• UMass Amherst Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • Jess Schottanes, MRP, Featured in Appalachian Trail Club's Newsletter

    Jessica Schottanes, dual degree MRP and MS Geography candidate, has a profile in the summer 2020 edition of A T Comms, a newsletter of the Appalachian Trails Conservancy, related to her Master's Thesis research.
  • SustComm Student Wins Public Transit Scholarship

    Henry Mulvey, senior BS in Sustainable Community Development major and prospective MRP/MS Civil Engineering dual-degree candidate, has been awarded the American Public Transportation Foundation Dr. George M. Smerk Scholarship for 2020, given to an applicant dedicated to a career in public transit management.
  • MRP and MS Geography Candidate Has a Profile in A.T. Communities!

    Jessica Schottanes, dual MRP and MS Geography candidate, has a profile in the summer 2020 edition of A.T. Communities, a newsletter of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, related to her Master's Thesis research.
  • LARP Students Win BSLA Merit Awards

    Graduate students in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP) and one alum recently won merit awards from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects.
  • Wired Ivy Podcast Hosts Elisabeth Hamin for Discussion on Teaching During COVID-19

    Wired Ivy's interview with Elisabeth Hamin Infield, professor of regional planning, was recorded on April 10, 2020, about 3 weeks into UMass Amherst's transition from classroom to remote learning -- and with about 3-weeks of class remaining in the spring semester.
  • LARP Students Spent Their Spring Semester Reimagining the Future of South Boston's Moakley Park

    Professors Ethan Carr and Theo Eisenman assigned students to look at various parks throughout the City of Boston and come up with ways to enhance connections throughout its park system. Students were encouraged to get creative with their designs, and create a place of cultural and environmental significance for the surrounding community.
  • Elisabeth Hamin Appointed Co-Chair of the ACSP Task Force on Climate Action

    This task force is charged with examining how ACSP should respond to the challenge of climate change in all the association’s activities; this includes, but is not limited to, advice on curriculum, association operations, the annual conference, administrators’ conference, workshops, and research synergies.
  • UMass Team Finishes First!

    Congratulations to the Graduate Urban Design team's first place entry into the MassInc. Transformational Transit Oriented Design Competition (TTOD)!! The team consisted of Bryce Lloyd-Hahn, Jiaqi Guo, and Christopher Ramage, and were supervised by Michael DiPasquale and Frank Sleegers. This team wasable to beat the other teams from Harvard GSD, MIT, and Northeastern.
  • Congratulations Ethan!

    Congratulations to Professor Ethan Carr! He has been appointed a 4-year term to the National Landmarks Committee of the National Parks System Advisory Board on March 30th, 2020. He will be reviewing nominations for the National Historic Landmarks and making recommendations to the Board.
  • SustComm Students Document the Agricultural and Architectural History of UMass Amherst

    Professor McGirr’s SustComm class researched the history of the University of Massachusetts. The documentary focuses on UMass's agricultural roots transitioning to architectural design.

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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

  • Urban Greenways: A Systematic Review and Typology

    Recent UMass Alum Olivia Horte published an article co-authored by Theo Eisenman....
  • John W. Olver Design Building Receives Architecture Institute’s Highest Honor

    The John W. Olver Design Building has been lauded for its innovative wood truss system...
  • 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...