9th LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum Bratislava Cross-border landscapes Slovakia – Austria – Hungary, 21-25 April 2020
9th LE:NOTRE Landscape Forum Bratislava Cross-border landscapes Slovakia – Austria – Hungary, 21-25 April 2020 will be hosted by the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava in cooperation with the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra and the Technical University Vienna. The border landscape between the urban region of Bratislava in Slovakia and the rural region of Lower Austria and Burgenland in Austria has a unique character. But it is also representative for many other border areas in Europe. Urban structures from the growing capital city meet a low-density agricultural area. For centuries, this has been one landscape, under Austro-Hungarian rule. The Iron Curtain has separated this landscape for more than 40 years until 1989. Separation continues until today. Decision-making on the landscape is spread across stakeholders, land use sectors and administrative boundaries. There is a high danger that existing landscape qualities will be lost forever if there is no coordinated action towards a shared landscape vision. Our working group ‘cross-border landscape vision’ will focus on the qualities and potentials of a transboundary zone that does not have a name yet. We will try to formulate a general framework for a sustainable landscape development, making use of the results of the international student competition that is preceding the landscape forum.The landscape vision will certainly build on the existing green infrastructure elements of this region. The border zone of Bratislava belongs to the European Green Belt and includes the river Danube.
For programme and information please visit https://forum.ln-institute.org/themes-objectives/cross-border-landscape-vision/