Erv Zube Lecture Series 2019 Spring
Wednesdays, 4:30 pm
170 Design Building
551 North Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002
1/23 Elizabeth Christoforetti architectural and urban designer, Supernormal
Supernormal: An exploration of post-digital design practice video
1/30 Elizabeth Brabec Professor of Landscape Architecture, LARP, UMass
Climate Change Action in a Post Truth, Post Science World: The answer lies in social and cultural values. video
2/6 Elsie Harper-Anderson Associate professor, Ph.D. program director, Virginia Commonwealth University
Bridging the Ecosystem Divide: Opportunities and challenges for building more inclusive entrepreneurial environments across space and race
2/13 Philip Langdon Journalist & Author of 'Within Walking Distance: Creating Livable Communities for All'
Why We Need Walkable Communities video
2/19 Tuesday (Monday Schedule) Ziying Tang & Dong Zhang Co-founder, Principal, Z+T Studio, Shanghai, China
Constructed Experience of Nature: the practice of Z+T Studio
2/20 Alvaro Huerta Assistant Professor, Urban & Region Planning (URP) and Ethnic & Women’s Studies (EWS), California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Latinx Immigrants, Xenophobia, and Planning History: From the Late 1800s to the Present video
3/20 MRP Alumni Panel
4/3 Scott Jordan Principal, Civitas
Forgotten Spaces to Community Places
4/10 Moira Zellner Research Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
4/17 Eric & Silvina Blasen Principal, Blasen Landscape Architecture
How We See
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.