Thursday March 28 to Saturday March 30, 2019

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA, USA

Campus Center


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.

Julius Fabos

Julius Gy. Fábos is an emeritus professor of landscape planning and recipient of an honorary degree from the University of Horticulture, Budapest, Hungary. BS in plant sciences, Rutgers, 1961; MLA, Harvard, 1964; PhD in landscape planning and conservation, Michigan, 1973; Fellow, ASLA, 1985; ASLA Medallist, 1997. Principal developer of the METLAND System for landscape assessment and planning; has been awarded numerous research grants. Author and editor of more than 200 articles and research bulletins, as well as five books, the latest of which are: Land Use Planning, published by Chapman and Hall, 1985 and co-editor of the book entitled, Greenways: The Beginning of an International Movement, published by Elsevier, 1996. Currently, co-director of the New England Greenway Consortium with Robert Ryan and Mark Lindhult; and co-editors with Robert Ryan of forthcoming special greenway issues of this journal, with focus on greenways around the world.

Conference Committee

Co-organized by the UMass-Amherst Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning and the Szent István University, Budapest, Department of Landscape Planning and Regional Development

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Jack Ahern, Professor, Conference Chair

Julius Fabos, Professor Emeritus

Robert Ryan, Professor, and LARP Dept. Chair

Mark Lindhult, Professor

Theo Eisenman, Assistant Professor

Szent István University, Budapest

Dr. László Kollányi

Dr. Sándor Jombach

Dr. István Valánszki