Acting as a national inter- and transdisciplinary network, the forum promotes knowledge and discourse about landscape and landscape-changing processes. It advocates sustainable design, development and safety concepts. The forum focuses on the Alps as well as parks and protected areas.more

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Landscape

Habitats in Switzerland – that is cities, towns and conurbations as well as alpine and rural areas – are changing rapidly. In areas where space is limited, the conflict between the interests of society, business and nature, the increasing need for mobility and leisure along with intensive construction activity is increasing in both frequency and intensity. At the same time, climate change is shaping and altering the landscape.

The Forum Landscape, Alps, Parks encourages inter-disciplinary exchange and research aimed at achieving a holistic view of the landscape in order to implement targeted planning, design and development.

  • This is also landscape: Power plant Letten, Zürich
  • We take a holistic view of the concept of landscape. This includes rural regions such as the Entlebuch...
  • ...as well as urban, suburban regions such as here: Terraced houses and funiculaire, Biel
  • Aerial view of the Frick Valley in the canton of Aargau
  • Pre-Alpine country near Lachen
  • This is also landscape: Power plant Letten, ZürichImage: Norman Backhaus1/5
  • We take a holistic view of the concept of landscape. This includes rural regions such as the Entlebuch...Image: Norman Backhaus2/5
  • ...as well as urban, suburban regions such as here: Terraced houses and funiculaire, BielImage: Maarit Ströbele3/5
  • Aerial view of the Frick Valley in the canton of AargauImage: Patrik Walde, Flickr4/5
  • Pre-Alpine country near LachenImage: Norman Backhaus5/5

We promote research, bring together knowledge sources, support the various disciplines in networking, and transfer expertise. In doing so, we create added value for society and politics, for example through the Swiss Landscape Congress (Schweizer Landschaftskongress).