Department of Landscape Architecture

News and Announcements

Former Department Head Vincent Bellafiore passed away on May 2, 2014. Vince's leadership from 1985-2000 gave our department stability, strength, and cohesion. He dedicated his career at the University of Illinois to advocating the cause of landscape architecture. He will be missed, but his legacy lives on.

Amita Sinha recently published “The Sacred Landscape of Braj, India: Imagined, Enacted, and Reclaimed” and “Slow Landscapes of Elevated Linear Parks: Bloomingdale Trail in Chicago”.

Dianne Harris won a $3 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to support “Humanities Without Walls”.

D. F. Ruggles's most recent publication is “At the Margins of Architectural and Landscape History: The Rajputs of South Asia.” Read the abstract or download the article.

What does an urban forest have to do with social capital? According to a new article co-authored by William Sulivan, a lot.

Student News

Ph.D. student Xiaolu Zhou has accepted an offer to become an Assistant Professor in Geographic Information Science program at Georgia Southern University near Savannah.

Ph.D. student Jennifer Thomas received the prestigious Graduate Student Fellowship Award from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities.

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