Thank you to everyone who participated in the LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum 2013!
Under the theme ‘Meeting in the Middle’ the second LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum took place in Rome from April 17th-20th 2013 and hosted by the University of Rome La Sapienza.
New International Master in Landscape Architecture
ECLAS Awards - Call for Nominees
Please submit nominees until 30 June (31 July for students).
Urban Forestry in Transition: Conference in Tartu Estonia, 9-11 October 2013
Motion for the Creation of a Full Educational Cycle on Landscape Knowledge, Design and Management
ECLAS supports the petition of Italian Universities
ECLAS - Lifetime Achievement Award to Meto Vroom
Award Ceremony in AntalyaOn the 20th of April 2012 the President of the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS) presented Professor Meto J. Vroom with the ECLAS Lifetime Achievement Award.
Meto Vroom is emeritus professor of Wageningen University in the Netherlands. From 1966 until 1989 he was chair of the department of Landscape Architecture of Wageningen University.
Meto Vroom contributed greatly to landscape architecture and helped advancing the discipline both academically and in practice. He has foreseen many of the issues that are now current many years in advance. For example, Meto Vroom has fostered international collaboration and raised the standards of higher education in landscape architecture. From 1978 to 1982 he was chair of the Committee on Research of the International Federation of Landscape Architecture (IFLA). From 1990 to 1998 he was a member of the Education Committee of the European Foundation for Landscape Architecture (EFLA). One important task he achieved during this time was the definition of the standards for recognition of landscape architecture programmes and for organising the process of recognition. He led the Visiting Panel that advised schools on the level and content of landscape architecture programmes.
Meto Vroom was also a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the LE:NOTRE project belonging to ECLAS. His advice was always acute, systematic and critical, while at the same time supportive of the project.
He is also one of the founders of the Landscape Architecture Europe Foundation that selects and publishes best practice projects in Europe. As chair of this foundation he contributed to the publications Fieldwork (2006) and On Site (2008). Among other standard works for landscape architecture he authored are Outdoor Space (1992) – with an overview of Dutch Landscape Architecture projects in the second half of the 20th century - and the Lexicon of Garden and Landscape Architecture (2006).
ECLAS honours Meto J. Vroom for his contribution to education and research in the field landscape architecture at a European level.