Erv Zube Lecture Series 2018 Spring

Thursdays, 4 - 5 pm
170 Design Building

551 North Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002

1/25 Claudia West Principle, Phyto Studio, LLC.  
Wild and Neat: Bridging the Gap between Great Planting Design and Ecology

2/1 Clara E. Irazábal-Zurita Professor of Planning, University of Missouri, Kansas City
The Counter Land Grabbing of the Precariat: Housing Movements and Restorative Justice in Brazil Video

2/8 Jim Sipes Urban designer, environmental planner, landscape architect, and writer
Planning and Designing in a Geospatial World video

2/15 Pasqualina Azzarello Painter, public muralist, educator, and community advocate, city arts coordinator, Easthampton City Arts 
Generative Space: Agency, Receptivity, and Impact video

2/22 Mark Lindhult Professor of Landscape Architecture, LARP, UMass Amherst
Reflections and Projections video

3/22 Virginie Picon-Lefebvre
Co-sponsoring with the Architecture Department 

3/29 Jenny Tang Principal, Ecoland, Beijing, China
Designing Livable Spaces in China’s Cities video

4/5 AI and the Future of Work RSVP Required

4/12 James Richards Artist, Urban Designer
Freehand Visions: The Role of Sketching in a Digital Age video

4/19 Katie Stebbins Vice President of Economic Development, University of Massachusetts
The Agile and Entrepreneurial Planner


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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2014 Spring     2013 Fall