Dr. Galen D. Newman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University. He serves as Associate Department Head, Coordinator of the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Program, Director of the Center for Housing and Urban Development, and the Youngblood Endowed Professor of Residential Land Development. Dr. Newman's research interests include urban regeneration, land use science, spatial analytics, community resilience, and design performance. His research focuses on the integration of urban regeneration and urban flood resilience. His work has been published in many high quality peer-reviewed outlets and has been funded through numerous internal and external funding sources including the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Environmental Health totaling over 30 million dollars. He has won many awards for his research including the Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Award from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture and the Best Paper Award from the Journal of the American Planning Association. He has also led many efforts to provide service learning opportunities which have also won national and state awards including five American Society of Landscape Architects National Awards (ASLA), 20+ ASLA, Texas Chapter Awards, 2 American Planning Association, Texas Chapter Awards and being designated as both a Service Learning Faculty Fellow and Student Success Faculty Fellow at TAMU.

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selected publications
Academic Articles21
  • Li, D., Newman, G. D., Wilson, B., Zhang, Y., & Brown, R. D. (2022). Modeling the relationships between historical redlining, urban heat, and heat-related emergency department visits: An examination of 11 Texas cities. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science. 49(3), 933-952.
  • Newman, G., Kim, Y., Kim, G., Lee, R. J., Gu, D., Forghanparast, K., & Goldberg, D (2022). A python script for longitudinally measuring the duration of vacant land uses. Journal of Spatial Science. 67(1), 129-141.
  • Park, Y., Newman, G. D., Lee, J., & Lee, S. (2021). Identifying and comparing vacant housing determinants across South Korean cities. Applied Geography. 136, 102566-102566.
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  • Woodruff, S., Tran, T., Lee, J., Wilkins, C., Newman, G., Ndubisi, F., & Van Zandt, S. (2021). Green infrastructure in comprehensive plans in coastal Texas. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 64(9), 1578-1598.
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Conference Papers2
  • Webb, A. M., Fowler, H., Kerne, A., Newman, G., Kim, J., & Mackay, W. E. (2019). Interstices. Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI '19: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 1-12.
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  • (2018). Multiscale Design Strategies in a Landscape Architecture Classroom. Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference, DIS '18: Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2018. 1081-1093.
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Texas A&M University; Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning; 3137 TAMU -Langford A 304
College Station, TX 77843-3137