Geography and Sustainable Planning

Climate change education the focus of upcoming lecture, summit and family fun day

The events offer several opportunities this fall for the community to engage.

Sep 25, 2023

Climate change summit to highlight role of education

The annual summit of the GVSU Climate Change Education Solutions Network is November 3-5.

Nov 1, 2021

A Grand Valley expert is helping a thriving county envision its 'highly dynamic' land use future

Chad Frederick and his students are working with an Ottawa County leader to analyze future options.

Jan 21, 2020

State climate expert says warmer, wetter conditions for the future 

Michigan and the Great Lakes region will continue to see warmer and wetter climate patterns for the foreseeable future, said Jeffrey Andresen, state climatologist for Michigan. He said much of the additional precipitation will come during colder months.

Jun 12, 2019

Laker Effect map similar to LinkedIn for community engagement

A new interactive tool will show the impact of community engagement by Grand Valley students, faculty and staff members.

Mar 18, 2019

Professor's energy efficiency efforts earn statewide recognition

Roy Cole, professor of geography and sustainable planning, and his wife, Mary, were nominated for a Governor's Energy Excellence Award for their efforts in making their home energy efficient.

Oct 2, 2018

Alumni to share Laker Effect stories, professional experiences during multiple presentations

A mathematician who works for Disney and the investigative reporter who broke the Larry Nassar sex abuse story will be among 10 alumni from Grand Valley's College of Liberal Arts of Sciences who will return to campus to speak about their professional experiences. The CLAS Distinguished Alumni-in-Residence will participate in presentations, lectures, Q&A sessions and meet-and-greet opportunities on the Allendale Campus October 1-5.

Sep 28, 2018

Local service for former professor set for Saturday

Edwin Joseph, former professor of geography and sustainable planning, died July 26 at his home in South Bend, Indiana.

Aug 15, 2018

Laker contributes to affordable housing projects in New York City

Spencer Wejrowski, a senior majoring in geography and sustainable planning, spent his summer in New York City, aiding the Department of City Planning in its initiatives to provide more affordable housing to city residents. He assisted the department's North Shore team of the Staten Island borough office with land use applications and large planning initiatives. One of these initiatives included the Bay Street Corridor Neighborhood Plan, one of the many planning initiatives to create affordable housing citywide as a result of

Aug 7, 2017