Aug 28(All day)DB Atrium
Graduate Student Orientation (Day 1/3)

Introductory meet and greet + charrette

Aug 29(All day)meet at DB atrium
Graduate Student Orientation (Day 2/3)

tour of the pioneer valley

Aug 30(All day)Du Bois Library & DB Shops
Graduate Student Orientation (Day 3/3)

library orientation + shop training

Sep 3(All day)
Sep 4(All day)
Sep 4
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Social Hall, 121 N. Pleasant St, Amherst.
Sep 5
12:00PM to 1:00PM
DB 101
Sep 5
4:30PM to 5:30PM
DB 170
Zube Lecture - Andrew J. Greenlee

The Making and Remaking of Chicago’s “Third Ghetto”: The Politics of Race, Poverty, and Residential Mobility
Chicago is a city of contrasts - simultaneously subject to global forces yet hypersegregated. These contrasts - particularly those associated with race and poverty - have recently placed Chicago in the national spotlight as the dramatic transformation of neighborhoods yields new winners and losers. Consistent with past transformations of the city is the strong role that race and poverty plan in differentiating who benefits and who shoulders additional burdens. Policy analysts frequently point to displacement and replacement of urban populations through residential mobility - how people move - as an important means of explaining neighborhood change. Given the types of contrasts present in Chicago, how can we understand the making and remaking of Chicago neighborhoods through the ways in which households move within and between them? In this lecture, I examine the role which market, social, and political forces play in producing eight different yet interdependent metropolitan subregions defined largely by differences in race, ethnicity, and income.

Andrew Greenlee is Assistant Professor and the Tschangho John Kim Scholar in Urban and Regional Systems in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Andrew’s research lies at the intersection of housing policy, poverty, and social equity within cities and regions. Dr. Greenlee’s current research examines neighborhood and metropolitan opportunity structures through residential mobility processes. In addition to ongoing research on the influence of governance on spatial outcomes for public and subsidized housing participants, his recent work has focused on household recovery following residential relocation due to forced displacement - particularly displacement due to residential foreclosures, urban renewal processes, and public housing transformation. As an expert in housing policy, Greenlee has testified before the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Housing, and has provided technical assistance to fair housing advocates, states, and local governments. Greenlee received a B.A. from Grinnell College, a M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from University of Iowa, and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Policy from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Sep 12
4:30PM to 5:30PM
DB 170
Zube Lecture - Lara Roman

lara roman

Dynamic landscapes: Tree cover change and historical legacies in urban forests.
by Lara Roman
Research Ecologist
US Forest Service Philadelphia Field Station

Lara Roman is a Research Ecologist with the US Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Philadelphia Field Station. She studies the temporal dynamics of urban forests, including tree mortality and growth, canopy cover change, historical development of urban forests, species composition change, and citizen science monitoring. Her studies take a participatory research approach, collaborating with practitioners for study design and implementation. She has been funded by the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, the TREE Fund, the Garden Club of America, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, and the Schwabacher and Berkeley Fellowships. She received a PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelors in Biology and Masters of Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Roman is currently the chair of the Urban Tree Growth & Longevity (UTGL) Working Group, an affiliate of the International Society of Arboriculture, and she serves on the Citizen Science Core Team of the Forest Service. Through the UTGL, she is also leading the development of standard protocols for urban tree monitoring.

Sep 17(All day)
Last day to add or drop

any class with no record - Undergraduate, Graduate, Stockbridge, CPE

Sep 19
4:30PM to 5:30PM
DB 170
Zube Lecture - Jennifer Claster

Can't Plow That! - Reflections of a Rural Landscape Architect

Jennifer Claster, President Claster Landscape

Sep 27
4:30PM to 5:30PM
DB 170
Zube Lecture - Tim Beatley

Tim Beatley
Biophilic Cities: Emerging Urban Models and Promise of a Global Movement

Sep 29(All day)
Oct 2
4:00PM to 7:00PM
DB 170 & 180
Zube Lecture & Exhibition - Stephen Fan

SubUrbanisms: Casino Urbanization, Chinatowns, and the Contested American Landscape
An Exhibition and Lecture by Stephen Fan

4:00 pm Reception
5:30 pm Lecture

Stephen Fan is a Fellow at the Institute for Public Architecture, where he researches informal live/work spaces in New York City's industrial zones.

His work has been featured in the Architectural Record, the Atlantic's City Lab, Buildings and Landscapes, JSAH, Metropolis, Next City, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Shinkenchiku, and the World Journal. He is the curator and editor of SubUrbanisms: Casino Urbanization, Chinatowns and the Contested American Landscape, and has published research domestically and internationaly. Recognized for his contributions to architecture and planning, he is a fellow of the Urban Design Forum, and serves on the board of the Vernacular Architecture Forum, New England Chapter.

He has served as an adjunct assistant professor in the art history and architectural studies department at Connecticut College, where he developed the curriculum for the introductory design studio, "Architecture: Conventions, Inventions, and Transgressions," an advanced studio, "Architectural Mis-Fits: a Museum of Architecture," and a participatory design-build seminar/workshop: "Evidence-based Design: Interdisciplinary Approaches," co-taught with environmental psychologist Ann Devlin. The design-build seminar/workshop culminated in the construction of the first phase of a park for Hodges Square, New London, CT.

Oct 4
4:00PM to 8:00PM
DB 170
4 + 2 + Mass APA Annual Symposium

Annual Symposium of Massachusetts Graduate Planning Programs 4 + 2 + APA MA(Harvard, MIT, Tufts, UMass Amherst + Northeastern, UMass Boston + MA Chapter APA) Immigration, Housing, Workforce Transition: Geographic, Demographic, and Economic Trends (in conjunction with Stephen Fan's SubUrbanisms exhibition) For more information, please contact Mark Hamin

Oct 8(All day)
Oct 9(All day)
Oct 10
4:30PM to 5:30PM
Zube Lecture - Joseph Volpe

Landscape Design, Experience and Knowledge