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CELA taps Newman as research VP, editor of scholarly journal

Newman edits CELA journal, serves as VP

posted April 17, 2018
Galen Newman, a Texas A&M landscape architecture professor, is editor of the Landscape Research Record, a prestigious scholarly journal published by the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, where he also serves as vice president for research and creative scholarship.
Profs studying new transit mode’s effects on locals’ walking habits

Profs studying new transit mode’s effect on walking habits

posted April 17, 2018
Texas A&M urban planning and public health researchers are studying whether a new El Paso bus rapid transit (BRT) line — a system with dedicated lanes that mimic the efficiency of rail transit — changes walking habits of residents who live close to the line’s stations.
LAUP student wins Weirus Spirit Award for campus diversity work

Diversity work earns planning student a Weirus Spirit Award

posted April 13, 2018
For making Texas A&M a more inviting place for minorities, third-year urban planning student Carlo Chunga Pizarro will receive the 2018 Buck Weirus Spirit Award in a ceremony 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the Association of Former Students Alumni Center.
Van Zandt takes LAUP dept. helm

Van Zandt takes helm of LAUP department

posted April 11, 2018
Shannon Van Zandt, a distinguished educator, researcher, author and administrator who joined the Texas A&M College of Architecture faculty in 2005, is the new head of the university’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning.
Student services head’s leadership recognized with 2018 AFS honor

Student services head’s leadership honored by AFS

posted March 20, 2018
For exhibiting the highest standard of staff excellence, Dave Wentling, director of the Office of Student Services at the Texas A&M College of Architecture, will receive a 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award from The Association of Former Students.
TTC, Texas Sea Grant team up to build storm resilient communities

TAMU agencies unite to help build resilient coastal communities

posted March 19, 2018
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, two Texas A&M groups have teamed up to launch the Community Resilience Collaborative, a program aimed at bolstering the resilience of the state’s coastal communities to natural hazards and at restoring their habitats and ecosystems.
Study eyes benefits of ‘green’ stormwater management

‘Green’ stormwater management eyed in Sea Grant study

posted March 19, 2018
A Texas A&M research team is investigating how coastal municipal planners can respond to increasing flood threats in rapidly growing coastal communities and build sustainable and healthy ecosystems using “green” stormwater management methods.
LAND prof named professor emeritus at Guelph University

Brown earns prof emeritus honor at Guelph University

posted March 19, 2018
For significant scholarly contributions in landscape architecture and urban planning, Robert Brown, a professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, was awarded the title of university professor emeritus by his former employer, The University of Guelph.
Former planning students elevated to AICP fellows

Former urban planning students elevated to AICP fellows

posted March 19, 2018
The myriad achievements of two former Texas A&M urban planning students have elevated them to the American Institute of Certified Planners’ College of Fellows, one of the profession’s highest honors.
Study abroad alum launches scholarship honoring Abbott

Former student creates new study abroad scholarship

posted March 19, 2018
A former Texas A&M environmental design student who was transformed by a single 1982 semester spent studying abroad in Italy is creating a scholarship to help fund similar transcendent educational experiences for today’s Texas A&M students.
Interdisciplinary design charrette brings undergraduates together

Space design contest unites students from multiple disciplines

posted March 9, 2018
Multidisciplinary student teams vied to reimagine a space adjacent to the Langford Architecture Center as part of the Feb. 23 – 25 Harold L. Adams Interdisciplinary Charrette for Undergrads, a Texas A&M College of Architecture design competition.
Rowlett Lecture canceled

Rowlett lecture canceled

posted March 8, 2018
Due to unexpected circumstances, the 2018 John Miles Rowlett Lecture, scheduled March 28 at the Texas A&M Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, has been canceled.
Viz, planning profs represented Texas A&M at SXSW in 2018

Texas A&M at SXSW in 2018 featured planning, viz profs

posted March 2, 2018
Texas A&M at SXSW, a March 11-14, 2018 showcase of university faculty and research at South by Southwest, the annual Austin mega-event that celebrates the convergence of creative industries, will include a panel of visualization professors discussing technology.
Planning prof’s research reveals flaws in municipal hazard plans

Five-year study finds coastal communities' hazard plans lacking

posted February 16, 2018
The field of urban planning is gaining interest as cities around the world, including nearby Houston, are facing increased exposure to weather-related risks and hazards ranging from sea level rise and flooding to temperature build-up and urban heat island effect.
CHC symposium focused on  African-American heritage

CHC symposium to feature heritage of African-Americans

posted February 2, 2018
The preservation of Texas’ historic African-American communities, imperiled repositories of black heritage and culture, was the focus of the 2018 Texas A&M Center for Heritage Conservation’s Historic Preservation Symposium.