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HRRC researchers focus on resilience, smart planning

HRRC marks 25th year championing resilience, planning

posted February 17, 2014
To mark 25 years of disaster-related research at Texas A&M University, many of the nation’s top hazard researchers are gathering on campus April 4-5 to present their latest work as part of the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center’s “Planning for Disaster Resilience Symposium.”
Nigerians receive plan created by LAND students for medical city

Nigerians receive LAND students’ plan for medical city

posted January 29, 2014
In an effort to raise Nigeria's health care standards, a Nigerian company is preparing to build a world-class medical service and research city based on a master plan created by graduate landscape architecture students at Texas A&M.
Tabb co-authors book analyzing history of ‘green’ architecture

Tabb co-authors book analyzing ‘green’ design

posted January 29, 2014
A new book that provides readers with a history and analysis of “green” architecture from 1960-2010 has been co-authored by Philip Tabb, professor of architecture at Texas A&M.
Creativity institute co-sponsoring ocean pollution exhibit contest

Creativity institute co-hosting pollution exhibit contest

posted January 28, 2014
An all expense-paid trip to the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington D.C., in April awaits the winner of a contest, co-sponsored by the Institute for Applied Creativity, to create a festival exhibit informing kids about plastic pollution in the world’s oceans.
Planning students raise profile of Navasota community center

Planning students' event highlights community center

posted December 4, 2013
The Carver Community Center in Navasota, Texas, once the site of the town’s African-American high school, was the scene of “Navasota Neighborhood Day,” organized Nov. 23, 2013 by Master of Urban Planning students at Texas A&M University.
Professor offers strategies for enhancing hurricane resilience

Prof suggests ways to enhance community hurricane resilience

posted December 4, 2013
Communities can improve their hurricane resilience by better protecting wetlands, diversifying their respective economies and building communication networks for socially vulnerable groups, said Sam Brody, Texas A&M professor of urban planning.
Faculty hazard planning videos available on Planetzien website

Faculty planning videos available on Planetzien site

posted December 4, 2013
Planning professionals can learn the latest in hazard resilience measures from videos featuring presentations by hazard reduction and recovery experts from Texas A&M University. The online learning modules are offered by Planetizen, an information exchange urban planning website.
Researchers evaluating light pipe potential in new Daylighting Lab

Light pipe tests under way at daylighting lab

posted November 26, 2013
An innovative, energy saving lighting system that can pipe healthy, full-spectrum daylight more than 40 feet into a building and potentially raise worker productivity is being tested at the Texas A&M College of Architecture’s Daylighting Laboratory.
Landscape architecture students create plan for campus greenway

Grad LAND students design green West Campus master plan

posted November 8, 2013
Texas A&M graduate landscape architecture students developed a master plan for a major addition to the university’s College Station campus — the Texas A&M Gardens and Greenway project — a planned transformation of a 46-acre area of West Campus.
Urban planning students’ study leads to campus bike program

Students' award-winning study aids campus bike program

posted October 31, 2013
More than 2000 bicycle trips are taken each day in Texas A&M’s new bike share program, which debuted in the fall 2013 semester after an award-winning report by Master of Urban Planning Students showed a significant interest in bike sharing from students, faculty and staff.
‘Designist’ discussed art’s role in transforming urban, rural sites

'Designist’ discussed changing urban, rural sites at Nov. 6 lecture

posted October 29, 2013
Frances Whitehead, a self-described “designist,” talked about how she combines art and design to help transform distressed urban and rural sites at a Nov. 6 public lecture.
Colonias program promotoras help Socorro flooding victims

Colonias Program provides help to West Texas flood victims

posted October 29, 2013
The Texas A&M Colonias Program came to the aid of flood-stricken West Texans last September when heavy rain and rising water drove many colonia residents in Socorro, a suburb of El Paso, from their homes.
Park designed by LAND students opens in north Houston suburb

Student-designed park opens in north Houston suburb

posted October 22, 2013
Cypress Creek Park at Timber Lane, the third in an award-winning series of parks designed by professor Jon Rodiek's landscape architecture students for a suburban North Houston neighborhood, was dedicated Oct. 4, 2012.
Haberl honored by international building energy modeling group

Haberl named fellow of international energy organization

posted October 11, 2013
After almost three decades spent finding energy saving solutions for commercial and residential buildings, Jeff Haberl, professor of architecture at Texas A&M, was recently elevated to a fellow in the International Building Performance Simulation Association.
TAMU hazard scientists team with Dutch to seek flooding solutions

Dutch, U.S. scientists partner on flood mitigation research

posted October 9, 2013
Last summer, Texas A&M hazard mitigation researchers partnered with their Dutch counterparts at Delft University in The Netherlands to developed a joint research agenda to combat a common enemy — flooding.