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About Henry C Renski

Henry Renski joined the faculty of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning in the fall of 2007. He teaches courses in quantitative methods, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis, and state and local economic development policy.

Dr. Renski’s research focuses on understanding the forces driving regional economic competitiveness and transformation, and building upon this knowledge to improve the effectiveness of economic development policy. His current work examines regional influences on entrepreneurship; empirical tests of agglomeration theory; industrial cluster analysis and cluster-based development strategies; and the application of spatial-analytical techniques to local economic policy decision-making.

Prior to joining LARP, Dr. Renski worked as a Special Assistant to the Governor of the State of Maine as both the Deputy Program Manager of Maine’s WIRED (Workforce Innovations in Economic Development) initiative and as a Research Economist with the Maine State Planning Office.

To see some of the project reports I've authored with the Center for Economic Development, go to:


Present Professor of Regional Planning , Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts Amherst Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning

Curriculum Vitae

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Contact Information

Design Building 326
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA. 01003

Regional Dimensions of Entrepreneurship (6)

Teaching Works (1)

Technology, Knowledge, and Skills (2)

Industry Clusters: Theory, Methods & Policy (5)

Applied Planning Methods (2)

Quality of Life/Quality of Place (1)