• Zube Lecture Series Spring 2018

  • Michael DiPasquale Receives $50,000 in Funding to Support “Make-It Springfield”.

  • Design Building Named for Former U.S. Rep. John W. Olver

  • Design Building featured on the cover of the UMass Magazine

    "Inside the graceful, sustainable, and breathtaking new Design Building." by Laura Marjorie Miller. Photo by John Solem.
  • SAGE travels to Barbados

    Dr. Leo Brewster, left, and Dr. Leonard Nurse, right, demonstrate adaptation strategies employed along Rockley Beach during a workshop funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).
  • City of Salem to Launch New Salem Bike Share

    This new municipal bike share program organized by LARP Alumna Erin Schaeffer MRP 2012 with her colleague Matt Smith.

Upcoming Events

  • Jan 25 Zube Lecture - Claudia West VIEW EVENT
  • Feb 1 Zube Lecture - Clara Irazábal-Zurita VIEW EVENT
  • Feb 5 Last day to add or drop any class with no record - Undergraduate, Graduate, Stockbridge, CPE) VIEW EVENT
  • Feb 8 Zube Lecture - Jim Sipes 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

  • Ken Kirkland (MRP '17) starts as town planner in Norwell, MA

  • New Course Spring 2018 - SustComm 333 Introduction to Community Economic Development

    Sustainability is a harmonic balance of the Economy-Environment-Equity trilogy. This class explores the economy element...
  • New Course Spring 2018 - SustComm 297 Climate Change and Resilient Cities

    In this course students will explore the challenges of a changing climate and investigate frameworks...
  • 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,...
  • Reif Larsen (BSLA ’18) takes classroom knowledge into the field at internship

    This summer, Reif interned with the SE Group, a landscape architecture and planning firm. Over...
  • LARP student Nick Fournier was recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

    MRP student Nick Fournier was recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) as the...
  • Michael DiPasquale's take-over of the parklet installed in Downtown Northampton, MA

    The temporary park, DiPasquale explained, highlights a space that people assume has to be surrendered...