Assistant Professor Huston Gibson presented "Talking Green: Stories from the American Great Plains" at Griffith University Gold Coast in Australia on June 10. The presentation is part of his Urban Research Program International Visiting Fellowship with Griffith, one of the three awards supporting his research in Australia.
The landscape architecture community planning and design summer studio visited St. Louis June 8-10 to assist with the city's vacancy and blight planning efforts. The studio is supporting the White House initiative Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) team composed of EPA, HUD, USDA, and CDC officials through the Technical Assistance for Brownfields program to address vacant properties in the City of Saint Louis. Faculty and students visited the study area, led the stakeholder engagement portion of a daylong workshop, and met with local change-makers, including the Director of the Planning and Urban Design Agency. The trip included a visit to Forum Studio, where the students met with KSU alumni Chip Crawford, Megan Bryan, and Angela Mayer. Associate Professors Blake Belanger and Howard Hahn are the studio instructors.
Assistant Professor Brent Chamberlain presented "Crash Course or Course Crash: Gaming, VR and a Pedagogical Approach" at the Digital Landscape Architecture Conference in Dessau, Germany. The presentation focused on work completed with students in the Fall 2014 LAR 704 course.