5th Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning

GREENWAYS, Corridors of Change and Resilience

Budapest, Hungary
June - 3 July, 2016

The Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning is held every three years to bring together experts who are influencing landscape planning, policy making and greenway planning from the local to international level. It is intended to highlight recent trends and expand the literature about landscape and greenway planning. The aim is to explore how landscape architects and planners from different countries have approached greenway planning and to understand how greenways have been tailored to each county’s unique geographical, cultural, and political circumstances. The conference provides an opportunity to publish full papers in printed proceedings.

Symposium were organised in 2004, 2007 and 2013 in USA at University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMASS), in Amherst, and in 2010 in Hungary at Corvinus University of Budapest. In year 2016 UMASS organises the 5th Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning with partner Szent István University, Budapest, Hungary.

Conference themes in 2016
The world is in a state of social, economic, political and ecological change. From global climate change to urbanization, planners and landscape architects are grappling with unprecedented change as they respond to growing demand for limited resources. This theme underlies each of this year's Fábos Conference topic areas:

Greenway Planning: Planning for linear corridors has occurred across multiple scales - national, state or province, and municipal. This track will cover innovations in greenway planning that span research, policy and practice with a focus on cultural landscape planning, recreational, and ecological corridors.

Landscape Planning: Planning for new uses while protecting ecological integrity and ecosystems is the theme for landscape planning. This includes green infrastructure, ecological networks, and urban planning solutions.

Landscape Design: An important aspect of planning is the final design and implementation of landscapes along a corridor. This topic area includes park design, urban plazas, historic sites, and other site scale solutions that incorporate the larger planning context.

The conference printed full paper proceedings were handed over to participants during the conference.
Digital version of the two proceedings
are available on this site.

Conference Program
The Conference program is available on this site.

Conference Committee
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Prof. Em. Dr. Julius Gy. Fábos (FASLA), Prof. Mark Lindhult (FASLA), Prof. Dr. Robert L. Ryan (FASLA)
Szent István University, Budapest
Dr. László Kollányi, Dr. Sándor Jombach, Dr. Krisztina Filep-Kovács, Dr. István Valánszki

Landscape planners or researchers, landscape architects, and designers who plan, act, work or study in relation with greenways or the green network of settlements, regions, metropolitan areas in any means (education, tourism, cultural heritage protection, ecosystems, leisure or sport activities etc), or those who are simply in relation with landscape planning, greenways, green network systems by any development, plan or implementation at any scale or at any level.