Zube Lecture Series

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 4:00pm
109 Hills North

Rescheduled due to snowstorm on 2/13. "Health and Sustainable Development Issues" presented by John Lipman, President of Lipman Development Strategies, LLC in Orleans, MA, a consulting firm specializing in planning, project permitting and sustainable development. John also serves as Project Manager for Jay Cashman, Inc., a major civil planning, construction, and project management firm based in Quincy, MA. His current work involves decommissioning, cleaning, and reusing aging power plant sites for wind and solar energy, clean industrial redevelopment, smart growth, and open space preservation.

John served as the Chief Planner and Deputy Director of the Cape Cod Commission, a department of Barnstable County government created by special state legislation to protect the ecology, economy, and community character of Cape Cod through comprehensive regional planning and the promotion of smart growth principles. Prior to the Commission, John served for three years as the Director of Growth Planning for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs coordinating smart growth policies among state agencies. John also served for three years as the Maryland Director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission, a multi-state legislative advisory group dedicated to protecting and restoring the Chesapeake Bay.

John spent four years working on health and sustainable development issues in developing countries throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America. He has a B.A. from Bates College, an M.B.A from Boston University, and a Masters in Public Policy from University of Maryland.

This event is free and open to the public. 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 has made numerous seminal contributions to landscape planning theory and practice.