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Summit to explore future of education through ‘smart’ solutions for cities

Summit explores education advances with ‘smart’ cities

posted April 18, 2019
Tech industry experts, community leaders and Texas A&M scholars in the design, engineering, teaching and planning disciplines will gather in College Station May 14, 2019 for the ENDEAVR Tech Summit, an event exploring the anticipated future of education as realized through “smart” cities.
College research center honors scholar with inaugural award

College research center honors scholar with inaugural award

posted April 2, 2019
A career marked by groundbreaking urban development research findings netted Ann O’M. Bowman, professor of government and public service, the inaugural Transformative Research Award from the university’s Center for Housing and Urban Development.
College grads lead 17 businesses on 2018 Aggie 100 list

College grads lead 17 businesses on Aggie 100 list

posted March 18, 2019
The 2018 Aggie 100 list of the fastest-growing companies owned or led by Texas A&M graduates includes 17 businesses headed by former students from the College of Architecture.
College hosts international planning conference Feb. 18-23

College hosts international LAUP conference

posted February 5, 2019
More than 75 leading land-use scholars will explore the growing, worldwide impact of natural hazards and global warming in the 13th annual conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights Feb. 18-23 at the Texas A&M Memorial Student Center.
Nominations for outstanding  college alumni due April 1

Nominations for outstanding college alums due April 1

posted January 14, 2019
Nominations for the 2019 Texas A&M College of Architecture Outstanding Alumni Awards are due by April 1.
Premier planners, designers to highlight spring LAUP series

Premier planners, designers to head spring LAUP series

posted January 10, 2019
Leading planners, designers, authors and educators will discuss a wide variety of trending topics at the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning Spring 2019 Lecture Series. The public lectures are scheduled at 6 p.m. in Scoates 208.
Diversity-related solutions sought for Feb. 8-9 campus hackathon

Diversity-related solutions sought for hackathon

posted January 4, 2019
Teams of Texas A&M students vying for a total of $5,000 in prize money will develop solutions for diversity-related campus issues Feb. 8-9, 2019 at Bridging Differences, the College of Architecture Diversity Council’s annual hackathon.
LAND prof, students teach local youth at Schob Preserve

LAND prof, students teach youth at Schob Preserve

posted November 29, 2018
To help young minds in College Station learn about nature and design, Landscape Architecture students, led by associate professor Eric Bardenhagen, accompanied seven first grade classes from College Hills Elementary School to Schob Preserve.
College’s 50th anniversary to include yearlong series of celebrations in 2019

Celebrations to mark college’s 50th anniversary in 2019

posted November 29, 2018
The Texas A&M College of Architecture will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019 with a yearlong series of festivities culminating in a slate of special events Nov. 14-16.
Innovative ‘green’ wall features sheet metal, native Texas plants

Innovative ‘green’ wall features sheet metal, native plants

posted November 27, 2018
Merging waste metal from the automotive industry, native plants and the ingenuity of design students and professors, a new “Living Wall” adorns the side of Langford B, adding beautification and reducing heat gain effects on the wall and surrounding area.
Hurricane-battered towns get planning help from grad students

Hurricane-battered towns get planning help from grad students

posted November 20, 2018
Two small Texas towns recovering from Hurricane Harvey are getting help from Texas A&M urban planning graduate students.
Designers, students to explore role of materials in landscape design at 2019 Workshop

Workshop to explore role of materials in landscape design

posted November 20, 2018
Students will team with leading design professionals Feb. 15, 2019, at Aggie Workshop, a series of lectures and an afternoon design charrette hosted by the Texas A&M student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Planning profs studying links among emergency agencies, plans, and infrastructure systems

Planning profs studying systems, hazard plan links

posted November 8, 2018
Two urban planning professors are looking to improve communities’ resilience to flooding by investigating the relationships between flood infrastructure systems, the communication networks between planning agencies and the natural hazard plans they create.
Planning prof notes cities’ post-Harvey planning changes

Planning prof notes post-Harvey city planning changes

posted November 8, 2018
Hurricane Harvey’s widespread damage forced cities throughout the U.S. to take a more critical look at their infrastructure and hazard mitigation plans, said Galen Newman, Texas A&M associate professor of urban planning.
Planning prof, fellow researchers learn how ‘green’ roofs can best reduce heat wave effects

Prof finds how ‘green’ roofs can best mitigate heat waves

posted November 8, 2018
As memories linger of a fatal 1995 Chicago heat wave, urban planners have new knowledge from researchers that included Sierra Woodruff, assistant professor of urban planning, to help them use “green” roofs to counteract the effects of future heat waves