The landscape belongs to everyone. We should all have equal access to it and a voice in how it is used, valued and maintained. However, spatial planning education rarely includes considerations of democratic processes, participatory planning, community design and landscape stewardship. Furthermore, it does not fully prepare young practioners to become leaders in promoting democratic landscape change and work effectively in partnership with communities.
The idea behind the LED (Landscape Education for Democracy) project, a partnership between 5 European landscape architecture faculties and the LE:NOTRE Institute is to promote awareness and empower young design and planning professionals to become more active in shaping democratic change. Our goal is to fill a gap in design and planning education and give students the opportunity to confront themselves with pressing issues of landscape democracy, right to the landscape and participation.
The LED course includes 13 online course sessions available to students at any institution, as well as a 10-days on-site intensive programme available only to students at partner universities.
Our course will start again on March 28, 2018.
The 2018 LED intensive programme will be organised by Szent István University in Budapest, Hungary.
Then participate in the LED Program – an exciting way to earn credits and strengthen important professional skills.
Our next open online seminar will start Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Please register before March 21
13 online seminar meetings will take places weekly on Wednesdays from 14 00 – 15 30 CET, please check this link for time zone conversion