Vacancy and abandonment in Dayton, OH: 2005–2014. (SpringerLink)
The project, which won a national design award from the American Society of Landscape Architects, was funded by the TAMU Humanities and Creative Arts Program and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture and California Landscape Architecture.
An associate head of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Newman studies the reuse of vacant properties in cities, land use science, spatial analytics, and community flood resilience.
His award-winning research, funded by many internal and external funding sources including the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health, appears in numerous, peer-reviewed publications including the Journal of the American Planning Association, Landscape Journal, Environment and Planning B, Landscape Research, and Cities.
Among his additional research-based projects since joining the Texas A&M faculty in 2011, Newman has investigated flooding and pollution in Houston’s Sims Bayou, a major municipal runoff drainage channel, recommended amenities for a proposed Ike Dike intended to protect the Galveston/Houston area from hurricane storm surges, and helped create a scorecard to help city planners assess whether a community’s hazard plans actually target areas most vulnerable to natural hazards such as floods or hurricanes.
This article by Sarah Wilson originally appeared in ArchOne.