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Morgan SA+P 2024 Lecture Series

The Maryland Chapter of ASLA has partnered with Morgan State University to provide

1.0 LA CES for the following two lectures part of the Morgan SA+P Spring Lecture Series.

Cities as Agents of Change: Tools and Strategies for a Thriving Chesapeake Bay


FEB 27 @ 12:00 PM


The lecture will be an overview of the Chesapeake Bay, challenges urban areas pose to the health of the Bay, and tools and resources to help urban planners to mitigate those challenges.


Emma Gregory is the Capacity Building Projects Manager at the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, a position which allows her to combine her two most deeply-held passions: creating a more equitable and inclusive conservation movement and collaborating with local communities to solve the environmental issues that matter the most to them. When she’s not working, you can find Emma climbing, mountain biking, hiking, camping, or chilling on the couch with a good book and her cat, Ginny.

Breck Sullivan is employed by the U.S. Geological Survey and works at the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) as the Scientific, Technical Assessment and Reporting (STAR) Coordinator and Ecosystem Analyst. She oversees strategic direction for meeting the science needs within STAR and the CBP Goal Implementation Teams. She also supports analysis activities to advance understand of factors affecting trends in estuarine water quality and living resources. She holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from Salisbury University. She received her master's degree from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) in Environmental Monitoring and Modeling.

Grounded Landscapes Land and Culture.


MAR 26 @ 4:00 PM


Our shared landscapes connect us in more ways than we can imagine. The special memories we hold for a place are rooted in the land. The Land that brings us together is often underappreciated for its majesty. The air we breathe, sun that warms us and waters we drink do not categorize the space we occupy. We are fortunate to receive the gift of life from the land that keeps on giving without expecting anything of us in return. The sun, stars, trees, hills, mountains, wetlands, rivers, and oceans provide a connection to the universe that has lasted for centuries. How would Cultures thrive if the Land did not exist?


As a firm leader with 29 years of experience in 30+ countries, his global design and management sense has positively shaped many environments. Kona envisions welcoming places that promote quality of life in diverse neighborhoods worldwide. His portfolio includes award-winning developments that solve meaningful global issues with emphasis on communities, parks, hospitality, museums, aquariums, healthcare, and campuses. A Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Kona currently serves as ASLA President Elect. He is a Past President of the Landscape Architecture Foundation and active member of the Urban Land Institute. Kona serves on the University of Miami Architecture School and Nova Southeastern University Business School Real Estate Advisory Boards as well as the University of Georgia School of Environment + Design Dean ’ s Council. He is a registered Landscape Architect holding a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia and Commercial Real Estate Certificate from Cornell University.


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