MLA Students Haley Armstrong and Sarah Jackman facilitate a breakout session during a SC2 stakeholder workshop on June 9 in St. Louis. Photo Credit: Jonathan Knight.

Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
Student Connection 06.18.15 

Have you seen the gorgeous Meadow lately? Many flowers are in bloom. There will be a volunteer morning, Saturday, June 20, 9 -11am. Free chance to learn native grass and wildflower ID! Also...Varsity donuts for the first 10 volunteers! Email Katie Kingery-Page at with questions.
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.

The ASLA would like to hear from graduating students. Landscape architecture graduates can access the Graduating Student Survey here.


ULI - the Urban Land Institute is an independent global nonprofit representing the entire spectrum of real estate development and land use disciplines. 


The ULI Fall Meeting is the only event that brings together leaders from every sector of the real estate industry. Wells Fargo is sponsoring scholarships for undergraduate students to attend the Fall Meeting. This scholarship provides undergraduate students the opportunity to attend the Fall Meeting and will include up to $600 in travel expenses. All information can be found here.

A few important details:
  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student with interest in green building practices.
  • Student must complete the application and email their cover letter detailing why they feel most deserving of this scholarship along with their resume to Emeri Lewkowicz at by September 9, 2015 at 11:59 pm.

The APA Quad State Conference will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, October 21-23, 2015. Please take a few minutes to share your feedback on what you'd like to see at the conference here.

If you are interested in attending the conference for FREE, please consider volunteering at the conference. Sign-up now: .
Sept 27-30, 2015
Manhattan, KS
2015 Kansas Preservation Conference
Oct 7-8, 2015 Manhattan, KS
APA Quad-States Meeting Oct 21-23, 2015 Kansas City, MO
ACSP Meeting Oct 23-24, 2015 Houston, TX
ASLA Meeting Nov 7-9, 2015 Chicago, IL



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 Computer Set Up Day
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Kansas State University
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