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  Thematic Network Project




LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• The story so far… It all began at the ECLAS
  Conference 2000 in Dubrovnik, where ECLAS:
  – Voted in a new constitution including redefined goals;
  – Agreed to levy a modest membership fee;
  – Resolved to comment on the draft European
    Landscape Convention; and…
  – Decided to investigate the possibilities of applying for
    funding for an EU Thematic Network Project



           LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

The new ECLAS constitution redefined the goals of the
  organisation as follows:
   The European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools exists to
     foster and develop scholarship in landscape architecture
     throughout Europe by strengthening contacts and enriching the
     dialogue between members of Europe’s landscape academic
     community; by representing the interests of this community
     within the wider European social and institutional context; and by
     making the collective expertise of ECLAS available, where
     appropriate, in furthering the discussion of landscape
     architectural issues at the European level



             LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• On investigating the goals of the ERASMUS Programme’s
  Thematic Network Projects, it appeared that the goals of
  ECLAS and the goals of the Thematic Network Projects
  were, in fact, very similar
• The main difference between ECLAS and ERASMUS TNPs
  was simple: ECLAS had no money and ERASMUS
  Programme was offering up to € 100 000 per annum for
  running Thematic Network Projects for a period of up to
  three years



           LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project




„Thematic Networks are one of the main innovations of the Socrates-Erasmus Programme.
   They were created to deal with forward looking, strategic reflection of the scientific,
       educational and institutional issues in the main areas of higher education “


               LE:NOTRE    Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• On investigating the goals of the ERASMUS Programme’s
  Thematic Network Projects, it appeared that the goals of
  ECLAS and the goals of the Thematic Network Projects
  were, in fact, very similar
• The main difference between ECLAS and ERASMUS TNPs
  was simple: ECLAS had almost no money and ERASMUS
  Programme was offering up to € 100 000 per annum for
  running Thematic Network Projects for a period of up to
  three years



           LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project
Such funding would leave ECLAS to invest what little money in had in
   some virtual real estate, and so www.eclas.org was also born




           LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
  LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• It was agreed at the 2001 ECLAS Conference that a TNP
  proposal should be submitted on behalf of ECLAS by TU
  Wien as Network Coordinator

• This involved a two stage bidding process:
   –   Pre-proposal 1st November 2001 (+/- 38 projects submitted)
   –   Full Proposal 1st March 2002 (19 projects invited to submit)
   –   Project ‚selected‘ End August 2002 (some 10 projects chosen)
   –   Official Project Start was 1st October 2002
   –   This is the first full meeting of the Network




               LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
  LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• It was agreed at the 2001 ECLAS Conference that a TNP
  proposal should be submitted on behalf of ECLAS by TU
  Wien as Network Coordinator

• This involved a two stage bidding process:
   –   Pre-proposal 1st November 2001 (+/- 38 projects submitted)
   –   Full Proposal 1st March 2002 (19 projects invited to submit)
   –   Project ‚selected‘ End August 2002 (some 10 projects chosen)
   –   Official Project Start was 1st October 2002
   –   This is the first full meeting of the Network




               LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
  LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• The first thing that has to be filled out on the
  application form for Thematic Network Projects
  is the project title and acronyn if applicable:

• The project is called Landscape Education: New
  Opportunities for Teaching and Research in
  Europe - LE:NOTRE




           LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
  LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• The first thing that has to be filled out on the
  application form for Thematic Network Projects
  is the project title and acronyn if applicable:

• The project is called:

   Landscape Education: New Opportunities for
    Teaching and Research in Europe LE:NOTRE



           LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project




                André Le Nôtre 1613 - 1700

     LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
  LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• What is the rationale behind the LE:NOTRE
  Project?
• There is the rationale as far as the Thematic
  Network Project is concerned, but also a broader
  ‘hidden agenda’ which relates to the wider goals
  of ECLAS
• Only the official rationale is explained in the
  project bid…


           LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
   LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Explain the rational and background to the project (i):


   “Man is a singular creature. He has a set of gifts which make him
   unique among the animals: so that unlike them, he is not a figure in
   the landscape - he is a shaper of the landscape."
   Jacob Bronowski, 1973, The Ascent of Man


• The bid starts by putting landscape architecture firmly at the centre
  of the wider scheme of things regarding “life, the universe and
  everything…”



               LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
    LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Explain the rational and background to the project (ii):

    Landscape architecture is the discipline concerned with mankind's
    conscious shaping of his external environment. It involves planning,
    design and management of the landscape to create, maintain,
    protect and enhance places so as to be both functional, beautiful
    and sustainable (in every sense of the word), and appropriate to
    diverse human and ecological needs.

•   The definition of landscape architecture chosen seeks to be as broad and
    inclusive as possible, taking in all potential aspects of the field, reflecting
    the approach to landscape taken in the European Landscape Convention…



                  LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
    LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Explain the rational and background to the project (iii):

    The multifaceted nature of the landscape and mankind’s interaction
    with it, means that the subject area is one of unusual breadth,
    drawing on and integrating concepts and approaches, not just from
    the two sides of the traditional divide between the creative arts and
    the natural sciences, but incorporating many aspects of the
    humanities and technology as well.


•   This statement stakes a claim for the ‘rights’ to a wide territory on behalf of
    landscape architecture and defines it as a uniquely interdisciplinary subject



                  LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
    LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Explain the rational and background to the project (iv):

    This complexity is closely reflected by the diversity of approaches to
    the discipline which have developed throughout Europe. In some
    countries, for example, landscape architecture can trace its roots
    back to horticulture, while in others it has grown out of architecture,
    planning or environmental science, and elsewhere out of agriculture,
    or ecology and nature conservation.

•   Here it is made clear that the potential problems of developing a common
    understanding between European landscape architecture academics go
    deeper that mere differences in language – but that the potential benefits
    of cooperation are very great



                 LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
    LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Explain the rational and background to the project (v):

    This diversity of intellectual provenance is also clearly illustrated by
    the range of different types of higher education institutions across
    the continent in which landscape architecture teaching and research
    has been established. These range from universities specialising in
    the fine arts to those dedicated to agriculture and forestry, and
    encompass technical universities as well as the more broadly-based
    'general' universities.

•   Seen from a European perspective, the academic world clearly does not
    really know what to do with us. In times like these – of economies and cut
    backs this could be dangerous: there is a need to make and effort to better
    explain what we do to our peers



                 LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
    LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Explain the rational and background to the project (vi):

    In addition to the inherent complexity of content, there is also
    considerable variation in the state of development, i.e. the 'maturity'
    of the discipline from country to country, although in comparison
    with the majority of traditional subject areas within higher education,
    landscape architecture must be generally classed as a 'young'
    discipline. Indeed landscape architecture is perhaps one of the few
    academic disciplines which was established in the New World
    (Harvard, 1900) before it became the subject of university education
    in Europe (Oslo, 1919).

•   As compared to many disciplines in Europe and with landscape architecture
    in the USA, we have some catching up to do to: “we are number two – we
    (must) try harder”!


                 LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
    LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Explain the rational and background to the project (vii):

    As a result of the relative youthfulness of the discipline, landscape
    architecture courses tend often to be relatively poorly resourced in
    comparison with other, more traditional, disciplines. One consequence of
    this is the relatively modest staffing levels, both in absolute terms and as
    measured against the unusually wide-ranging nature of the subject area.
    This in turn has had an impact on the research potential of the discipline:
    the necessary 'critical mass' for the development of functioning academic
    communities within the various sub-disciplines of landscape architecture
    simply does not exist in the majority of European countries, a fact which is
    by itself a strong argument for closer trans-national cooperation.

•   European cooperation is therefore essential in the long term to create the
    necessary conditions for successful research within a varied, diverse and
    under-resourced discipline


                 LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
    LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Explain the rational and background to the project (viii):

    (The) richness (of European landscape education), which reflects both the
    diversity of the landscape itself and European cultural approaches to it,
    should not lightly be discarded in order to achieve conformity for its own
    sake, but rather be seen as an important potential for the co-ordinated
    development of new specialisations to address society’s and the
    profession’s needs. Convergence towards a common paradigm and the
    resulting agreement on accepted research and development goals is,
    however, a natural development process in all disciplines, and landscape
    architecture in Europe has reached a stage where it is ready to take a
    significant step in this direction.

•   While we need to respect differences and diversity, we cannot afford to
    hide behind them. There is a need to talk about, and if possible agree upon
    and codify the content and substance of what we do


                 LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
    LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Explain the rational and background to the project (ix):

    The opportunities offered by the LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project in
    landscape architecture present the possibility for making a 'quantum leap' in
    both the quality and effectiveness of co-operation between European
    landscape architecture educators…
    As an established organisation seeking to bring together all Europe’s
    landscape schools, ECLAS provides an ideal vehicle, not just for carrying
    through the LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project, but for continuing to
    implement and develop the outcomes of the TNP in the long term.

•   We need to grasp the opportunities offered by the Thematic Network
    Funding, but also consider how we transform them into long term benefits
    for ECLAS too. There is a need to think in terms of ‘outcomes’ as well as
    ‘outputs’



                 LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
   LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project
Project goals (i)
   The goal is to take the discipline to a new level of maturity, by building on
   and developing European best practice and identifying key needs and
   urgent areas for action in education and research within the discipline. To
   achieve this it will be necessary to fulfil the following objectives:

    – to strengthen the European landscape architecture academic community, to
      highlight the European dimensions and identity of the discipline in order to effect
      improvements in all aspects of education and scholarship;
    – to move towards the convergence of undergraduate curricula by the identification
      of common reference points, while seeking to develop specialisms at more
      advanced levels, which grow out of the existing variety of landscape issues and
      professional needs and the different environmental conditions within the
      countries of Europe;
    – to develop common agreed goals for learning outcomes and improved teaching
      methods backed by common teaching resources for landscape architecture
      education (including European Masters and PhD programmes), building on best
      European practice and emerging new directions, methods and technologies,
      especially ICT;



                  LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
   LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project
Project goals (ii)

    – to strengthen the potential for research in landscape architecture at the
      European level, as an important precondition for research-led teaching, by
      seeking to co-ordinate existing activities and define common and urgent
      research agendas, developing common research methods education as well as
      seeking new means to disseminate research findings.
    – to improve communication with professional bodies and public authorities,
      landscape students and other stakeholders, as well as with related disciplines at
      the European level in order to ensure educational and research needs at all
      levels, including for lifelong learning, can be identified and addressed to the
      highest possible standards in line with agreed professional profiles, and new
      needs effectively predicted;
    – to initiate measures necessary to facilitate the improved future mobility of staff
      and students; and
    – to strengthen the long-term framework through which this process of dialogue
      and co-operation can continue at the same level of quality and intensity beyond
      the time scale of the Thematic Network Project.




                  LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• For the first year, the project involves 73 Higher
  Education Institutions from all 26 ‚eligible‘
  countries (= EU 15 + EEA: Norway +Iceland +
  10 applicant countries – Estonia, Latvia,
  Lithuania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland,
  Slovakia, Slovenia also Bulgaria + Romania)
  which have landscape architecture education
• Plus 9 additional universities from ‚non eligible
  countries‘ (Croatia, Turkey, Ukraine, Yugoslavia)


          LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Network Coordinator:
Richard Stiles,
Technische Universität Wien - A




                                  LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Steering Committee
consists of 14 members:

Richard Stiles,
Technische Universität Wien - A
Catharine Ward Thompson,
Edinburgh College of Art/Heriot-Watt University - UK
Jeroen de Vries,
Larenstein University of Professional Education - NL
Karsten Jörgensen,
Agricultural University of Norway - N
Luis Ribeiro,
Technical University of Lisbon - P
Ingrid Sarlöv-Herlin,
Swedish Agricultural University, Alnarp - S
Ivan Marusic,
University of Ljubljana - SLO
Ian Jörgensen,
Agricultural University, Copenhagen - DK
Cornelius Scherzer,
HTW Dresden - D
Diedrich Bruns,
Universität Kassel - D
Aleksander Böhm,
Cracow University of Technology - PL
Kristine Kalmane,
Latvia University of Agriculture - LT
Kinga Szilagyi,
Szent Istvan University, Budapest - H
Maria Goula,
ETSAB, Barcelona - E




                                     LE:NOTRE          Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
82 Network Member
Schools:
73 eligible Institutions plus
9 from non-eligible countries




                    LE:NOTRE    Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
All member schools are
organised in 12
Subject Area Working
Groups
covering the main sub-disciplines
of landscape architecture:

• Landscape Design
• The cultural landscape
• Urban open space planning
• Professional practice
• Landscape management
• Plant material and vegetation
establishment
• Information and
communication technology
• Theory and methodology
• Landscape planning
• Materials and project
implementation
• History and conservation
• Landscape and infrastructure




                    LE:NOTRE      Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Scientific Advisory Board
consisting of:
six eminent landscape architecture
academics advises the steering
committee and is responsible for external
project evaluation




                      LE:NOTRE     Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Partner
Organisations
comprising 9 external bodies
representing landscape
architecture practice in its
widest sense at the European
level including:

•EFLA: European Foundation
for Landscape Architecture
•ELCA: European Landscape
Contractors Association
•ELASA: European Landscape
Architecture Students
Association
•IFLA and the IFLA-ICOMOS
Committee on Historic
Gardens
•IFPRA: International
Federation of Parks and
Recreation Administration
•CLRAE: Congress of Local
and Regional Authorities in
Europe




                            LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Neighbouring
Disciplines:

Representatives of 12
associated academic
disciplines, yet to be
agreed upon, who will:

•provide academic
contacts with those fields
of study which interface
directly with landscape
architecture

•investigate possible areas
of joint interest, and

•identify potential
common research
approaches and themes




                      LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Erasmus Bureau:

European Commission Directorate
General for Education and Culture
As funding agency




                     LE:NOTRE       Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Socrates
Leonardo Youth
Technical
Assistence Office
As project managers for
TNPs and liaison with
the EU Comission




                   LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
  LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project
• The project has been conceived as a three year project, but…
• Funding is approved on an annual basis only
• Year one funding – until September 2003 – is around € 129,000
• Funding covers travel and subsistence for one person from each of
  the 73 network members schools plus some money for web site
  development, and not much more
• The total project cost, which includes contributions from the
  member institutions, is some €360,000 in year one
• The time contributions from the network member institutions –
  estimated at some 10 days per institution - need to be accounted
  for - time sheets!



              LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
  LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project
• The project has been conceived as a three year project, but…
• Funding is approved on an annual basis only
• Year one funding – until September 2003 – is around € 129,000
• Funding covers travel and subsistence for one person from each of
  the 73 network members schools plus some money for web site
  development, and not much more
• The total project cost, which includes contributions from the
  member institutions, is some €360,000 in year one
• The time contributions from the network member institutions –
  estimated at some 10 days per institution - need to be accounted
  for - time sheets!



              LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
  LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project
• The project has been conceived as a three year project, but…
• Funding is approved on an annual basis only
• Year one funding – until September 2003 – is around € 129,000
• Funding covers travel and subsistence for one person from each of
  the 73 network members schools plus some money for web site
  development, and not much more
• The total project cost, which includes contributions from the
  member institutions, is some €360,000 in year one
• The time contributions from the network member institutions –
  estimated at some 10 days per institution - need to be accounted
  for - time sheets!



              LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• The project has been conceived in three,
  interdependent, phases:
   – Year One will focus on data collection (the easy part?)
   – Year Two will concentrate on analysis and reflection of the ‘state
     of the art’ in landscape architecture education (with the close
     involvement of the Partner Organisations and Neighbouring
     Disciplines), and
   – Year Three will bring forward proposals for joint projects and
     new developments

• (Year Four – Dissemination Project?)


             LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
  LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project
• Working Groups form the heart of the project:

   – These represent the main ‚sub-disciplines‘ of Landscape Architecture
   – Each is intended to bring together colleagues from higher education
     institutions across Europe with similar teaching responsibilities and
     research interests
   – Working groups will be virtual in the first instance, providing the
     opportunity for all staff at LE:NOTRE member schools to register and
     contribute their work on-line
   – In addition representatives form each member school will meet annually
     to discuss and interpret the information provided via the project web
     site. This is the purpose of our meeting here at the University of Kassel




              LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
  LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project
• Working Groups form the heart of the project:

   – These represent the main ‚sub-disciplines‘ of Landscape Architecture
   – Each is intended to bring together colleagues from higher education
     institutions across Europe with similar teaching responsibilities and
     research interests
   – Working groups will be virtual in the first instance, providing the
     opportunity for all staff at LE:NOTRE member schools to register and
     participate in their work ‘on-line’
   – In addition representatives form each member school will meet annually
     to discuss and interpret the information provided via the project web
     site. This is the purpose of our meeting here at the University of Kassel




              LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
  LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project
• Working Groups form the heart of the project:

   – These represent the main ‚sub-disciplines‘ of Landscape Architecture
   – Each is intended to bring together colleagues from higher education
     institutions across Europe with similar teaching responsibilities and
     research interests
   – Working groups will be virtual in the first instance, providing the
     opportunity for all staff at LE:NOTRE member schools to register and
     participate in their work ‘on-line’
   – In addition representatives form each member school will meet annually
     to discuss, interpret and build upon the information provided via the
     project web site. This is the purpose of our meeting here at the
     University of Kassel




              LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project
 Working Groups: defining the scope of the discipline?

• Landscape Design                      • History and Conservation
• Professional Practice                   of Parks and Gardens
• Landscape and                         • Landscape Planning and
  Infrastructure                          Policy
• Cultural Landscape                    • Materials and Project
• Plant Materials and                     Implementation
  Vegetation Establishment              • Landscape Management
• Information and                       • Urban Open Space
  Communication                           Planning and Policy
  Technology                            • Theory and Methodology

           LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project
 Working Groups: defining the scope of the discipline?

• Landscape Design                     • History and Conservation
• Professional Practice                  of Parks and Gardens
• Landscape and                        • Landscape Planning and
  Infrastructure                         Policy
• Cultural Landscape                   • Materials and Project
• Plant Materials and                    Implementation
  Vegetation Establishment             • Landscape Management
• Information and                      • Urban Open Space
  Communication                          Planning and Policy
  Technology                           • Theory and Methodology

           LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project
 Working Groups: defining the scope of the discipline?

• Landscape Design                     • History and Conservation
• Professional Practice                  of Parks and Gardens
• Landscape and                        • Landscape Planning and
  Infrastructure                         Policy
• Cultural Landscape                   • Materials and Project
• Plant Materials and                    Implementation
  Vegetation Establishment             • Landscape Management
• Information and                      • Urban Open Space
  Communication                          Planning and Policy
  Technology                           • Theory and Methodology

           LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project
 Working Groups: defining the scope of the discipline?

• Landscape Design                     • History and Conservation
• Professional Practice                  of Parks and Gardens
• Landscape and                        • Landscape Planning and
  Infrastructure                         Policy
• Cultural Landscape                   • Materials and Project
• Plant Materials and                    Implementation
  Vegetation Establishment             • Landscape Management
• Information and                      • Urban Open Space
  Communication                          Planning and Policy
  Technology                           • Theory and Methodology

           LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project
 Working Groups: defining the scope of the discipline?

• Landscape Design                     • History and Conservation
• Professional Practice                  of Parks and Gardens
• Landscape and                        • Landscape Planning and
  Infrastructure                         Policy
• Cultural Landscape                   • Materials and Project
• Plant Materials and                    Implementation
  Vegetation Establishment             • Landscape Management
• Information and                      • Urban Open Space
  Communication                          Planning and Policy
  Technology                           • Theory and Methodology

           LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project
 Working Groups: defining the scope of the discipline?

• Landscape Design                     • History and Conservation
• Professional Practice                  of Parks and Gardens
• Landscape and                        • Landscape Planning and
  Infrastructure                         Policy
• Cultural Landscape                   • Materials and Project
• Plant Materials and                    Implementation
  Vegetation Establishment             • Landscape Management
• Information and                      • Urban Open Space
  Communication                          Planning and Policy
  Technology                           • Theory and Methodology

           LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project
 Working Groups: defining the scope of the discipline?

• Landscape Design                     • History and Conservation
• Professional Practice                  of Parks and Gardens
• Landscape and                        • Strategic Landscape
  Infrastructure                         Planning
• Cultural Landscape                   • Materials and Project
• Plant Materials and                    Implementation
  Vegetation Establishment             • Landscape Management
• Information and                      • Urban Open Space
  Communication                          Planning and Policy
  Technology                           • Theory and Methodology

           LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project
 Working Groups: defining the scope of the discipline?

• Landscape Design                     • History and Conservation
• Professional Practice                  of Parks and Gardens
• Landscape and                        • Strategic Landscape
  Infrastructure                         Planning
• Cultural Landscape                   • Materials and Project
• Plant Materials and                    Implementation
  Vegetation Establishment             • Landscape Management
• Information and                      • Urban Open Space
  Communication                          Planning and Policy
  Technology                           • Theory and Methodology

           LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project
 Working Groups: defining the scope of the discipline?

• Landscape Design                     • History and Conservation
• Professional Practice                  of Parks and Gardens
• Landscape and                        • Strategic Landscape
  Infrastructure                         Planning
• Cultural Landscape                   • Materials and Project
• Plant Materials and                    Implementation
  Vegetation Establishment             • Landscape Management
• Information and                      • Urban Open Space
  Communication                          Planning and Policy
  Technology                           • Theory and Methodology

           LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project
 Working Groups: defining the scope of the discipline?

• Landscape Design                     • History and Conservation
• Professional Practice                  of Parks and Gardens
• Landscape and                        • Strategic Landscape
  Infrastructure                         Planning
• Cultural Landscape                   • Materials and Project
• Plant Materials and                    Implementation
  Vegetation Establishment             • Landscape Management
• Information and                      • Urban Open Space
  Communication                          Planning and Policy
  Technology                           • Theory and Methodology

           LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project
 Working Groups: defining the scope of the discipline?

• Landscape Design                     • History and Conservation
• Professional Practice                  of Parks and Gardens
• Landscape and                        • Strategic Landscape
  Infrastructure                         Planning
• Cultural Landscape                   • Materials and Project
• Plant Materials and                    Implementation
  Vegetation Establishment             • Landscape Management
• Information and                      • Urban Open Space
  Communication                          Planning and Policy
  Technology                           • Theory and Methodology

           LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project
 Working Groups: defining the scope of the discipline?

• Landscape Design                     • History and Conservation
• Professional Practice                  of Parks and Gardens
• Landscape and                        • Strategic Landscape
  Infrastructure                         Planning
• The Cultural Landscape               • Materials and Project
• Plant Materials and                    Implementation
  Vegetation Establishment             • Landscape Management
• Information and                      • Urban Open Space
  Communication                          Planning and Policy
  Technology                           • Theory and Methodology

           LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project
 Working Groups: defining the scope of the discipline?

• Landscape Design                     • History and Conservation
• Professional Practice                  of Parks and Gardens
• Landscape and                        • Strategic Landscape
  Infrastructure                         Planning
• Cultural Landscape                   • Materials and Project
• Plant Materials and                    Implementation
  Vegetation Establishment             • Landscape Management
• Information and                      • Urban Open Space
  Communication                          Planning and Policy
  Technology                           • Theory and Methodology

           LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Project Outputs Year Three: the interesting bit?
  – Guidelines on undergraduate core subjects and
    accreditation criteria
  – Coordinated structure for a suite of Masters
    Programmes involving international contributions
  – Development of a European PhD Course in
    Landscape Architecture
  – Proposals for the development of collaborative
    projects in landscape architecture teaching and
    research – at least one developed in detail


          LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Project Outputs Year Three: the interesting bit?
  – Guidelines on undergraduate core subjects and
    accreditation criteria
  – Coordinated structure for a suite of Masters
    Programmes involving international contributions
  – Development of a European PhD Course in Landscape
    Architecture
  – Proposals for the development of collaborative
    projects in landscape architecture teaching and
    research – at least one developed in detail


          LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Project Outputs Year Three: the interesting bit?
  – Guidelines on undergraduate core subjects and
    accreditation criteria
  – Coordinated structure for a suite of Masters
    Programmes involving international contributions
  – Development of a European PhD Course in Landscape
    Architecture
  – Proposals for the development of collaborative
    projects in landscape architecture teaching and
    research – at least one developed in detail


          LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Project Outputs Year Three: the interesting bit?
  – Guidelines on undergraduate core subjects and
    accreditation criteria
  – Coordinated structure for a suite of Masters
    Programmes involving international contributions
  – Development of a European PhD Course in Landscape
    Architecture
  – Proposals for the development of collaborative
    projects in landscape architecture teaching and
    research – at least one developed in detail


          LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Project Outputs Year Three
  – But… in order to have even a slim chance of successfully
    developing these outputs in the final year of the project, we (i.e.
    some 80+ institutions from more than 30 countries coming from
    very different intellectual traditions) first need to be able to
    agree on what we want.

  – The minimum pre-condition for achieving this is a thorough
    discussion and analysis of what it is we ought to be doing. This
    needs to integrate our colleagues from practice, the academic
    world and students within a wider European context.



            LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Project Outputs Year Two: Analysis
  – Subject area analysis of teaching by Working
    Groups
  – Feedback on teaching and research needs
    from the point of view of partner – employers’
    and associated– organisations
  – Report on interfaces between landscape
    architecture and neighbouring disciplines
  – Inventory of European issues in Landscape
    Architecture

         LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Project Outputs Year Two: Analysis
  – Subject area analysis of teaching by Working
    Groups
  – Feedback on teaching and research needs
    from the point of view of partner – employers’
    and associated– organisations
  – Report on interfaces between landscape
    architecture and neighbouring disciplines
  – Inventory of European issues in Landscape
    Architecture

         LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Project Outputs Year Two: Analysis
  – Subject area analysis of teaching by Working
    Groups
  – Feedback on teaching and research needs
    from the point of view of partner – employers’
    and associated– organisations
  – Reports on interfaces between landscape
    architecture and neighbouring disciplines
  – Inventory of European issues in Landscape
    Architecture

         LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Project Outputs Year Two
  – Subject area analysis of teaching by Working
    Groups
  – Feedback on teaching and research needs
    from the point of view of partner – employers’
    and associated– organisations
  – Reports on interfaces between landscape
    architecture and neighbouring disciplines
  – Inventory of European issues in Landscape
    Architecture

         LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Project Outputs Year Two
  – But… in order to be able to carry out the
    necessary analysis of what we do within the
    European context, the essential precondition
    is a solid and mutually agreed data basis on
    which to base this international – intercultural
    discussion process.



         LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Project Outputs Year One: Data Collection
  – Interactive Project Web Site
  – Survey of Landscape Architecture
    Programmes and Courses in Europe
  – Survey of Research Elements of Taught
    Courses
  – Glossary of European Landscape Architecture
    Terms and Concepts

         LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
              www.le-notre.org Public Area



LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Project Outputs Year One : Data collection
  – Interactive Project Web Site
  – Survey of Landscape Architecture
    Programmes and Courses in Europe
  – Survey of Research Elements of Taught
    Courses
  – Glossary of European Landscape Architecture
    Terms and Concepts

         LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Overview Universities and Departments


   LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Project Outputs Year One: Data collection
  – Interactive Project Web Site
  – Survey of Landscape Architecture
    Programmes and Courses in Europe
  – Survey of Research Elements of Taught
    Courses
  – Glossary of European Landscape Architecture
    Terms and Concepts

        LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Overview Theses

   LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Project Outputs Year One: Data collection
  – Interactive Project Web Site
  – Survey of Landscape Architecture
    Programmes and Courses in Europe
  – Survey of Research Elements of Taught
    Courses
  – Glossary of European Landscape Architecture
    Terms and Concepts

         LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Input New Glossary Term



   LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 LE:NOTRE Thematic Network Project

• Project Outputs Year One: Data collection
  – How can we achieve the year one outputs?
  – What is the process for each of the working groups?
     • 1. input data before workshop
     • 2. discuss and clarify what has been entered during the
       meeting of the working group meeting in Kassel
     • 3. add missing data and modify/update what was entered
       previously on the basis of the Kassel discussions after
       returning home
     • 4. agree a final version amongst all members of the working
       group via the web site communication tools



           LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Role of the
Working Groups in
the overall project
structure




                 LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Taking a
closer look…




               LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Role of the log in
area of the project
web site




                 LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
  Home page of the Network Members Log-in Area



LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
The ‚Work Space Home Page‘ is the same for each Working Group


    LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Task One: Description of Working Group subject area




       Imagine that your Working Group is the editorial board for this fictitious
       Encyclopaedia: it is your job to write an introduction to contributors to the
       specific volume of this 12 volume work dealing with your subject area…




           LE:NOTRE     Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Defining the Scope of each Working Group from the „top down“




       One way to think about the task for each Working Group is to consider that you
       are trying to define both the boundaries of your particular subject area (the
       edges of this ‘box’) as well as to specify its contents. This can be done using both
       the Subject Area Description and the set of related Keywords



                LE:NOTRE    Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
           Data Input Form: New Course Unit


LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Possible Approach to Analyzing the Teaching within each Subject Area from
the „bottom up“



                                                                            Survey of Course
                                                                            Units relative to
                                                                            each Working
                                                                            Group




       Each course unit can be related to one or more Working Groups on the basis of
       the Subject Matter covered




               LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Possible Approach to Analysing the Teaching within each Subject Area from
the „bottom up“



                                                                              The content of
                                                                              each Course Unit
                                                                              can be described in
                                                                              terms of selected
                                                                              keywords




                                                                              The `size´of each
                                                                              Course Unit can be
                                                                              described in terms
                                                                              of the number of
                                                                              ECTS units it is
                                                                              allocated

       Course Unit descriptions as a basis for analysing teaching within each Subject Area



               LE:NOTRE    Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Possible Approach to Analysing the Teaching within each Subject Area from
the „bottom up“
The content and size of course units offered by
different European Universities dealing with
similar topics within the scope of each Working
Group will correspond with each other to
varying degrees




                     LE:NOTRE      Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Possible Approach to Analysing the Teaching within each Subject Area from
the „bottom up“



                                                                             Total extent of
   Issues dealt
                                                                             Teaching within the
  with by some
                                                                             Subject Area at all
   schools only
                                                                             LE:NOTRE schools

                                                                             Topics dealt with by
  Agreed Inner
                                                                             several but not all
     Core Area
                                                                             schools




        The degree of correspondence between course units within each Subject Area can
        provide an objective basis for defining agreed Core Areas and peripheral topics




                  LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
 Possible Approach to Analysing the Teaching within each Subject Area from
 the „bottom up“




   Range of issues                                                           Other issues
 covered by taught                                                           belonging within a
courses within one                                                           Working Group
    Working Group                                                            Subject Area but
   Subject Area at                                                           not currently the
LE:NOTRE schools                                                             subject of taught
                                                                             courses. These are
                                                                             potential areas for
                                                                             advanced teaching
                                                                             or research topics




                     LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Possible Results of Survey of teaching in different Working Group Areas




       Most teaching takes place in one “corner” of the Subject Area and overlaps with
       neighbouring Working Groups




               LE:NOTRE    Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Possible Results of Survey of teaching in different Working Group Areas




       Two different areas of teaching can be identified within one Working Group Area
       with little overlap between them




               LE:NOTRE    Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Possible Results of Survey of teaching in different Working Group Areas




       Subject matter of teaching is very diffuse with little in common between
       individual schools and having overlaps with all adjacent Working Groups




               LE:NOTRE    Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture
Possible Results of Survey of teaching in different Working Group Areas




       Close agreement between all LE:NOTRE schools on the issues dealt with by
       teaching within the field of the Working Group




               LE:NOTRE   Thematic Network in Landscape Architecture

								
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