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Final Project Presentation and Exhibition-Penn State Department of Landscape Architecture

May 1, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

This event will be held in the Community Rooms of the Selinsgrove Borough Building/Rudy Gelnett Library, 1 North High Street (intersection of Pine and High Streets) beginning at 12:30 p.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m.  From 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. there will be a Student Project Presentation with Q&A and from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. there will be an Exhibition and discussion of student work.  This portion of the presentation will be “science fair” style with students standing by the physical display (posters) of their projects.

Overview and Objectives:  Recent increases in storm surges have threatened the environmental and economic resiliency of river towns.  Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania suffers a flood event on average every two years with major flood events rapidly becoming more frequent.  Significant portions of the town’s urban fabric are located within the flood zone and need progressive design solutions.  However, Selinsgrove is a motivated but small town with a limited tax base.  Effective short- and long-term design solutions will require a comprehensive understanding of the human and natural systems impacting the region’s landscape.

The Department will take a socioecological systems approach to envisioning a plan for Selinsgrove by synthesizing the region’s stakeholders’ values, natural resources, land use dynamics, and economic opportunities.  Students interested in coupled human and natural systems will develop their ability to assess geospatial, biophysical, and social processes that contribute to the spatial form and resiliency of urban places toward creating a town-scale Vision Plan and individual site-scale design inquiries.

 

Details

Date:
May 1, 2019
Time:
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Details

Date:
May 1, 2019
Time:
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm