Eidetic photomontage by Tsz Wai (Astrid) Wong, summer Community Planning and Design Studio with Associate Professor     Belanger and Hahn.

Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
Student Connection 08.04.16

Have you volunteered to be an APDesign Ambassador or Peer Educator?

If yes, THANK YOU! The Ambassadors and Peer Educators play an important role in mentoring freshmen and helping them learn about all of the academic programs. 

If you have not signed up yet, you can contact Susan Lannou to become an Ambassador and Lisa Last to become a Peer Educator. 

Here is a message from Susan with details about how to become an Ambassador:
Are you interested in serving the College of Architecture, Planning & Design (APDesign) as an ambassador? Now is your chance to sign up. Please email me at myapd@ksu.edu. There is no selection process. If you sign-up, you are an APDesign Ambassador. (If you are already an ambassador there is no need to email me, you will remain an ambassador until you graduate or you tell me to take you off the list!)
As an APDesign Ambassador, you will receive emails from me asking for your help. I typically request tour guides or volunteers to help with recruitment or college events. Most tours require only a 30 minute commitment. Most events require an hour or two of your time. However, some events are half or full day events. You get to choose what you volunteer to participate in.
****If you want to help with the ENVD Welcome for our new students this fall, you need to sign up to be an APDesign Ambassador. As an ambassador, you will have the opportunity to volunteer to help out the first year students! I will ask those volunteers in early August.****
The only requirement of being an ambassador is that you attend the one and only ambassador meeting, August 21st. The meeting begins at 12:30pm in Seaton 63. You will learn more about giving building tours, etc. at this meeting.
Please consider becoming an APDesign Ambassador, again, please email me at myapd@k-state.edu if you would like to volunteer.
Susan Lannou
HUB, Entry level planner,  Information

LJA Planning Group, Fall/Spring Internship, Contact John Phillips (jphillips@ljaengineering.com) for more information

Meeks Design Group, Inc., Landscape Architecture Internship,

Ohio University, Economic Development Specialist, Information
The Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association is pleased  to announce that it is accepting application submissions from planning students and law students for its 2016-17 Daniel J. Curtin, Jr. Fellowship. Click here for more information and here for the application.
The landscape architecture community planning and design studio partnered with K-State Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) and the Omaha Housing Authority (OHA) this summer. Led by Associate Professors Blake Belanger and Howard Hahn, the studio provided visionary ideas for redeveloping Southside Terrace, a 30-acre public housing project located four miles south of Downtown Omaha, to better serve the social, environmental, and economic needs of the 1,300 residents. On July 12 the students delivered final presentations to project partners in Omaha. The studio book, Southside Retrace, and posters will be available for download through the K-State library system in the coming weeks.

Associate Professor Jason Brody presented "Discourses in the evolution of downtown Kansas City: Implications for governance" at the  IV World Planning Schools Congress,  July 3-8 in  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
APA-Kansas Chapter Award nominations are due August 8. Information is  available here.

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.

APA-Kansas members are invited to nominate a person, group, institution, or organization for one of the APA-Kansas Chapter Awards. Click here for more information.

APA has announced its call for proposals for the 2017 National Planning Conference held in New York City next May. Proposals are due August 25. Click here for more information.

The 2017 Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks has announced its call for papers for "Landscapes of Pre-Industrial Cities". Click here for more information.

ECLAS September 11-14, 2016 Rapperswill, Switzerland
KS APA October 5-7 Lawrence, KS
ASLA October 21-24, 2016 New Orleans, LA
October 27-30, 2016
Canberra, Australia
November 3-6, 2016
Portland, OR


5 Portfolio Design ends

17 Sandwich Lunch with PB Students, all faculty

18 LA and RCP Orientation

21 LARCP Studio Check-in, 5-8 pm

22 LARCP Forum and Design Days Kick-Off, K-State Union Flint Hills Room, 2-4 pm

22 APDesign Forum, 4 pm (note change), College Photo and BBQ following

23 Design Days


5 Labor Day

12 President General Meyers and Provost Mason visit APDesign

14 Gary Hiderbrand, LA Distinguished Lecture, Forum Hall, 4 pm


5-7 KS APA Conference, Lawrence, KS
LARCP Department | (785) 532- 5961 | lrcpdept@ksu.edu | 302 Seaton Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66505