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  • Summer On-line Classes

    Registration is now open.

    Department is offering a range of summer on-line courses. Register at

    Landscape Pattern and Process (Daniel Marcucci, May 19th - June 27th)
    Intro to GIS Systems/Planning (Henry Renski, July 7th - August 15th)
    Low Carbon Cities (Jeff Howard, May 19th - June 27th)
    Climate Change for Urban Areas (Ana Mesquita Emlinger, July 7th - August 15th).
    These are 3-Credit, 6-Week intensive courses, and do not require UMass admission.

  • Emeritus Professor Julius Fábos Receives National Recognition

    Emeritus Professor Julius Fábos receives national recognition in the Netherlands for his work on greenway and landscape planning. 

  • Mark Lindhult Connects Culture, Ecology and Community

    Mark Lindhult connects culture, ecology and community with an invited plenary presentation in Beijing on Guangdong Greenways.

  • Elisabeth Hamin Principle Investigator and Author United Nations Habitat Program

    Elisabeth Hamin is principle investigator and author United Nations Habitat Program, with Hartmut Fünfgeld (RMIT Australia and Willemien Faling (U. of Pretoria, SA). Project:  Developing education modules for Habitat’s Cities and Climate Change Academy: Strengthening Urban Climate Change Education Program.

  • Regional Planning Studio Students Develop Chapter

    Regional Planning studio students develop Climate Adaptation chapter for the Marshfield Master Plan.

  • Jack Ahern publishes Water Centric Sustainable Communities

    Jack Ahern publishes Water Centric Sustainable Communities: Planning, Retrofitting and Building the Next Urban Environment, John Wiley & Sons.

  • Fabos Symposium 2013

    April 12-13, 2013
    UMass Amherst hosts the Fabos Symposium 2013, with leadership from Robert Ryan and Mark Lindhult; attendees from 29 countries will come together for three days in April to advance the practice and theory of regional greenway planning.

  • Frank Sleegers Receives "Best Full Length Paper Award" by the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA)

    Frank Sleegers awarded "Best Full Length Paper Award" by the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) for his 2012 conference paper Retrofit Infiltration Systems Along Urban streets – A Design-Based Methodology To Compare Aesthetic Values.

  • LARP Faculty Participate in National Science Foundation IGERT Program

    Elisabeth Hamin (co-PI), Robert Ryan and Henry Renski participate in interdsciplinary student training and research for the National Science Foundation IGERT program. Erin Baker, PI.  “Offshore Wind Energy Engineering, Environmental Science, and Policy.”  Amount:  $3,200,000.

  • Ethan Carr Publishes Book Chapter on Urban National Parks

    Ethan Carr publishes a book chapter on urban national parks: “Two Gateways: The First U.S. Urban National Parks,” in Gateway: Visions for an Urban National Park (Alexander Brash, et al., eds., New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2012)