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Alumni-Graduating Students Reception 2016
LAEP Reception
Alumni-Graduating Students Reception 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016–
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley CA

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning is organizing their Spring Alumni-Graduating Student reception. We welcome all LAEP Alumni to join us in celebrating this year's graduates.  The reception starts at 6:30 pm at the Hazel Wolf Gallery in the David Brower Center 2150, Allston Way

DCRP Lecture Series: Farah Al-Nakib
DCRP Lecture Series
Farah Al-Nakib: Kuwait Transformed
Thursday, April 21, 2016–
305 Wurster Hall

Farah Al-Nakib is Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Center for Gulf Studies at the American University of Kuwait. She obtained her PhD (2011) and MA (2006) in history from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Her research primarily focuses on the urban history of Kuwait City before and after oil.

The 3rd US-China Tall Buildings Symposium
ARCH Related Event
The 3rd US-China Tall Buildings Symposium
Friday, April 22, 2016–
Stanford University, Huang Engineering Center, Mackenzie Room 300, 475 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305

Professor of Architecture and Urban Design Renee Chow joins an all star cast of speakers at a day-long exchange about the latest ideas, research, and case studies on innovative tall buildings and sustainable urban growth in China, the U.S., and beyond.

Isabel Castilla Guest Speaker at the 2016 CASA Alumni Awards
CED Alumni Event
Isabel Castilla Guest Speaker at the 2016 CASA Alumni Awards
Friday, April 22, 2016–
121 Wurster Hall

Please join us for a reception and lecture to honor the CASA Alumni award recipients. Our guest speaker will be Isabel Castilla who is a senior designer at Field Operations. She will speak about her work reclaiming remnant urban land to create enjoyable urban public spaces. Currently, Ms. Castilla is the lead designer and project manager for Section 3 of the High Line in New York City.

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Frameworks Spring 2016 Released
Frameworks Spring 2016 Released

Our newest Frameworks issue has just gone live online! You can read it here.

Featured stories include:

Mellon Grant Award
Mellon Foundation extends funding for Global Urban Humanities Initiative

The University of California, Berkeley’s Global Urban Humanities Initiative will conduct four more years of interdisciplinary studies on cities and urban life, thanks to $1.5 million in renewed funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The additional funding will support the creation of team-taught courses, symposia, exhibitions and publications that will explore global cities by integrating approaches from the arts and humanities with methods from environmental design.

Ken Wayne Interviews Jennifer Wolch About San Francisco Homeless
Ken Wayne Interviews Jennifer Wolch About San Francisco Homeless Crisis

William W. Wurster Dean and Professor of City and Regional Planning Jennifer Wolch was recently featured on KTVU in an interview with Ken Wayne on the topic of San Francisco's growing homeless population and the new Navigation Center.

The Diversity Platforms Committee of the College of Environmental Design is pleased to announce the first annual awards to fund critical and creative projects at Wurster Hall. Please congratulate the diverse students who will organize seminars, workshops, and exhibitions which explore the role of cultural difference, identity, and power relations in environmental design education.
The Tyranny of the Noncompete Clause
The Tyranny of the Noncompete Clause
In an article for the Bloomberg View, Justin Fox cites Professor of City & Regional Planning AnnaLee Saxenian's book, Regional Advantage (Harvard University Press 1996), about the absence of noncompete clauses in California as one of the major influencing factors of why Silicon Valley became the center of the tech universe instead of Boston's Route 128. Noncompete clauses usually ban employees from going to work for a competitor or starting a competing firm for some pre-determined period of time. California has had a ban on noncompete clauses since the 1870's.
Summer 2016 Maker Workshops @ CED

Looking for fun and challenging design/build opportunities? We are offering an array of new workshops from our Build and Digital Fabrication teams. These advanced maker workshops will hone your skills, allow you to make some beautiful objects and get your hands into plastic and laser printing. Descriptions and registration links are available here. Hurry, these classes fill up quickly!

Happiest Student On Earth: UC Berkeley’s First Disney Major

One CED senior, Kristine Sanders, whose lifelong dream is to work for Disney as an Imagineer, developed her own independent major at CED, Imagine, Inspire, Illustrate — and she is the only student at UC Berkeley in that major.

“This has to be one of the most unique and visionary theses I’ve chaired since I started teaching at Cal,” said Sanders’s faculty sponsor Chip Sullivan, “Kristine is the first student I’ve taught that specifically wanted to be a Disney Imagineer and designed a curriculum to best prepare her for this creative career.”

Call for Alumni News Submissions

We regularly consider submissions to CED e-News. News items and digital illustrations can be emailed to:

/ Research
Why Are America's Most Innovative Companies Still Stuck in 1950s Suburbia?

Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning Louise Mozingo, was featured in an article about the state of corporate architecture. Mozingo detailed the origins of the corporate environments in her 2011 book, Pastoral Capitalism: A History of Suburban Corporate Landscapes

Rethinking School Lunch Oakland Program to be Studied by CED Faculty

City and Regional Planning faculty Malo Hutson, Jason Corburn and Moira O'Neill have received funding to study the Rethinking School Lunch Oakland Program.

Visioning an Equitable Future: Reflections on Women, Democracy, Education, and Economic Development

Professor Emerita of City and Regional Planning Irene Tinker recently published her intellectual memoir Visioning an Equitable Future: Reflections on Women, Democracy, Education, and Economic Development (Inkwater Press, 2016). This book consists of two parts. Part one focuses on Tinker's early academic pursuits and part two prioritizes the issue of women’s equality as activism became more prominent in her work.

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Mithun-Solomon and Kennerly Architecture and Planning Win 2016 AIA Award
Professor Emeritus of Architecture Daniel Solomon and Owen Kennerly (M. Arch '94) are recipients of the 2016 AIA Housing Award with their collaboration on 1180 Fourth Street.  The project was designed for Mercy Housing California by Mithun|Solomon and Kennerly Architecture & Planning.