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 two-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.

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UMass soars to the top at the 2024 National Collegiate Landscape Competition
UMass soars to the top at the 2024 National Collegiate Landscape Competition
April 2, 2024
Associate Professor Carolina Aragón publishes new study
UMass Associate Professor Carolina Aragón, along with Jane Buxton and Neena Estrella-Luna published FUTUREWATERS
March 4, 2024
Associate Professor of Regional Planning Darrel Ramsey-Musolf offers critical insights into the Amherst housing crisis in a new article
Read the full story here: "UMass's role in Amherst's housing crisis," by Annika Singh, Massachusetts Daily Collegian.
March 4, 2024

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May
12:00 am - 11:59 pm ET
Last Day of Final ~ Semester Ends
17
May
12:00 am - 11:59 pm ET
Commencement Weekend Begins
21
May
12:00 am - 11:59 pm ET
First Day Summer Session 1 Classes
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The Zube lecture series is named for Erv Zube, former head of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP) from 1974 to 1980. Professor Zube is internationally known for his leadership in developing a culture of academic research in the profession of landscape architecture. His research made numerous seminal contributions to landscape planning theory and practice. Erv left UMass for the University of Arizona, where he continued his renowned research and teaching until he passed away in 2001.