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The KSU | KU | UMKC team won first place, a $50,000 prize in the Urban Land Institute Gerald D. Hines Competition. The Hines competition encourages cooperation and teamwork — necessary talents in the planning, design and development of sustainable communities — among future land use professionals and allied professions, such as architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, historic preservation, engineering, real estate development, finance, psychology and law. It is open to graduate students who are pursuing real estate-related studies at universities in the United States and Canada, including programs in real estate development, urban planning, urban design, architecture and landscape architecture. The ULI and APDesign press releases tell the rest of the story.
The Environmental Protection Agency awarded a K-State team an honorable mention among larger institutions in the EPA’s first ever Campus RainWorks Challenge competition. Our team was comprised of [seven] students from the departments of Landscape Architecture (James Devault, Cydnie Jones, and Abigail Glastetter), Civil Engineering, Biological & Agricultural Enginst-eering, Agronomy and Biology. Faculty advisors are Dr. Stacy L. Hutchinson (Biological and Agricultural Engineering) and Professors Lee Skabelund and Jessica Canfield (Landscape Architecture). The Campus RainWorks challenge received submissions from 218 teams, which were reviewed by more than 30 expert judges from EPA, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Water Environment Federation, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. The KSU honorable mention is one of eight total awards given.
Assistant Professor Jessica Canfield and the Symbiotic Networks: Sustainable Design in Scandinavia crew (| May 19-June 1, 2013 Ashley Brewster, Alyssa Butler, Ross DeVault, and Kristy Johnson will be traveling May 19-June 1. You may follow their adventures at http://kstatescandinavia2013.blogspot.com/
Construction begins on The Meadow next week, as weather permits. Work will be completed by a team of volunteers including Boy Scouts. Those interested in native plant establishment are welcome to meet in the open space behind the Beach Museum June 17, 8am, to volunteer or observe the broadcast seeding. Contact Katie Kingery-Page for more information firstname.lastname@example.org. Site preparation included the removal of two over-mature hackberry trees which will be repurposed for the growing of shitaake mushrooms, the creation of seating on site, and as a bulking medium for the seed mix (sawdust).
The Meadow project is led by Principal Investigator Assistant Professor Kingery-Page and organized by a $250K proposal (in review) to the National Science Foundation Advancing Informal STEM Learning program in collaboration with Architectural Engineering, Horticulture, Art and the Beach Art Museum. Associate Professor Lee Skabelund, Landscape Architect Dea Brokesh, and the Biology and Mathematics departments are also contributors. Pathways: Sparking Wonder in STEM Learning through Experiences of Landscape and Art proposes support for ongoing development of The Meadow near the museum complemented by an interactive digital exhibit. Initial installation of The Meadow is generously sponsored by the Hummel family in memory of Professor William C. Hummel and Sara T. Hummel.
Assistant Professor Hyung Jin Kim has been awarded a USRG grant for his project "Barriers and opportunities for Safe
Routes to School in the City if Manhattan: Phase I Plan."
Assistant Professor Katie Kingery-Page and her collaborators--Marilyn Kaff (Special Education, Counseling and Student Affairs), Debra Burnett (Family Studies and Human Services), Bronwyn Fees (Family Studies and Human Services), and Sara Fisher (K-State Salina)--have been awarded a USRG grant to pursue "Playing Naturally: an exploratory study of time in nature and executive functioning in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders."
MRCP student James Wood has been awarded a 2013 Dwight David Eisnehower Transportation Fellowship through the Technology Partnerships Program of the US Department of Transportation.
Liam Mahoney, MLA ' 11, and his teammate Violet Whitney have been selected as finalists in the SixtyNine Seventy, The spaces Between: An Urban Ideas Competition. Their submission, Finalist "B" The Apiary, is up for the The People's Choice Award.
Assistant Professor Huston Gibson presented "How Place Influences Popular Culture: Finding Meaning in Creative Media" at the Global Conference on Urban Popculture in Prague, Czech Republic, May 12-14.
Students in LAR 442 presented their work to a full house at the Wichita Downtown Development Council on May 8. They have generated great positive press for our college and landscape architecture.
A K-State Excellence in Engagement Award was presented to Professor LaBarbara Wigfall, Mr. Josh Cheek and Ms. Dea Brokesh at the All-University Awards Ceremony on May 6, 2013. The team led an interdisciplinary response to the Van Alen Institute/National Park Service 'Parks for the People' design competition. A feature article details the response that won the group an Honorable Mention in the competition.
Adam Ragoschke, MLA 4th yr, received a K-State Extraordinary Student Award on Wednesday, April 24. The award recognizes students who overcome unusual obstacles and succeed in their educational pursuits.
Dr. John Keller made a presentation at the Planning and Zoning Officials Conference in Wichita, April 24-25.
MRCP 5th year students Stephanie Kisler and Taylor Cox presented their recommendations for economic development enhancements to the residents of Union, Nebraska on April 10. Major Professor Huston Gibson.
Jonathan Knight, MRCP '12, presented his master's report, The Geography of Nature Access Opportunities: Measuring Access to Nature Using Qualitative Factors and Implications for Planning Practice and Policy, during the 2013 American Planning Association meeting in Chicago on April 13. Major Professor Katie Kingery-Page.
Associate Professor Lee Skabelund will provide tours of the green roof projects for attendees of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference, held in Junction City on April 17.
Dea Brokesh, Landscape Architect, will received a K-State EcoReps Impact Award for her work regarding urban water management at the Center for Child Development. The award will be presented Tuesday, April 23rd, at the Alumni Center.