The Center for Rural Massachusetts (CRM)
Mark Hamin, Center Director
The Center for Rural Massachusetts practices a research and outreach mission focused on sustainable development for rural areas and small industrial cities. CRM was established in 1985 to undertake a program of applied research focusing on ways that growth can be managed and controlled through actions of local governments and advocacy groups. Measures proposed in Center publications have been studied and adopted throughout the United States and the world. Former associates of the Center (faculty and students) now hold highly significant planning positions in urbanized parts of America, and others are writing about ideas initiated at the Center.
Many LARP studios are coordinated through CRM, providing service learning opportunities for students and benefits for the communities who fund the studios. Communities who are interested in hosting a studio should contact the Center director, Mark Hamin, who will direct the inquiry to the appropriate faculty member.