K-State landscape architecture made important contributions to the Landscape Architecture Foundation Summit.
Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
Monday Memo 06.13.16

Professor Tim Keane taught two, 3-hour sessions of a basic stream science course called "Down to the River; to learn".  There were 18 kids in the morning session and 20 in the afternoon session.  The group spent time in the classroom introducing the basics of how streams work and then walked Campus Creek pointing out problems and the causes of those problems. Keane also discussed possible solutions and the restoration design proposal that came out of the specialization studio that him and Jessica taught Fall 2014. This is the second year he's taught the class for 4-H Discovery Days.

Associate Professor La Barbara James Wigfall co-published an article entitled "Creating Socially Just Communities, grounded in Consensual Imagination on Campus" with Mirta Chavez, Office of Diversity, in the current NOMA Magazine. Click here to view.

Assistant Professor Greg Newmark presented Income Disparities in Bicycle Ownership and Use at the International Conference on Transport & Health in San Jose, CA, June 12-16.

K-State landscape architecture faculty and alumni contributed to the Landscape Architecture Foundation Summit, June 9-10 at the University of Pennsylvania. The content of the event, in celebration of LAF's 50th anniversary, will shape the new Landscape Architecture Declaration.  Assistant Professor Alpa Nawre opened the first day of 25 declarations with "Developing Landscapes of Resource Management." Tim Duggan, BLA '06, presented " Regenerative Infrastructure Systems through Urban Acupuncture." Professor and Head  Stephanie Rolley moderated a panel on the future of capacity organizations at the close of the summit.

Landscape Performance Education Grants
To help landscape architecture programs integrate landscape performance into their curriculum, LAF is offering five $2,500 mini-grants to faculty for the Fall 2016 term/semester. Participating faculty will work with LAF to develop and test models for integrating landscape performance into landscape architecture course offerings, such as research and methods, site planning and analysis, design studios, and other lecture or seminar courses. Materials developed through the grants will be shared on the Resources for Educators section of LandscapePerformance.org, ´╗┐which includes assignments, syllabi, faculty reflections, and other resources to help bring landscape performance into the classroom. Landscape performance is one of the Professional Curriculum topics in the revised 2016 LAAB Accreditation Standards.
Applications due: June 15, 2016 
More info at:  www.lafoundation.org/teaching-grants

The Beach Museum of Art is sponsoring a unique art-science conversation on the prairie on July 15, 2016! K-State rangeland researcher Carol Blocksome received a grant from the Office of the Provost to put together a day of exploration for artists and scientists. The program will be held at the Konza Prairie barn, and keynote speaker Matthew Coolidge from the Culver City-based Center for Land Use Interpretation ( clui.org) will share his experiences in the fertile zone between innovative science and engaged art practice. More information is available here.

The Kansas APA has announced its call for sessions, presentations, and planning commissioner training proposals for the 2016 Kansas Planning Conference, which will be Oct 5-7 at the Oread Hotel in Lawrence, KS.  All proposals must be receive by June 30, 2016 at midnight, and all proposals must be submitted online. Click here for details.

Van Alen Institute and AECOM have launched Fair Share, a student competition inviting multidisciplinary teams from around the world to apply the tools and principles of the "sharing economy" to tackle pressing urban challenges. Click here for more details and share with students who may be interested.

The Transportation Research Board Committee on Landscape and Environmental Design (AFB40) is a group of Landscape Architects and other professionals working in the transportation sector. The Committee is concerned with design parameters that relate to protecting, conserving, restoring, and enhancing safe, sustainable, and livable transportation systems, facilities, and their associated environments. Click here for more information.

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
KS APA Oct. 5-7 Lawrence, KS
ASLA October 21-24, 2016 New Orleans, LA
October 27-30, 2016
Canberra, Australia
November 3-6, 2016
Portland, OR


28 ALiCE Training, 2 pm, K-State Union - Big 12 Room, Information


15 Summer Studio ends

18 Start of Portfolio Design


4 ALiCE Training, 9 am, K-State Union - Big 12 Room, Information

5 Portfolio Design ends


5-7 KS APA Conference, Lawrence, KS
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