***Cancelled*** zube lecture poster spring 2020

Erv Zube Lecture Series 2020 Spring

We are having an Zube Online Panel. Please scroll down for more information.

Thursdays, 4:00 pm
170 Design Building

551 North Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002


1/30 Jon Wynn Associate Professor, Sociology, UMass Amherst
The Fence and Ambulance: The social and spatial contact zones of urban hospitals

2/6 Laura Lawson Dean of Agriculture and Urban Programs and Professor of Landscape Architecture, Rutgers University
Cultivating Justice: How Land, Knowledge, and Power Shape African American Experiences in Rural and Urban Agriculture video

2/13 Richard Forman Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
Town Ecology: For the Land of Towns and Villages video

2/20 MRP Alumni Panel (LECTURE CANCELED)

2/27 Katherine Foo Assistant Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Activating Landscape Sustainability Science: a framework for governing urban green infrastructure video

Wednesday 5:30pm 3/4 Deborah Morris Loeb Fellow, Harvard GSD
Defining Resiliency: envisioning an equitable future in light of climate change video

3/12 Brice Maryman Principal, MIG (LECTURE CANCELED)
Making Space: Optimistic City-making Strategies for Addressing Urban Homelessness

3/26 Julie Steiner Professor of Law, Western New England University (LECTURE CANCELED)

4/2 Emily McCoy Assistant Professor of Practice in Landscape Architecture, NC State University; Landscape Architect, Design Workshop (LECTURE CANCELED)
Boots on the ground: landscape performance research in practice

4/9 Online Event Panel for Students 
Landscape Architecture in the Age of Corona 4:00-5:30pm EST
Zoom link can be found here: bit.ly/zubezoom

4/16 Yaser Abunnasr Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, American University of Beirut, Lebanon (LECTURE CANCELED)
The power of design thinking: cross-disciplinary applications in research, teaching, and practice

4/23 Meg VickeryLecturer, Department of Art History, UMass Amherst
Landscape and Infrastructure: reimagining the pastoral paradigm

Zoom link can be found here: TBA

4/23 Len Hopper Weintraub Diaz Landscape Architects, NY (LECTURE CANCELED)
Persuing Social, Cultural and Environmental Diversity


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.

Fall 2019     Spring 2019     Fall 2018    Spring 2018     Fall 2017     Spring 2017     Fall 2016     Spring 2016     2015 Fall    2015 Spring     
2014 Fall     2014 Spring     2013 Fall