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Ervin Zube Lecture Series


Thursdays at 4:00 pm
Procopio Room, 105 Hills North. Light refreshments will be served.

The Zube lecture series is named for Ervin Zube, former head of LARP from 1974 to 1980. Professor Zube is internationally known for his leadership in developing a culture of academic research in the profession of landscape architecture. His research made numerous seminal contributions to landscape planning theory and practice. Ervin left UMass for the University of Arizona, where he continued his renowned research and teaching until he passed away in 2001.

Ervin and his wife Margaret endowed at UMass in 2004 to “bring scholars to the department to stimulate and enrich our academic community in landscape architecture and planning." The Zube endowment has been supported generously by alumni, students and faculty.

We honor their leadership and generosity through the lecture series which continues to enrich our community with the thoughts and works of local, national and international academic and professional leaders. The department is pleased to accept donations of any amount to continue to build and enlarge the endowment.

Please check LARP Public Calendar for previous Zube Lecture series.
SPRING 2013   FALL 2013

This semester Spring 2014 we are hosting: 

January 23
Richard Smartdon MLA, PhD, SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Dept of Environmental Studies, SUNY-ESF 
Finding a Voice: Participatory & Implementation Processes for Revitalizing Our Urban Waterways

January 30
Krista Harper Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Director, European Field Studies Program, Center for Public Policy and Administration
Participatory Digital and Visual Research
February 6
Darrel Ramsey-Musolf Assistant Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, UMass Amherst
California’s Housing Element Law Evaluating Production & Contingency
February 13
John Lipman President, Lipman Development Strategies, LLC. ; Project Manager, Jay Cashman,Inc.
Health and Sustainable development Issues
February 27
Joni Palmer PhD, Independent Scholar/Faculty and Cultural Planner Boston and Albuquerque
The What and Why of Cultural Planning: Operationalizing Culture in the 21st Century
March 13
Carey Clouse Assistant Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, UMass Amherst
City farming: Havana's Productive Urban Landscapes
March 31
Agata Cieszweska PhD, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Warsaw University of Life Sciences; Fulbright Scholar, School of Architecture, University of Texas Austin; Secretary, Polish Association for Landscape Ecology
Green Infrastructure of Warsaw and Warsaw Metropolitan Area
April 3
Chris Moyles Principal, Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architects 
Ground[ed]: Beauty and Performance
April 10
Charles Tracy National Park Service
An Invitation to Pause: Art in National Parks