The IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects) World Congress 2019 will take place in Oslo, Norway 18-20 September.

Topics to be discussed at the congress include urban transformation, green mobility, healthy and beautiful landscapes and community participation.

The three-day event titled Common Ground aims to inspire and challenge delegates.

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.

Delegates will also take part in walks through some of the most interesting areas of Oslo and surrounding areas. The tours will follow the seafront and the main city waterways.

There will also be theme walks on urban ecology and green mobility and visits to historical and contemporary parks and urban open spaces.

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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