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Study finds Mueller development raises residents’ physical activity

Study shows more physical activity in Austin development

posted December 17, 2014
A CHSD study showed that residents of Austin's pedestrian-oriented Mueller development walked more and had improved social interactions with their neighbors compared to their previous neighborhood.
‘Tis the season of opportunity for year-end donations to college

‘Tis the season for making year-end donations to college

posted December 16, 2014
This time of year, the College of Architecture is tremendously grateful for the support received from those who truly want to make a difference in the future of the College and the lives of our students.
Design, LAND students to unveil outpatient, sports facility designs

Students to unveil outpatient, sports facility designs

posted December 3, 2014
Design concepts created by Texas A&M architecture and landscape architecture students for a new outpatient and sports medicine facility in the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children will be unveiled Dec. 3 and 5 in College Station and Dec. 8 in Dallas.
Center for Teaching Excellence taps prof as Montague scholar

Teaching excellence nets prof Montague scholar recognition

posted November 26, 2014
For active, constructive engagement with his students, Jun-Hyun Kim, an assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University, was named a 2014-15 Montague – Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar.
‘Mystery of Art’ exhibits features college prof’s art at Wright Gallery

Wright Gallery show explores ‘Mystery of Art’ through Dec. 20

posted November 14, 2014
“Mystery of Art,” an exhibit featuring drawings and paintings by Russell Reid ‘89, runs through Dec. 20 at the Wright Gallery on the second floor of building A in the Langford Architecture Center. A reception for Reid will be held at the gallery 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18.
GIS software developer to keynote Texas A&M’s GIS Day celebration

GIS software head to keynote Texas A&M GIS Day celebration

posted November 14, 2014
Clint Brown ’78, director of software products at Esri, the world’s leading developer of geographic information system applications, will keynote Texas A&M’s GIS Day festivities 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18 in Memorial Student Center Room 2300E.
Doctoral student earns awards for organizing 'Dialogo on the Border'

Doctoral student honored for 'Dialogo on Border' planning

posted November 10, 2014
Edna Ledesma, a doctoral student in the Urban and Regional Sciences program at Texas A&M, earned two awards at a state planning conference for her role organizing Dialogo on the Border, an April 2013 conference in Brownsville, Texas.
Houston's 610 Loop tops TTI list of state’s congested roadways

Houston's 610 Loop tops TTI list of state’s congested roadways

posted November 4, 2014
The Interstate 610 west loop in Houston has secured the dubious honor of the most congested roadway in Texas in an annual Texas A&M Transportation Institute study of congestion in almost 1800 roadways throughout the state.
Donated nature preserve serves university as 'living' classroom

Donated nature area will serve LAUP as 'living' classroom

posted November 4, 2014
A nature preserve near campus, gifted to the university by the late David E. Schob, a beloved history professor, will serve as a “living” classroom supporting landscape architecture and park and tourism sciences students' design and research projects.
Nine companies on Aggie 100 list led by architecture college grads

Nine companies on Aggie 100 list led by arch. college grads

posted November 4, 2014
Texas A&M College of Architecture graduates head nine of the 100 fastest-growing companies owned or led by former students according to the 2014 Aggie 100 list compiled by Mays Business School’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship.
GIS Day 2014 to  celebrate utility of ubiquitous geospatial tool

GIS Day celebrates utility of ubiquitous geospatial tool

posted October 28, 2014
GIS Day, the worldwide salute to geospatial technology and its power to transform and enhance lives, is going to be extra “spatial” this year in Aggieland, where the Texas A&M celebration is expanding to encompass three event-packed days, Nov. 17–19.
Profs publish book of steps to increase community resilience

Profs publish book with steps to raise community resilience

posted October 21, 2014
Procedures to create resilient communities — places that avoid, absorb and recover quickly from natural disasters — are detailed in a new book co-authored by four urban planning educators at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture.
Ndubisi book compiles classic, contemporary planning essays

Ndubisi’s new book compiles 150 years of planning essays

posted October 21, 2014
A new book of classic and contemporary writings illustrating key themes shaping the theory and practice of ecological design and planning, compiled by Texas A&M urban planning professor Forster Ndubisi, will be available this December.
Renowned alum sharing expertise with college as new TIAS Fellow

Noted alum sharing expertise as TIAS Faculty Fellow

posted October 21, 2014
Harold Adams ‘61, chairman emeritus of RTKL, one of the world’s largest design firms, and an Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Architecture, was among the elite group selected as Faculty Fellows for Texas A&M’s Institute for Advanced Study.
‘Battle for Turkey Creek’ film highlights Sustainability Day

‘Turkey Creek’ film to highlight Campus Sustainability Day

posted October 20, 2014
“Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek,” a documentary chronicling a decade-long struggle of Gulfport, Miss. residents to stop a land development project threatening their neighborhood, will be screened at 5 p.m., Oct. 22, in Evans Library Annex.