Join us for some beverages at NCSML for History on Tap as we learn about Urban Planning, Sustainability, and Immigration in Eastern Iowa from Dr. Lucie Laurian, Professor at the University of Iowa, and Ursula Ferrier, currently the Community Garden Coordinator for Iowa City Parks and Recreation.
Lucie Laurian is a Professor of Urban and Regional planning, and the Director of the University of Iowa School of Planning and Public Affairs. After studying Sociology and Demography in Paris, France, she received her Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has lived in Iowa City and taught at the University of Iowa since 2004. Her research focuses on urban sustainability, environmental justice, and the implementation of local sustainability policies. She has been active in local food systems in a variety of ways, from working with the Johnson County Local Food Alliance in the late 2000s, to serving as an advisor to the Sustainable Iowa Land Trust, and as a member of Iowa Pollinators, LLC. which provides loans to local food businesses.
Ursula Ferrier is an AICP (American Institute of Certified Planners) Candidate who received her Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Iowa’s School of Planning and Public Affairs in May of 2020. She grew up assisting Master Gardeners in Fort Wayne, Indiana through the Purdue Extension program and participated in 4-H. Ursula has managed the Global Food Project at the Johnson County Poor Farm and recently became a Climate Ambassador for the City of Iowa City. She is currently the Community Garden Coordinator for Iowa City Parks and Recreation.
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