|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.
Assistant Professor Hyung Jin Kim presented "How Power Influences Space? A Case of Seoul Plaza, South Korea" at the Asian Conference on the Social Science in Kobe, Japan on June 13. Kim also had research meetings and presentations at Osaka University (Environmental Behavior Lab, Dept. of Architecture) on June 11 and at Kobe University (Spatial Design Lab, Dept. of Architecture) on June 12.
Assistant Professor Hyung Jin Kim was invited as a jury of the Kyung Hee University Public Design Idea Competition on June 5, and a critic in the final review of the Landscape Planning and Design studio (2nd year graduate course) at Seoul National University on June 15.