LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum 2015 Bucharest


The 4th LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum

(Re)Discovering the Emerald Necklace took place 

from 21st – 25th April 2015 in Bucharest, Romania


Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 2015 LE:NOTRE Institute Landscape Forum! 


110 participants from 21 countries joined the interactive and interdisciplinary Forum in Romania’s capital and explored the Colentina chain of lakes under the theme ‘(Re)Discovering the Emerald Necklace’.

The event was opened by Sorin Cîmpeanu, the Romanian Minister of Education. International and local keynote speakers included Maguelonne Déjeant-Pons from the Council of Europe, Anca Ginavar from the Romanian Ministry for Regional Development and Milica Bajic-Brkovic, the current president of ISOCARP. Subject-specific inputs were given by Irina Tulbure-Moldovan on the modernist heritage of Bucharest, by Liisa Tyrväinen from the Finnish Forest Research Centre on the multiple benefits of peri-urban woodlands and by Giovanni Scudo, from the Milan Polytecnic on the productive rural fringe.

Once again participants split up in small workshop groups under the four Forum sub-themes:

  • Urban growth and peri-urban sprawl: the landscape of the peripheries of contemporary cities
  • Sustainable tourism and recreation: visions for landscape regeneration through tourism development
  • Heritage and identities: permanence, patrimony, specificity and dynamics of landscape identities
  • Rural fringe and productive landscapes: multifunctional rural landscapes and the economic dimension

Side events included a pre-Forum promenade, Phd and Teachers workshops, a poster session as well as the announcement of the winners of an international student competition.

The LE:NOTRE Institute would like to thank the organisers for making this event possible! Workshop participants will now continue working on the joint Forum publication.


Event hosts




Outcome Statement Landscape Forum Bucharest - FINAL-1


Themes & Objectives



LLF 2015 Programme 20150415


Student Competition


Poster Colentina_116 by Mihaela Radu, Emine Ismail, Eleonora Adela Voicu, Theodora Voicu

The competition was organised in advance to the Bucharest forum. It aimed to support integrated and holistic approaches to the urban and peri-urban landscape through multidisciplinary student teams elaborating planning and design proposals at various scales.

The major challenge of this competition was the scale: 25 kilometres of a complex urban periphery connected by a chain of natural and artificial lakes, marked by strong contrasts at various levels: functional, ecological, socio-cultural, ethical, aesthetic, heritage, economic and many more.

More details on site and task: download competition brief

Press release on the exhibition: download report


The winning projects

First Prize: ‘342.914km scaffolding’

Second Prize (A): Green Infrastructure and Water Management

Second Prize (B): Maidan takes shape

Third Prize: Productive Periphery Matrix

Fourth Prize: Bucharest Garden City

Fifth Prize: Integration and Connection


All other submissions received

Project Submissions 026 – 045

Project Submissions 044 – 097

Project Submissions 102 – 116


Press Information

Forum opening by the Romanian Minister of Education

Forum opening and exhibition Vernissage

General forum announcement


Print media

Poster A3  >>  LLF_2015_Poster_A3_JPG  |  LLF_2015_Poster_A3_PDF



Travel and Accommodation


Photo Stream

(Images: Mihai Sulescu, AsoP)

Preperatin & Organisation at Ion Mincu University and U.S.A.M.V

Opening speeches (sponsors, thematic workshop visits, presentations)



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