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2017 Jensen-Longenecker Awards Banquet April 21, 2017

April 14, 2017
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Nathan Larson featured in Isthmus Article

The Environmental Design Lab and Landscape Architecture Department's very own Nathan Larson is featured in an issue of Madison's Isthmus newspaper! Larson believes that every child should have access to a garden and high-quality garden-based education. His book, Teaching in Nature's Classroom, provides the core principles of garden-based education. The book has reached educators throughout the United States and in 40 countries, and will soon be available in Spanish! Maria Moreno, of the Earth Partnership Program, will be taking copies with her on her trip to Mexico in March. To read more from this article, please visit the Isthmus website or download the pdf here: Nathan_Larson_Isthmus_Article
March 1, 2017
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Earth Partnership transitions from the Arboretum to Landscape Architecture

Earth Partnership is transitioning from the Arboretum to the Department of Landscape Architecture. For the time being, more information about the Earth Partnership program can be found at: https://arboretum.wisc.edu/learn/eps/ For general program inquiries, email us at eps@arboretum.wisc.edu or call us at 608-262-9925. Individual staff contacts are listed below: Cheryl Bauer-Armstrong cheryl.bauerarmstrong@wisc.edu 608-262-5264 Claire Bjork cshaller@wisc.edu 608-262-9925 Jessie Conaway dconaway@wisc.edu Steve Laubach slaubach@wisc.edu 608-262-9951 Maria Moreno maria.moreno@wisc.edu 608-262-9925 Benjamin Orcutt bmorcutt@wisc.edu
February 20, 2017
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Alumni Update: Watch Danielle Bilot’s TEDx talk

In October, alumna Danielle Bilot (BSLA, 2011) launched BumbleFumble, an effort to raise awareness about the plight of native bees. You can read our feature about that project here. Just after launching BumbleFumble, Danielle delivered a TEDx talk in Denver about her efforts to save native bees. You can now watch that talk here.
December 28, 2016
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LA 262 offered for Spring

The department is proud to offer Landscape Architecture 262: Landscape Inventory and Evaluation Methods for the Spring 2017 semester. LA 262 is designed to introduce students to the strategies and tools used to inventory and evaluate the spatial array of the physical, biological and human components of a site, as well as to how to use this information to solve land-use problems. For more information, contact Evelyn Howell at eahowell@wisc.edu, or Doug Hadley at dbhadley@wisc.edu.
November 10, 2016
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Prof. Dennis, students forge bonds abroad

Professor Sam Dennis Jr. has teamed up with the UW Arboretum’s Earth Partnership Initiative to develop a service-learning field course in Nicaragua. This past May, the class worked with a rural school outside of Granada and the National Botanical Garden in León linking stormwater management, water quality, and climate change through ecological restoration and environmental education. In Grenada, the UW students led design workshops with teachers, students, and community members which culminated in an intense day of planting. Even Prof. Dennis was put to work. The students also worked with biologists from the Jardin Botánico Ambiental in Leòn to promote dry tropical forest restoration efforts at the garden. In the future, the department hopes to develop even stronger relationships with our Nicaraguan partners.
October 11, 2016
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2016 Jensen-Longenecker Awards Banquet April 15, 2016

   
March 14, 2016
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Student, Tony Castagnoli honored with award

We are happy to announce that one of our students, Tony Castagnoli was honored with a 2015 Wisconsin Without Borders award. A summary of the award is provided below, more information can be found at: http://morgridge.wisc.edu/766 Excellence in Community Based Research:  Riley Balikian, Jessica Buechler, Tony Castagnoli Project Name:  Oneida Community Food Center and Food System Plan Community Partner:  Oneida Nation Planning Department Our project sought to aid further development of the Oneida Nation Community Integrated Food System (OCIFS).  The OCIFS seeks to develop food sovereignty on the Oneida Nation (Wisconsin) by supporting culturally-relevant healthy food options on the reservation.  This includes traditional agriculture, beef and bison farms, a cannery, food outlets, farmer's market, etc. Our project involved an overview of the history of OCIFS, the enumeration of current food system assets in the Oneida Nation, and the design of a community food center (called the Life Sustenance Community Center) and a food system visioning plan for the reservation.  We worked with and through our partners in the Oneida Nation Planning Department at all times, as well as members of the OCIFSThe project is tailored ...
April 15, 2015
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DS 221 – Person-Environment Interactions is being offered again after a few years break.

This spring semester the course DS 221 - Person-Environment Interactions is being offered again after a few years break. [caption id="attachment_1191" align="alignnone" width="584"] Fresh Market University Avenue[/caption]   In the course we discuss the various ways the physical environment affects people in interior and exterior environments, urban and natural. We have lectures twice a week, lab sessions where we discuss specific issues and then we go on field trips to places within walkable distance from the university. This course is all about the WHY! Why do we do the things we do? Why do people and places affects us the way they do? We focus on environmental perception and cognition, sensory stimulation and contributing factors, environmental preferences and attitudes  personal space and crowding, wayfinding and legibility, territoriality and defensible space, the psychology of shopping, community design, place making and social aspects, biophilia and topophilia, identity, roots and belonging, restorative environments, the meaning of places, sacred sites and hidden dimensions. These photos were taken when one of the study groups visited the Fresh Market on University Avenue, McDonalds and Indie Coffee on Regent street. We were studying the multiple ways ...
March 27, 2015
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