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20th annual college research symposium set for Oct. 29

Oct. 29 symposium spotlights college, faculty research

posted September 5, 2018
The wide variety of research and creative work by faculty and doctoral students will be showcased at “Natural, Built, Virtual,” the college’s 20th annual research symposium, October 29, 2018, at Preston Geren Auditorium.
Premier urban planners, experts highlight fall LAUP lecture series

Premier urban planners highlight fall lecture series

posted August 31, 2018
Leading designers, authors and educators will discuss a wide variety of completed and ongoing projects in the 2018 LAUP Fall Lecture Series. The public lectures are scheduled at 6 p.m. in Scoates Lecture Hall room 208 on Mondays throughout the upcoming months.
Prof eyes impact of community flood resilience planning

Professor studying effectiveness of flood resilience planning

posted August 30, 2018
As flooding costs worldwide threaten to top $60 billion annually, Sierra Woodruff, Texas A&M assistant professor of urban planning, is studying whether natural hazard plans created by municipalities actually improve flood resilience.
Japan trip yields designs for multigenerational community

Japan trip yields multigenerational community designs

posted August 7, 2018
Texas A&M architecture and landscape architecture students collaborated to develop concepts for a Japanese retirement village designed to enhance the health of elderly residents by integrating them with young families and college students.
Planning, LAND students unveil La Grange post-Harvey proposals

Students craft plans to relieve La Grange flooding problems

posted June 22, 2018
As La Grange, Texas recovers from post Hurricane Harvey flooding, residents and elected officials are considering Texas A&M student proposals that address the town’s infrastructure, housing and transportation needs.
Ph.D planning. student’s research reveals method to reduce negative effects of urban gentrification

Ph.D. student says land trusts can ease gentrification effects

posted June 13, 2018
The ill effects of gentrification, like pushing lower-income families from their homes and reducing affordable housing availability, are decreased by programs that lease public property to low-income households, said Myungshik Choi, a Texas A&M Ph.D. graduate.
Student project featured on World Landscape Architecture website

Student's project showcased on international blog

posted June 5, 2018
A Texas A&M student's design proposal for a coastal Texas city’s commercial and residential development, including natural and engineered solutions to prevent flooding, was featured on WLA, an international website showcasing student and professional work.
Environmental design students fabricate Italian rooftop offices

Students design offices atop Italian buildings

posted May 7, 2018
This spring, first-year Texas A&M environmental design students envisioned how future population needs of historic Siena, Italy could be met by building models of elevated urban environments atop existing buildings.
Texas A&M study eyes value of citizen-sourced scientific data

Study eyes value of citizen-sourced scientific data

posted May 5, 2018
A team of Texas A&M urban planners are investigating the value of allowing “citizen scientists” to collect environmental data for agencies charged with protecting lives and property in natural disasters as part of a two-year National Science Foundation study.
Profs studying new transit mode’s effects on locals’ walking habits

Profs studying new transit mode’s effect on walking habits

posted April 17, 2018
Texas A&M urban planning and public health researchers are studying whether a new El Paso bus rapid transit (BRT) line — a system with dedicated lanes that mimic the efficiency of rail transit — changes walking habits of residents who live close to the line’s stations.
Van Zandt takes LAUP dept. helm

Van Zandt takes helm of LAUP department

posted April 11, 2018
Shannon Van Zandt, a distinguished educator, researcher, author and administrator who joined the Texas A&M College of Architecture faculty in 2005, is the new head of the university’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning.
Students design, fabricate modern urbanscape atop old Italian town

Students fabricate modern urbanscape atop old Italian town

posted March 19, 2018
First-year environmental design students drew inspiration from “The Jetsons,” Batman, and other sources to create an ultramodern, elevated urban environment atop historic Siena, Italy, showing how the centuries-old city could be rejuvenated for future needs.
TTC, Texas Sea Grant team up to build storm resilient communities

TAMU agencies unite to help build resilient coastal communities

posted March 19, 2018
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, two Texas A&M groups have teamed up to launch the Community Resilience Collaborative, a program aimed at bolstering the resilience of the state’s coastal communities to natural hazards and at restoring their habitats and ecosystems.
Study eyes benefits of ‘green’ stormwater management

‘Green’ stormwater management eyed in Sea Grant study

posted March 19, 2018
A Texas A&M research team is investigating how coastal municipal planners can respond to increasing flood threats in rapidly growing coastal communities and build sustainable and healthy ecosystems using “green” stormwater management methods.
Former planning students elevated to AICP fellows

Former urban planning students elevated to AICP fellows

posted March 19, 2018
The myriad achievements of two former Texas A&M urban planning students have elevated them to the American Institute of Certified Planners’ College of Fellows, one of the profession’s highest honors.