Erv Zube Lecture Series 2017 Spring

Thursdays, 4 - 5 pm
170 Design Building

551 North Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002


2/2 Robert Pirani Program Director, NY - NJ Harbor & Estuary Program, Hudson River Foundation
Restoration and Adaptation in the NY-NJ Harbor 

2/16 Mei-Po Kwan Professor, Geography & Geographic Information Science, University of Illinois 
The Uncertain Geographic Context Problem: Implications for Population and Health Research

2/23 Matthew Cunningham Principal, Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC 
Current Projects of Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC

3/2 Carolina Aragon Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, UMass LARP
Energy Gardening

 *Canceled* 3/23 Elizabeth Hahn Program Coordinator, Massachusetts Downtown Initiative (MDI) 
Massachusetts Downtowns: Efforts at the State Level

3/31 *Friday* Daphne Spain, Robert Melnick & LARP Alumni Panel
The Future of the Professions


4/6 LA Alumni Panel

4/12 *Special Wednesday Lecture* Dr. Joanner Westphal Professor Emeritus, Landscape Architecture, Michigan State University
Using Predictive Capacity to Improve Therapeutic Site Design

4/13 Victoria Basolo Professor, Urban Planning and Public Policy, UC Irvine
State Housing Policies: The Emergence of a New “new” Federalism?

4/13 *6:00 pm* Bernard Tschumi Principal & Lead Designer, Bernard Tschumi Architects
Architecture Concepts
*Co-host with Architecture Department

4/20 Dirk Sijmons Co-founder,  H+N+S Landscape Architects
Turning Problems into Parks


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. 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.

2013 Fall     2014 Spring     2014 Fall    2015 Spring     2015 Fall     Spring 2016     Fall 2016     Spring 2017