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MLA Graduate Chandana Palika receives the Z+T Scholarship

The UMass Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning congratulates Chandana Palika, a recent graduate of the UMass Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) program, for receiving the Z+T Scholarship.

The Z+T Scholarship is generously sponsored by LARP alum Dong Zhang and Ziying Tang of Z+T Studio. Dong and Ziying completed their MLA degrees at UMass in 2005. They won several national design competitions during their studies, and in 2009, they founded the internationally award-winning Z+T Studio in Shanghai, China.

"Thanks to the funders of Z+T Scholarship, I was able to

June 12, 2024
Project sWARM brings awareness to extreme heat in Western Mass schools  

Project sWARM, a collaborative climate art project, opens at the Springfield Science Museum to raise awareness about extreme heat in schools  

June 7, 2024
New Study Details Strategies for Successful Urban Tree Planting Initiatives

Collaborative research led by UMass Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Theodore Eisenman outlines five essential themes to promote equitable and sustainable urban tree planting initiatives. 

 

 

May 31, 2024
PhD Candidate in Regional Planning Ruben Flores-Marzan empowers youth to pursue careers in planning

Ruben Flores-Marzan, a PhD Candidate in Regional Planning at UMass and Special Projects Manager at Roxbury Community College (RCC), is bridging the gap between academia and communities to inspire the next generation of planners.  

Ruben and Kenneth Reardon, Professor and Chair of Urban Planning and Community Development at UMass Boston launched The High School Program in Urban Planning to build awareness around planning careers and ignite interest among students of underrepresented backgrounds in the field. In summer 2022, participating students gained real-world insights in planning through

May 23, 2024
MLA Graduate Michael Chancellor and UMass Teammates win the 24th Annual Affordable Housing Development Competition

MLA graduate Michael Chancellor finished the year off strong with an outstanding win during the 24th Annual Affordable Housing Development Competition presented by Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston.

Michael and a team of UMass peers, in collaboration with students from Clark University and Wentworth Institute of Technology, received a first-place prize for their design proposal "High Street Homes.”

Their project aims to transform 10 underutilized parcels of land in Holyoke, MA into a mixed-use development of residential homes and communal green space.

Michael Chancellor graduated this year

May 22, 2024
LARP congratulates all members of the graduating Class of 2024

LARP gathered family, friends, and department faculty and staff to join in celebrating graduating students at our department commencement events last week. The Graduate Ceremony for Master of Landscape Architecture and Master of Regional Planning students on Friday, May 17th was followed by the Undergraduate Ceremony for Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Community Development on Saturday, May 18th. 

Master of Regional Planning Class of 2024
Master of Landscape Architecture Class of 2024
Graduating students from the Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA) and Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Community Development (BSSCD) programs
May 22, 2024
UMass soars to the top at the 2024 National Collegiate Landscape Competition
2024 National Collegiate Landscape Competition - team

UMass soars to the top at the 2024 National Collegiate Landscape Competition

April 2, 2024
See Emeritus Professor Mark Lindhult's Celebrated Wildlife Photography on Exhibit in Southampton and Amherst!

Professor Lindhult has a passion for capturing the beauty of nature, documenting the unique behaviors of birds and wildlife, and advocating for the importance of preserving the environments we share.

March 29, 2024

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