• Far From Home

    Professor Brabec's research on the refugee gardens is featured in the Sept issue of LAM
  • LARP hosted the 2018 ACSP PhD workshop this summer.

    This year’s summer workshop attracted PhD students from planning programs from around the world to gather and discuss the practical details of creating, producing, distributing and consuming planning knowledge among scholars.
  • Zube Lectures Fall 2018 (New Day + Time)

    Wednesdays, 4:30 pm, Design Building 170
  • Save the dates: March 28-30, 2019

    UMass Amherst Campus Center
  • Our BSLA graduating senior Karina Ramos has been selected as LAF's 2018 National Olmsted Scholar!

    This is the highest honor in the Landscape Architecture Foundation’s Olmsted Scholars Program, the premier national award program for landscape architecture students.
  • Our Undergraduate Landscape Architecture Program is ranked number 2 in the country!

    According to bestcolleges.org
  • UMass NCLC 2018 brought back some amazing scores!

    710 students from 62 Colleges and Universities attended. As a school UMass placed #15 out of 62. 4 of our students placed in the top 100.

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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

  • New Publication by Professors Elisabeth Hamin Infield, Robert Ryan, and PhD Alumnus Yaser Abunnasr

    Planning for Climate Change A Reader in Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Design for Resilient Cities...
  • Michelle Chung, our recent Sustainable Community Development graduate, will be working in Brazil as a Fulbright Fellow.

  • Alumna Alina Gross' recent publication "Housing in America: An Introduction"

    With an exploration of theoretical frameworks, short case studies, reflective exercises, and strong visuals, this...
  • Ken Kirkland (MRP '17) starts as town planner in Norwell, MA

  • 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,...