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Scholars find that irregularly shaped parks reduce mortality risk

Scholars find link between health and park shape

posted November 27, 2019
Some community parks are square, a reflection of the city block where they’re located, but irregularly shaped parks reduce the mortality risk of residents who live near them, concluded a study by Huaquing Wang, a Ph.D. Urban and Regional Sciences student and Lou Tassinary, professor of visualization.
Master of Urban Planning program reaches new heights in national rankings

Master of Urban Planning program reaches new heights

posted November 14, 2019
The Master of Urban Planning program at Texas A&M has vaulted into the upper echelon of programs of its kind in new rankings published by Planetizen, an independent, online platform that reports urban planning news and resources.
Aggie landscape architecture program, educator earn top  DesignIntelligence rankings

LAND program, educator earn top national rankings

posted October 18, 2019
The Texas A&M landscape architecture program’s longstanding status as one of the nation’s best was reaffirmed in new rankings that also include an acknowledgement of Galen Newman, associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, as an exemplary educator.
Distinguished alum Cisneros ’68, to help college celebrate 50th anniversary Nov. 15

Cisneros ’68 to help college celebrate 50th anniversary

posted October 9, 2019
The College of Architecture’s lineup of 50th anniversary festivities includes “Celebration of Learning: Reimagining the Future,” a daylong event Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 featuring a keynote address by university distinguished alumnus Henry Cisneros '68 and additional faculty presentations.
Scholars find that elderly fitness is hindered by poorly maintained walking surfaces

Poorly maintained walking surfaces hinder elderly fitness

posted September 19, 2019
Uneven walking surfaces, incomplete sidewalks, and broken steps are small matters to most pedestrians — but to the elderly, they can be major barriers that have a significant, negative impact on their overall health, said Chanam Lee, professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning.
Dean announces professorship and fellowship appointments

Dean announces new professorships and fellowships

posted September 12, 2019
New appointments to Texas A&M College of Architecture endowed professorships, which support their holders’ teaching, research and service initiatives, have been announced by Jorge Vanegas, dean of the college.
Faculty, Ph.D. students present research findings, creative work

Research, creative work presented at annual symposium

posted September 2, 2019
The great variety of research and creative work by Texas A&M College of Architecture faculty and Ph.D. students was on full display at “Natural, Built, Virtual,” the college’s annual research symposium, Sept 16, 2019 at the university’s Langford Architecture Center.
Disaster recovery and hazard research symposium findings presented at conference

Disaster recovery and hazard symposium findings presented

posted August 6, 2019
Leading campus disaster recovery and hazard scholars will explore recent and ongoing research on Hurricane Harvey and disaster resilience at Resilience Rising: Research and Practice on Harvey and Hazards of the Future Sept. 5-6 at Texas A&M’s Rudder Tower.
College honors six outstanding  former students at annual event

College honors six outstanding former students Nov. 14

posted July 26, 2019
Six former students from the College of Architecture who have distinguished themselves as leaders and humanitarians in their respective fields will be honored as Outstanding Alumni at a Nov. 14, 2019 banquet in the Hildebrand Equine Complex.
Landscape architects can help cities recover from disasters, says LAND prof in paper

Park design could help cities’ disaster resilience

posted July 22, 2019
In a paper published March 2019, a group of scholars including Robert Brown, professor of landscape architecture, said that open spaces such as parks, plazas and even street design could strengthen a community's recovery after an earthquake.
Planning prof takes reins of hazard research center

Planning prof takes reins of hazard research center

posted July 11, 2019
One of the nation’s premier hazard research hubs, the Texas A&M Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, will continue focusing on disaster preparedness, mitigation and recovery with its new director Michelle Meyer, assistant professor of urban planning.
Prof awarded grant for work in saving historic Black settlements

Prof works to save historic Black settlements

posted July 9, 2019
For her impassioned work to protect Texas’ endangered, historic African-American communities, Andrea Roberts, Texas A&M assistant professor of urban planning, received a $50,000 grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
International experience inspires dual masters in architecture, land and property development

Student’s winding path leads to two graduate degrees

posted April 26, 2019
After eight years, three continents, and one accident that nearly took his life, Jace Bentle of Sweetwater, Texas walked the graduation stage twice this May, coming away with graduate degrees in both architecture and land and property development, earned in tandem from the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
Landscape architecture prof highlights trees’ vital role in landscape design

LAND prof highlights trees’ vital role in landscape design

posted April 25, 2019
On this Arbor Day, April 26, 2019, William ‘Chip’ Winslow, a landscape architecture professor at Texas A&M University, highlights the vital role of trees in the Earth’s ecosystem.
Summit explored future of education through ‘smart’ solutions for cities

Summit explored education advances with ‘smart’ cities

posted April 18, 2019
More than 50 tech industry experts, community leaders and Texas A&M scholars gathered in College Station May 14, 2019 for the ENDEAVR Tech Summit, an event exploring the anticipated future of education as realized through “smart” cities.