• New Winter Course Offered in Climate Adaptation Planning and Design

    In REGIONPL 590X: Case Studies in Urban and Rural Climate Adaptation, students will engage deeply with projects demonstrating innovative solutions for coastal resilience, low-carbon mobility, heat wave preparedness, and similar issues. Photo by ECOLAND
  • High Tide Now Featured in the National Climate Assessment's First-Ever Art x Climate Gallery

    Professor Carolina Aragón is one the 92 artists selected nationwide for this government report. Their art demonstrates how, together, science and art can amplify our collective climate awareness and action.
  • LARP Master of Regional Planning Students Draft Climate Action Plan

    Ten graduates in Camille Barcher's "Impact 2045: a Priority Climate Action Plan for New Haven, CT" studio draft the plan that will guide 27 cities and towns in New Haven County toward reducing greenhouse gases and air pollutants while promoting environmental justice.
  • UMass Studios selected to participate in the 2023 Envision Resilience Design Challenge.

    Landscape Architecture students will propose imaginative solutions to the current and future impacts of sea level rise and the cascading failures of climate change in the South End area of New Bedford, MA.
  • Make-It Springfield Celebrates Six Years of Success

    In UMass Magazine, Associate Professor Michael DiPasquale tells the success story of "Make-It-Springfield," a community art and maker space founded by LARP faculty, students, and community members in Springfield, MA's downtown cultural district.
  • LARP Associate Professor Receives National Award at CELA Conference 2023!

    UMass LARP Associate Professor Frank Sleegers received the Senior Level Faculty Award for Excellence in Service Learning at the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) Conference 2023!

Upcoming Events

  • Dec 8 Studio Final Presentation: "Reconceiving Waugh Hillside," MLA/MArch Year 1, Anderson (DB 170) VIEW EVENT
  • Dec 8 Studio Final Presentation: "Residential Design - Residence, Dartmouth MA," BSLA Juniors, Gordon (DB 170) VIEW EVENT
  • Dec 9 Reading Day VIEW EVENT
  • Dec 15 Last day of finals, semester ends 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

  • New Article by LARP Professor and Chair Robert Ryan Published in Landscape Journal

    Professor Ryan explores the breadth of project-based applied research within landscape architecture firms....
  • UMass students Awarded Unilock Scholarships

    Connor Salmon and Amanda Ramsdell are the winners of the 2023 Unilock Scholarships this fall...
  • UMass Researchers receive NSF grant to study the impacts of automated trucking on the workforce

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded an interdisciplinary team of UMass Amherst researchers a...
  • Professor Elisabeth Infield publishes collaborative article on climate leadership

    Read "Planning for Climate Leadership" in the Journal of Planning Education and Research to learn...
  • MRP & Geography graduate student Tatum Thomas wins first place in the Rural Transit Assistance Program poster competition.

    Tatum's poster, "Sidewalk Connectivity and Condition in Rural Transit Networks," will be presented as part...
  • Just Published! BOSTON’S FRANKLIN PARK Olmsted, Recreation, and the Modern City, by Professor Ethan Carr.

  • 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...