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I am a professor of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning at the Texas A&M University. I have the privilege of working with a lot of bright and talented students. Through our studies we've come to understand the atmospheric environment in new and often surprising ways. We study how elements in the landscape modify the different components of the microclimate, and how the microclimate affects the thermal comfort of people. By integrating these landscape architects can design environments that modify the microclimate to create thermally comfortable outdoor environments. This is particularly important in the context of global climate change and intensification of urban heat islands.

selected publications
Academic Articles80
Chapters3
  • Brown, R. D., Lafortezza, R., Corry, R. C., Leal, D. B., & Sanesi, G. (2007). Cultural patterns as a component of environmental planning and design. Landscape Ecological Applications in Man-Influenced Areas: Linking Man and Nature Systems. (pp. 395-415).
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  • Seguchi, R., Brown, R. D., & Takeuchi, K. (2007). Land use change from traditional to modern eras: Saitama prefecture, Japan. Landscape Ecological Applications in Man-Influenced Areas: Linking Man and Nature Systems. (pp. 113-128).
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  • Rodiek, S. (2006). The Role of the Outdoors in Residential Environments for Aging. The Role of the Outdoors in Residential Environments for Aging. (pp. 187-202). Routledge.
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Conference Papers3
Email
robert.brown@tamu.edu
First Name
Robert
Last Name
Brown
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning; 3137 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3137
USA