Name Country University
Ellen Fetzer
ECLAS President
Germany Nürtingen-Geislingen University
 Ellen Fetzer holds a diploma degree in landscape planning from Kassel University, Germany. Since 2001 she has been working at the faculty for landscape architecture, environmental and urban planning in Nürtigen (Stuttgart area). She is primarly coordinating an international master degree in landscape architecture (IMLA). The second focus of her work is on computer-supported collaborative learning.
ECLAS  Vice President
Steven Goossens Steven Goossens
Belgium Erasmus University College Brussels
Steven Goossens graduated in 1999 with a degree in Landscape Architecture. He is part of the teaching staff of the department of Landscape Architecture since 2001 at Erasmus University College Brussels, Belgium. His areas of expertise are botany and design with a specialization in urban design that he also lectures on. He has been the Course Director of the 3 year bachelor programme on Landscape Architecture from 2012 in the same university college. 

Steven co-founded Kubiekeruimte vzw in 2005.  Kubiekeruimte is a Belgian association creating a platform and a network for landscape architects and others who involved in shaping the public realm. Steven is also actively involved with the research centre “tuin+” or “garden+” (formally known Green+City) from 2010.

Gabriela Maksymiuk Gabriela Maksymiuk
General Secretary
Poland Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW
Gabriela Maksymiuk works as assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Faculty of Horticulture, Biotechnology and Landscape Architecture, Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW. She hold a master degree in Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University and a master degree in Landscape Architecture from WULS - SGGW, where she also took her PhD degree (2008). She teaches and conducts research in the areas of spatial planning, environmental bases for spatial planning and landscape design and also landscape planning. Recently, she conducted research related to economic valuation of urban green areas. Since 2011 she is a member of ECLAS Executive Committee (first co-opted as organiser of ECLAS 2012 Conference in Warsaw and in 2012 voted as a full member).
  Alexandru Mexi Romania University of Bucharest
Alexandru Mexi is a Romanian landscape architect and PhD student at the University of Bucharest. He is studying the history of European and Romanian public parks and he is working in the field of garden heritage protection, restoration and conservation. In his home country he is coordinating a cultural project dedicated to green heritage ( and he is engaged in different cultural and educational programs.     
Marlies Brinkhuijsen Marlies Brinkhuijsen Netherlands Wageningen University
Marlies Brinkhuijsen (PhD) is assistant professor since 2008. Before, she worked as a landscape architect and landscape planner in professional practice and contract research for twenty years. Her research focuses on sustainable tourism and on large parks and landscapes in a peri-urban context. Her teaching and coordinating activities over the last years included design studios, design theory, reflection on contemporary practices, internships and theses at Bachelor and Master levels. Marlies joined the Executive Committee as a co-opted member in 2012.
   Bruno Nottebom  Belgium  KU Leuven
Sandra Costa Sandra Costa UK Birmingham City University

Sandra Costa holds a PhD in the field of Landscape Architecture, Environmental Perception and Wellbeing. She was trained as a landscape architect and urban planner and has diversified experience encompassing teaching, research and professional practice. She is currently lecturing and researching at the School of Architecture and Design of Birmingham City University (UK), and has previously lectured at the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD, Portugal). Her research interests are associated with user-based perceptions, experiences and interactions with the environment and the production of ‘positive states of being’ through ‘enhanced spatial awareness’, using immersive walking and narratives. Sandra is also currently investigating the position and future of Urban Allotment Gardens in Europe (CITAB, UTAD, COST Action TU1201).

Fabio Di Carlo Fabio Di Carlo Italy University of studies of Rome "La Sapienza"
Fabio Di Carlo is architect and PhD in Environmental Design. He is professor of Landscape Architecture in the Department of Architecture and Design (DiAP) at Sapienza. He teaches in the Master’s programme in Landscape Architecture and the Postgraduate School in Natural and Territorial Patrimony. He is also a member of the teaching board of the PhD programme in Landscape and Environment and research reviewer for the Italian Ministry of Education since 2006. His main interests are the theory and innovation in Landscape Architecture project, in urban and peri-urban contexts, both in practice and in research and teaching.
  Tim Waterman UK Writtle School of Design
  Thomas Oles


Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Una Ile Una Ile Latvia Latvia University of Agriculture
Una Ile works as assistant profesor, researcher in the Department of Architecture and Building at the Faculty of Rural Engineering, Latvia University of Agriculture. In 2011 she defence here PhD work: The landscape quality of the residential area courtyards in the city of Latvia. Since 2012 she is a secretary and layout designer of International scientific journal Landscape Architecture and Art and also expert in architecture of landscape architecture sub-sector (Latvian Academy of Sciences). She teaches in the areas of urban spatial planning, landscape analyses, functional outdoor design and research field urban landscape, aesthetic quality, residential area development and revitalisation process. Since 2006 she work also with practical landscape architecture projects in Ltd. EFICA. She is also a member of the Association of Latvian Landscape Architects (LAAB) and since 2015 she started studies in the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban planning, Riga 
 Sophia Meeres  Sophia Meeres  Ireland  University College Dublin
Anders Larsson Anders Larsson Sweden Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU(Alnarp)
   Katrine Geelmuyden  Norway  Norwegian University of Life Sciences