November 2011 Archives

Patrick Condon to Speak December 8, 2011 at 11:30 a.m

Patrick Condon, James Taylor Chair in Landscape and Livable Environments at University of British Columbia, will give a talk titled "Flat City: The Streetcar City and the Revival of the American Dream," at the Center for Transportation Studies on December 8th. Professor Condon began his academic career here in the Department of Landscape Architecture in 1985 and moved to UBC in 1992. He is the author of numerous books, including Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities: Design Strategies for the Post-Carbon World (2010).

Landscape Architecture Among Design Intelligence's Most Admired Programs

Design Intelligence ranks the graduate landscape architecture program at UMN among the most admired “for its community engagement, strong environmental focus and scholarship aligned with education.”

Emily Lowery Presents at Student Sustainability Forum

Last week, MLA graduate student Emily Lowery received a second place award at the Student Sustainability Symposium for her poster presentation of Fish, Forests and Futures. The work is "a visual synopsis of the the past, present and potential future of Mfangano, Island, Kenya, the site of my capstone project," said Lowery. "While the project is in constant evolution, my objective is to investigate methods of reforestation that can replenish the forest canopy, provide incentives to curb deforestation while finding alternatives to current agricultural practices in order to assist reforestation." The Students for Design Activism also presented their work with Gordon Parks School, and MLA student Colleen O'Dell presented her capstone project based in Lowertown St. Paul.

Rebecca Krinke to Lecture at Plains Art Museum

Landscape Architecture Professor Rebecca Krinke will be in Fargo, ND, next Tuesday, November 8th, at 7pm, to give a public lecture on her public art work titled "The Emotional Landscape." Krinke will discuss her recent participatory public artworks that explore place and emotion, with a focus on her recent project, The Mapping of Joy and Pain. Krinke's talk is sponsored by the Plains Art Museum and City of Fargo.

Krinke's work was recently featured in Places, from Design Observer.

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