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Jan 16

Landscape Architecture Senior Andre Banerjee has been awarded an Emerging Scholars Fellowship. The Fellowship is a program of Active Minds, an organization with more than 400 campus chapters that promotes student advocacy in the mental health movement. The program provides an opportunity for college-aged scholars to complete funded, independent mental health projects and to be connected with a network of young scholars and national experts in the field of behavioral health.

Jan 11

City and Regional Planning PhD student Yujin Park has been announced as a recipient of the Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship through the Columbus Chapter of Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS). The scholarship was established in 1981 by WTS International to encourage and support women pursuing graduate studies in transportation or a related field. Park’s application will now be forwarded for consideration for the national-level scholarship of $10,000.

Jan 10

Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning Jesus Lara addresses issues of Latino urbanism in his new book, Latino Placemaking and Planning: Cultural Resilience and Strategies for Reurbanization. The book offers a pathway to define, analyze, and evaluate the role that placemaking can have with respect to Latino communities in the context of contemporary urban planning, policy, and design practices.

Jan 9

Author and educator Caroline Levine is the Knowlton School’s Spring 2018 Herbert Baumer Distinguished Visiting Professor. The Baumer Theory Seminar will examine the intersection of architectural and literary theory using Levine’s recent book, Forms, and other readings from architectural and literary theory as guides. Students will examine the two fields’ shared theoretical and methodological legacies in formalist close reading and historicist critique, and will devote considerable attention to aesthetic and political implications. Students will apply close reading techniques to examine works of literature, film, and architecture.

Jan 4

Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning Zhenhua Chen has published Big Data for Regional Science, along with co-editor, Laurie A. Schintler. The book is part of the Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy series. Big Data for Regional Science provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary and cutting-edge perspective on big data for regional science. The content is organized along four themes: sources of big data; integration, processing and management of big data; analytics for big data; and, higher level policy and programmatic considerations. 

 

Rachel Ghindea presenting her site model
Jan 3

In evaluating the US Embassy in Mexico plans presented by the ten Gui Competition finalists, Architecture Section Head Todd Gannon explained the jury considered three criteria: conceptual clarity—that the main ideas driving the design were clearly evident; disciplinary purchase—that the projects looked beyond mere solutions to engage current conversations in contemporary architecture; and, programmatic plausibility—that each project presented a viable solution to the embassy program. “It’s hard to do all three,” added Gannon to the assembled senior architecture design studio. “Each scheme picked its battle. There were many strong projects today, and the jury worked to balance these three criteria in our selections.”

http://knowlton.osu.edu/flipbooks/yir-2016-17/
Dec 12

Review highlights of the 2016-17 academic year in the latest Knowlton School Year in Review publication.

Nov 16

“I have loved every minute of it,” reflected Professor Emeritus Norman Booth on his long career at the Knowlton School. “I was very fortunate to be present when there were a lot of other faculty around me who had the same passion. Because of them I grew as a teacher.” Booth’s remarks to a gathering of former students, colleagues and Knowlton School alumni followed the presentation of the Norman K. Booth Endowed Scholarship Fund at the office of MKSK in downtown Columbus. The fund provides tuition-only, renewable scholarships to undergraduate students ranked as juniors or seniors who are enrolled in landscape architecture. Candidates must demonstrate financial need, leadership, strong academic and design credentials.

 

Nov 16

2017 Glimcher Seminar students examine how designers and planners can engage with urban spaces that exist at the intersection of conflict, memory and the landscape. Guided by Glimcher Distinguished Visiting Professor Walter Hood through a series of seminar discussions, the students developed their research into a Banvard Gallery exhibition, Confronting Landscapes of Conflict, that engages the symbolic messages held by Confederate memorials, statues and cemeteries in communities across the country.

Nov 15

After 40 years in the planning and community development profession, LA County Planning Director Richard Bruckner (MCRP ‘77) retired in the summer of 2017. His career spans work in multiple jurisdictions in California in areas of redevelopment, community development and city planning/urban design. After serving for ten years as the director of the Pasadena Planning and Development Department, where transit-oriented development is a model around the world, Richard Bruckner became the director of planning for the county of Los Angeles in 2010. We reached out to Richard Bruckner for his thoughts on how the planning profession has changed over his career and what advice he would give to students entering practice.  

 

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