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College of Architecture, Planning and Design


  Notes from Marlatt Park, Photos by Beth Krehbiel, Richard Dean Prudenti, Erin Wilson and Daisy Xie
Landscape Architecture | Regional and Community Planning
MONDAY MEMO 09.30.13
Thank you to all for your time and energy dedicated to hosting the LARCP Advisory Council last week. It was a great visit full of insights and encouragement. Don't hesitate to reach out to those you connected with during your standing committee meetings or other discussions -- we have an enthusiastic and supportive council that can be of assistance throughout the year.


LA and RCP mid-semester grades are due to Jayna Monday, Oct. 7. Please contact her if you have any questions or concerns.


Dr. Judith Major will present "Mariana Grizworld Van Rensselaer: A Landscape Critic in the Gilded Age" at 4:30 pm Monday, Sept. 30 in the K-State Student Union Little Theater.

The American Planning Association Conference is being held Oct. 3-4 in Manhattan, Kan. The conference will include presentations by the following faculty.

- Assistant Professor Jason Brody, The Armory: interdisciplinary education in urban planning, design, and development
- Assistant Professor Huston Gibson, Talking Green in Red States
- Professor Tim Keane, Political Fragmentation, Development and Water Resource Management
- Professor John Keller, Generations of Sign Control
-Associate Professor Larry Lawhon, Participating in Panel: Exactions and Development Fees, Innovative Techniques for Capital Improvements
- Assistant Professor Kate Nesse, What Political Yard Signs Indicate
Faculty and students will receive the two New Horizon Awards (announced last week) at the Friday awards luncheon.


James van Sweden passed away on September 20. Remembering him brings to mind the hours he spent critiquing student work and talking about career possibilities with post-bac landscape architecture students when he lectured at K-State.

Green Action Fund proposals may be submitted now to the Office of Sustainability. Started with $40,000 from SGA, the fund supports sustainability projects at K-State. Any student, student group, faculty member, or academic program can write a proposal to fund a sustainability-oriented project at K-State. To find out more click here or email Kathryn Douglass at kathry5@ksu.edu.

Tom Jacobs, Mid-America Regional Council, will present a brown bag lunch seminar, Environmental Planning and Ecosystem Valuation in Metro K.C. from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Big 12 Room of the K-State Student Union. The seminar is presented by the Urban Water Institute and open to all faculty and students.

The seventh session of the World Urban Forum, Urban Equity in Development- Cities for Life, will be hosted next year in Medellin, Colombia. The Forum is organized every two years by the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) for the discussion, promotion and design of sustainable housing and urban development policies and programs.

2014 UAA Annual Conference Call for Participation
San Antonio, Texas
March 19-22, 2014
Borders and Boundaries in an Age of Global Urbanization
With a special track on Urban Issues in Central & South America and the Caribbean
Abstract/Proposal Deadline: October 1, 2013



Thurs  Oct 3, LA Faculty Meeting, Seaton 106c, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, agenda

Mon    Oct 7. LA and RCP grades due to Jayna

Tues   Oct 8, Tenure Faculty Meeting, Seaton 301, 10 am - 12:30 pm

Thurs  Oct 10, RCP Faculty Meeting, Seaton 106c, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Tues   Oct 15, Tenured Faculty Meeting, Seaton 301, 10 am - 12:30 pm

Thurs  Oct 17, LARCP Faculty Meeting, Seaton 106c, 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Thurs  Oct 24, LARCP Faculty Meeting, Seaton 106c, 12:30 am - 1:30 pm 

Mon    Oct 28, May and August Intersession proposals due to Stephanie


Mon   Sept 30, Judith Major's Lecture, Union Little Theater, 4:50 pm

Fri       Oct 3-4, Kansas APA Meeting, Manhattan Hilton Garden Inn

Fri-Mon Oct 4-7, Beamish Specialization Studio Trip to Blanche Nuit, Toronto

Mon   Oct 14, RCP Distinguished Lecture, Chuck Marohn

Wed   Nov 6, RCP Ekdahl Lecture, Ken Greenberg

Sat     Nov 9, APDesign Research Symposium with Linda Sorrento, Executive Director of the National Academy of Environmental Design


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