Newman, Galen individual record

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.

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Academic Articles69
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Newman, G. D. (2020). Chapter 5 Discovery initiatives. Engaged Research for Community Resilience to Climate Change. 57-73. Elsevier.
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Conference Papers3
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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Texas A&M University; Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning; 3137 TAMU -Langford A 304
College Station, TX 77843-3137