Zube Lecture Series Spring 2024

Thursdays, DB 170 @ 4:00 pm ET
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.


February 8

Who Cares? The Emotional Paradox of Public Service

Ward Lyles, AICP

Associate Professor, University of Kansas

Watch the Recording.



February 15

Storytelling For Citymaking

Cassim Shepard

Distinguished Lecturer, Spitzer School of Architecture, City College, City University of New York

Watch the Recording.



February 29

Women in Landscape Design

Panel Discussion Featuring UMass Alumni


No Recording Available.




March 7

Women in Planning

Panel Discussion Featuring UMass Alumni

Watch the Recording.



March 28

A Nation of Walls

Chat Travieso

Artist and Designer

Watch the Recording.



April 4

A Role for All Seasons

John Taylor

Kota Kita Foundation

Watch the Recording.



April 11

Landscapes of Retreat

Rosetta S. Elkin

Professor, Pratt Institute

Watch the Recording.



April 18

Repairing Waste Relations: Landscape Lifecycles + Participatory Action Research at the Margins

Catherine De Almeida

Associate Professor, University of Washington

Watch the Recording.



April 25

Water as a Guiding Principle for Spatial Planning in the Netherlands

Corien Kuiper

Urban Planner



May 2

Speculation and Extraction in Contested Landscapes

Zannah Matson

Assistant Professor of Environmental Design, University of Colorado Boulder



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 2023 | Spring 2023 | Fall 2022 | Spring 2022 | Fall 2021 | 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