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

  • LAF Steven G. King Play Environments Scholarship Award

    Congratulations to Allyson Fairweather for being the 2020 recipient of the LAF Steven G. King Play Environments Scholarship Award! She designed a nature playscape for Bement School with Emily Wright as her faculty advisor.
  • 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.
  • LARP team won the 2020 Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards Student Competition Jury prize!

    Our team was one of four winning teams out of 2500 registered teams from all over the world. The team, Guan Tianyi, Chris Ramage, Kinjal Desai, Keith Benoit, and Peter Wachernagel, was led by Professor Frank Sleegers.
  • The Department is hiring!

    The Department is seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October 18, 2019.
  • LARP research featured by UMass College of Social & Behavioral Sciences

    Learn about urban greening research in Holyoke by Assistant Professor Theodore Eisenman with LARP students Ben Breger and Madison Kremer.
  • The “Future of Our Pasts: Engaging Cultural Heritage in Climate Action” report was released by ICOMOS on July 1, 2019

    Professor Elizabeth Brabec was one of the 28 authors of the report appointed to the Climate Change and Heritage Committee of ICOMOS. Her particular area of climate change research are the heritage issues in migration and displacement, and she is a member of the Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes .
  • Ethan Carr Podcast Interview

    Ethan talks about his new book "The Greatest Beach: History of Cape Cod National Seashore" on a podcast with Read Learn Live.
  • Art Installation FutureWATERS|AGUASfuturas by Professor Aragon

    Carolina Aragon's art installation on the East Boston Greenway has been selected as one of the 25 projects from all over the world featured in CODAmagazine’s edition of Art with a Message.
  • 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

Upcoming Events

  • Apr 11 Boston Bus Trip VIEW EVENT
  • Apr 11 ***Cancelled*** Boston Bus Trip VIEW EVENT
  • Apr 16 ***Cancelled*** Zube lecture with Yaser Abunnasr VIEW EVENT
  • Apr 16 ***Cancelled*** Zube lecture with Yaser Abunnasr 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

  • Urban Greenways: A Systematic Review and Typology

    Recent UMass Alum Olivia Horte published an article co-authored by Theo Eisenman....
  • Faculty research featured in top journals & New England Public Radio

    Top-ranked journals The Lancet Respiratory Medicine and Landscape and Urban Planning have published articles by...
  • 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...