Town Hall Pier 2/Rådhusbrygge 2. Photographer: Tove Lauluten

The IFLA 56th World Congress takes place in Oslo 18-20 September and will attract landscape architects from around the globe.

Titled ‘Common Ground’ the event will take a closer look at urban transformation, green mobility, healthy and beautiful landscapes and community participation.

The three-day event has a packed schedule with 40 different sessions and 270 speakers. It will also include award ceremonies, book launches, and walks and talks in the Norwegian city.

Keynote speakers include Ola Bettum, a landscape architect and urban planner, and Anne Whiston Spirn, the Cecil and Ida Green professor of landscape architecture and planning at MIT School of Architecture and Planning.  Anne is also an award-winning author, scholar, photographer, teacher and practitioner.

Sessions will include a combination of panel and round table discussions and workshops.

A session titled ‘A retrospect through to our future’ will mark the 90th anniversary of both the Norwegian Association of Landscape Architecture (NLA) and the Landscape Institute (LI).

An Into-the-Office event will be held at the Town Hall Pier 2 (or Rådhusbrygge 2) on the Wednesday evening.

For the closing ceremony of IFLA World Congress 2019 a reception hosted by the mayor of Oslo will be held at City Hall.

Oslo has been appointed European Green Capital 2019 and the local government has set out to create a more sustainable and human-oriented city.

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