Zube Lecture Series Spring 2023

Thursdays, DB 170 @ 4:00 pm EST
All lectures will be held in 170 Design Building unless otherwise noted*

551 North Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002

All information surrounding Zube Dates & Times are accurate among this webpage listing.


Zube Lecture Series Spring 2023 Schedule 


Isabelle Anguelovski 

Professor, Director of the Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice, Autonomous University of Barcelona and Institute for Environmental Justice and Sustainability

From an urban green mission to justice-centered greening*

Zoom Link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/93102911806

*This Lecture will be streamed via Zoom. The streamed lecture will be broadcasted in Design Building Rm. 170.

View the recording of this lecture here.



Michael Grove, FASLA, PLA

Principal Landscape Architect, Chair of Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering & Ecology, Sasaki

Luck, Glamour, Passion, and Prestige.. and why they're all a fallacy

View the recording of this lecture here.



Kate Kennen 

Owner of Offshoots Inc. / Associate Professor, Northeastern University, College of Arts, Media, and Design

Scaling Up! Landscapes of Productive Planting Explorations

View the recording of this lecture here.



María Bellalta, FASLA, IFLA

Dean, School of Landscape Architecture, Boston Architectural College

The Social Side of Environmental Planning and Design



Julia Freedgood 

Senior Fellow and Senior Program Advisor, American Farmland Trust

Planning for Resilient Food Systems from Soil to Soil



Michelle Anderson

Professor of Law, University of Stanford

The Fight to Save the Town: Reimagining Discarded America

Registration not required, but appreciated: https://forms.gle/ycHFvnzJJyT8Y9CX6



Jack Ahern, FASLA

Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning

Design with Nature on Cape Cod and the Islands



Rosetta Elkin

Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

PLANT LIFE: The Entangled Politics of Afforestation



Billy Fleming 

Director, The McHarg Center, University of Pennsylvania, Weitzman School of Design 

Green Dreams or Whatever



Masters of Regional Planning Alumna Panel

Alumna, University of Massachuetts Amherst, Masters of Regional Planning Program




Gerhard Hauber

Executive Partner, Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl (GER)

Climate Responsive and Water Sensitive Landscapes 



Jamaal Green

Assistant Professor of Planning, University of Pennsylvania, Weitzman School of Design

Wrestling with Equity: Considering Disparate Impact



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.

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