Land & Environment

Finding Our Sense of Place at Upcoming Research Landscapes Event, Nov 18

By Brigitte Hugh |

Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning faculty David Anderson (right) and Jake Powell. *Image taken pre-COVID-19.

On November 18 at 11:30 a.m., Utah State University’s Office of Research will host the final USU Research Landscapes event of 2020, “Finding our Sense of Place” with Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning faculty David Anderson and Jake Powell.

As the continued spread of COVID-19 changes the way people live, work and play, the normalization of work from home opportunities allows people to be more selective about wherethey live and play.

This presents an opportunity and a challenge for community leaders and decision-makers who are tasked with developing towns and cities—how do you embrace the benefits of growth without losing the sense of place that makes your community unique?

At the virtual USU Research Landscapes, Anderson and Powell will discuss how decision-makers can lead the way in recognizing, defending and strengthening the features that make up a community’s sense of place.

These experts have years of hands-on experience collaborating with stakeholders on this exact issue, and will share examples of what has worked elsewhere around Utah and the Intermountain West.

Event Logistics

The event will be held virtually on Zoom, beginning at 11:30 a.m. MST with a video presentation spotlighting the major takeaways from the researchers. Then, Anderson and Powell will hold a live question and answer session that will last from 30 minutes to an hour.

RSVP to receive the Zoom link before the event by going to

For a sneak peak of what’s to come, Anderson and Powell sat down with the producers of INSTEAD, the podcast about USU researchers and their research from the Utah State University Office of Research.

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Brigitte Hugh
Social Media & Undergrad Research Project Manager
Office of Research


Anna McEntire
Office of Research
Executive Director, Project Management

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