Erv Zube Lecture Series 2018 Fall (NEW day+time)

Wednesdays, 4:30 pm
170 Design Building

551 North Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002


9/5 Andrew J. Greenlee Assistant Professor, Tschangho John Kim Scholar in Urban and Regional Systems, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
The Making and Remaking of Chicago’s “Third Ghetto”: The Politics of Race, Poverty, and Residential Mobility Video

9/12 Lara Roman Research Ecologist, US Forest Service Philadelphia Field Station
Dynamic landscapes: Tree cover change and historical legacies in urban forests video

9/19 Jennifer Claster President, Claster Landscape
Can't Plow That! - Reflections of a Rural Landscape Architect video

9/27 Thursday Tim BeatleyTeresa Heinz Professor Of Sustainable Communities, Urban + Environmental Planning, University of Virginia
Biophilic Cities: Emerging Urban Models and Promise of a Global Movement

10/2 Tuesday An Exhibition and Lecture by Stephen Fan Co-sponsoring with UMass SBS & Architecture Dept.
SubUrbanisms: Casino Urbanization, Chinatowns, and the Contested American Landscape
5:30 pm Lecture  |  6:30 pm Reception

10/10 Joseph Volpe Professor Emeritus, UMass LARP
Landcape Design, Experience and Knowledge

10/24 Frederick Steiner FASLA, FAAR, RAAR, SITES AP, Dean and Paley Professor, Co-Director, Ian L. McHarg Center, UPenn
Making Plans

10/31 Darrel Ramsey-Musolf Assistant Professor of Regional Planning, LARP, UMass
Accessory Dwelling Units as Low-Income Housing: California’s Faustian Bargain

11/7 Liat Margolis Director, Master of Landscape Architecture, Associate Dean of Research, University of Toronto
Living Lab

11/14 Doug Reed FASLA, RAAR, Principal, Reed Hilderbrand
Arc of Change


The Zube lecture series is named for Erv 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. Erv left UMass for the University of Arizona, where he continued his renowned research and teaching until he passed away in 2001.

Erv 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 2018     Fall 2017     Spring 2017     Fall 2016     Spring 2016     2015 Fall    2015 Spring     
2014 Fall     2014 Spring     2013 Fall