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College of Architecture, Planning and Design


Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning
MONDAY MEMO 02.17.14


Last call to submit images to be used on the departmental notecards. Please have any images that you think would be appropriate to use on thank you notes to Courtney by Wednesday.

Dean de Noble has provided funds again this year to upgrade formats and/or to add new titles to Weigel Library's media collection. Please send Maxine suggestions for new titles you want included in the collection by the end of February.


Report Mid-Crits will take place Monday-Wednesday-Friday afternoons this week in 106c. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend presentations of interest. You can view the schedule and title of student projects here


The PGASLA Call for Entries in the 2014 Design Competition is available here. Entries must be hand delivered or postmarked March 17. Student entries are free. The competition is a great opportunity for recognition of studio projects and research.

Three great speakers are coming to our region. Faculty and students are invited to attend and participate in the Finding Center Conference on April 11 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. You can find more information here. The Call for Abstracts is here. Abstracts are due Feb 21.

The Journal Landscape and Urban Planning (LAND), in collaboration with several international institutions, will host an international symposium entitled Doing real and permanent good in landscape and urban planning: Ecological wisdom for urban sustainability on Oct 17‐19, 2014 at the city of Dujiangyan, Sichuan, China. Click here for more information.

MANHATTAN URBAN AREA COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE PROJECT MEETING DATES Thurs   Feb 27    5:30-7 pm, City Commission Room Thurs   May 15   5:30-7 pm, City Commission Room Thurs   July 17    5:30-7 pm, City Commission RoomThurs   Sept 11,  5:30-7 pm, City Commission RoomThurs   Nov 20    5:30-7 pm, City Commission RoomThurs   Jan 15     5:30-7 pm, City Commission Room

FUTURE KEY DEPARTMENT DATES May 12-19 LARCP Curriculum Review (TBD) May 27 - Jul 18 Summer Studio Mon Aug 18 Beginning of semester faculty meeting Oct 2-3 Kansas APA in Wichita Oct 7-9 Extreme LA with Landscape Forms Oct 19-22 MRCP Re-Accreditation Visit Oct 30 - Nov 2 ACSP in Philadelphia Nov 7-8 LA 50th Anniversary Celebration Nov 13-14 APDesign Research Forum Nov 21-25 ASLA meeting in Denver



Fri       Mar 7 DCE Development Grant proposals due   

Mon    Mar 17 PGASLA Call for Entries in the 2014 Design Competition are due


Thurs  Feb 20, LARCP Faculty Meeting, Seaton 106c, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, agenda

Thurs  Feb 27, LARCP Facutly Meeting, Seaton 106c, 12:30 - 1:30 pmEVENTS

Tues    Feb 18  PhD Colloquium: Kevin Rooney, Categorical Emotional Responses for Central and Peripheral Vision, Seaton 104, 4 pm

Tues    Feb 25   PhD Colloquium: Katie Burke, Measuring Gully Erosion in Two Disturbed Kansas Landscapes, Seaton 104, 4 pm

Fri        Feb 28, LARCP Colloquium, Jane Hutton, Harvard University, Seaton 106c, 4 pm

Tues     Mar 4    PhD Colloquium: Calayde Davey, Productive Urban Landscapes: The Relationship Between Urban Agriculture and Neighborhood Property Values, Seaton 104, 4 pm

Thurs    Mar 6   Design Week in KC, Gullivar Shepard or Michael Van Valkenburgh presentation, AIA event space in the Crossroads, 11:30 am - 1 pm, see all Design Week events here 

Fri         Mar 7 LARCP Colloquium; Michael Bouchard, Seaton 106c, 4:30 pm

Tues     Mar 11   PhD Colloquium: Nancy Mahaney, TBA, Seaton 104, 4:00 pm

Tues      Mar 11  Prairie Studies Initiative Kick-Off, Water, location TBA, 6-8 pm

Wed       Mar 12 Prairie Studies Initiative Kick-Off, Land, UMB Theater at the Beach Museum of Art, 6-8 pm


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