Erv Zube Lecture Series 2017 Fall

Thursdays, 4 - 5 pm
170 Design Building

551 North Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002

9/7 Dean Cardasis RLA, FASLA, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey; Director, James Rose Center; Principal, Cave Hill Landscape Architects
 'Neither landscape nor architecture, but both:' James Rose and Modern Environmental Space
Co-Sponsored with the Library of American Landscape History (LALH)

9/14 Jeff Lowe Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, Texas Southern University 
Community Land Trusts and Planning the Just City Video

Wednesday 9/20 Jie Hu FASLA, Vice-president, Director & Chief Designer, Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute (THUPDI), Beijing; Senior Engineer, Department of Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University; Council Member, Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture
Shan-Shui City - Exploring Sustainable Urban Development in China Video

9/21 Joseph Volpe Professor Emeritus, LARP, UMass 
Landform, Water, Plants, Structure In The Era Of Ecology & Sustainability

10/5 Edward Marshall Principal, Stephen Stimson Associates
Design Practice R&D, the evolving process of  how a native plant nursery informs and advances a landscape design.

10/26 Rachel Loeffler RLA, ASLA, Berkshire Design Group
Formalizing Function:  Using Programmatic Requirements as your Inner Super Hero Power

11/2 Susannah Drake FASLA, RLA, RA  Founding Principal, DLANDstudio Architecture + Landscape Architecture, pllc.
Mountain to Shore: Rethinking our relationship to the urban landscape.

11/9 Kate Tooke Senior Associate, Sasaki
Playful cities: activating the urban landscape for all ages

11/16 David Gouverneur Associate Professor of Practice, PennDesign
Informal Armatures: Shaping the Self-Constructed City, derived from research on the book: Planning and Design for Future Informal Settlements/Shaping the Self-Constructed City


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.

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