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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. 
Former college administrator reshaped OU design programs

Former administrator reshaped design programs at OU

posted February 16, 2016
Charles Graham, 64, a former administrator and member of the Texas A&M College of Architecture faculty who had been serving as dean of the College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma since 2008, died Feb. 12, 2016 surrounded by family.
Students visualize data to solve problems at Build Day contest

Students visualize data, win prizes at Build Day contest

posted February 2, 2016
Discussions of race, rights and inclusivity throughout the Brazos Valley abounded at the Feb. 5 – 6, 2016 Open Data Build Day competition in which citizen teams vied for prize money by mining and manipulating census data to create spatially illustrated solutions for diversity-related challenges.
Energy Corridor bridge design competition gets under way

Students to compete to design Interstate 10 pedestrian bridge

posted January 19, 2016
Students are creating designs for an Interstate 10 pedestrian bridge in Houston's Energy Corridor District for a competition hosted by the district and Texas A&M landscape architecture professor Jun-Hyun Kim.
41st annual Aggie Workshop explored multidisciplinary design

Aggie Workshop focused on landscape, art, architecture

posted January 13, 2016
Landscape architecture students teamed with design professionals at the 41st annual Aggie Workshop, a Feb. 5, 2016 event that included lectures, a charrette and a panel discussion hosted at Texas A&M by the student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Former students endow new professorships, fellowship

Former students create four new endowed positions

posted December 15, 2015
Leading by example, four former students of the Texas A&M College of Architecture have made generous commitments, endowing three professorships and creating a new fellowship to support a promising residential construction educator.
Nominations for outstanding college alumni due March 1

Outstanding former student nominations due by March 1, 2016

posted December 15, 2015
Nominations are under way for the Texas A&M College of Architecture's 2016 Outstanding Alumni Award, which honors former students who've made significant contributions to their profession and community. Nomination packages are due by March 1, 2016.
Student-gathered data aiding coastal vulnerability research

Furr HS students gather data aiding vulnerability study

posted December 14, 2015
A group of students who attend Furr High School, which serves an east Houston industrial area prone to air pollution and flooding, are gathering local environmental data with help from Texas A&M urban planning faculty and graduate students.