landscape and life is an international conference that will focus on the relationship between outdoor spaces and quality of life at different stages of life. Professionals from a range of disciplines will share groundbreaking research and expertise to create a platform for discussion among outdoor designers, architects, urban planners, landscape architects, academics from other relevant disciplines, policy makers and political institutions regarding the best practices for protecting citizens’ wellbeing and enhace quality of life. Particularly significant for the host city of Lisbon, and other urban centres in Portugal characterised by capricious landscape morphologies and intricate urban fabrics, the conference aims to explore the ways in which those planning and designing the environemnt can better address the needs, comfort and well-being of adults, children, seniors and impaired citizens.