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Planning prof's smart planning research recognized by CELA

Newman’s body of work earns honor from educators

posted July 10, 2017
For a diverse research agenda that includes finding smart solutions for vacated urban spaces, assistant professor Galen Newman earned an Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Award from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.
Brody says Houston flood risk rises as urban sprawl expands

Brody tells Guardian urban sprawl elevates Houston flood risk

posted June 28, 2017
Houston's growth has created a city at risk to devastating floods, said Sam Brody, a flood impact expert and professor of urban planning at Texas A&M, in a June 16, 2017 article in The Guardian, where he said “it’s not if, but when” a natural disaster will strike the metropolis.
Students, residents in Houston neighborhood to create plan combating polluted conditions

Students, residents in Houston to combat neighborhood toxins

posted June 22, 2017
Residents of Sunnyside, a Houston area neighborhood beset by water and air pollution and prone to flooding, will collaborate with College of Architecture students to develop plans to improve their community and create a roadmap for future growth.
Tier One Program grants promote transformational learning projects

Tier One Program funds extraordinary learning experiences

posted June 22, 2017
This fall, Texas A&M College of Architecture students will design building envelopes from auto assembly line waste, research problems facing communities on the Texas-Mexico border, and create a virtual reality platform to test engineering designs.
Study: Construction industry still slow to adopt new technology

Construction still hesitant to adopt tech, study shows

posted May 2, 2017
The construction industry is hesitant to pay for and utilize technology according to the 5th Annual Construction Technology Report, a survey-based study developed in part by Texas A&M construction science faculty members Ben Bigelow and James Benham ’01.
Students stage urban intervention experiment on campus walkway

Tactical urbanism garden installation transforms space

posted April 28, 2017
A multidisciplinary group of Texas A&M students installed a temporary garden, transforming an otherwise mundane campus space as part of an April 26, 2017 tactical urbanism experiment staged outside of the Langford Architecture Center.
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 talk about their divergent public policy views

Luminary architects engage in spirited policy discussion

posted April 5, 2017
Two of the world’s leading architects, Mark Foster Gage and Patrik Schumacher, discussed their sharply divergent views about built environment public policy during an April 21 public appearance at 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 headed 2017 Rowlett Lecture

Design, planning consultant headed 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, headlined the 2017 Rowlett Lecture Series 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.