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E. Gorton Davis Traveling Fellowship: Lauren Butts investigates post-industrial landscapes

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Nov 9, 2016
Third year graduate student Lauren Butts was awarded the E. Gorton Davis Traveling Fellowship, which funded a trip to Germany and Italy to explore post- industrial landscapes. Lauren is interested in how the histories of these sites are retained through repurposing, instead of being demolished and erased. She visited the office of Latz + Partner in Munich, a landscape architecture firm that specializes in post-industrial landscapes. She also visited Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord (designed by Peter Latz) in Duisburg, Germany and the Zollevrerin Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, Germany. She also visited Parco Dora in Turin, Italy.
 

E. Gorton Davis Traveling Fellowship: Quinn Uesugi researches soundscapes in Scandinavian cities

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Nov 9, 2016
Third year graduate student Quinn Uesugi was awarded the E. Gorton Davis Traveling Fellowship. She traveled to Sweden and Denmark to learn about “Quiet Zones” in city parks and neighborhoods, and to explore how these cities have designed with sound in mind. She recorded ambient noise in several cities and spoke with planners and professionals concerned with noise, including Per Hedfors, a planner in Osthammar who concentrates on soundscapes, and Michael Grunditz, who is developing a Soundscape Characterization Tool app. Towns and cities visited include Osthammar, Oregrund, Malmo, and Gothenburg in Sweden; and Oslo in Norway.
 

Cornell Landscape Architecture Interview Series: 2016 International Biennal of Landscape Architecture in Barcelona, Spain

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Nov 9, 2016
Led by Professor Maria Goula, ten students in the department traveled to Barcelona, Spain for the IX International Biennal of Landscape Architecture to conduct the first in a series of interviews with cutting edge architects, designers and landscape architects whose projects were selected as finalists for the Rosa Barba Prize. Finalist project submissions came from practices all over the world, from France to Denmark, England, the Netherlands, Australia, China, and Thailand, and were represented by: Georges Descomes (Atelier Descombes Rampini), Kongjian Yu (Turenscape), David Walker (PWP Landscape Architecture), Xiao Zheng and Sean O'Malley (SWA Design Group), Tawatchai Kobkaikit and Wannapin Boontarika (Landscape Architects of Bangkok), Mary Margaret Jones (Hargreaves Associates), Dirk Sijmons (H+N+S Landscape Architects), Catherine Mosbach (Mosbach paysagistes), Martin Rein-Cano (TOPOTEK), and Kirsten Bauer (ASPECT Studios). To learn more about the projects, visit www.coac.net/landscape.
 

Coastlines and Climate Change

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Nov 9, 2016
For two weeks this summer, the magnificent brick archways, colorful tile mosaics and stained glass of Barcelona’s Hospital de Sant Pau welcomed associate professor of landscape architecture Maria Goula and students from her course Landscape Resiliency. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the art nouveau buildings also house the United Nations Human Settlements Program. Goula and her students traveled there to learn about a different kind of fragile heritage: that of the coastal landscape of the Philippines. Goula is working with the City Resilience Profiling Program under an agreement with UN-Habitat to research ways to design for resiliency in the coastal Philippines. To read the full article, visit https://cals.cornell.edu/news/periodicals/coastlines-and-climate-change.
 

Jamie Vanucchi presented at Landscape Architecture as Necessity

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Nov 9, 2016
Assistant Professor Jamie Vanucchi presented her paper, Landscape architecture in an emerging era of the energy landscape, at the Landscape Architecture as Necessity Conference, hosted by the USC School of Architecture, on September 22- 24. The conference proposed that landscape architecture is uniquely able to address current and future challenges associated with climate change by synthesizing science, engineering, and culture. Additionally, our ability to think visually and creatively can and should be used as tools for analysis and communication.
 
Jamie's paper addressed changes in the energy landscape, from large scale public works to dispersed methods of localized collection and distribution. This shift has widespread implications for environmental impacts and patterns of land use. Landscape architects can use their skills and tools to create deeper understandings of these issues, and to guide these transitions. As examples, she examines hydropower and hydraulic fracturing in the Susquehanna watershed.
 

Design Intelligence Quarterly names Peter Trowbridge one of the 25 Most Admired Educators for 2016-17

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Oct 3, 2016

Trowbridge is consistently nominated by students, practitioners and faculty. He brings significant knowledge into play with impact that motivates people to their full potential. A true passion for the future of the design professions. Well known for accomplishing results. 
 

Design Intelligence Quarterly Rankings 2016-17

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Oct 3, 2016
Design Intelligence Quarterly Rankings 2016-17 ranks Landscape Architecture Undergraduate #4 and Graduate #3 in the Nation.

Maria Goula to Speak at LAF’s Summit on Landscape Architecture and the Future

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Jun 7, 2016
The Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) is convening a diverse group of preeminent thinkers and influencers from around the world to set the course for landscape architecture in the 21st century. The Summit will critically reflect on what landscape architecture has achieved over the last 50 years and present bold ideas for what it should achieve in the future. Over the course of two days, 70 established and emerging leaders, including our own Maria Goula, will present their “Declarations” and debate landscape architecture’s potential. 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. For more information or to register: https://lafoundation.org/news-events/2016-summit/

Kathryn Gleason Named Senior Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks

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Jun 7, 2016
Kathryn Gleason has been named a Senior Fellow in Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks. The committee of Senior Fellows advises the Director of Dumbarton Oaks on all aspects of research and collection development. During her five-year term she will carry out her advisory duties twice a year and participate in the annual spring seminar--with time provided for research in the superb library and strolling in the fine gardens designed by Beatrix Farrand.
 
Kathryn Gleason is an Associate Professor of landscape architecture at Cornell. Trained as a landscape architect and archaeologist, she is a specialist on the archaeology of past landscapes, particularly designed features such as parks, gardens, and fields. Her primary area of research is the Mediterranean of the ancient Roman World.
 

Design Connect

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Jun 7, 2016
This past spring semester, students have been working with Watkin's Glen on reuse alternatives for their soon-to-be-decommissioned wastewater treatment plant, with Geneva, NY on re-design of a vacant lot on Main Street, in Horseheads on a back alley design project, and in Seneca County on a market study for reusing a former military air field. More information on past and future projects can be found on our website: blogs.cornell.edu/designconnectcornell/.
 
Design Connect is a student-run, interdisciplinary design and planning organization that works with upstate communities on a range of community projects; community engagement and community service is at the core of our mission, and all of our projects provide students with the opportunity to interact with a variety of stakeholders at community visioning sessions, design charrettes, and open houses. Students can participate as project managers managing their own teams of students from different departments, as team members providing design services, or as board members managing the RFP (Request for Proposals) Process and student recruitment.
 
These are a few images of a Design Connect Project from Spring 2015 which is currently under construction, a community pavilion in the Town of Candor.
 

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