Sustainability Students Mark Earth Day With Studies Exhibition April 22 in Vol Walker Hall

"Study of Walkability in Suburbia" is the capstone project by David Sweere, an honors fifth-year architecture student. This image shows Bethesda Row in Bethesda, Maryland. Originally an industrial district, the site has been retrofitted into a mixed-use walkable district in a redevelopment project highly regarded by the public, which has won numerous awards.
Image courtesy of David Sweere

"Study of Walkability in Suburbia" is the capstone project by David Sweere, an honors fifth-year architecture student. This image shows Bethesda Row in Bethesda, Maryland. Originally an industrial district, the site has been retrofitted into a mixed-use walkable district in a redevelopment project highly regarded by the public, which has won numerous awards.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – In celebration of Earth Day 2019, capstone projects conducted by University of Arkansas students enrolled in the sustainability minor will be showcased from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, April 22, in the Paul Young Jr. Gallery, on the second floor of Vol Walker Hall on campus.

Students will present more than 30 sustainability topics from geographically diverse regions, such as Hawaii, Mozambique and Arkansas.

The topics of student inquiry are wide-ranging and include marketing, social issues, architecture, building materials, water, waste, recycling and many others. Some specific topics include water use reduction on campus; making concrete more sustainable and less polluting; making pervious cement; development projects in Belize, Mozambique and Vietnam; farming practices in Hawaii; promoting walkability in suburbia; food insecurity in Northwest Arkansas; and strategies for waste management in Greek-life sororities on campus.  

The poster presentations from these projects will be on display all day.

In addition, Victoria Herrmann will present a lecture, titled "Weathering It Together: Designing for the Anthropocene," at 4:45 p.m. in Ken and Linda Sue Shollmier Hall, Room 250 of Vol Walker Hall, on the University of Arkansas campus.

Herrmann is the president and managing director of The Arctic Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to Arctic security research, which is based in Washington, D.C. In her lecture, she will discuss details of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, released in late 2018.

This is the Fay Jones School's Earth Day lecture. 

Contacts

Tahar Messadi, associate professor
Department of Architecture
479-575-7102, tmessadi@uark.edu

Michelle Parks, director of communications
Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design
479-575-4704, mparks17@uark.edu

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