Zube Lecture Series 2021 Spring

We are having a Zube Online Panel for Spring 2021.
Zoom Link for lectures (except for co-sponsored*): https://bit.ly/umasszube
Zoom Dial-In: +1 (646) 876-9923 and enter ID 981 5129 0161

Thursdays, 4:00 pm
170 Design Building

551 North Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002

2/4 Eric Gordon, Visiting Professor, MIT and Director of the Engagement Lab, Emerson College
The Care-ful City: Centering Care Ethics in Urban Governance Video

Tuesday, 2/16, 5-6pm Chris ReedFounding Director, Stoss Landscape Urbanism
Green-Works Video

2/18 Sara HamidehAssistant Professor, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University
Post-disaster Resilience, Community Engagement, and Housing Video

2/25 LA Alumni Panel, Landscape Architecture Alumni, University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Future of the Profession Video
The Alumni Panelists are:
Adam Fearing, Project Design Lead at Stantec Boston Office
Dan Gordon, Principal at Dan Gordon Landscape Architects
Kathryn Ostermier, Landscape Architect and Partner/Principal at WOLA
Lauren Stimson, Partner and Landscape Architect at Stimson
Russell Stott, Owner at  Andover Landscape Design and Construction
Sean Smalls, Project Manager at Design Workshop

Victor Czulak, Associate at James Corner Field Operations
With Special Guest: Gretchen Rabinkin, Executive Director at Boston Society of Landscape Architects

3/4 Sara Jensen CarrAssistant Professor of Architecture, Northeastern University
Embodied Environments Video

3/8 Dan McNicholAuthor and Journalist 
The Big Dig: The Infamous Mega Project That Remastered Boston's Plan, Advanced Civil Engineering and Created a Generational Architectural & Landscape Redux Video
*This lecture is cosponsored by the departments of Architecture and Building, Construction & Technology

3/11 Brice MarymanPrincipal, MIG
Making Space: Optimistic City-Making Strategies for Addressing Urban Homelessness Video

3/18 Presentations - No Lecture 

3/25 Serin D. HoustonAssociate Professor of Geography and International Relations, Mt. Holyoke College
Unsettling Whiteness in Neighborhood Planning: Social Justice Efforts in Seattle, WA Video

4/1 Dr. April JacksonAssistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Florida State University
Addressing Challenges of Diversity, Representation and Bias and Discrimination in Planning Practice Video

4/1 Walter HoodCreative Director and Founder of Hood Design Studio 
Black Landscapes Matter: Inaugural Dean's Distinguished Lecture with Walter Hood
*Please note that this lecture is not a Zube lecture, it is hosted by Umass College of Humanities & Fine Arts Video

4/8 Frank SleegersAssociate Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mauerpark, Berlin Video

4/15 Angela LoderVice President of Research, International WELL Building Institute
Small-Scale Urban Greening: Creating Places of Health, Creativity, and Ecological SustainabilityVideo

4/22 LARP JEDI CommitteeStudent Forum on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Amherst
This lecture will NOT be recorded to allow for more comfortable discussions of sensitive topics.

4/29 Presentations - No Lecture 



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.

Spring 2021     Fall 2020     Spring 2020     Fall 2019     Spring 2019     Fall 2018     Spring 2018     
Fall 2017     Spring 2017     Fall 2016     Spring 2016     Fall 2015     Spring 2015     Fall 2014     
Spring 2014     Fall 2013