- Department Head, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, School of Architecture
Dr. Galen D. Newman is Professor and Head in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning (LAUP) at Texas A&M University as well as the Youngblood Endowed Professor of Residential Land Development. He is also PI of the TAMU Superfund Center's Community Engagement Core and Co-I for is Risk and Geospatial Sciences Core. In LAUP, he formerly served as Associate Department Head, Coordinator of the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Program, Director of the Center for Housing and Urban Development, Coordinator of the Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning Program, Associate Director of the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center, and Community Resilience Lead for the institute for Sustainable Communities. Dr. Newman's research interests include community resilience, urban regeneration, land use science, spatial analytics, and built environment performance. His work has been published in many high quality peer-reviewed outlets (over 100 journal articles) and has been funded through numerous internal and external funding sources including the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences totaling over 60 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), 30+ ASLA, Texas Chapter Awards, 2 American Planning Association, Texas Chapter Awards and being designated as a TAMU Service Learning Faculty Fellow, a TAMU Student Success Faculty Fellow and a TAMU Presidential Impact Fellow. Other awards include the School of Architecture's Regan Interdisciplinary Research Award, the Association of Former Student's Award in Teaching at the College Level, and being named one of Design Intelligence's Most Admired Educators.
- Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning, Clemson University - (Clemson, South Carolina, United States) 2010
- LL.M. in Community Planning, Auburn University - (Auburn, Alabama, United States) 2006
- M.A. in Landscape Architecture, Auburn University - (Auburn, Alabama, United States) 2006
- B.S. in Environmental Design, Auburn University - (Auburn, Alabama, United States) 2003
- Ye, X., Newman, G., Lee, C., Van Zandt, S., & Jourdan, D. (2023). Toward Urban Artificial Intelligence for Developing Justice-Oriented Smart Cities. JOURNAL OF PLANNING EDUCATION AND RESEARCH. 43(1), 6-7.
- Newman, G., Malecha, M., & Atoba, K. (2023). Integrating ToxPi outputs with ArcGIS Dashboards to identify neighborhood threat levels of contaminant transferal during flood events.. J Spat Sci. 68(1), 57-69.
- Cai, Z., Zhu, R., Ruggiero, E., Newman, G., & Horney, J. A. (2023). Calculating the Environmental Impacts of Low-Impact Development Using Long-Term Hydrologic Impact Assessment: A Review of Model Applications. LAND. 12(3), 612-612.
- Sansom, G. T., Hernandez, R., Johnson, J. N., Newman, G., Atoba, K., Masterson, J. H., Davis, D., & Fawkes, L. S. (2023). Evaluating the impact of proximity to reported toxic release facilities and flood events on chronic health outcomes in the city of Galena Park, Texas. Climate Risk Management. 40, 100507-100507.
- Lee, J., Park, Y., & Newman, G. D. (2023). Twenty years of research on shrinking cities: a focus on keywords and authors. LANDSCAPE RESEARCH. ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print), 1-16.
- Van Zandt, S., Masterson, J. H., Newman, G. D., & Meyer, M. A. (2020). Appendix. Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change. 193-200. Elsevier.
- Kirsch, K. R., Horney, J. A., Sansom, G. T., & Newman, G. D. (2020). Breaking down the walls: challenges and lessons learned in interdisciplinary research. Zandt, S. V., Masterson, J. H., Newman, G. D., & Meyer, M. A. (Eds.), Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change. 75-86. Elsevier.
- Newman, G. D. (2020). Chapter 4 Origin of the Institute for Sustainable Communities. Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change. 41-56. Elsevier.
- Newman, G. D. (2020). Chapter 5 Discovery initiatives. Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change. 57-73. Elsevier.
- Du, J., Ye, X., Newman, G., & Retchless, D. (2022). Network science-based urban forecast dashboard. Proceedings of the 5th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Advances in Resilient and Intelligent Cities, Proceedings of the 5th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Advances in Resilient and Intelligent Cities. 7-10.
- Webb, A. M., Fowler, H., Kerne, A., Newman, G., Kim, J., & Mackay, W. E. (2019). Interstices: Sustained Spatial Relationships between Hands and Surfaces Reveal Anticipated Action. CHI 2019: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2019 CHI CONFERENCE ON HUMAN FACTORS IN COMPUTING SYSTEMS, Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 1-12.
- Lupfer, N., Fowler, H., Valdez, A., Webb, A. M., Merrill, J., Newman, G., & Kerne, A. (2018). Multiscale Design Strategies in a Landscape Architecture Classroom. DIS 2018: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2018 DESIGNING INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS CONFERENCE, Proceedings of the 2018 Designing Interactive Systems Conference. 1081-1093.
- Turning Back The Tide Of Flooding Texas A&M Today October 13, 2020
- Arts & Humanities Fellows Program Presents Series Of Animated Shorts Texas A&M Today July 31, 2020
- Student Success Faculty Fellow, Center for Teaching Excellence Competitive Award conferred by Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States) - University Level 2018
- Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Award conferred by Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture - (Addison, Texas, United States) - Junior Level 2017
- Outstanding Mentor Award conferred by Texas A&M University - (College Station, Texas, United States) - Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Architecture 2017
- Annual Research Award conferred by Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture - (Addison, Texas, United States) - for â€˜Smart Shrinkage: Design for the Un- developing Landscape.â€™ 2016
- LAND240 Hist Of Landscpe Arch Instructor
- LAND311 Landscape Design Iii Instructor
- LAND484 Summer Internship Instructor
- LAND484 Summer Internship:in-ab Instructor
- LAND485 Directed Studies Instructor
- Wang, Huaqing (2021-07). Effects of Greenspace Morphology on Population Health. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Gu, Donghwan (2020-11). Redevelopment of Vacant Land: Planning Perspectives on Disaster Recovery. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Kim, You Jung (2019-05). Advancing Scenario Planning to Prepare for Uncertain Climate Change: Future Urban Growth Prediction and Flood Vulnerability. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Lee, Ryun Jung (2018-05). Vacant Urban Land: Typology, Neighborhood Effects, and Gentrification. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Musharrat, Saima (2017-08). Reclaiming Vacancies: A Community Revitalization and Resilience Strategy. (Master's Thesis)