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Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning

Landscape Architecture and
Regional & Community Planning

Regional & Community Planning Research & Creative Activity

Student Reports and Theses

Our department's long tradition of independent student projects in the final year of study is represented by the documents linked here by degree program, submitted as Electronic Theses/Dissertations/Reports to the Graduate School. The titles lead you to the K-State Research Exchange, KREx, where you can search for work by author, major professor, keywords and many other attributes. 


Blue Township

Last spring, students supervised by Assistant Professor Kate Nesse proposed several economic development steps for the community of Blue Township, Pottawatomie County, Kan. to address growth pushing out from neighboring Manhattan, Kan.


Student Researches how Sports Stadiums Affect Communities

Having been awarded the RCP Outstanding Master’s Report in 2014, and now working to turn it into a journal article, recent RCP graduate Ryan Kacirek’s research can be summarized by one word: innovative. His master’s report examines the impact of planning and design that is valued by  the college and the planning profession. Kacirek investigated whether the design of sports stadiums impacts the economy of the county the stadium is located in.