• 30th Anniversary of the Center for Rural Massachusetts

    Thursday, March 28, 3:30 - 6:30pm, DB 170
  • Save the dates: March 28-30, 2019

    UMass Amherst Campus Center
  • Our MRP Program is ranked No. 1 in the country!

  • Our Undergraduate Landscape Architecture Program is ranked number 2 in the country!

    According to bestcolleges.org
  • FutureWATERS|AGUASfuturas

    Check out Carolina Aragon's art installation "FutureWATERS/AGUASfuturas" on the East Boston Greenway through Dec 9th. Photo by Matt Conti.
  • WeAVES: Energy Harvesting Textiles in Public Space

    Carolina Aragon's competition entry was selected among the top 50 entries in the International Land Art Generator Initiative Competition.
  • Far From Home

    Professor Brabec's research on the refugee gardens is featured in the Sept issue of LAM

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 19 Last day to Drop with "DR" – Graduate (including OE) VIEW EVENT
  • Mar 19 Last day to Drop with ‘W’ and select 'P/F' - Undergrad, Stockbridge, OE Ugrad VIEW EVENT
  • Mar 20 MRP Alumni Panel VIEW EVENT
  • Mar 22 MLA Thesis/Project Midterm presentation 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

  • 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...
  • Michelle Chung, our recent Sustainable Community Development graduate, will be working in Brazil as a Fulbright Fellow.

  • Alumna Alina Gross' recent publication "Housing in America: An Introduction"

    With an exploration of theoretical frameworks, short case studies, reflective exercises, and strong visuals, this...
  • Ken Kirkland (MRP '17) starts as town planner in Norwell, MA

  • LARP students research success of tree planting program in Holyoke, MA

    Ben Breger (MLA ‘18) and Sonny Kremer (BSSCD ‘18) spent their summer researching urban trees,...