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Researchers find natural disasters affect coastal residents unevenly

HRRC researchers find uneven effects of natural disasters

posted August 4, 2014
Age, income and race are primary factors effecting the vulnerability of populations in coastal regions to climate-related natural disasters, according to a recent study by researchers at Texas A&M’s Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center.
Undergraduate planning student excels at Mexican at swim meet

Undergrad planning student excels at Mexican swim meet

posted July 29, 2014
Stellar performances at the recent Mexican national swimming championships by Liliana Ibañez, a Bachelor of Science in Urban & Regional Planning student at Texas A&M, led to a haul of four gold medals and a new national record in the 50-meter butterfly event.
Planning prof calls Harris County toxic waste pits a ‘loaded gun’

Planning prof calls Harris County waste pits a ‘loaded gun’

posted July 25, 2014
Toxic waste pits along the San Jacinto River in far east Harris County containing dioxin and other hazardous substances are a “loaded gun” threatening human health and the environment, said Sam Brody, professor of urban planning at Texas A&M University.
Planning prof begins two-year term on national design academy

Planning prof begins two-year term on design academy

posted July 10, 2014
The National Academy of Environmental Design is getting a boost in its efforts to advocate sustainable design and environmental stewardship from Phil Berke, one of the nation’s foremost land use planning experts and professor of urban planning.
Design Process students nab top spots in annual idea competition

Design Process students excel in Ideas Challenge

posted June 6, 2014
An idea incentivizing physical fitness, recycling and public transit use and another enhancing fireplace heat distribution, both hatched in a class taught at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture, were among the winning entries in a campus idea competition.
New plants tested in green roof study atop Langford A building

New plants installed in green roof study atop Langford A

posted June 6, 2014
Cooler weather will soon greet the assortment of greenery atop building A of Texas A&M’s Langford Architecture Center as a research project begun in 2012 to learn what plants will thrive on green roofs and green walls in Texas’ often hostile climate continues.
College to honor six outstanding alumni in October 17 ceremony

College to honor six outstanding alumni in October ceremony

posted June 6, 2014
Six former Texas A&M’s College of Architecture students who have risen to the top of their respective fields while making significant public service contributions will be honored this fall as outstanding alumni.
Students seek votes for Big Idea, outreach project in Texas colonia

Votes sought for student project in Texas colonias

posted April 30, 2014
A group of students is seeking votes for a video detailing their proposal to partner with a nonprofit organization in the Rio Grande Valley with the aim of improving the fortunes of colonias residents — the group’s entry in the Big Ideas at Berkeley contest.
HRRC comparing man-made, natural disasters in Texas towns

HRRC comparing man-made, natural disasters in Texas

posted April 30, 2014
A Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center team is investigating how recovery from a man-made disaster differs from a natural disaster as part of a National Science Foundation study focusing on the Texas towns of West and Granbury, which were hit, respectively, by a chemical plant explosion and a tornado.
LAND students create designs for park to serve special needs kids

Students design park for special needs kids

posted April 29, 2014
Design concepts for a special needs childrens’ park, developed by undergraduate landscape architecture students at Texas A&M, are part of a park proposal unanimously approved April 24 by the College Station City Council.
Brody featured in FEMA video touting flood prevention tips

Brody featured in FEMA video touting flood prevention tips

posted April 29, 2014
A video touting how communities can avoid flood losses, available on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s website, features Sam Brody, professor of urban planning at Texas A&M.
Peacock, Anderson recognized with research, teaching awards

Two college profs recognized for research, teaching

posted April 4, 2014
Two faculty members at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture have been recognized for outstanding research and teaching with 2014 Distinguished Achievement Awards from The Association of Former Students.
Lee’s students contribute to  creation of wayfinding guide

Lee’s students help create concepts for wayfinding guide

posted March 6, 2014
A publication detailing how to create better wayfinding, or the process which people find their way from place to play in a city or small town, reflects contributions made by graduate students at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture.
Grad students’ bike share plan earns national planning honors

Grad students’ plan wins national award from planning group

posted March 6, 2014
A report by graduate urban planning students at Texas A&M that helped establish a university bike sharing program was honored with an award in a nationwide contest sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Li elected to lead landscape architecture organization

Li elected to lead global landscape architecture group

posted February 25, 2014
As a newly elected leader of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, Ming-Han Li, associate professor of landscape architecture at Texas A&M, plans to elevate CELA’s national and global reputation and enhance service to its affiliated institutions.