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Associate Professor Josh Cerra Speaking at Design Week in Portland, Oregon

Apr 8, 2019

Professor Cerra will be a presenter during Design Week Portland on Monday evening, April 7 from 6-9pm during the panel Creative Design Solutions for Community, Infrastructure and Environment: An Evening with Michael Singer and Friends.  He will speak about the Climate-adaptive Design studio and efforts to catalyze awareness and action on climate change in municipalities in the Hudson River Estuary north of NYC. By working with municipal and community stakeholders on their vision for a future waterfront in their city through an engaged design process, the Climate-adaptive Design studio is helping communities move forward on planning for climate change now for the benefit of their citizens and the greater ecology. More information about the panel discussion and participants can be found hereRead more

New RFP Released Inspired by the Climate-adaptive Design Studio

Apr 2, 2019

Associate Professor Joshua Cerra’s Climate-adaptive Design (CaD) studio has worked since 2015 to link flood-prone Hudson River municipalities with Cornell University landscape architecture students to envision more climate-resilient and connected waterfront areas.  Now a new Request for Proposals seeks proposals from design firms to work with one of these cities to move climate-adaptive design ideas into design development.  Link to the RFP here.  Read more

Eight grants focus on innovation in China

Mar 27, 2019

The Cornell China Center has announced eight China Innovation Awards to interdisciplinary teams of Cornell faculty, aimed at jump-starting collaborative research and developing research teams. Read more

Chethan Sarabu, BSLA '09 lecture on Landscape-Health

Mar 1, 2019

Chethan Sarabu, BSLA '09 lecture about the connections between healthcare and landscape

Determined beauty

Feb 22, 2019

Daily life can sometimes feel mundane. For these alumni, beauty inspires what they do and how they live. Read more

Professor Emeritus Herbert Gottfried Publishes "Eerie Railway Tourist: 1854-1886, Transporting Visual Culture"

Dec 3, 2018

We are very excited to announce the release of Professor Gottfried's new book, "Eerie Railway Tourist: 1854-1886, Transporting Visual Culture" from Lehigh University Press. The book explores how the Erie Railway, in developing a series of sophisticated travel guides, made significant contributions to nineteenth-century visual culture and shaped the social life of Americans. In the words of Professor Gottfried, "This book is dedicated to the Cornell University students who enrolled in the course 'The American Landscape'. Your good work helped to round out my view of the subject one square mile at a time." 

The book is available to order here from Rowman & LittlefieldRead more

Julian Raxworthy Lecture

Nov 2, 2018

Julian Raxwrothy delivered a lecture in the department on October 26th. The lecture concentrated on the landscape medium of gardens, with emphasis on ways he believes plant growth patterns need to be understood within landscape architecture. He explores this topic in depth in his new book from MIT Press, Overgrown. The entire lecture is available for streaming here.
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View Innagural Marvin I. Adleman Lecture from Michael R. Van Valkenburgh ’73

Oct 25, 2018

Michael R. Van Valkenburgh '73 and his wife, Caroline, endowed the annual memorial lecture in honor of the late Marvin I. Adleman, professor emeritus of landscape architecture. A landscape architect will be invited to campus to meet with students and give a public lecture about his or her work.

Michael Van Valkenburgh is the Charles Eliot Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and CEO of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA). He gave the inaugural lecture Sept. 20 in Milstein Hall. The full lecture is available to view here. 
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Waterfront Resilience Summit and High Water Festival in Kingston, NY

Oct 15, 2018

Professor Josh Cerra and his students' work in the Climate Adaptive Design Studio will be featured at the Waterfront Resilience Summit and High Water Festival, an event that will highlight the past, present and future of the Rondout Creek and Hudson River waterfronts. The event will be held on Friday, October 19th from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Kingston’s Rondout Landing and will showcase the progress that the City has made towards revitalization of the waterfront, while adapting to projected flooding and inundation caused by sea level rise and extreme storms related to a changing climate. The festival is free and open to the public. Read more about the event in the Kingston Daily FreemanRead more

Students Win ASLA National Honor Award for 'A Students Guide to Environmental Justice'

Sep 4, 2018

The guide provides methodological approaches and research for students interested in integrating environmental justice prerogatives with landscape architecture projects and design processes. As the ASLA Environmental Justice Professional Practice Network Student Representatives, Tess Ruswick Cornell MLA '18, Kari Speigelhalter Cornell MLA '18, and Patricia Noto RISD MLA '18 have assembled this research-based guide with interviews, project profiles, historical analysis, and a current practical approach. The students will accept the award and present the document at the national ASLA Conference in Philadelphia on October 19-22. The current version of the guide can be read here. Read more

Student Project with Martin Hogue wins ASLA Award of Excellence

Sep 4, 2018

Professor Martin Hogue advised Nicole Rivera-Ramos on her award winning project focused on agricultural production and localized self-sufficiency in Puerto Rico post hurricane Maria. Martin Hogue worked with Rivera-Ramos at the SUNY ESF prior to his move to Cornell this Fall. The project, "finds opportunities in the current condition of the forests in the aftermath of hurricane Maria and proposes an integration of food crops with the reforestation efforts in the forests edges, pastures and grasslands." More on this innovative project can be found hereRead more