Digital Landscape Architecture Conference DLA


The annual international Digital Landscape Architecture DLA addresses all aspects of digital technologies, applications, information, and knowledge based on research, education, and practice pertaining to landscape architecture and related fields. 

While the conference is frequently hosted on the Anhalt University Campus adjacent to the Bauhaus World Heritage Site in Dessau or on the nearby Campus in Bernburg, Germany, the DLA has also been hosted by landscape architecture faculties in Valletta, Zürich, Instanbul, Munich and Boston.

Speakers are selected by a peer review process. Papers are submitted for a second peer-review to be published in the Journal Digital Landscape Architecture JoDLA. The journal publishes original papers that address theoretical and practical issues, innovative developments, methods, applications, findings, and case studies that are drawn primarily from work presented at the annual DLA conference. Its intent is to encourage the broad dissemination of these ideas, innovations, and practices. The JoDLA is listed in the international citation database Scopus.

The JoDLA has an open access policy. Past issues are available at

 We will encourage you to participate in the DLA.

Participating countries (by May 2020)

Participating Organizations (by May 2020)

Real World Works by Jörg Rekittke

DLA 2019
Digital Landscape Architecture Conference – May 22-25 Dessau

Landscape: Informed by Science, Shaped by Design

130 Landscape Architects from thirty countries attending the 20th Digital Landscape Architecture Conference DLA

Important Dates for the review process for DLA 2021 Dessau

Abstracts dueNov. 01, 2020
Notification of acceptanceDec. 01, 2020
Full manuscript draft dueJan. 01, 2021
Opening of Conference
March, 2021
Opening of Call for postersMarch, 2021
Reviewed manuscript dueFeb. 15, 2021
Poster submission dueMay 1, 2021
ConferenceMay 26-29, 2021


Abstracts are encouraged for this theme or from one of these other areas:

  • Landscape: Informed by Science, Shaped by Design
  • Analog and Digital Landscape Architecture
  • BIM for Landscape
  • Augmented Reality (AR) in Landscape architecture
  • Virtual reality (VR) and Immersive Displays in Landscape Design
  • Geodesign
  • Mobile Devices for Landscape Architecture
  • Algorithmic Landscapes
  • Point cloud Applications in Landscape Architecture
  • Digital 3D Scanning and Fabrication in Landscape Architecture
  • Social Media in Landscape Architecture
  • Smart Cities and Smart Regions
  • Teaching Digital Landscape Architecture

Because of the expected demand on accommodations in Dessau due the Bauhaus centennial, we recommend booking as soon as possible using the keyword “Digital Landscape Architecture”.

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Impressions from DLA Dessau, 2015

DLA | Digital Landscape Architecture