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Studies to bolster rural motorist safety, cut road building costs

CoSci prof studying road safety and construction costs

posted June 29, 2018
Researchers are learning how to reduce highway repavement costs and maximize rural highway safety in two multiyear research projects that include Kunhee Choi, Texas A&M associate professor of construction science, and scientists from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
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.
Project to yield cost estimating tools for highway construction

Professor developing new estimating tools for rebuilding roads

posted March 19, 2018
A construction science professor is working to lower the cost of highway construction bids by optimizing data-driven construction scheduling methods in advance of a $1.5 trillion federal highway infrastructure rebuilding proposal.
Students design portable bridges to assist military foot soldiers

Design students create expandable military foot bridges

posted March 19, 2018
In a studio project with real-world military applications, senior Texas A&M environmental design students recently designed and fabricated working prototypes for lightweight, collapsible bridges that can be easily deployed to help soldiers traverse tough terrains.
Vizzers top statewide short film Texas bullet train competition

Viz students take top prizes in bullet train film competition

posted December 5, 2017
Using motion graphics, kinetic type and their own design prowess, two Texas A&M visualization student teams won first place honors in a statewide short film competition to create standout promotional videos for the proposed Texas Bullet Train.
Planning prof eyes factors influencing senior walking

Prof learns factors influencing senior walking frequency

posted October 19, 2017
People older than 60 are more likely to meet federal walking recommendations if they have younger neighbors, or a human or animal companion to walk with, according to a study that included two College of Architecture researchers.
19th symposium showcased faculty, Ph.D. student projects

Oct. 23 symposium spotlighted college, faculty research

posted September 14, 2017
The 19th annual College of Architecture Research Symposium, “Natural, Built, Virtual,” showcased research and creative work by college faculty and doctoral students in a daylong series of five minute sessions in the Langford Architecture Center’s Preston Geren Auditorium.
Event promotes transportation planning studies at Texas A&M

Transportation expert headlines planning event

posted April 27, 2017
Transportation planning faculty and students gathered on the Texas A&M campus March 27 to promote study in their discipline as part of a March 27 symposium at the College of Architecture.
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.
Hazard researchers eye disaster effects on food distribution links

HRRC eying how disasters influence food distribution

posted October 11, 2016
Texas A&M University researchers are collaborating on an NSF initiative aimed at identifying links between the U.S. food distribution system and the nation’s energy, water and transportation networks that are most likely to be disrupted in a natural disaster.
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.
Student’s Bicycle Equity Index earns APA top paper honors

National group honors paper by planning student

posted July 21, 2016
A new planning tool developed by Rachel Prelog, a graduate urban planning student, helps transportation planners determine whether bicycle lanes enhance the mobility of residents who may not have ready access to automobiles.
LAND students garner first prize  in Houston bridge design contest

LAND students earn top prize in Houston bridge design contest

posted July 21, 2016
A stylish bridge design created by landscape architecture students crossing Interstate 10 in Houston’s thriving Energy Corridor District garnered first place honors in a design competition hosted by the district.
Ph.D. student’s research poster earns top honor at conference

Ph.D. student’s poster earns top honor at conference

posted March 25, 2016
A poster designed by Ph.D. student Sungmin Lee, illustrating findings by Texas A&M researchers in a study to determine how older pedestrians' fear of falling affects their physical fitness, captured an award from a national research foundation.
Teens blog about their home  county in ongoing TTC project

Teens blog about their home county in TTC initiative

posted March 25, 2016
Two teenage residents of Liberty County, Texas are posting ideas about improving their home county in a multimedia blog, one of a set of ongoing Texas Target Communities initiatives aimed at helping residents of the rural area northeast of Houston shape their futures.