URI Landscape Architecture Lecture Series continues Mar. 11 with talk on wind power aesthetics

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KINGSTON, R.I. – March 04, 2010 – The University of Rhode Island’s Landscape Architecture Lecture Series continues on March 11 with a lecture by Angelo Simeoni, URI professor of landscape architecture. His talk on “Contemporary Trends in Wind Farm Aesthetics” begins at 7 p.m. in Weaver Auditorium in the Coastal Institute building on the URI Kingston campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

Simeoni spent a semester documenting the long-term use of wind turbines in Europe. He has spoken about wind farm aesthetics at the South County Wind Forum, the Wind Turbines as Neighbors forum, and other venues.

Simeoni has taught at URI since 1987, focusing mostly on classes in site planning, computer aided design and plant identification and ecology. His research interests are in landscape ecology and cultural landscapes.

The last speakers in the Landscape Architecture Lecture Series are URI Professor Will Green on April 1 and Barbara Faga of the international design firm AECOM on April 22. All talks begin at 7 p.m. in Weaver Auditorium of the URI Coastal Institute in Kingston.

The URI Landscape Architecture series is co-sponsored by the College of the Environment and Life Sciences, the Rhode Island chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association, and Gates Leighton & Associates. For more information about the series, contact the URI Department of Landscape Architecture at 874-2983 or Professor Will Green at wagre@uri.edu.