First Place Entry in the 2016 Great Plains Low Impact Development Design Competition 
Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
Student Connection 03.25.16

Mark your calendars for next Friday, April 1. Assistant Professor Huston Gibson will present about his Oz to Oz Fellowship at 4:30 p.m. in 306 Seaton Hall. Gibson will discuss his experience from first engaging his collaborators to disseminating their research findings, as well as highlight some significant happenings along the way. 
A team of landscape architecture and biological & agricultural engineering students tied for first place in the 2016 Great Plains Low Impact Development Design Competition in Omaha, NE, Tuesday, March 8. The team included landscape architecture students Conner Bruns and Jonathan Knight; BAE students Kelsey Mcdonough, Kari Bigham and Erica Schmitz; and Faculty advisors Lee Skabelund, Stacy Hutchinson and Trisha Moore.

Presentations that will be made by landscape architecture faculty and students at the 2017 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture meeting in Salt Lake City, March 24-26, include:

Representing Resilience: Applications of Graphic Communication in Rebuild by Design - Blake Belanger

Animating the Benefits of Landscape Architecture: Four Strategies for Engaging Diverse Audiences through Video Shorts - Blake Belanger, Alpa Nawre 

Outdoor spaces for learning: the case of residential schools in India - Kaitlin Bernal, Alpa Nawre 

Exploring the Art and Science of Stream Restoration through Interdisciplinary Learning - Jessica Canfield, Tim Keane 

Designing a Neighborhood to Prevent Crime and Increase Physical Activity: A Case Study Among African-American Women in Kansas City, Missouri - Cydnie Jones, Hyung Jin Kim 

Landscape Visualization in Gaming Environments - Brent Chamberlain, Howard Hahn, Natalie Webb, Kraig Weber, Ryan Albracht 

Assessing Learning Outcomes Using Cyclical, Scaffolded Student Reflections in Landscape Architecture Courses - Bambi Yost, Leila Tolderlund, Jon Hunt

Animating Poetics of the Konza Prairie, Part Two: Summer and Fall - Jon Hunt

Wet Studies in a Dry State - Tim Keane

Examples of Adapted Ethnographic Approaches for Participatory Design -  Katie Kingery-Page, Abigail Glastetter, Danielle DeOrsey

The Role of Landscape Performance in Standardized Landscape Architecture Curricula - Arianna Koudounas, Andrew Fox, Emily McCoy, Kenneth Brooks, Stephanie Rolley

Proposed Monitoring Plans for the Anticipated College of Architecture, Planning & Design Research Green Roof Systems - Lee Skabelund, Carol Blocksome, Mary Knapp 

Into the meadow and rain-garden: A discussion of plans for and the broader implications of on-campus green infrastructure research, teaching, and outreach - Lee Skabelund, Katie KingeryPage, Jessica Canfield, Stacy Hutchinson
Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program, Graduate and research fellowships available, Information
KDOT, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, Information

LandWork Studios, 
CAD Technician, Information

National Park Service,
Research Associate, Information

The City of Houston Planning & Development Department
 Senior Planner (Planner II), Information

The City of Houston Planning & Development Department, Planner Leader (Planner IV), Information
APD Pro Events
APDPro: Entrepreneurship with Ted Lopez
Monday, March 28, 5:30 pm, APDWest Rm 116
Come listen to Ted Lopez, Jr., talk about his experience and learn more about entrepreneurship. Ted is the owner and president of M3 Construction in Denver, CO and is an APDesign alumnus. Ted's colleagues, Nick Valencia (Lead Project Manager) and Kerry Valencia (Director of Finance), will be joining him as well. This event will fulfill a Special Topic requirement.
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 pm on KTWU. "10 Towns That Changed America" airs on April 19 at 7 pm on KTWU. Each of the shows will be rebroadcast throughout the week of their airing.

The next Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit will be Friday, March 18 at Rutgers-Newark (NJ). Up to 250 key influencers from the fields of physical development, economic development, urban planning and design, and arts and heritage are expected to participate. Click here for more information.

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.


March 23-26, 2016
Salt Lake City and Logan, Utah
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
November 17-20, 2016
Austin, Texas


21-23 Master's Project and Report Substantial Completion Reviews , Seaton 306 and Edmond's Center

23-26 CELA Conference, Salt Lake City

1 LARCP Colloquium, Huston Gibson, 4:30 pm, Seaton Hall 306

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

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

17 ACSP Abstract Deadline, 11:59 pm 

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,
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