Zube Lecture: 'Planning a Geospatial World'
February 8, 2018
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Olver Design Building
UMass Amherst Campus
James Sipes speaks on "Planning a Geospatial World."
Sipes is an award-winning urban designer, environmental planner, landscape architect and writer with more than 30 years of experience encompassing a wide range of planning, design, research, and communication projects. His work includes environmental planning and design, land use planning, watershed management, low impact development, park and recreation design, urban design, natural and cultural resource management and community based design. His design solutions focus on taking an integrated approach to water resources and green infrastructure.
The Zube lecture series is named for Erv Zube, former head of LARP from 1974-80. Zube was 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. He left UMass for the University of Arizona, where he continued his renowned research and teaching until he died in 2001.
Erv and his wife Margaret created an endowment 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.
The LARP department honors 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.