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Green City Blog is a project of the Department of Landscape Architecture at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona), dedicated to contributing original work that advances community resiliency. Articles are written by graduate students in the Department’s Master of Landscape Architecture program, subject to peer review and editorial approval. The intention is to present original work that advances community resiliency in the face of climate change.

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All content is created and edited by faculty and graduate students in the Department of Landscape Architecture at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona)

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Kyle D. Brown, PhD, ASLA

Founder & Editor

Dr. Brown is a Professor of Landscape Architecture and Co-Instructor of the Green City Studio. Areas of expertise include climate change action and community regeneration.

Tori Kjer, PLA

Editor

Tori is a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, and Co-Instructor of the Green City Studio. She serves as Executive Director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust

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Laurel Skinner

Contributor

Laurel is a Masters of Landscape Architecture graduate from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Her undergraduate background and main interest is public health. She hopes to pursue ventures where she can look at the relationship between Landscape Architecture and public health.

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Kay Kite

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Kay is a graduate of the Master of Landscape Architecture program at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Her work focuses on water quality and conservation as a part of landscapes, as well as climate change resilience. She is a Certified Irrigation Designer and has over 20 years of work experience in the Landscape Architecture industry.

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Dan Scheir

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Dan Scheir is a graduate of the Master of Landscape Architecture program at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He has strong interests in working to improve the health of communities by encouraging active lifestyles through his planning and design.

Muriel Fernandez Replogle

Muriel Fernandez Replogle

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Muriel Fernandez Replogle is a graduate of the Master of Landscape Architecture program at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Her work focuses on the environmental design with biological and cultural ecology. She hopes to meet the urgent social and environmental demands with a degree of interdisciplinary cooperation towards sustainability.

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Lauren McKenna

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Lauren McKenna is a graduate of the Master of Landscape Architecture program at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Her background in environmental science and education informs her interest in the confluence of ecology, spirituality and environmental justice. She hopes her education can help her better advocate for green space equity in underserved communities.

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Ava Cheng

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Ava Cheng is a graduate of the Master of Landscape Architecture program at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Her background in Environmental Studies informs her design approach for a more sustainable future.

Brittney Seman

Brittney Seman

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Brittney Seman is a graduate of the Master of Landscape Architecture program at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She has a wide variety of interests from ecological and historic restoration to community regeneration and participatory design.

Raquel Reynolds

Raquel Reynolds

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Raquel Reynolds is a graduate of the Master of Landscape Architecture program at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She holds an Architecture and Urban Design degree from Pontificia Universidade Catolica, Curitiba, Brazil. As a design professional, her passion lies on creating livable, well-connected, and walkable cities that prioritize the inclusion of people and urban wildlife.

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Sancho Cagulada

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Sancho Cagulada is a graduate graduate of the Master of Landscape Architecture program at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. His interests revolve around participatory design and the integration of landscape architecture to transportation and industrial infrastructures.

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Morgen Ruby

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Morgen Ruby holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She aspires to focus her work climate action planning, particularly in the realm of transportation equity.

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Lana Jeries

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Lana Romel Jeries is a graduate of the Master of Landscape Architecture program at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She has a bachelor’s in Architecture from the German Jordanian University. Her work focuses on designing healthy, well-connected, walkable cities to move towards a future of resiliency.

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Brian Neshek

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Brian Neshek is a graduate of the Master of Landscape Architecture program at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. His work focuses on creating walkability and connections between communities while emphasizing the benefits green infrastructure has for the environment.

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Patricia Kaihara Arce

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Patricia Kaihara Arce is a graduate of the Master of Landscape Architecture program at California State Polytechnic University Pomona. With her background in architecture, she wishes to practice in integrating Landscape Architecture into sustainable low income residential buildings.

Chris Konieczny

Chris Konieczny

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Christopher Konieczny is a graduate of the Master of Landscape Architecture program at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. His work aims to enrich urban landscapes to better support healthy and sustainable lifestyle opportunities with a strong focus on transit planning.