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Estates and estate landscapes in the worldwide scientific debate on the IPHS conference

During the 16th International Planning History Society conference (17-21th July 2016) eight highly interesting papers on country estates, manors and castles will be presented by different scholars from all over the world. These papers address studies in Portugal, Japan, Denmark, Czech Republic, United Kingdom and the Netherlands with various perspectives on history and future perspectives. The IPHS conference will be held at the Faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology in the beautiful city of Delft and the general conference is chaired by Carola Hein, professor history of architecture, city and landscape.

The two panels on estates and estate landscapes are at the first day of lectures (Monday)  after the general introductions and keynote speakers between  14:15- 16:00 hrs (parallel session I)  and 16:15-18:00 hrs (parallel session II) and both chaired by Gerdy Verschuure-Stuip (Delft University of Technology) and Rodrigo Dias (Portugal).


Panel  I  (14:15-16:00 hrs)

Rodrigo Dias: “The Quintas Estates – the Tagus Estuary and Lisbon urban planning history”

Gerdy Verschuure-Stuip: “Hollands Estate Landscapes; method for describing the spatial essence of estates and their connection to the landscape”

Keisuke Sugano, Ryutaro Okitsu and Shigeru Satoh: “Medieval Castles and Pre-modern Castle Towns Planned with Nature The Heritages for Landscape Design Today”

Patricia Debie: “Place-Making with Avenue Systems, a Dutch planning design tradition”

Panel  II    (16:15-18:00 hrs)

Ben Olde Meierink and Heidi Van Limburg Stirum: “The Transformation and Integration of Estates in the Dutch Urban Landscape”

Eva Trein Nielsen: “Public and Private Green Spaces and Their Use in and Outside Copenhagen in the 17th and 18th Centuries”

Jan Dostalik: “Green Spaces in Czech Urban Areas: exploring a diversity of approaches (1914-2014)”

Juliet Davis: “The Resilience of a London Great Estate”


Next to these panels, many more highly interesting panels and speakers will talk about history and the continuity of heritage, urban planning and so on. The complete programme and more information: