Elisabeth Hamin

Elisabeth Hamin is the Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning.  She teaches and researches in land use planning, with a particular focus on planning for climate change adaptation.  Through studios and projects, she works with regional planning agencies and communities on master plans, special projects, and climate change planning.  She served as program director for the PhD program in Regional Planning for over ten years. Dr. Hamin’s core research falls into two areas: research on local governments and land use planning for climate change, and growth management policy and regionalism at the state, regional, and local level.

Prior to coming to the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Hamin taught at Iowa State University from 1995 to 2001.  During her doctorate studies, she worked in land use and energy consulting; prior to that, she worked in real estate consulting and development, providing financial and marketing analysis to major real estate developers across the United States.

Recent Publications:

  • Hamin, E., N. Gurran  & A.M. Emlinger (2014). “Planning Approaches For Addressing Barriers to Municipal Climate Adaptation:  Examples from Coastal Massachusetts’ Smaller Cities and Towns.” Journal of American Planning Association 80:2, 110-122. DOI: 10.1080/01944363.2014.949590
  • Abunnasr, Y., Hamin, E. M., & Brabec, E. (2013). Windows of opportunity: addressing climate uncertainty through adaptation plan implementation. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 1-21. doi: 10.1080/09640568.2013.849233
  • Hamin, E.M. and D. Marcucci (2013). “Mainstreaming Climate in the Classroom: Teaching Climate Change Planning” Planning Practice and Research, 28(4) 470-488.  doi: 10.1080/02697459.2012.732327.
  • Labich, W.G., E.M. Hamin, and S. Record (2013). Regional Conservation Partnerships in New England. Journal of Forestry 111(5) : 326-334.

Keywords: climate change, mitigation, adaptation, urban planning, land use, rural studies, regionalism, new regional geography, community planning, regional planning