Landscape architecture has been addressed at the “2nd International Congress on Landscape Architecture Research” at Istanbul Beyoğlu Akademi led by Izmir University of Economics (IUE). The Congress was held under the leadership of Polis University, Albania and Nobel Science and Research Center and chairmanship of Dr. İpek Kaştaş Uzun, Lecturer from Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Izmir University of Economics (IUE). Academics from Italy, Spain, Albania, India, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, and from Trabzon, Antalya, Denizli, Kocaeli, Gaziantep, and Izmir, Turkey attended the congress where many important topics regarding landscape architecture were discussed.
Dr. Uzun reported that approximately 50 participants discussed reviving the historic urban areas, eco-tourism strategies, sustainable landscape design policies, water and energy consumption in landscape design, and ecological solutions in landscape design regarding the future. Dr. Uzun said, “The participants came up with new ideas on climate change, natural resources that are running out, which are some of the most important issues of our age, and on “adaptation to climate change via design”, one of the solutions recommended for those issues. Generating these ideas has been very promising for the future of our country and the world. The third congress is being planned to take place in Izmir in 2020. Additionally, select papers presented in the congress are available on the web page of IJLAR (International Journal of Landscape Architecture Research) journal.”