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Maria Goula and Students Present at 'Touriscape' in Torremolinos, Málaga

Apr 11, 2018

Associate Professor Maria Goula presented as a keynote speaker at the Touriscape conference in Torremolinos, Málaga on February 8-10. Professor Goula develops research on coastal tourism, especially in regard to the interpretation and reinvention of leisure patterns regarding coastal dynamics.

Research papers on coastal resiliency in NJ and Charleston, authored by Alice Sturm MLA 2017 and Lauren Butts MLA 2017 and Maria Goula  presented at he same conference were selected to be published by Tirant lo Black editors.

For more on the Touriscape conference, follow this link.

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Associate Professor Joshua F. Cerra To Speak At Rising Urbanists Conference

Mar 29, 2018

The Rising Urbanists Green Infrastructure for Coastal Reslience Conference will be held at the City College of New York (CCNY) on April 6, 2018.  Professor Cerra will be participating on the Session 4 panel titled, “Redefining Resiliency for Inclusion.”

The event is open to professionals and students. For more on the program and how to attend, visit the conference wep page:
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Students to Present on Environmental Justice at LABash

Mar 22, 2018

Students Tess Ruswick MLA'18 and Kari Spiegelhalter MLA '18 have been writing,  'A Landscape Architecture Student's Guide to Environmental Justice' along with RISD student Patricia Noto MLA'18. The students describe the need for the guide as following:

Many students of landscape architecture aren't exposed to an education in environmental justice in their classes or studio projects at their university. The goal of this guide is to provide an introduction to environmental justice by leading students of landscape architecture through the phases of a class studio project while viewing the design process through the lens of environmental justice. The guide highlights distinct steps in the design process, which are defined as research, outreach, design, construction, and stewardship, and addresses how questions of environmental justice can be integrated into each step. Case studies, interviews with other students and leaders in the field of environmental justice, and resources are peppered throughout this guide to provide examples of how our field is addressing environmental justice in a powerful way.  Ultimately, we hope that an exposure to the fundamentals of environmental justice will help prepare students for a career that keeps in mind equitable community and site design.

Kari and Tess will join an exciting list of presenters, here. LABash 2018 will be held April 5-7 at Penn State.

Cornell University Department of Landscape Architecture Lecturer Position

Mar 13, 2018

Position Function
The position requires the candidate to have teaching and/or professional practice experience in contemporary design, and planting design in particular. Knowledge of plant material and current planting techniques is required with expertise in ecological infrastructure practices such as bioretention, green roofs, and living walls preferred. Courses will be taught to both undergraduates and graduate students for the plants and design course and studios.  The position is a nine-month appointment beginning August 16, 2018 through May 15, 2019.
Anticipated Division of Time
The lecturer will be responsible for four courses. This includes two graduate or undergraduate studios that meet for 3 half days each week during the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters respectively.  The plants and design courses will meet for two half days each week for both fall and spring semesters.
The lecturer must have at least one professional degree in Landscape Architecture, preferably a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA). Prior teaching experience is desirable but not required.  The chosen candidate must have the ability to work with a diverse group of students.  Strong organizational and communication skills are essential.
Supervision Exercised
The lecturer will not have formal advisees assigned to them. However, students will expect to get informal advice on job searches and internship opportunities.  Provide students with clarification on assignments, exams, and grading.
Please submit your materials, including a letter of interest, portfolio of creative work, and if applicable, teaching portfolio to:
April Kampney, Department Business Manager
Department of Landscape Architecture
Cornell University
440 Kennedy Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853
Please contact April with any questions (607)255-8436.

Professors To Be Honored at CELA Conference

Mar 13, 2018

3 Cornell Landscape Architecture Professors will be honored next week at the 2018 Council of Educators for Landscape Architecture Conference. Professor of the Built Environment Brian Davis will receive 2018 Excellence in Research and Creative Work Award, Junior Level. Assistant Professor Jamie Vanucchi will receive the 2018 Excellence in Design Studio Teaching Award, Junior Level. And Professor Peter Trowbridge will be honored by becoming one of the newest Fellows in. Congratulations to all! All will be honored at the CELA conference in Blacksburg, Virginia, which runs March 21-24, 2018.

Healthy Port Futures Map

Brian Davis and Healthy Port Futures Team Awarded $1.6 Million Grant

Mar 5, 2018

Cornell Professor of the Built Environment Brian Davis and the Healthy Port Futures team have been awarded a grant for $1.6 million from the the Great Lakes Protection Fund to test and develop new concepts of sediment management for Great Lakes ports. Professor Davis and Assistant Professor Sean Burkholder from the University of Buffalo will serve as Principle Investigators on this three year project, along with a diverse team partnering across multiple institutions.

The research team aims to shepherd new attitudes toward sediment and its management by shifting this process from a maintenance act producing a waste product to a productive operation contributing to revenue streams, land creation, risk reduction and habitat improvement. The project will pilot efforts in two medium sized ports, that if successful will be adopted in the over forty medium-sized port communities through all states in the Great Lakes basin. View a map of Toledo, OH as part this project by MLA candidate '18 Theresa Ruswick.

View the full press release from the Healthy Port Futures Team.

View the grant announcement and project description from the Great Lakes Protection Fund.

LA Spring Lecture Series

Feb 23, 2018

Wednesday March 21 5:15 PM
Ellen Neises
151 Warren Hall
Penn Praxis at University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Wednesday April 11 5:15 PM
Martin Rein-Cano
151 Warren Hall
Wednesday April 25 12:15 PM
Dreck Wilson
461 Kennedy Hall
Landscape Consortium Ltd. Washington, DC

Assistant Professor Brian Davis is the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Research and Creative Work Award, Junior Level

Jan 30, 2018

Assistant Professor Brian Davis is the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Research and Creative Work Award, Junior Level. The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture confers this award to honor a faculty member’s outstanding, innovative, and noteworthy research and/or creative works related to the Landscape Architecture discipline.

Assistant Professor Jamie Vanucchi is the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Design Studio Teaching Award, Junior Level

Jan 30, 2018

Assistant Professor Jamie Vanucchi is the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Design Studio Teaching Award, Junior Level. The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture confers this award to honor a faculty member’s excellent ability to direct design studio projects that demonstrate outstanding quality and/or emphasize the critical thinking and creative process.

January 24th Biophilia: Ithaca Presentation with Associate Professor Josh Cerra

Jan 4, 2018

Professor Josh Cerra will be delivering a presentation as part of Biophilia: Ithaca on Linking Community and Ecology in the Climate-Adaptive Design Studio.
Wednesday, January 24; 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public
Location: Tompkins County Public Library

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Associate Professor Josh Cerra to Present On Climate Adaptive Design Studio with Cornell Extension

Nov 28, 2017

Associate Professor Joshua F. Cerra will be presenting at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County’s Annual Meeting about the Climate-adaptive Design Studio’s ongoing work in Kingston, NY on December 6th.

For more details on attending and on the Climate Adaptive Design Studio and to attend this event, follow this link:
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Students Honored with 2017 ASLA General Design Award

Oct 28, 2017

The Climate Adaptive Design team accepted an ASLA General Design Honor award on October 23 in Los Angeles for the project Weaving the Waterfront.
The team: Hong Gao, Student ASLA; Luyao Kong, Student ASLA; Qianli Feng, Student ASLA  and Faculty Advisor Joshua Cerra, ASLA Cornell University.

For more information on this remarkable project, click the link to the the ASLA feature here:

Associate Professor Maria Goula advises thesis recognized by European Prize Manuel Solà-Morales 2017

Oct 15, 2017

Dr. Maria Goula, principal advisor of the Phd thesis of Architect Marta Labastida “El paisaje próximo. fragmentos del Vale do Ave”, which received a mention by the European Prize Manuel Solà-Morales 2017, developed at the Universidade do Minho, Portugal.

Dr. Jean Louis Cohen, Architect, Professor of The History of Architecture and a specialist in Urbanism at New York University of Fine Arts and the Collège de France in Paris, president.Dr. Kris Scheerlinck, Architect, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at KU Leuven, Department of Architecture, Belgium. Dr. Maria Rubert de Ventós, Architect, Professor of Urbanism at ETSAB, representing the Barcelona Urbanism Laboratory, who will act as secretary.
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