Assistant Professor Maria Arquero and Assistant Professor Jen Maigret presented two papers at the annual Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, "Urban Nature" conference in Los Angeles, March 30 - April 1, 2011. The paper "Liquid Planning: Watersheds, Waysides and Wireframes" reflected work in development as part of Liquid Planning, an interdisciplinary graduate seminar involving students in urban planning, landscape architecture and architecture at the college. Course development for this seminar has been supported through the Faculty Development Fund and the Teaching with Technology Grants both made possible by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan.
The paper "Water+sheds (or) Wrapping Sheds with Water" presented work funded through a 2010 Research Through Making Grant made possible by the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Water+sheds, considers relationships between construction practices and water quality throughout the Great Lakes Basin and was initially exhibited in the form of an atlas at the Taubman College Architecture Gallery in January 2011. For more about the event: arch-pubs.usc.edu/CELA2011/conference-theme/.