Digital Landscape Architecture Conference DLA 2024

Virtual Hybrid, June 5 -7 2024 in Vienna

New Trajectories in Computational Urban Landscapes & Ecology

Program of DLA 2024

Print version: Download program (Version of May 30, 2024; Please note that the program might be still subject to change)


08:30 – 09:00 Reception & Registration | Room 1

09:00 – 10:30


Presentation „SimLab“ | Room 2
Julia Forster & Stefan Bindreiter, TU Wien

11:30 – 13:00


Workshop „BIM Workflow and Parametric Design with RhinoLands“ | Room 2
Elham Ghabouli, Landscape Architect, Product Manager, Asuni

15:00 – ca. 19:30




Special Event „Visionary Perspectives“ | Room 1
Guest Speakers: Fabian Pitscheider, Viktoria Sandor, Gerhard Schmitt, Jakub Tyc
Moderator: Michael U. Hensel

Talks & Podium Discussion on „Computational Modelling of Complex Urban and Landscape Systems“


08:00 – 08:30
Reception & Registration | Room 1
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome | Room 1
Norbert Trolf, Dean of Studies for Architecture and Building Science, TU Wien
09:00 – 10:00
Keynote Lecture | Room 1
“Patterns of Interaction: Computational Design Across Scales”
Pia Fricker, Professor of Computational Methodologies in Landscape Architecture and Urbanism, School of Arts, Design and Architecture Finland
10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break
10:15 – 13:00

Session 1 | Room 1
Moderation: Matthias Vollmer, Susann Ahn

  • 10.15-10.35   Jaeyoung Ha: „Implementation of Augmented Reality in Landscape Architectural Education: Enhancing Understanding of Three-Dimensional Space“
  • 10.35-10.55   Afshin Ashari: „WE[AR]- Dynamic Interaction in Public Spaces Using AR/MR“
  • 10.55-11.15   Rümeysa Merve Öksüz: „Effects of Visual Cues on Depth Perception in Virtual Landscapes“
  • 11.15-11.35   Jessica Fernandez & Adolfo Martinez: „Determining the Effect of Alleyway Design on Perceived Safety Through Virtual Reality“

Coffee Break


  • 12.00-12.20   Peter Connolly: „Re-thinking How Representation Can Be Employed to Engage with Landscape Experience – and How Point Clouds Can Contribute to This“
  • 12.20-12.40   Ulrike Wissen Hayek & Brent Chamberlain: „Eye Tracking in VR to Analyse Physiological Responses to Peri-urban Landscape Elements“
  • 12.40-13.00   Frank Suurenbroek: „The Non-Experts’ Experience of 3D City Visualisations: Lessons for Urban Design Practice“
10:15 – 13:00
(incl. Breaks)

Session 2 | Room 2
Moderation: Michael U. Hensel

  • 10.15-10.35   Ata Tara: „From Geodesign to Geoart: Maximising Research Impact in a Georesilience Framework“
  • 10.35-10.55   Maximilian Schob & Jörg Rekittke: „Geodesign Beyond the Shores of Landscape Architecture“
  • 10.55-11.15   Emily Schlickman: „Employing Generative Technology in Urban Design: An Aid or a Threat?“
  • 11.15-11.35   Hanwen Xu: „An Interactive Terrain Design Method Combining Augmented Reality Sandbox and Multi-objective Optimization Assistance“

Coffee Break


  • 12.00-12.20   Emily Schlickman: „Spot the Bots: Analyzing Text-to-Image Outputs for the Field of Landscape Architecture“
  • 12.20-12.40   Austin Dunn: „On Spatial Data, Computation, and Public Participation for Regional Multi-Use Trail Design“
  • 12.40-13.00   Mark Heller: „A Semi-automated Workflow for Computationally Generating Perspectival Renderings of Geographic Scale Landscapes“
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break | Room 1 (The lunch buffet on site is included in the full conference ticket, 1-day conference ticket June 6).

14:00 – 18:15
(incl. Breaks)

Session 3 | Room 1
Moderation: Philipp RW Urech, Thomas E. Hauck

  • 14.00-14.20   Chiara Chioni: „Feel the Context! Ex situ Horizon Reconstruction in Mountain Landscapes for Bioclimatic Design“
  • 14.20-14.40   Phil Fernberg & Zihao Zhang: „Problematizing AI Omnipresence in Landscape Architecture“
  • 14.40-15.00   Daniel Münderlein: „Putting Walkscapes on the Map: GIS-based Visualization for Mobile Methods in Landscape Research“
  • 15.00-15.20   Salvador Lindquist & Keenan Gibbons: „Infrared Chorographies: Visualizing Thermal Disparities“
  • 15.20-15.40   Craig Douglas: „Sensing the Landscape: Mapping the Dynamic Atmospheric Environment of the Urban Fabric“
  • 15.40-16.00   Matthias Pietsch: „Monitoring as a Basis for the Development of resilient Landscapes – Where, How and Why?“

Coffee Break


  • 16.30-16.50   Ximing Zhong: „AI as a Collaborative Partner in Landscape Form-finding“
  • 16.50-17.10   Brent Chamberlain & Benjamin George: „Assessing the Value of AI in Plant Selection“
  • 17.10-17.30   Guoping Huang: „Towards a Digital Landscape Twin: Insights from the Healthcare Industry“
  • 17.30-17.50   Ali Zana: „Seismic Activity Hazard Assessment Using GIS Techniques in a Vulnerable Urban Area of the Iraq Kurdistan Region“
  • 17.50-18.10   Ziqian Cheng: „Research on the Spatial Structure of Landscape Architecture from Design Intention to Function Use“
14:00 – 18:15
(incl. Breaks)

Session 4 | Room 2
Moderation: Susann Ahn, Katrin Hagen

  • 14.00-14.20   Henrik Schultz: „Entangling Physical and Virtual Practices in Co-creative Processes?“
  • 14.20-14.40   Gabriel Wurzer: „Urban Transformation Using Cellular Automata Specified by the Public“
  • 14.40-15.00   Peter Zeile: „A Multisensory Toolbox for Active Citizen Participation in Cycling Planning on Shared Real and Virtual Roads: A Case Study in Herrenberg, Germany“
  • 15.00-15.20   Howard Hahn: „Integrating Teaching, Research, and Community Engagement Using a GIS-oriented Web Hub“
  • 15.20-15.40   Beata Dreksler: „Co-creation in Immersive Virtual Reality: Insights from a Multi-Stakeholder Planning Workshop in Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve, Lebanon“
  • 15.40-16.00   Malte Schünemann: „The Audience in Mind: An Attempt of a Target-Group-Specific Application to Communicate Climatic Hazards to Decision Makers“

Coffee Break


  • 16.30-16.50   Chien-Yu Lin: „Unraveling Collaborative Formation: A Framework of Investigating Key Factors Shaping Landscape Architecture Professions in the Era of Digital Visualization“
  • 16.50-17.10   Andrew Lovett: „Developing Online Mapping and Analysis Tools for the Spatial Integration of Energy and Environmental Policies in England“
  • 17.10-17.30   James F. Palmer: „The Perception of Landscape Visual Quality by Environmental Professionals and Local Citizens“
  • 17.30-17.50   Evangelia Polyzou: „Use of Open-Source Software for Landscape Co-Design“
  • 17.50-18.10   Mehmet Onur Senem: „Generating Landscape Layouts with GANs and Diffusion Models“

18:15 – late


Apéro & Informal Get-Together | Room 1
(Food and drinks are included for registered guests and speakers.)


08:00 – 08:20 Reception & Registration | Room 1
08:20 – 08:30 Welcome | Room 1
Susann Ahn, Thomas E. Hauck, Michael U. Hensel  TU Wien
08:30 – 09:30 Keynote Lecture  | Room 1
Bradley Cantrell, Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia School of Architecture USA
09:30 – 09:50 Break
09:50 – 11:30

Session 5 | Room 1
Moderation: Thomas Schauppenlehner

  • 09.50-10.10   Ervine Lin Shengwei: „Extreme Scaffolding – An Application of Blended Learning in Teaching Digital Landscape Architecture“
  • 10.10-10.30   Ulrike Wissen Hayek, Pia Fricker & Rosalea Monacella: „Inclusions – Landscape Narratives for Enhancing Landscape Architecture Pedagogy“
  • 10.30-10.50   Florian Zwangsleitner & Arabella Knegendorf: „AI as a Tool in the Landscape Architecture Design Process“
  • 10.50-11.10   Chaelin Lee: „Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for Designers: Conversion of Design Sketches into Digital Images Using AI Image Generators“
  • 11.10-11.30   Jela Ivankovic-Waters: „Advancing Planting Design Through Digital Technologies in Teaching Landscape Architecture“
09:50 – 11:30

Session 6 | Room 2
Moderation: Boris Salak

  • 09.50-10.10   Maximilian Schob: „From Radiance to Geometry: Identifying European Forest Clearings with Potential Heritage Value“
  • 10.10-10.30   Alessandra Battisti: „Wine Cultural Landscape’s Adaptation: A Methodological Framework for the Dynamic Conservation of Cultural Heritage“
  • 10.30-10.50   Brendan Harmon: „3D Printing of Heritage Trees“
  • 10.50-11.10   Mingyi He: „Digital Frontier: Construction and Application of Landscape Database for Border Towns in Heilongjiang Province from the Perspective of Spatial Humanity“
  • 11.10-11.30   Karl Bittner & Thomas Schauppenlehner: „Real-Time VR Landscape Visualization for Wind Farm Repowering: A Case Study in Eastern Austrian World Heritage Sites“
11:30 – 13:00 Lunch Break | Room 1 (The lunch buffet on site is included in the full conference ticket, 1-day conference ticket June 7).

13:00 – 17:00
(incl. Breaks)


Session 7 | Room 1
Moderation: Thomas E. Hauck, Milica Vujovic

  • 13.00-13.20   Yuxin Yang & Adam Mekies: „EcoCircuit, a Text2Flow Application: Deciphering Environmental Metabolism Through Staging and Collaborating with Language Models“
  • 13.20-13.40   Francesca Mosca: „A Conceptual Framework for the Optimization of Environmentally Sustainable Nature-based Solutions“
  • 13.40-14.00   Elham Ghabouli: „Enhancing Urban Greenery: Integrating Environmental Data into 3D Urban Tree Models“
  • 14.00-14.20   Jozef Sedlacek: „Advancing Urban Ecology Research with UAV: A Study on NDVI and Individual Tree Vitality Assessment in Species-rich Parks“
  • 14.20-14.40   Wei Zhang: „Construction of Environment-Sensitive Digital Twin Plant Model for Ecological Indicators Analysis“
  • 14.40-15.00   Medria Shekar Rani: „Canopy Interception Assessment of Urban Park Greenery: A Case Study of Ganesha Park, Bandung, Indonesia“

Coffee Break


  • 15.15-15.35   Ceylan Sözer: „A Computational Methodology for Proposing the Distribution of Marine Environment with Incomplete Data“
  • 15.35-15.55   Hans-Georg Schwarz-v.Raumer: „Are Urban Biotope Networks Well Connected to Open Space? A Case Study“
  • 15.55-16.15   Ferdinand Ludwig: „Digital Workflow for Novel Urban Green System Design Derived from a Historical Role Model“
  • 16.15-16.35   Hadi Yazdi & Qiguan Shu: „GroTree – A Novel Toolbox for Simulating and Managing Urban Tree Canopy Growth“
  • 16.35-16.55   Vincent Javet: „Exploring Sustainable CNC Model Making Materials for Landscape Architecture“
    13:00 – 17:00
    (incl. Breaks)

    Session 8 | Room 2
    Moderation: Bianca Pfanner, Nikola Pohl

    • 13.00-13.20   Xiaohan Zhang: „A Human-centered Approach for Calculating the Shade Benefits of Street Trees When Considering Pedestrian Mobility“
    • 13.20-13.40   Johannes Gnädinger: „Indicators for Assessing the Supply, Demand and Accessibility of Urban Green Spaces in the Context of a Planning Instrument“
    • 13.40-14.00   Zamani Omid: „Sustaining Urban Resilience through Adaptive Green Infrastructure Strategies: A Case Study of Istanbul-Kadikoy District“
    • 14.00-14.20   Vudipong Davivongs: „Urban Forest for Green University Campus: Identifying Area Covered in Vegetation as Forest at Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand“
    • 14.20-14.40   Zhengnan Liu & Jinpeng Yang: „GAN-based Transportation Noise Prediction via Satellite Maps: A Case Study in New York“
    • 14.40-15.00   Ming Lu: „A Coupled Structure-Function Evaluation Method for GI Construction Suitability of Shrinking Urban Vacant Land: A Case Study of Hegang, China“

    Coffee Break


    • 15.15-15.35   Livia Calcagni & Sridhar Subramani: „A Comprehensive Computational Tool for Performance-driven Reasoning in Floating Building Design and Its Evaluation“
    • 15.35-15.55   Travis Flohr: „Exploring a Just and Diverse Urban Forests’ Capacity for Mitigating Future Mean Radiant Temperatures“
    • 15.55-16.15   Yiqiao Wang: „Boundary Green Infrastructure Patches: Bridging Spaces that Connect Natural and Built-up Spaces“
    • 16.15-16.35   Yaseen Hassan & Sandor Jombach: „A Comparative Assessment of UGS Changes and Accessibility Using Per Capita Metrics: A Case Study of Budapest and Vienna“
    • 16.35-16.55   Wanyi Li: „Analysis of Spatial-temporal Pattern Evolution of Carbon Stocks Based on Land Use Change: A Case Study of Guangzhou“
      17:00 – 17:30 Closing Ceremonies and DLA Preview 2025 | Room 1

      Conference Location

      TU Wien
      Karlsplatz 13  

      1040 Vienna, Austria 

      Subway station/ U-Bahn station:


      Room 1: Kuppelsaal
      TU Wien, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien, 4. floor, Room Code: AA 0 448

      Directions to Room 1: TU Wien Maps

      Room 2: Begleitraum Kuppelsaal
      TU Wien, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien, 4. floor, Room Code:  AA 0 428 

      Directions Room 2: TU Wien Maps

      Further Information

      June 5, 2024 | 11.30-13.00 | Room 2

      Workshop „BIM Workflow and Parametric Design with RhinoLands“
      Elham Ghabouli, Landscape Architect, Product Manager, Asuni
      This workshop provides an overview of RhinoLands, highlighting essential features and tools for landscape design. Participants will learn about the process of creating detailed 2D drawings, 3D models, BIM workflow, and comprehensive project documentation. The workshop includes a live demonstration of a landscape design project, illustrating the software’s capabilities in real time.



      June 5, 2024 | 15.00-19.30 | Room 1

      Special Event „Visionary Perspectives“
      Talks & Discussion on „Computational Modelling of Complex Urban and Landscape Systems“

      Guest Speakers: Fabian Pitscheider, Viktoria Sandor, Gerhard Schmitt, Jakub Tyc
      Moderator: Michael U. Hensel

      The special event introduces futures perspectives on computational modelling of complex urban and landscape systems, and the connections of environment, ecology, architecture, and the city. The invited experts will present their ground-breaking and future-oriented approaches and research on this topic. The four presentations will be followed by a discussion of possible connection points and overlaps between the presented works, research gaps, and emergent research trajectories.



      June 6 – 7, 2024, full day | Room 1 + Room 2
      Sessions 1-8: Paper Presentations

      Presentations will be given at the conference by outstanding authors whose papers have been selected by a two-phase peer review process.
      The selection was based on the JoDLA 2024 Call for Papers:

      Accepted papers are published in the Journal Digital Landscape Architecture JoDLA. The Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture JoDLA addresses all aspects of digital technologies, applications, information, and knowledge bases in research, education, and practice pertaining to landscape architecture and related fields. 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 international Digital Landscape Architecture conference. Its intent is to encourage the broad dissemination of these ideas, innovations, and practices. The Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture is listed in the international citation database Scopus. The JoDLA has an open access policy.
      Detailed informations and past issues of the Journal of Digital Landscape Architecture JoDLA are available at:


      Please note: The time zone in Austria is Central European Time. All time specifications in the program and at registration refer to the Central European Time.


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