological equipment. The mental health factors include excitement, thermal comfort, visual preferences, nostalgia, restoration, low stress (to help support mental health after the COVID epidemic), low fright etc… The categorized zones include places for personal privacy and solitude, social interactions, best sceneries appropriate for photography, suitable restorative areas for healing fatigue, depression, stress, certain mental and physical illnesses, spaces for the elderly, and the best zones for meditation etc. In this study, we analyze data based on neurofeedback and biofeedback. The results of which guide us in designing an application based on IoT, which can powerfully analyze the mental health and social welfare of its users in different urban and natural landscapes.
Aims of the research:
1- Evaluation of mental health and well-being factors in a landscape using technology-based tools and non-invasive methods, especially after the COVID epidemic
2- Zoning environments according to different and, maybe, recently developed needs of users
3- Proposing an application that uses cloud computing analysis to categorize mental health indicators and suggests different zones and spots in the environment according to the user’s specific needs
4- proposing several conceptually designed digital gadgets which can facilitate the procedure of monitoring bio and Neuro data

Landscape Plan Pavlov – Using GIS to Protect Cultural Landscape Special Recognition

Author: Kristýna Kohoutková
Mendel University in Brno, Czechia

Pavlov is a village monument reservation situated in Pálava Landscape Protected Area. The location is rich in both natural and historical-cultural features. The combination of specific ecosystems comprises a unique landscape. Riparian forests below Pálava hillsides used to be the rarest in the Czech Republic and were unique in Europe. However, they were lost during the 80´ in the 20th century under the communist regime due to the water dam construction. As a result, the ecological stability was irreversibly reduced. Another issue is planned urban growth that is exceeding 50 %. This work proposes a new floodplain landscape adjacent to the water dam providing habitats to riparian species. The design is based on natural terrain formation. Based on the diverse terrain and duration of floods, diverse ecosystems will develop. Floodplain landscape would increase the retention capacity and thus could fight climate change impacts. Development plots were evaluated concerning area visibility, presence of values and relationship towards the historic urban core. Finally, only 7 % of the planned development area was found suitable.


Author: Sahand Azarby
North Carolina State University, United States

Resiliency is the capacity to adopt to changing conditions and maintain or regain functionality and vitality in times of disaster and need.
PARCS is a project to design landscape and architectural components for the Rodanthe Ferry terminal, Outer Banks, NC,USA.
The design method and strategies are based on resilient and adaptive design concepts with innovative solutions for disaster mitigation and post-disaster recovery of Outer Banks’ residents.

DLA | Digital Landscape Architecture

Workshop 7: Use of UAV for your Environmental Data, Showcases from Malta
Prof. Dr. Savior Formosa, University of Malta

Prof. Dr. Claudia Dalbert
Minister for Environment Saxony Anhalt

Session 1A: Resilient Landscape:

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Jörg Rekittke, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Dr. Ilmar Hurkxkens, ETH Zürich
Shifting Sands: Experimental Robotic Earth-Moving Strategies in Dynamic Coastal Environments
Prof. Dr. Allan W. Shearer, The University of Texas
Conceptualizing a Model of Urban Antifragility for Dense Urban Areas
Dr. Ulrike Wissen Hayek, ETH Zürich
Conceptualizing a Web-based 3D Decision Support System Including Urban Underground Space to Increase Urban Resiliency

Ext. Moderation:

Live Moderation:

Ext. Moderation:

Dr. Stephen Ervin
Harvard University et al

Ext. Moderation:
Prof. Dr. Michael Roth
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt Nürtingen-Geislingen (HfWU)

Workshop 6: Applying BIM Workflows to Site Design and Documentation
Oliver Sachs, CAD und BIM-Technology Lecturer at the Department of Architecture at
HTW University Saar
Eric Gilbey, PLA, ASLA, Member APLD, Product Marketing Manager – Landscape of
Vectorworks, Inc.

Dr. Josef Kauer

Keynote: How to integrate landscape in the smart city development?

Welcoming Addresses:
Matthias Därr
Landscape Architect, Chamber of Architects
Prof. Dr. Elena Kashtanova
Dean Dep.1, Introduction

Prof. Dr. Thomas H. Kolbe
Technische Universität München

Keynote on International Resilient Landscape Architecture:
Mohan S. Rao
Integrated Design (INDÉ)

Welcoming Address:

Welcoming Address:
Prof. Dr. Jörg Bagdahn
President Anhalt University

Opening Keynote:

Kotchakorn Voraakhom, Chairwoman for Climate Change, (IFLA World), Landprocess,
Addressing Resilient Landscape Architecture and Global Change

Please see the following as introduction: TED in 2018

Workshop 4 B: BIM Features and Landscape Modelling with Lands Design Software

Workshop 4A: BIM features and Landscape Modelling with Lands Design Software

Workshop 3: Applying BIM Workflows to Site Design and Documentation
Eric Gilbey, PLA, ASLA, Member APLD, Product Marketing Manager – Landscape of Vectorworks, Inc.

Workshop 2: UAV in Landscape Architecture
Radim Klepárník

Session 8 - Teaching DLA:

Moderation: Prof. John W. Danahy, University of Toronto
Prof. Dr. Jörg Rekittke, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Remote Wayfaring and Virtual Fieldwork
Prof. Dr. Travis Flohr, The Pennsylvania State University
Virtual Studio 1.0: A Virtual Tacit-forward Learning Management Framework.
Marc Meijer, Wageningen University and Research
Tangible Landscape: A Waterway Design Education Tool
Wendy Walls, The University of Melbourne
Teaching Urban Landscape Microclimate Design Through Digital Site Visits – A Mosaic Method of Embedding Data, Dynamics, and Experience

Session 5c - BIM+LIM:

Moderation Prof. Dr. Dana Tomlin, University of Pennsilvania
Oliver Engelmayer, Burkhardt | Engelmayer | Mendel Landschaftsarchitekten
IM Pilot Project Digital Start-up Centre Ingolstadt - Applying BIM to Landscape
Andreas Luka, LATI Lab Tsinghua University
Smart BIM Tree: From Design to Construction Site
Prof. Fadi Masoud and Isaac Seah, University of Toronto
Flux.Land: A Data-driven Toolkit For Urban Flood Adaptation

Session 3 - Algorithmic Design:

Moderation: Dr. Agnieszka Ozimek, Cracow University of Technology
Peng Yuyang , TU Delft
A GIS-based Algorithm for Visual Exposure Computation - The West Lake in Hangzhou (China) as Example
Xun Liu, University of Virginia and Hui Tian
Evolution of Historical Urban Landscape with Computer Vision and Machine Learning: A Case Study of Berlin
Phillip Fernberg and Prof. Dr. Brent Chamberlain, Utah State University; Paola Sturla, Politecnico di Milano
Pursuing an AI Ontology for Landscape Architecture

Session 6 - DLA Practice:

Moderation: Dr. Ron van Lammern, Altera Wageningen University
Prof. Ilija Vukorep, BTU Cottbus
Big Scale Landscape Project from Design to Fabrication: A Report on Digital Methods
Daniel Theidel, Hochschule Osnabrück
Searching for New Ways to Design the Landscape
Anita Reith, Hungarian University of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Report of a Remote Participatory Design Process to Renew a Schoolyard During COVID-19

Session 5B - BIM+LIM:

Moderation: Prof Dr. Andreas Thon, Hochschule Geisenheim University
Matthias Remy, Dr. Ilona Brückner, Hochschule Osnabrück
BIM-Modell ‘Open Space Planing’ - A Concept for Landscape Design within Infrastructure Projects
Rüdiger Clausen, GFSL clausen landschaftsarchitekten
BIM in Integrated Construction - a Report
Prof. Yumi Lee. Seoul National University
Holographic Construction of Generative Landscape Design using Augmented Reality Technology

Session 5A: BIM+LIM:
Moderation Prof. Joachim Kieferle, Hochschule Rhein-Main
Mike Shilton, Landscape Institute Digital Practice Group
Digital Futures – BIM in Landscape Architecture: An Update on UK Perspective
Dr. Johannes Gnaedinger, PSU | Prof. Schaller UmweltConsult
Applied Integration of GIS and BIM in Landscape Planning
Laura Wilhelm, Technische Universität München
Integration of BIM and Environmental Planning - The CityGML EnvPlan ADE

Session 7 - UAV:

Moderation: James Melsom, University of Technology Sydney
Radim Klepárník, Mendel University in Brno
UAV Photogrammetry, Lidar or WebGL? A Comparison of Spatial Data Sources for Landscape Architecture
Guifang Wang, Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Ecological Connectivity Networks for Multi-dispersal Scenarios using UNICOR Analysis in Luohe Region, China
Cengiz Akandil, Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences
Mapping Invasive Giant Goldenrod (Solidago gigantea) with Multispectral Images Acquired by UAV

Session 1C - Resilient Landscape:

Moderation: Prof. Andrew Lovett, University of East Anglia
Prof. Peter Stempel, Penn State University
Visualizing Impacts Instead of Inundation for Public Engagement in Coastal Resilience.
Matthias Henning, Anhalt University
A Scenario and Monitoring-based Planning Approach to Strengthen the Resilience of the Region Around the City of Leipzig in Terms of Demographic and Cultural Changes
Dr. Hans-Georg Schwarz-v.Raumer, University ofStuttgart
Development of a Combined Typology to Co-assess Urban Sprawl and Habitat-Network Structure

Session 4B - Geodesign:

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Brian Orland, University of Georgia
Prof. Dr. James Palmer, T. J. Boyle Associates
Visual Prominence of a Solar Energy Project
Prof. Dr. Boris Stemmer, Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe
GIS-Landscape Quality Assessment Using Social Media Data
Widyastri Atsary Rahmy, University of Florida
Landscape Suitability Analysis for Developing a Framework of Green Infrastructure Protection in Bandung Basin Area, Indonesia

Session 4A - Geodesign:

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Thomas Blaschke, University of Salzburg
Benedikt Kowalewski, ETH Zürich
The Site Visit: Towards a Digital in Situ Design Tool
Muge Unal Çilek, Çukurova Üniversitesi
The Effects of Tree Cover Density on Urban Heat Islands in the City of Adana
Luwei Wang and Prof. Dr. Timothy Murtha, University of Florida
How sprawl shapes public parks in an urban system: Spatial analysis of historical urban growth in Orlando Metropolitan Region, Florida, USA

Session 2B - Visualization:

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Eckart Lange, The University of Sheffield
Wei Zhang, Huazhong Agricultural University
The Color Analysis of Building Façades Based on the Panoramic Street View Images
Jeong-Hwan Lee, Seoul National University
Effectiveness of VR Simulation in the Qualitative Analysis of Landscape Lighting Design
Xi Lu, University of Sheffield
Long-term Perspectives of Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Visualisation Media in Participatory Planning: The Case of Sanguan Temple Square in Guangzhou

Session 2A - Visualization:

Moderation: Prof. Hope H. Hasbrouck, University of Texas at Austin
Caroline Fischer, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt Nürtingen-Geislingen (HfWU)
Assessing Visual Landscape Sensitivity Towards Wind Turbines with a Distance Decay Effect: An Exploration of Different GIS Approaches
Dr. Christine Fuhrmann, BTU Cottbus
Hanging Gardens - A City Crown for Halle by Walter Gropius in Virtual Reality
Dr. Adam R. Tomkins, The University of Sheffield
"Where the Wild Things Will Be: Adaptive Visualisation with Spatial Computing"

Session 1B: Resilient Landscape:

Prof. Dr. Steffen Nijuis, TU Delft
Prof. Emily Schlickman, University of California, Davis
Prototyping a Low-Cost Sensor Network to Better Understand Hyperlocal Air Quality Patterns for Planning and Design
Prof. Dr. Pia Fricker, Yao Chaowen, Aalto University
32° C “HeLLsinki” - Outdoor Thermal Comfort Studies and Urban Mitigating Strategies Based on the Context of Helsinki
Prof. Aidan C. Ackerman, Ashley Crespo, John Auwaerter SUNY ESF Syracuse
Using Tree Modeling Applications and Game Design Software to Simulate Tree Growth, Community Interaction, and Mortality

Session 1A: Resilient Landscape:

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Jörg Rekittke, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Dr. Ilmar Hurkxkens, ETH Zürich
Shifting Sands: Experimental Robotic Earth-Moving Strategies in Dynamic Coastal Environments
Prof. Dr. Allan W. Shearer, The University of Texas
Conceptualizing a Model of Urban Antifragility for Dense Urban Areas
Dr. Ulrike Wissen Hayek, ETH Zürich
Conceptualizing a Web-based 3D Decision Support System Including Urban Underground Space to Increase Urban Resiliency