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"Notes on Resilience," an SES BRiDGE and Zube Lecture by Kofi Boone

Event Details

September 24, 2020
4:00 pm-5:00 pm


Free admission
Stacy Richardson

"Notes on Resilience," an SES BRiDGE and Zube Lecture by Kofi Boone, Professor of Landscape Architecture, College of Design, NC State University.

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Two Additional BRiDGE Events
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BRiDGE2Impacts:  Wednesday, Sept. 23d, 12pm to 1pm EST
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BRiDGE2Students: Thursdays, Sept. 24th, 12pm to 1pm EST
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From the ongoing COVID pandemic to the rebellions that have gripped communities around the world in the aftermath of the police murder of George Floyd, unprecedented popular attention has been paid to systemic inequities in our environments. What might this mean for landscape architecture? This talk will use the topic of resilience as a means to acknowledge our strong professional toolset for addressing non-human ecological matters but also call attention to the need to build more robust and impactful tools for nurturing human resilience.

Kofi Boone, FASLA is a Professor of Landscape Architecture at NC State University in the College of Design. Kofi is a Detroit native and a graduate of the University of Michigan (BSNR 1992, MLA 1995). His work is in the overlap between landscape architecture and environmental justice with specializations in democratic design, digital media, and interpreting cultural landscapes. His teaching and professional work have earned numerous awards including student and professional ASLA awards. He serves on the Board of Directors of The Corps Network as well as the Landscape Architecture Foundation where he is Vice President of Education. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences and events. His published work is broadly disseminated in peer-reviewed as well as popular media including The Conversation and Landscape Architecture Magazine.

The Zube Lecture Series is named for Erv Zube, former head of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from 1974 to 1980. His research made numerous seminal contributions to landscape planning theory and practice. 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.