George R Smith
Assistant Professor / Landscape Architect
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
College of Agriculture

Contact Information:

Office Location: 106A Lawson Hall 
Telephone:  615-963-7561
FAX: 615-963-5436 

Research Areas:

Sustainable community planning, Landscape Architecture, Site design and restoration, Natural Playgrounds design, Stakeholder Participation in community planning, computer graphics.


Refereed journal articles – 12
Books – 1
International conference proceedings – 3
Technical reports (academic and professional practice) – 59
Research abstracts – 26
Conference presentations and invited lectures – 12

Most Significant Publications:

Smith, G.R. (2004) EFS Global  Media Network: Exploring the Boundaries of Sustainable Education Refereed Chapter in book published in spring, 2004, in Environment Online Communication: Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing Series, by the University of Western Australia, through Springer London Publishers.

Smith, G.R. (2004) How green is technology? The paradox of online sustainable education Refereed article published in The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology. Parthenon Publishers UK. September 2004.

Smith, G.R. (1998). Are We Leaving The Community Out Of Rural Community Sustainability?  The International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, Volume 5, No. 2 (June): 82 – 98.

Recent Honors and Awards:

ICommunications Global Media Network Fellow – Ball State University
CERES Fellow – Ball State University
CERES Fellow – Ball State University
Visiting and Exchange Scholar
Technology Fellow Department of Landscape Architecture
OMAFRA Scholarship Sustainable Rural Communities Research


Ball State University, 1999 to 2006:

Landscape Ecology
Environmental Design
Housing and Community Design
Sustainable Site Design
Site Engineering
Urban Design 
Residential Garden Design 
Landscape Construction
Regional Landscape Planning and Design/GIS
Regional Design/GIS applications
Research Methods in Landscape Architecture
Environmental Systems and Landscape Ecology


BLA (Landscape Architecture) – University of Toronto
MA (Regional and Community Planning) – University of Waterloo
PhD (Landscape Architecture) – University of Guelph

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