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Landscape Architecture Professor Honored for Books on Sustainable Urban Development

March 19, 2019

Gary Austin, professor of landscape architecture in the College of Art and Architecture, was honored this month by the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) — an organization composed of nearly all the post-secondary programs in landscape architecture in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Austin was given the Outstanding Communication Award for his contributions to landscape architecture through his books on green infrastructure and sustainable development. Green Infrastructure for Landscape Planning: Integrating Natural and Human Systems was published in 2014 and Constructed Wetlands and Sustainable Development, co-written with Kongjian Yu, was published in 2016. Austin's third book, European Green Capitals: Studies in Sustainable Development, is slated for publication this year.

Austin is giving a lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 21 in the Admin Auditorium on the lessons he learned about sustainable urban development — including climate change mitigation, storm water management and building energy performance — as he traveled to various European Green Capitals.

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