Assistant Professor Kate Nesse and graphic designer Scott Lindberg were awarded  an Honorable Mention in the Blank Space Fairy Tales Competition for their entry,  The Block Party.
Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
Monday Memo 03.28.16

The city is moving forward with an updated plan for Aggieville. We are currently gathering any relevant data for the district for analysis, which will be used to develop the plan. Are there any recent student studies you're aware of which could be of use? If you have any recent student studies, please email them to Ben Chmiel, Long-Range Planner, City of Manhattan at
Three landscape architecture faculty were recognized with awards at the 2017 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture meeting in Salt Lake City on March 26:

Assistant Professor Alpa Nawre received the Excellence in Design Studio Teaching Award, junior level.

Associate Professor Katie Kingery-Page received the Excellence in Service-Learning Award, junior level.

Professor and Head Stephanie Rolley received the Outstanding Administrator Award and was inducted into the CELA Council of Fellows. 

Assistant Professor Kate Nesse and graphic designer Scott Lindberg were awarded an Honorable Mention in the Blank Space Fairy Tales Competition for their "The Block Party". The Fairy Tales competition invites architects, designers, writers, artists, engineers, illustrators, students and creatives to submit their own unique architectural fairy tales. The scale, location, and program of the submission is up to each entrant. Kate and Scott were among entrants from 67 countries. 
Two PBS shows addressing important landscape architecture and planning locations will debut in April. "10 Parks That Changed America" airs nationally on April 12 at 7:00 pm on KTWU. "10 Towns That Changed America" airs on April 19 at 7:00 pm on KTWU. Each of the shows will be rebroadcast throughout the week of their airing.

The ACSP abstract submittal site ,  is open and abstracts are due by 11:59 pm on April 17.

The KS APA Spring 2016 Symposium, hosted by the City of Wichita, will take place Friday, April 22. This all day event, from 8am to 4pm (lunch will be at the food trucks in the popup park!) will include a bike tour. There will also be an evening reception for those who wish to stay. APA KS will reimburse any student travelers for gas money (as long as they carpool with a minimum of 3 in a vehicle).

Global Food Systems Research Science Communication Workshops for Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Researchers 
( joint effort of Beach Museum of Art, PSI, Office of Vice President for Research, and LARCP. This is a part of Associate Professor Katie Kingery-Page's scholarly activity related to informal learning):

Open to Public 
Global Food Systems Research Science Communication Symposium April 28, 2016. Presentations by graduate  students and post-doctoral research team members begin at 2 pm. Keynote talk by artist and National Geographic photo-essayist Jim Richardson on the Origins of Agriculture begins at 4:30 pm, Beach Museum of Art, UMB auditorium.

Kansas City Design Week 2016 will take place  April 7 - 16 and will be filled with exciting events and experiences that will inspire you to take the next step in your creative journey, wherever you are and wherever you're headed.  Registration is open now .

The Landscape Architecture Foundation Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future will take place at the University of Pennsylvania, June 10-11, 2016. The Summit marks 50 years since Ian McHarg and other leading landscape architects composed LAF's seminal Declaration of Concern, which decried the burgeoning environmental crisis and heralded landscape architecture as critical to help solve it. Building on this legacy, this one-time historic gathering will culminate in a redrafting of the original 1966 Declaration of Concern and a landmark publication of the ideas presented. Registration is open now, early bird registration ends April 1.

April 2-5, 2016 Phoenix, AZ
April 7-8, 2016 Stillwater, OK
KS APA Spring Symposium April 22, 2016 Wichita, KS
PGASLA Awards 
Public lecture Friday evening,  Walking tour and awards lunch on Saturday
April 22-23, 2016 Manhattan, KS
June 1-4, 2016
Chicago, IL
June 10-11, 2016
Philadelphia, PA
IMCL Conference June 13-17, 2016 Rome, Italy
June 13 - 15, 2016
San Jose, CA
July 3-8, 2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ECLAS Sept. 11-14, 2016 Rapperswill, Switzerland
ASLA October 21-24, 2016 New Orleans, LA
October 27-30, 2016
Canberra, Australia
November 3-6, 2016
Portland, OR



31 RCP Faculty Meeting, 12;30-1:30, Edmond's Conference Room,

5 LARCP faculty conversation with Dr. Tim Eatman, 11:00 am, Edmond's Conference Room, hosted by Huston Gibson.

7  LA Faculty Meeting, 12:30-1:30 pm, Edmond's Conference Room

8  KC APA Internship Fair, 1-4 pm, UMKC Campus

11-13-15 Master's Project and Report Defense,

14 LARCP faculty meeting

17 ACSP Abstract Deadline, 11:59 pm 

21 RCP Faculty Meeting

21 APDesign Scholarship Reception

22 Kansas APA Symposium, Wichita, KS

22 ASLA President Elect Vaughn Rinner, 1:30-2:30 pm, presentation to students, all welcome, location TBD

22 PGASLA Go See It! Lecture, 6:30 pm, Discovery Center

23 PGASLA Walking Tour, 8:30-11:00 am, K-State Campus

23 PGASLA Awards Presentation and Luncheon, 11:30 am-2:00 pm, Beach Museum of Art

28 Global Food Systems Research Science Communication Symposium, 2 & 4:30 pm, UMB auditorium,

28 No LARCP Faculty Meeting


5 LARCP Faculty Meeting

12 No LARCP Faculty Meeting

17-18 LA Curriculum Summit, all day, JPs
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