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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.
Top planning scholar, author returns to Texas A&M faculty

Land use planning expert returns to Texas A&M faculty

posted November 26, 2013
Philip Berke ‘81, widely regarded as one of the nation’s top land use planning scholars, is returning to Texas A&M in 2014 to rejoin the urban planning faculty and help lead the university’s Institute for Sustainable Coastal Communities.
College of Architecture design programs among nation's best

Texas A&M design programs again listed among nation's best

posted November 26, 2013
Texas A&M’s landscape architecture programs and its graduate architecture program were once again ranked among the best in the United States in an annual survey of professional practice leaders who have hired and supervised recent design graduates.
Students unveil plans for New Jersey children’s health facility

Students unveil designs for kid’s healthcare facility

posted November 12, 2013
Graduate design students from Texas A&M unveiled design concepts for a 75,000-square-foot ambulatory health care facility for children to be constructed in New Jersey as part of a interstate pediatric health system.
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.
Grad students' plan for Gonzales earns kudos from Texas APA at conference

Texas APA honors grad students' plan for Gonzales, Texas

posted October 22, 2013
A comprehensive plan to guide municipal policymakers in Gonzales, Texas, prepared by graduate urban planning students at Texas A&M, was recognized with the Student Project Award by the Texas Chapter of the Texas American Planning Association.
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.
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.
MLPD students' analysis informs downtown Houston revitalization

MLPD students’ ideas add value to Houston

posted October 8, 2013
The underutilized southeastern area of downtown Houston could see its property values rise with the addition of green space and a signature landmark, concluded Texas A&M Master of Land and Property Development students in an analysis published last spring by the Urban Land Institute’s Houston Council.
The Association taps Tarlton for Excellence in Teaching Award

Doctoral student earns acclaim as teacher, mentor

posted October 8, 2013
A panel of Texas A&M faculty selected Edward Tarlton, an urban and regional science doctoral student who teaches landscape architecture and urban planning, as recipient of the The Association of Former Students’ Excellence in Teaching award.
Landscape architecture prof Nancy Volkman passes away

LAND professor Volkman passes

posted September 24, 2013
Nancy Jeanne Volkman, an associate professor and member of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning faculty at Texas A&M University since 1981, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 after a long illness. A dynamic teacher and prolific scholar, she was researching three books just prior to her death.
College spotlights faculty research at fifteenth annual symposium

College’s 15th annual research symposium held October 21

posted September 23, 2013
The Texas A&M College of Architecture’s 15th annual faculty research symposium, “Natural, Built, Virtual,” took place Oct. 21 in the Langford Architecture Center.
Healthier, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods are goal of TAMU professors' walkability research

Research eyes neighborhood walkability

posted August 16, 2013
Two Texas A&M College of Architecture professors who are researching how urban design can encourage, rather than impede, physical activity and help combat sedentary lifestyles.