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Urban produce-growing project earns honor for M. Arch student

Grad student’s urban produce project earns contest honor

posted May 2, 2019
An innovative concept that integrates agriculture and urban living earned Sana Khadepaun, a Master of Architecture student, a place among top projects in a contest whose organizers aim to revamp cities into places whose inhabitants grow food.
Landscape architecture prof Highlights trees’ vital role in landscape design

LAND prof highlights trees’ vital role in landscape design

posted April 25, 2019
On this Arbor Day, April 26, 2019, William ‘Chip’ Winslow, a landscape architecture professor at Texas A&M University, highlights the vital role of trees in the Earth’s ecosystem.
Summit explored future of education through ‘smart’ solutions for cities

Summit explored education advances with ‘smart’ cities

posted April 18, 2019
More than 50 tech industry experts, community leaders and Texas A&M scholars gathered in College Station May 14, 2019 for the ENDEAVR Tech Summit, an event exploring the anticipated future of education as realized through “smart” cities.
College research center honors scholar with inaugural award

College research center honors scholar with inaugural award

posted April 2, 2019
A career marked by groundbreaking urban development research findings netted Ann O’M. Bowman, professor of government and public service, the inaugural Transformative Research Award from the university’s Center for Housing and Urban Development.
College hosts international planning conference Feb. 18-23

College hosts international LAUP conference

posted February 5, 2019
More than 75 leading land-use scholars will explore the growing, worldwide impact of natural hazards and global warming in the 13th annual conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights Feb. 18-23 at the Texas A&M Memorial Student Center.
Premier planners, designers to highlight spring LAUP series

Premier planners, designers to head spring LAUP series

posted January 10, 2019
Leading planners, designers, authors and educators will discuss a wide variety of trending topics at the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning Spring 2019 Lecture Series. The public lectures are scheduled at 6 p.m. in Scoates 208.
Innovative ‘green’ wall features sheet metal, native Texas plants

Innovative ‘green’ wall features sheet metal, native plants

posted November 27, 2018
Merging waste metal from the automotive industry, native plants and the ingenuity of design students and professors, a new “Living Wall” adorns the side of Langford B, adding beautification and reducing heat gain effects on the wall and surrounding area.
Hurricane-battered towns get planning help from grad students

Hurricane-battered towns get planning help from grad students

posted November 20, 2018
Two small Texas towns recovering from Hurricane Harvey are getting help from Texas A&M urban planning graduate students.
Designers, students to explore role of materials in landscape design at 2019 Workshop

Workshop to explore role of materials in landscape design

posted November 20, 2018
Students will team with leading design professionals Feb. 15, 2019, at Aggie Workshop, a series of lectures and an afternoon design charrette hosted by the Texas A&M student chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Tech startup launch features Texas A&M architecture prof

Tech startup launch features Texas A&M architecture prof

posted November 8, 2018
The launch in Austin of a new incubator for business ventures that feature sustainable practices was headlined by Ahmed Ali, Texas A&M assistant professor of architecture.
Planning profs studying links among emergency agencies, plans, and infrastructure systems

Planning profs studying systems, hazard plan links

posted November 8, 2018
Two urban planning professors are looking to improve communities’ resilience to flooding by investigating the relationships between flood infrastructure systems, the communication networks between planning agencies and the natural hazard plans they create.
Planning prof notes cities’ post-Harvey planning changes

Planning prof notes post-Harvey city planning changes

posted November 8, 2018
Hurricane Harvey’s widespread damage forced cities throughout the U.S. to take a more critical look at their infrastructure and hazard mitigation plans, said Galen Newman, Texas A&M associate professor of urban planning.
Planning prof, fellow researchers learn how ‘green’ roofs can best reduce heat wave effects

Prof finds how ‘green’ roofs can best mitigate heat waves

posted November 8, 2018
As memories linger of a fatal 1995 Chicago heat wave, urban planners have new knowledge from researchers that included Sierra Woodruff, assistant professor of urban planning, to help them use “green” roofs to counteract the effects of future heat waves
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.
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.