Dr. Hamin is the Department Head for Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning at
the University of Massachusetts. She teaches and researches in land use planning, with a
particular focus on planning for climate change adaptation. She has taught the Regional
Planning Studio, Introduction to Land Use, and Planning for Climate Change in the
Regional Planning program here at UMass, and directs the land use concentration for MRP
students. Through studios and projects, she works with regional planning agencies and
communities on master plans, special projects, and climate change planning. Please see
her cv link below for a listing of her books, articles, presentations, and other
publications. 

Prior to coming UMass, Dr. Hamin taught at Iowa State University from 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. 

Climate Adaptation

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By Stealth or by Spotlight: Matching Barriers to Adaptation Approaches (2012)

The goal of this research is testing existing frameworks that theorize the barriers to uptake...

 

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Space for Adapting: Reconciling Adaptation and Mitigation in Local Climate Change Plans (with Nicole Gurran), Resilient Cities 2: Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change - Proceedings of Global Forum 2011 (2012)

Amid the complexity of actually planning for adaptation and mitigation in cities, spatial form matters....

 

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Climate change adaptation in coastal Australia: an audit of planning practice (with Nicole Gurran and Barbara Norman) (2012)

This study examines the state of local practice in planning for climate change adaptation in...

 

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Mainstreaming Climate in the Classroom: Teaching Climate Change Planning (with Daniel Marcucci), Journal of Planning (2012)

Climate change planning, both mitigation (reducing greenhouse gasses) and adaptation (designing built environments for changed...

 

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The Green Infrastructure Transect: An Organizational Framework for Mainstreaming Adaptation Planning Policies (with Yaser Abunnasr), Resilient Cities 2: Cities and Adaptation to Climate Change - Proceedings of Global Forum 2011 (2012)

When considering the range of spatial planning actions that cities can take to adapt to...

 

land use

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Preservation (with Na Li), The Oxford Handbook of URBAN PLANNING (2012)
 

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Regional Conservation Partnerships in New England (2012)

Across New England, a new model of regional collaboration is increasingly being used by land...

 

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Urban form and climate change: Balancing adaptation and mitigation in the U.S. and Australia (with Nicole Gurran), Habitat International (2009)

The science of climate change is now well established. Predicted weather-related events like sea level...

 

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Wildland–Urban Interface Communities’ Response to Post-Fire Salvage Logging (with Robert L. Ryan), Western Journal of Applied Forestry (2009)

Salvage logging, the removal for profit of standing trees that have been damaged by extensive...

 

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Wildfires, Communities, and Agencies: Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Postfire Forest Restoration and Rehabilitation (with Robert L. Ryan), Journal of Forestry (2008)

After wildfire, land managers are often called on to undertake complex restoration activities while also...

 

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Local Actions, National Frameworks: A Dual-Scale Comparison of Climate Adaptation Planning on Two Continents (with Nicole Gurran) (2011)

This study explores emerging approaches to local climate change adaptation planning in the United States...

 

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Teaching Sustainability: The Case of the Incredible Shrinking Professor, Inside and Out: Universities and Education for Sustainable Development. (2006)