The aim of the conference will be to undertake an important discussion related to the climate change taking place in the world, with the identification of current problems and challenges in maintaining and preserving the cultural heritage of cities, villages and open spaces. Raising this issue may significantly increase the awareness of the benefits associated with the protection of historical heritage and the vulnerability and hazard for these monuments.

Cultural heritage, which will be the main topic of research, is defined as: tangible and intangible. The conference will focus on the first of these groups, which includes: cultural landscapes, historical buildings and gardens, archaeological sites, historical sites. It is worth noting that it plays an important role in economic, tourist and recreational development, bringing significant benefits at the social, environmental and economic level. It will be the third conference in the series raising the topic of cultural heritage (2019, 2020, 2021).

Climate change affects regions around the world and is associated with changes in average climate factors as well as extreme weather events (storms, floods, heat waves). Moreover, an additional factor is the development of urban areas, which contributes to lowering the quality of water, increasing the amount of impermeable surfaces, and creating urban heat islands. As the reports of the European Commission, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2019) and ICOMOS (2019) show, unfavorable phenomena may also threaten the survival of cultural heritage in the future. There are shortcomings in the policy of adaptation to climate change for heritage, shortages of technical guidelines in individual countries, which may contribute to the loss of valuable landscapes in the coming years.

As stated in March 2021 European Cultural Heritage Green Paper “we firmly believe therefore that cultural heritage is a vector for achieving the long-term vision and policy goals of the European Union, including the European Green Deal. Cultural heritage is not just about preserving our past – it is about shaping our future”.  

Taking this into account considerations will be undertaken in several thematic groups related to the city, historical gardens, rural areas and other culturally valuable areas. The scale of changes and the increase in risk can be considered both in terms of the impact on architecture, vegetation (new vegetation, loss of native vegetation), as well as climate changes and their impact on the destruction of forest stands. A separate issue is external factors, including changes in spatial development plans that do not foresee a detrimental impact on the heritage.

The aim of the conference is to present research and exchange experiences on how to increase the resilience of cultural heritage. We plan to close the conference with the panel discussion and preparation of the theses for the “Working Paper on Heritage Landscapes and Gardens facing Green Deal”.

As part of the conference, competition for the best oral presentation and the best poster presented by students and Phd students will be held.

Because of COVID-19 pandemic, we offer a hybrid meeting (possibility to be on site combined with online Zoom conference). Please send your submissions via the by August 31, 2021.

Conference Scientific Organizer:

Katarzyna Hodor


W plan six keynote lectures and five paper sessions organized according to the topics submitted by registered speakers. Our keynote speakers this year will be:

  1. Dr. Michael Rohde, Director of Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg;
  2. Dr. Norbert Kühn, from the Institut für Landschaftsarchitektur und Umweltplanung, Fakultät VI Planen Bauen Umwelt, Technische Universität Berlin;
  3. Verónica Fabio, Director of the landscape studio, President of the Argentine Center of Landscape Architects and a Member of IFLA, Head Professor of Vegetation II in the Department of Planning and Landscape Design, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Urbanism (FADU), University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and Dr arch. Marta Mirás;
  4. Mónica Luengo, ICOMOS International Council of Monuments and Sites, Madrid;
  5. Tony Williams B.A. Nat. Sci. M.L.Arch. M.I.L.I, Principal Landscape Architect Transport Infrastructure Ireland;
  6. dr hab. inż. Szymon Szewrański, Institute of Spatial Management, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Science



  • Full Prof. D.Sc. Ph.D. Arch. Anna Mitkowska
  • Full Prof. D.Sc. Ph.D. Zbigniew Mirek
  • Full Prof DLA, PhD Albert Fekete
  • Dr. Norbert Kühn
  • D, Arch, Assoc. Prof. Lyudmila Ruban
  • PhD. Arch. Katarína Kristiánová
  • Full Prof. D.Sc. Ph.D. Arch. Marzanna Jagiełło
  • Full Prof. D.Sc. Ph.D. Arch. Wojciech Brzezowski
  • Full Prof. D.Sc. Ph.D. Arch. Zbigniew Myczkowski
  • Full Prof. D.Sc. Ph.D. Arch. Agata Zachariasz
  • Sc. Ph.D. Arch. Katarzyna Hodor, prof. PK
  • Sc. Ph.D. Arch. Katarzyna Łakomy, prof. PK
  • Sc. Ph.D. Arch. Urszula Forczek-Brataniec, prof. PK
  • Sc. Ph.D. Arch. Marta Skiba, prof. UZ
  • Sc. Ph.D. Jan Kazak, prof. UPWr
  • D. Arch. Anna Staniewska
  • D. Arch. Magdalena Rzeszotarska-Pałka



  • conference will be held in English/Polish (simultaneous translation will be provided)
  • please prepare a 15-minute presentation or poster
  • the conference sessions will be held on Zoom and on site in Kraków

Speakers: 75 EUR to be paid by bank transfer:

IBAN : PL40249000050000460034194146, SWIFT: ALBPPLPW
BANK: Alior Bank SA, ul. Łopuszańska 38D, 02-232 Warszawa

Transfer title: Landscape Conference 2021 – your name and surname


OR 340 PLN to be paid by bank transfer:

Alior Bank SA  09 2490 0005 0000 4600 1012 1826

Tytuł przelewu: Konferencja ogrodowa 2021 – imię i nazwisko


Listeners – no fee, but please register to get the password for online participation




Katarzyna Hodor, Jan Kazak, Albert Fekete, Katarzyna Łakomy, Miłosz Zieliński, Anna Staniewska, Wojciech Bobek

Cracow University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Chair of Landscape Architecture [A-8] Warszawska 24, 31-155 Kraków,  tel. 0608-396-220,  tel. 12 628 24 64                                                                           


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October 28th 2021 (Thursday )

9.30 Registration of participants

10.00 Opening of the conference  [simultaneous translation]

10.10 – 11.10 SESSION I

11.10 – 12.10 SESSION II

 12.10 – 13.10 SESSION III


Lunch break

13.20 – 14.20 SESSION IV

14.20 – 15.10 SESSION V

15.10 – 16.20 PANEL DEBATE “Heritage Landscapes and Gardens facing Green Deal” SESSION VI


October 29th 2021 (Friday)


10.00 – 10.50 SESSION VI 

10.50 – 11.50 SESSION VII

1.50 – 12.50 SESSION VIII 

12.50 – 13.40 SESSION IX 


Lunch break

14.30 – 15.30 SESSION IV

15.30 – 16.30 SESSION V

15.10 – 16.20 POSTER SESSION VI


16.30 Closing of the meeting




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