Elizabeth Brabec

Professor of Landscape Architecture

As a Professor of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, Elizabeth Brabec's teaching and research interests are focused on land conservation and the design and planning of sustainable open space, complemented with a strong interest in culture and the historical basis of landscape form. She presently teaches a course in minority community planning, focused on the Gullah community in South Carolina and courses in real estate law, and advanced graphic design.

Before joining the University of Massachusetts , Elizabeth Brabec was a Professor and Department Head in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University and Associate Professor at the University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and Environment. With a Master in Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph, Canada, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland, she founded and managed the landscape planning firm, Land Ethics, Inc. in Washington, D.C. for 15 years before joining the faculty of University of Michigan.