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Prof tapped to advise landscape architecture outreach initiatives

Professor to advise CELA publication committee efforts

posted June 29, 2016
With a 2016 appointee to the advisory panel for CELA, Jun-Hyun Kim, assistant professor of landscape architecture at Texas A&M University, will provide guidance to the group's communications, outreach and publications committee.
Rodiek inducted as CELA Fellow, Ndubisi named top U.S. educator

Profs Rodiek, Ndubisi garner high honors at 2016 CELA confab

posted June 29, 2016
Texas A&M faculty and students garnered several distinguished honors at the CELA Conference held last Spring in Utah, including the induction of Jon Rodiek into the council’s Academy of Fellows and an Outstanding Educator Award for Forster Ndubisi.
LAND students informed design of new campus teaching garden

Students’ design influences new teaching garden

posted June 15, 2016
A master plan developed by graduate Texas A&M landscape architecture students helped realize a seven-acre outdoor horticulture laboratory and demonstration space to be built on the university's West Campus.
Multidisciplinary initiative yields forecasts of more Houston floods

Climate project forsees more flood events in Houston

posted May 4, 2016
Extreme rainfall events in Houston like the April 18, 2016 deluge will become more frequent in the future according to a study conducted for the Resilience and Climate Change Cooperative Project, an interdisciplinary research initiative at Texas A&M.
Dramatic views of Soltis Center depicted in CoSci prof’s video

Dramatic views of Soltis Center shown in CoSci prof’s video

posted May 3, 2016
Dramatic aerial views of Texas A&M’s Soltis Center for Research and Education in Costa Rica enliven a video created by Julian Kang, associate professor of construction science, who is helping to lead a spring 2016 multidisciplinary studio at the center.
Students to present concepts of Kenyan healthcare facilities

Students to present concepts of Kenyan healthcare facilities

posted April 25, 2016
Students will present design concepts for next-generation, Kenyan healthcare facilities April 26 at a conference aimed at improving healthcare for Africans by creating business relationships and partnerships between people in the U.S. and Africa.
Prof to recommend planning strategies for shrinking cities

Prof to recommend planning strategies for shrinking cities

posted March 28, 2016
Galen Newman, an assistant professor of urban planning at Texas A&M, is developing planning solutions for once-vibrant cities such as Detroit, Buffalo, N.Y., and Youngstown, Ohio, now plagued by growing vacant areas caused by shrinking populations.
Planning researchers develop ‘scorecard’ for hazard plans

Planning researchers develop ‘scorecard’ for hazard plans

posted March 28, 2016
Urban planners can assess whether a community’s hazard plans target its most vulnerable areas with a scorecard developed in part by planning researchers at Texas A&M.
Ph.D. student’s research poster earns top honor at conference

Ph.D. student’s poster earns top honor at conference

posted March 25, 2016
A poster designed by Ph.D. student Sungmin Lee, illustrating findings by Texas A&M researchers in a study to determine how older pedestrians' fear of falling affects their physical fitness, captured an award from a national research foundation.
Teens blog about their home  county in ongoing TTC project

Teens blog about their home county in TTC initiative

posted March 25, 2016
Two teenage residents of Liberty County, Texas are posting ideas about improving their home county in a multimedia blog, one of a set of ongoing Texas Target Communities initiatives aimed at helping residents of the rural area northeast of Houston shape their futures.
Barucchieri honored in one of two new study abroad scholarships

Former students endow new study abroad scholarships

posted March 24, 2016
New scholarships endowed by two former students honor Paolo Barucchieri, the late, much-loved former director at the College of Architecture's study abroad venue in Italy and help students fulfill their study abroad requirement there.
MLPD students identify factors heightening value of subdivision

Students identify factors raising value of urban subdivision

posted March 24, 2016
Master of Land and Property Development students at Texas A&M analyzed how numerous, additional amenities and factors affect the overall value of Towne Lake, a suburban northwest Houston subdivision, during a fall 2015 MLPD class.
Land and property development professor earns 2015 Regan Prize

Land and property development prof earns Regan Prize

posted March 24, 2016
For leadership in multidisciplinary education, Geoffrey Booth, an associate professor who heads classes in the Texas A&M Master of Land and Property Development program, was selected as the recipient of the 2015 J. Thomas Regan Interdisciplinary Prize.
Profs evaluating local, regional plans’ effects on vulnerability

Profs evaluating plans' effects on hazard vulnerability

posted February 24, 2016
Phil Berke, professor of urban planning, and Jennifer Horney, Texas A&M associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, are conducting research to raise community resilience to natural disasters.
Students to unveil designs for Kenyan health care centers

Students to unveil designs for Kenyan health care centers

posted February 16, 2016
Design concepts of next-generation, community health centers to serve people in Kenya, created by students in an interdisciplinary studio, were unveiled at Feb. 17, 2016 in the Langford Architecture Center.