Design students bridge disparate Spokane neighborhoods

SPOKANE, Wash. – On one side of a knot of overpasses and railroads is Spokane’s thriving University District. On the other is the East Central neighborhood, where 63 percent of residents live at or below the poverty line and fewer than one in three own their homes. Using smart design and technology, students at Washington […]

A pillared East Central underpass could become a connecting pathway, said WSU instructor Steve Austin, right. His students are finding ways to link Spokane neighborhoods as a class project.

Firewise Communities Workshop a Source of Practical Advice on Reducing Losses from Wildfires

SPOKANE, Wash. — The Firewise Communities Workshop is a free hands-on interactive educational event for anyone interested in how to reduce the risks to life and property to wildfire in the wildland/urban interface. That includes city and county officials, land planners, fire professionals, landowners and anyone involved in planning or protecting communities from fire.

Is Your Forest Healthy? Learn How to Find Out

SPOKANE, Wash. — Many foresters consider the forests of northeast Washington to be unhealthy.  Periods of low precipitation and densely crowded forests have created tremendous competition among trees for survival, making them more susceptible to insects, disease and wildfire. On Saturday, Aug. 14, Washington State University Extension in cooperation with the Washington State Department of […]

WSU Student, Faculty Designers Tibet/China-Bound

SPOKANE, Wash. – A team of Washington State University architecture, landscape architecture and interior design faculty and students are bound for China and Tibet this May to get a rare look at how people there design, furnish and occupy their homes. Led by Professor Nancy Blossom, director of the Interdisciplinary Design Institute at WSU Spokane, […]