Professor of Regional Planning
Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania
Masters in Management and Finance, Northwestern University
B.A. in Business Administration, Cleveland State University
Dr. Hamin Infield is the Professor of Regional Planning. She teaches and researches in land use planning, with a particular focus on planning for climate change adaptation and large-scale landscape planning. Through studios and projects, she works with regional planning agencies and communities on master plans, special projects, and climate change planning. She served as Department Chair from 2013-2017 and program director for the PhD in Regional Planning for over ten years prior to that. Her most recent book is Planning for Climate Change: A Reader in Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Design for Resilient Cities, co-edited with Yaser Abunnasr and Robert L. Ryan (2019, Routledge Press).
Prior to coming UMass, Dr. Hamin Infield taught at Iowa State University (1995 to 2001). During her doctorate she worked in land use and energy consulting, and before her doctorate she worked in real estate consulting and development, providing financial and marketing analysis to major real estate developers across the United States.
The cv linked above provides more detail on awards, research funding, and publications; many of these can be downloaded or at least viewed at: http://works.bepress.com/elisabeth_hamin/
Planning for Climate Change (undergraduate: SustComm 297G; Masters and PhD level: RegPlan 585)
Public Participation (RegPlan 630)
Research Issues in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (RegPlan/LandArch 635)
Professor and Department Head Elisabeth Hamin, principle investigator, and co-investigator Professor Don DeGroot of Engineering, are awarded a 5-year, $737,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
The project, called the Sustainable Adaptive Gradients in the coastal Environment (SAGE) Research Coordination Network (RCN), will develop a transdisciplinary network of researchers and policymakers focusing on the Caribbean and U.S. Northeast to develop a shared framework for resilient coastal infrastructure decisions based on physical, natural, and societal conditions. Work begins January 1, 2014. More Information.