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Student posters, presentations  earn 2017 research week honors

Posters, addresses earn students 2017 research week honors

posted April 18, 2017
Posters and 10-minute oral presentations detailing a wide range of research findings by Texas A&M College of Architecture students were among the top submissions at the university’s 2017 Student Research Week.
Two leading architects to discuss their divergent public policy views in Rudder Theatre on April 21

Leading designers discuss divergent views April 21

posted April 5, 2017
Two of the world’s leading architects, Mark Foster Gage and Patrik Schumacher, will discuss their sharply divergent views about built environment public policy during a public appearance 5-7 p.m., April 21 in Texas A&M's Rudder Theatre.
Planning prof, Academies group seek to reduce urban flooding

Prof among group investigating urban flooding for FEMA

posted March 23, 2017
A group of scientists, including Sam Brody, professor of urban planning at Texas A&M, have been tasked by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to learn the causes and extent of the nation's urban flooding problems.
Community-based research, service confab hosted by TTC March 19-22

TTC hosting annual research, service confab March 19-22

posted February 22, 2017
University educators from across the nation will reveal how their research and service projects are enhancing communities and providing transformative learning experiences during the 2017 Sustainable City Year Conference March 19–22 at Texas A&M University.
Spring 2017 lectures to feature  leading land developers, planners

Spring 2017 lectures to feature leading developers, planners

posted February 7, 2017
Experts in land development, transportation, urban sustainability and history will share their knowledge in the spring 2017 Texas A&M Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning lecture series.
Design, planning consultant heads 2017 Rowlett Lecture

Design, planning consultant heads 2017 Rowlett Lecture

posted January 25, 2017
Betsy del Monte, founding principal of Transform Global, a consultancy that seeks to transform the built environment through planning and educational projects, will headline the 2017 Rowlett Lecture Series, 1 – 4 p.m. March 29 in the Memorial Student Center.
Interdisciplinary studio yields plans, designs for central Texas children’s mental health center

Students create new designs for children’s treatment center

posted December 14, 2016
A capital campaign to build a new campus for the Phoenix Center, a central Texas facility providing low- or no-cost mental health therapy to children, is now bolstered by architectural and master plan concepts created by students in a multidisciplinary studio.
Valley city fiscal plans informed by Ph.D. student-led discussions

Ph.D. student-led talks informing valley fiscal plans

posted November 11, 2016
Small business owners and community leaders in Brownsville, Texas, identified their community’s economic strengths and weaknesses in a series of discussions hosted by Edna Ledesma, a Ph.D. Urban and Regional Sciences student.
LAND prof’s study correlates amount of tree shade with heat-related ambulance calls

LAND prof studies tree shade’s impact during heat waves

posted November 10, 2016
Not only do shady landscapes offer relief from the summer heat, they can also reduce heat-related medical emergencies, according to a study undertaken by Robert Brown, professor of landscape architecture at Texas A&M, and four colleagues.
Prof’s new book explores theory and practice of serene urbanism

Prof’s new book explores theory of serene urbanism

posted November 2, 2016
In his new book, Philip Tabb, Texas A&M professor of architecture, explores the theory of serene urbanism and how he brought it to life as the master planner for Serenbe, an environmentally friendly development near Atlanta.
Expert panel discussed impact of  race in community design Nov. 7

Panel discussed impact of race on design Nov. 7

posted November 1, 2016
Four African-American planners and designers discussed how race impacts community development in “Race and Community Design,” a panel discussion Thursday, Nov. 7 in the Technical Reference Center, Langford A.
Environmental researchers' outreach initiatives seek life enhancing solutions

Texas A&M research transforming urban school, community

posted October 11, 2016
After each heavy rain last spring on the streets of an impoverished, east Houston industrial neighborhood, students from nearby Furr High School trained by Texas A&M graduate planning students mapped and tested the toxicity of storm floodwaters.
Transportation prof’s leadership, research earns regent’s award

Prof’s transportation research earns honor from system regents

posted September 20, 2016
The Texas A&M University System Regents honored Katie Turnbull, a member of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning faculty, for her research that has led to improvements in the U.S. transportation system.
Former CHUD director Van Zandt takes reins of LAUP department

Former CHUD head Van Zandt named LAUP dept. head

posted September 1, 2016
Shannon van Zandt, an experienced administrator, prolific researcher and professor of urban planning, becomes the new interim head of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning in fall 2016.
The Atlantic publishes Q&A with Newman on shrinking cities study

The Atlantic Q&A with Newman eyes shrinking cities

posted September 1, 2016
Once-vibrant Rust Belt cities are using scattershot approaches to grapple with growing areas of vacancy caused by population decline, said Galen Newman, assistant professor of urban planning at Texas A&M, in a July 20, 2016 article in The Atlantic.