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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.
HRRC researchers focus on resilience, smart planning

HRRC marks 25th year championing resilience, planning

posted February 17, 2014
To mark 25 years of disaster-related research at Texas A&M University, many of the nation’s top hazard researchers are gathering on campus April 4-5 to present their latest work as part of the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center’s “Planning for Disaster Resilience Symposium.”
Nigerians receive plan created by LAND students for medical city

Nigerians receive LAND students’ plan for medical city

posted January 29, 2014
In an effort to raise Nigeria's health care standards, a Nigerian company is preparing to build a world-class medical service and research city based on a master plan created by graduate landscape architecture students at Texas A&M.
Nominations for outstanding  college alumni due Feb. 22

Nominations for 2014 outstanding alumni due Feb. 24

posted January 29, 2014
Nominations for the 2014 College of Architecture Outstanding Alumni Awards, which annually recognize former students of exceptional accomplishment, are being accepted through Feb. 24, 2014.
Former student’s plans helped transform downtown Fort Worth

Former student’s plans transformed Fort Worth cityscape

posted January 21, 2014
James Toal ’69, a planning and economic development expert whose distinguished career included a leading role in what WFAA-TV called the biggest urban makeover in Fort Worth’s history, died at his home Dec. 22, 2013.
Aggie Workshop presented speakers, charettes Feb. 7

Aggie Workshop featured speakers, charettes Feb. 7

posted January 17, 2014
A keynote address by Hitesh Mehta, a leading designer of lodges and landscapes at ecotourism sites throughout the world, highlighted lectures, charrettes and social events Feb. 7, 2014 at the 39th annual Aggie Workshop.
Professor earns Regan Prize for interdisciplinary initiatives

Interdisciplinary emphasis earns honor for Clayton

posted January 17, 2014
Leadership in numerous interdisciplinary initiatives at Texas A&M’s College of Architecture has netted Mark Clayton, professor of architecture at Texas A&M, the J. Thomas Regan Interdisciplinary Prize.
MLPD student is first to receive Real Estate Center scholarship

Land development student receives new scholarship

posted December 6, 2013
Niles Hogan, a Master of Land and Property Development student at Texas A&M, is the inaugural recipient of the Texas A&M Real Estate Center scholarship.
Black high schools resurrected from former students' memories

Alums help students design lost school models from memory

posted December 4, 2013
Tasked with creating museum-quality models of two Brazos Valley African-American high schools that burned down in the 1960s, a group of Texas A&M graduate architecture students quickly discovered they'd have to resurrect the schools from former student's memories.
Planning students raise profile of Navasota community center

Planning students' event highlights community center

posted December 4, 2013
The Carver Community Center in Navasota, Texas, once the site of the town’s African-American high school, was the scene of “Navasota Neighborhood Day,” organized Nov. 23, 2013 by Master of Urban Planning students at Texas A&M University.
Italians embrace Rodiek’s survey for evaluating outdoor spaces

Italians using Rodiek’s 2007 outdoor survey

posted December 4, 2013
Graduate students in Italy, using a survey developed at Texas A&M’s Center for Health Systems & Design, found that many outdoor spaces in Milan nursing homes could benefit from improvements that increase residents' outdoor access.
Professor offers strategies for enhancing hurricane resilience

Prof suggests ways to enhance community hurricane resilience

posted December 4, 2013
Communities can improve their hurricane resilience by better protecting wetlands, diversifying their respective economies and building communication networks for socially vulnerable groups, said Sam Brody, Texas A&M professor of urban planning.
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.