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Robert Ryan

Department Chair, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning
Sustainable Landscape Design, Planning and Management
Landscape Arch. & Regional Planning Dept.
Design Building, Rm 336
UMASS Amherst
551 North Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003-2901

Professor Ryan, FASLA is the Graduate Program Director for the Dual Degree Masters' Program in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning.  His courses have an interdisciplinary framework integrating landscape architects, planners, and allied professionals in order to give students the skills to deal with the increasingly complex interdisciplinary environmental problems.  His course, People and the Environment, shows students from a variety of disciplines how to apply environment and behavior research to design and planning.  He teaches the graduate MLA studio in landscape and greenway planning, senior BSLA integrated experience studio, and a sustainable green infrastructure seminar.