Landscape planning and architecture play a crucial role in shaping the built environment and managing the natural resources that support human life. The field encompasses a wide range of disciplines, including urban planning, architecture, ecology, engineering, and social sciences. At its core, landscape planning and architecture involve the planning, design, management, and nurturing of the built and natural environments to improve human and environmental health in all communities.
One of the key challenges facing landscape planning and architecture is to balance the needs of people with the needs of the environment. This requires a holistic approach that takes into account the interdependent relationships between humans, natural systems, and the built environment. For example, landscape planners and architects must consider factors such as land use, water management, biodiversity, and social equity when designing and managing the built environment. Preserving landscapes tackles the considerations of sustainable landscape planning, by protecting natural resources, such as water, air, and soil, as well as preserving habitats for plants, animals, and insects. This can involve balancing land use of natural environments such as forests, deserts, and water bodies, and human development, by implementing conservation strategies, and restoring degraded areas.
The importance of landscape planning and architecture is reflected in the many benefits it provides to society. Well-designed landscapes can provide a range of ecosystem preservation services, including air and water purification, carbon sequestration, flood control, and habitats for local wild and plant life. They can also improve human health and well-being by providing spaces for physical activity, social interaction, and stress reduction that are integrated into natural formations such as forests, mountains, hills, and valleys. In addition, sustainable landscape planning and architecture can help reduce the impact of climate change by promoting energy efficiency, and renewable energy.
Consequently, IEREK is organizing its 1st international conference on “Sustainable Landscape Planning and Natural Resources Management.” The conference aims to harbor a collaborative and interdisciplinary forum concerning natural resource management, landscape planning, sustainable land use, and more. The conference will facilitate community engagement that leads to refining and enriching knowledge in the field.
This conference explores the latest trends, techniques, and practices in sustainable landscape planning and architecture to create healthy, livable, and sustainable built environments for all communities. It provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and industry experts to exchange ideas, share experiences, and discuss the challenges and opportunities of sustainable landscape planning and architecture. The conference will cover a wide range of topics, including sustainable urban design, preservation of natural ecologies, green infrastructure, regenerative architecture, and natural resource management for sustainable landscapes. It will also highlight the role of technology, innovation, and interdisciplinary collaboration in sustainable landscape planning and architecture. The conference offers a unique opportunity to learn from leading experts in the field, network with peers, and discover cutting-edge research and best practices in sustainable landscape planning and architecture. Through its various sessions, keynote speeches, and workshops, the conference will foster collaboration, innovation, and creativity to promote sustainable landscape planning and architecture, enhance environmental quality, and ecological stability, and improve the health and well-being of communities.
Statement of Purpose
The conference on Sustainable Landscape Planning and Natural Resources Management aims to provide a platform for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers to share knowledge and ideas on sustainable approaches to the planning, design, management, and nurturing of the built and natural environments. The conference seeks to foster a multidisciplinary dialogue and exchange of best practices on innovative methodologies and techniques for sustainable landscape planning and architecture, aiming to promote human and environmental health in all communities. The conference will explore the latest research and practical applications related to topics such as ecological preservation, sustainable landscape design, green infrastructure, climate adaptation, and natural resource management. Through a series of keynote speeches, technical sessions, and workshops, the conference aims to facilitate discussions and collaborations among participants from academia, industry, government, and civil society. By promoting the exchange of ideas, best practices, and lessons learned, the conference aims to inspire and inform future research and practice in the field of sustainable landscape planning and architecture.