Sunday, September 11, 2016 - Doctoral colloquium

8.30 am
9.00 to 11.00 am
11.00 to 11.30 am
11.30 am to 1.00 pm
1.00 pm to 2.00pm
Registration desk opens
Doctoral colloquium
Doctoral colloquium


2.00 to 4.00 pm

4.00 to 4.30 pm
4.30 to 6.00 pm
6.00 to 8.00 pm


Doctoral colloquium parallel session | 2.00 pm Executive committee meeting
Doctoral colloquium parallel session | 4.30 pm Executive committee meeting
Welcome reception


Monday, September 12, 2016 - Conference day 1

8.00 am Registration desk opens
9.00 to 9.30 am

Welcome by:
Hermann Mettler – Principal of HSR Rapperswil
Martin Klöti – President of canton St Gallen

Erich Zoller – Mayor of the city of Rapperswil-Jona
Simon Bell – ECLAS President, Estonia
Michael Jakob hepia Genève, OK member
Peter Petschek & Dominik Siegrist HSR Rapperswil, OK member

9.30 to 10.15 am Keynote Chris Reed – Assoc. Prof. in Practice of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University, Boston/US
10.15 to 10.30 am Coffee/tea
10.30 to 11.15 am

Dialog Keynote between Paolo L. Bürgi – Landscape Architect, Studio Bürgi, Camorino/Switzerland; adjunct professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania; professor, Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia and Politecnico di Milano and Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia/US

11.40 am
Departure from HSR Hochschule für Technik to ENEA Baummuseum
12.00 to 2.00 pm Visit ENEA BAUMMUSEUM, Rapperswil-Jona (including lunch)
2.00 pm Departure from ENEA Baummuseum to HSR Hochschule für Technik


2.30 to 6.00 pm
6.05 to 7.00 pm
4.30 to 7.00 pm

7.30 pm


Parallel sessions
Poster session
Heads of schools group meeting
Welcome by:
Christine Bräm – Director Grün Stadt Zürich
Claudia Moll – BSLA co-president, Switzerland
Heads of schools group dinner, Restaurant Rathaus, Rapperswil

Free evening


Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Conference day 2

8.00 to 8.45 am
8.50 to 9.35 am

9.35 to 10.00 am

10.00 to 11.40 am
11.40 to 12.40 pm

Keynote Noel Kingsbury – Freelance Garden and Planting Design, United Kingdom
Keynote Jörg Rekittke – Professor and Deputy Dean, Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University, Melbourne/AUS
Coffee/tea, Book Launch: Research in Landscape Architecture with Adri van den Brink and Diedrich Bruns
Parallel sessions


12.40 to 1.25 pm

1.45 to 5.15 pm
5.25 to 6.25 pm
6.30 to 6.50 pm
7.30 pm

Keynote Matthias Stremlow – Federal Office for the Environment FOEN, Rural Areas Section, Bern/Switzerland
Parallel sessions
ECLAS general assembly (participation of school representatives)
Conference close and announcement of next conference (participation of all participants)
Conference dinner and awards ceremony


Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - Optional excursions

8.30 am to 4.00 pm

5.00 pm
Parallel excursions
Excursion 1: Urban densification in Zurich – open spaces in the area of conflict between private and public interests
Excursion 2: Bridging the Gap - from center to peripherie
Excursion 3: Alpine landscapes and nature-based tourism in the UNESCO World heritage site Tectonic Arena Sardona
Free evening/departure