LARP is co-sponsoring a conference with the UMass Center for Heritage and Society this spring
Cultural Landscapes and Heritage Values: Embracing Change in the Management of Place
MAY 13-15, 2015
The conference will bring speakers and participants from around the world to UMass, and will help launch LARP's new Graduate Certificate in Cultural Landscape Management program. Click here for more information and the Call for Papers, and click here for more information on our graduate certificate program.
Jack Ahern makes list of 25 hottest articles in Landscape and Urban Planning
Jack Ahern's article "The concept of ecosystem services in adaptive urban planning and design: A framework for supporting innovation" reaches # 6 (and climbing) on the top 25 hottest articles in Landscape and Urban Planning (April to June 2014). You can see the article at Volume 125, May 2014, Pages 254-259, by Ahern, J.; Cilliers, S.; and Niemela, J.
Planning for Climate Change: Seminar + Field Study in Belize Spring 2015
Curious about planning for climate change and disaster resilience? Want to apply your skills to a real-life community? Hoping to learn about different experiences and cultures in a moderate-income country? Like to work in interdisciplinary teams on a hands-on project? Join this seminar + field study course on planning for climate change and disaster resilience in beautiful Caribbean Belize! CLICK HERE to learn more.
LARP Alumni art installation in Williamsburg, MA
LARP Alumni Todd Lynch's art installation, “Flotsam Weirs”, part of the Mill River Greenway Initiative has been featured in the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Directions to the site can be found here.
Mid Semester Presentations
Mid Semester Presentations are in the Procopio Room (105 Hills), October 15-17.
Jack Ahern presented a keynote talk at the University of Porto, Portugal.
Student Planners Begin Revitalization Plan in Athol
A group of LARP graduate students in the Masters of Regional Planning program took a trip to Athol recently, guided by Director of Community and Economic Development Andrea Buglione. These students are working with three municipal clients (Athol, Winchendon and Chicopee) on community revitalization plans. Six of the 18 students will focus specifically on Athol. Athol Daily News article
LARP's Mark Hamin featured in Pacific Standard magazine article.
Senior Lecturer Mark Hamin was interviewed recently for a story about transportation infrastructure. Read the article here.
LARP student receives scholarship
Kenneth Hildebrand, Environmental Design(BS), selected as the 2014 American Public Transportation Foundation scholarship recipient.
Alumni dollars fund new LARP Computer Lab in Hills!
Thanks to your alumni contributions and funding from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, we have a brand new state of the art computer lab in Hills. 29-inch monitors, AutoCad, Revit, Rhino, Sketchup MatLab, ArcGIS, new printer and great plotter -- it's loaded. We also hired a part-time Digital Media Instructor, Carolina Aragon, to help advance our digital media curriculum within studios and classes. All part of our efforts to stay on the forefront of our fields.