• Congratulations Jenna Davis!

    Our MRP Student Jenna Davis won the 2019 APA Holzheimer Memorial Student Scholarship.
  • Our MRP Program is ranked No. 1 in the country!

  • Our Undergraduate Landscape Architecture Program is ranked number 2 in the country!

    According to bestcolleges.org
  • Save the dates: March 28-30, 2019

    UMass Amherst Campus Center
  • FutureWATERS|AGUASfuturas

    Check out Carolina Aragon's art installation "FutureWATERS/AGUASfuturas" on the East Boston Greenway through Dec 9th. Photo by Matt Conti.
  • WeAVES: Energy Harvesting Textiles in Public Space

    Carolina Aragon's competition entry was selected among the top 50 entries in the International Land Art Generator Initiative Competition.
  • Far From Home

    Professor Brabec's research on the refugee gardens is featured in the Sept issue of LAM

Upcoming Events

  • Apr 22 Faculty Research Brown Bag Series - Elizabeth Brabec & Elisabeth Hamin Infield VIEW EVENT
  • Apr 22 Smith Landscape Studies Lecture - Maggie Kraus VIEW EVENT
  • Apr 29 LARP Final Presentations (1/2) VIEW EVENT
  • Apr 30 LARP Final Presentations (2/2) 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

  • Class Project Builds Bridges between Students and Campus Workers

    Professor Ellen Pader class connects students and service workers in meaningful ways....
  • UMass students stress resilience in combating climate change

  • 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