MSU Landscape Architecture associate professor Jon Burley lectures at the International Landscape Architecture Student Workshop in Indonesia

Jon Burley, PhD, associate professor in the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction’s Landscape Architecture Program, traveled to Indonesia in November 2018 to speak at the International Landscape Architecture Student Workshop.

Image of Jon Burley and other speakers receiving presentation awards.
Jon Burley, PhD, associate professor, and other speakers receiving recognition for their presentations.

Jon Burley, PhD, associate professor in the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction’s Landscape Architecture Program, traveled to Indonesia in November 2018 to speak at the International Landscape Architecture Student Workshop, which was held at the Bogor Agricultural University. Participating students were from Japan, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia.

Jon Burley lecturing in the auditorium during the public lecture.Burley’s lecture focused on the fundamentals of surface mine operations and reclamation for sand and gravel mines, coal mines, open pit iron mines, phosphate mines and gold mines. Burley and other speakers received recognitions for their presentations.

“Students from all four countries were very talented, kind, and determined, just like so many great students from North America,” noted Burley.

The participants got an opportunity to visit the mine and mine operations.The student workshop/competition addressed a gold mine in Java, which is soon scheduled for closure and final reclamation. Participants had the opportunity to visit the mine and see mine operations.

Jon Burley also went to visit the Indian Ocean for the first time and had a change to sketch with some students from Indonesia.In addition to his lecture, Burley was also one of the jurors for the competition, as well as he played his electric guitar during the pre-social event time for about an hour before the gala event.

During the trip Jon Burley had a chance to visit a Volcano in Indonesia and drew this image of a waterfall.He also visited the Indian Ocean for the first time where he sketched with students from Indonesia.

 


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