Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning Studio and Student Research and Creative Activity

Publication Date

Winter 12-20-2009


Studio supervised by: Professor Elisabeth M. Hamin, Lecturer Michael G. DiPasquale and Teaching Assistant Chingwen Cheng. Graduate Planning and Landscape Architecture studios worked on a proposed Master Plan for the Town of Ludlow. The master plan work included a large public participation process. The highlight of this process was a two day visioning workshop held to get community and stakeholder input for the Master Plan.


The Master Plan Committee for the town of Ludlow contracted with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC) to prepare a new Master Plan. PVPC engaged the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst to assist with a portion of the Master Plan work. This work included: executing analysis and assessment of existing community conditions, conducting a weekend visioning workshop, and developing land use scenarios for the purpose of providing concrete visualization of possible futures for the Town of Ludlow in 2030.