• UMass LARP and PVTA Make Strides in Conducting Community-Engaged Research

    In partnership with the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority, UMass Amherst faculty and students are conducting community-engaged research to enhance environmental justice via access to transit.
  • LARP Planning Alumni Involved with Active Affordable Housing Plan in Boston

    Masters in Planning alumni Ryan Lundergan ('09) and Meg Reagon ('14) played a key role in the development of the affordable housing plan that was recently announced by Mayor Michelle Wu of Boston. Click [See More] to get the full story on the affordable housing plan.
  • LARP Lecturer Awarded Professional Planner Award

    Lecturer Wayne Feiden, FAICP was awarded the 2022 Professional Planner Award, awarded by the American Planning Association Massachusetts Chapter
  • MLA Design Studio Work and Research Showcased in UMass-Published Article

    Associate Professor Frank Sleegers and the MLA 2nd Year Graduate Studio envisions more beautiful, healthy, livable neighborhoods and regions through community-engaged research. Read the full article by clicking:
  • UMass BSLA and LandCont. Students Receive Unilock Paving for the Future Scholarships

    BSLA Senior Luviana McLean and Landscape Contracting students Sean Weber and Andrew Wildes received scholarships for Academic Excellence and Community Leadership skills.
  • Make-It Springfield Expands to Bridge Street!

    Springfield-based makerspace co-founded by LARP Extension Assistant Professor Michael DiPasquale has popped up in a new location!
  • LARP Holds Community Events in Saxton's River, VT

    The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at the University of Massachusetts is working with the Village of Saxton's River in the Town of Rockingham, Vermont to reimagine the west end of their Main Street.
  • LARP Faculty Teaches Abroad!

    Associate Professor Frank Sleegers was invited by the Institute of Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Garden Art in Budapest, Hungary for teaching at their Master’s program in a two- week intensive design workshop in Urban Landscapes & Urban Green Systems.
  • BSLA Recent Alumni receives ASLA Honor Award in General Design

    Andrew Carrano BSLA 2022 received an ASLA Student Honor Award in General Design for his Project titled, "Boston Anthro-zoo Park: redefining zoos as biophilic public space". Carrano developed this project as his Senior Capstone during his time in the BSLA program at UMass Amherst.

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 29 LARP Midterm Presentations Day 3 VIEW EVENT
  • Mar 29 *Special* Zube Lecture with Michelle Anderson VIEW EVENT
  • Mar 30 Zube Lecture with Jack Ahern VIEW EVENT
  • Mar 31 MLA Project Presentations VIEW EVENT

Why LA&RP?

Our combined department (Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning) provides professionally accredited degrees (MRP, MLA, BSLA), one of the most innovative sustainability-focused undergraduate degrees in the country (Sustainable Community Development), a skills-based 2-year Associate of Landscape Contracting, and a PhD in Regional Planning. We research, design, teach, and do community outreach to create Sustainable Solutions to Complex Problems.

Spotlight Story

  • Associate Professor Theodore Eisenman led a webinar on urban tree planting initiatives (TPIs) for over 950 participants

    New study highlights the rise of TPIs and offers a research agenda....
  • John W. Olver Design Building Receives Architecture Institute’s Highest Honor

    The John W. Olver Design Building has been lauded for its innovative wood truss system...
  • Class Project Builds Bridges between Students and Campus Workers

    Professor Ellen Pader class connects students and service workers in meaningful ways....
  • UMass students stress resilience in combating climate change

  • New Publication by Professors Elisabeth Hamin Infield, Robert Ryan, and PhD Alumnus Yaser Abunnasr

    Planning for Climate Change A Reader in Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Design for Resilient Cities...