John Mullin, FAICP
John Mullin, FAICP
Emeritus Professor of Regional Planning

John Mullin, FAICP
Office: Design Building 340
Tel: 413-577-2345

Dr. John R. Mullin is a Professor in the Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning Department at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Associate Director of the Center for Economic Development, and former Dean of the Graduate School. His research and professional interests focus upon industrial revitalization, port development and downtown planning. A Senior Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Mullin has written or edited over 100 book chapters, book reviews, technical reports, journal articles, and conference proceedings. He is a retired Brigadier General from the United States Army National Guard.  


Honors Seminar 391AH-24: Introduction to New England Town Planning Fall 2018 Syllabus & Reading Packet

Honors Seminar 391AH-24: Introduction to New England Town Planning PDF iconSpring 2018 Syllabus & Reading Packet

Honors Seminar 391AH-04: Introduction to New England Town Planning PDF iconFall 2017 Syllabus & Reading Packet

RP591A: Ecocomic Development
RP591D/ED591D: The Once and Future Mill Town
RP/591K: Downtown Revitalization
RP691/ED591M: Planning for Industrial Development


Recent News

Professor Mullin is now teaching a seminar entitled an Introduction to Town Planning each semester in the Honors College (Honors 391AH). In his capacity as Assistant Director of the Center for Economic Development, he recently provided testimony before the Massachusetts State Senate on the feasibility of creating an Equestrian Center in Massachusetts.

In his capacity as assistant Director of the Center for Economic Development, he continues to provide technical assistance on economic development to cities and towns across the Commonwealth. For example, this past spring semester, he served as a panelist at a conference in Worcester designed to assist the City in its efforts to create a new comprehensive plan. Also in spring, he served as the Chair of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning at University of Texas Arlington. In terms of research, he has recently had a paper concerning the closing of New England's military bases accepted for publication in the Journal of Heritage Architecture and delivered a referreed paper concerning the impact of the Estey Organ Company on development in Brattleboro Vermont in the nineteenth century at the national conference of the Society of Industrial Archeology. This summer he will be featured in a film concerning the impacts of the closing of nuclear power plants on host communities and visiting Germany to undertake research on re-industrialization in the Ruhr Region.