Department of Landscape Architecture
Architecture Building

Thompson receives Council of Educators' outstanding communications award

April 17, 2012
Kevin Thompson, assistant professor of landscape architecture, presented a paper as a keynote speaker at the International Conference on Sustainable Development in Bali, Indonesia.

The paper titled “MapPack: building local knowledge-bases for sustainable futures” detailed the current stage of a multi-year joint research initiative being undertaken by Thompson and researchers at UF’s partnering institution, Mahasaraswati University, Denpasar.

The conference presentation coincided with the completion of the initiative’s pilot study, which was launched in the Bangli Regency of Bali in August.

Thompson also presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) at the University of Illinois titled “Eldervoice: motivating elder participation in community development prospecting” that detailed a recent oral history project completed by Thompson and his students in White Springs, Fla. Thompson was also honored at the meeting for “His Long-term Excellence as an Educator in Landscape Architecture” and received an “Outstanding Communications” award for his contributions to the CELA Track Chair System.