Thursday, October 20, 2011

Faculty Social with Pike Oliver: Center for Natural Lands Management

Friday October 21, 2011, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Sibley 115

Image and information provided by
Rebecca Baran-Reese
Join a talk with Pike Oliver as he presents his work with the Center for Natural Lands Management—a California-based not for profit that manages nearly 70,000 acres of habitat preserves in California and Washington State.  This includes 70 preserves, ranging from one to thousands of acres. Their projects are found in desert and coastal sand dunes, desert palm oases, coastal sage scrub, vernal pools, marshland, grassland, and riparian forest habitats.

Management at these very different spatial and ecological scales has required them to implement a broad range of tools to insure critical resources are protected. Those tools include: endangered species monitoring and enhancement, prescriptive burn programs, grazing, trespass control, invasive exotic species control, environmental education, passive public recreation, and interagency and research coordination.

Gerald D. Hines Competition Preparation Course

Image provided by Pike Oliver
The Urban Land Institute/Gerald D. Hines Competition is an annual graduate-level real estate and design challenge held in January.  Over the course of two weeks student teams, representing various disciplines, work to create urban design and financial feasibility analyses for a real-world development site located in the United States.  

Students anticipating participating in the competition may enroll this October in a seven week preparation course led by Professor Pike Oliver.  All graduate students at Cornell are eligible to participate, as well as, fifth-year undergraduate in programs such as that for the Bachelor of Architecture degree.  The course sessions review the competition requirements and enable teams to build a competition strategy.  Those who enroll in the course will meet on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM in East Sibley 157.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Cornell in Rome Exhibition

Source: Cornell in Rome Program
Cornell in Rome Exhibition of Spring 2011 Student Work Open House and Reception, Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 4:30pm - 6:00pm, Tjaden Gallery

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Women's Planning Forum Dinner and Discussion

Last Friday, CRP students met at the Miller-Heller House for a dinner and discussion with colloquium speaker Elizabeth Sheehan (MRP '95).  Image provided by Lydia Morken.