Associate Professor Lee Skabelund's May trip to Japan took him to the Kyoto Tenryu-ji Area. 

Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
Monday Memo 06.22.15


The Quad State Planning Conference organizers are looking for students to make presentations (15 minutes or so) at the upcoming conference in Kansas City in October. There will be special sessions for student presentations. Recent graduates can submit their student work, allowing those who completed a master's report this spring to make a presentation. You'll find more information here. There is a link to a pdf form that lets you know what the online submission system will require. Under "Proposal Type", select "Other" and type in "student".  Proposals are due June 25. This a great opportunity to show planners in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Arkansas how great our department is.


Central Mail Services will be picking up mail in Seaton Hall at 9 am beginning July 1.


Professor Stephanie Rolley presented "What is landscape?" to 51 participants in the UMKC Design Discovery program about landscape architecture on June 10. UMKC Professor John Eck is already planning next year's event. If you know of a high school or college student who might be interested in the four-day program, please pass along the information available here.


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.


City of Manhattan staff are preparing an application to form a Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition through the APA's Planning and Community Health Center grant. the coalition would function in a similar fashion to AHA! Manhattan, where AHA! serves as the community group alongside the more formal Arts and Humanities Advisory Board. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee does not have this counterpart organization. Our department will sign on as a coalition member in support of the application. Please contact Wyatt Thompson,, if you are an APA member and have an interest in providing leadership for the coalition.


Dr. Clyde Mitchell-Weaver, Mount Lebanon, PA, , MRCP '72, passed away on June 17, 2015. Professor Emeritus Al Keithley shared the following additional information:  In addition to his MRCP degree, Dr. Weaver held a doctorate from UCLA and faculty positions at the University of British Columbia and the University of Pittsburgh. He was the recipient of two Fulbright Fellowships and other awards. In addition, he was an economic development consultant for several international governments and traveled extensively. Per Clyde's wishes there will be no visitation, and burial will take place in Southern France.


The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Book of abstracts is now posted here.


The annual call for ASLA committee service is open. Help shape the Society's programs and services by volunteering to serve on an ASLA committee. Click here to view a list of the committee's and their charges. ASLA committees vary on focus and time commitment; meetings are hosted via conference call. Professional commitment and the desire to contribute through ASLA committee service are all that is required. Please fill out the online committee appointment form to apply. Deadline is midnight, July 10, 2015.


Help celebrate great planning in Kansas by nominating an outstanding planning effort. More information about awards and how to participate in the awards committee can be found hereThe deadline for submissions is 5 pm on July 22.




Wednesday, June 24


Manhattan City Commission Room

Thursday, June 25


CL Hoover Opera House, Junction City

Tuesday, June 30


Green Valley Community Center, 3770 Green Valley Rd, Manhattan, KS 66502



Phytotechnologies Conference

Sept 27-30
Manhattan, KS

2015 Kansas Preservation Conference

Oct 7-8 Manhattan, KS
APA Quad-States Meeting
Oct 21-23
Proposals due June 25
Kansas City, MO
ACSP Meeting Oct 23-24, 2015 Houston, TX
ASLA Meeting Nov 7-9, 2015 Chicago, IL
CELA Meeting

Mar 23-26, 2015
Abstracts will be due Sept 4
Salt Lake City and Logan, Utah





25 Quad State Planning Conference Proposals due




22 APA-KS Award Nomination Deadline,




17 LARCP Faculty Meeting immediately following the APDesign Faculty Meeting, APDesign Swing Space


17 APDesign Faculty Meeting, 9:00 am, Swing Space


17 LARCP Faculty Meeting, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Swing Space


17 APDesign Faculty/Staff Family Picnic, Rolley/Harms Ridge


18 University Orientation for New Faculty


19 First Year Coordination Meeting


20 Sandwich lunch with new LARCP PB students


20 and 21 LA and RCP PB orientation


21, 22, 23 Students move into Swing Space


24 First day of class--all LARCP classes will meet, no computers will be set up


24 APDesign All College Photo: 4:00 pm, APDesign Forum: 4:30 pm, Forum Hall - followed by BBQ


25 LARCP Forum and Computer Set Up Day


31 Applications for:

Mary K. Jarvis Chair due, information here.




4 CELA Abstracts Due, conference info here 




25 -28 LAAB Site Visit

LARCP Department | (785) 532- 5961 | | 302 Seaton Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66505