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Person Details: Galen Newman

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Galen Newman

Texas A&M University
3137 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-3137
Phone: 979-865-4320


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  • Newman G, Li D. Environmental and social resilience by design in Houston, TX. In: International Geodesign Collaboration: Changing Geography by Design. Environmental Systems Research Institute Press, Redlands, CA.


  • Horney JA, Dwyer C, Vendrell-Velez B, Newman G. 2020. Validating a comprehensive plan scoring system for healthy community design in League City, Texas. J Urban Des 25:2013-217. doi:10.1080/13574809.2019.1572453 PMID:32132860 PMCID:PMC7055687
  • Kim G, Newman G, Jiang B. 2020. Urban regeneration: Community engagement process for vacant land in declining cities. Cities 102:12. doi:10.1016/j.cities.2020.102730
  • Kim Y, Newman G. 2020. Advancing scenario planning through integrating urban growth prediction with future flood risk model. Comput Environ Urban Syst 82:14. doi:10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2020.101498 PMID:32431469 PMCID:PMC7236661
  • Newman G, Kim Y, Joshi K, Liu J. 2020. Integrating prediction and performance models into scenario-based resilient community design. JoDLA 510-520. doi:10.14627/537690052
  • Newman G, Kim Y, Kim G, Lee R, Gu D, Forghanparast K, Goldberg D. 2020. A python script for longitudinally measuring the duration of vacant land uses. J of Spa Sci 13:doi:10.1080/14498596.2020.1721344
  • Newman G, Shi T, Yao Z, Li D, Sansom G, Kirsch KR, Casillas GA, Horney JA. 2020. Citizen science-informed community master planning: land use and built environment changes to increase flood resilience and decrease contaminant exposure. Int J Environ Res Public Health 17:doi:10.3390/ijerph17020486 PMID:31940904


  • Gu D, Newman G, Kim J, Park Y, Lee J. 2019. Neighborhood decline and sustainable urbanism: Mitigating housing abandonment in shrinking cities. Land Use Policy 37:doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.02.033 PMCID:PMC6818744
  • Karaye I, Stone KW, Casillas GA, Newman G, Horney JA. 2019. A spatial analysis of possible environmental exposures in recreational areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey flooding, Harris County, Texas. Environ Manage doi:10.1007/s00267-019-01204-4 PMID:31515572 PMCID:PMC6790291
  • Kim Y, Newman G. 2019. Climate change preparedness: comparing future urban growth and flood risk in Amsterdam and Houston. Sustainability 11:1048. doi:10.3390/su11041048 PMID:30809384 PMCID:PMC6387741
  • Lee R, Newman G. 2019. A classification scheme for vacant urban lands: integrating duration, land characteristics, and survival rates. J of Land Use Sci doi:10.1080/1747423X.2019.1706655
  • Li D, Zhai Y, Xiao Y, Newman G, Wang D. 2019. Subtypes of park use and self-reported psychological benefits among older adults: A multilevel latent class analysis approach. Landsc Urban Plan 190:doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2019.103605 PMID:31341342 PMCID:PMC6656528
  • Masterson J, Meyer M, Ghariabeh N, Hendricks M, Lee R, Musharrat S, Newman G, Sansom G, Van Zandt S. 2019. Interdisciplinary citizen science and design projects for hazard and disaster education. Int J Mass Emergencies Disasters 37:PMCID:PMC6594559
  • Newman G, Dongying L, Rui Z, Dingding R. 2019. Resilience through regeneration: the economics of repurposing vacant land with green infrastructure. Landsc Archit Front 6:10-23. doi:10.15302/J-LAF-20180602 PMID:30761217 PMCID:PMC637032
  • Newman G, Lee R, Gu D, Park Y, Saginor J, Van Zandt S, Li W. 2019. Evaluating drivers of housing vacancy a longitudinal analysis of large U.S. cities from 1960 to 2010. J Hous Built Environ 34:807-827. doi:10.1007/s10901-019-09684-w PMID:31857804 PMCID:PMC6920573 (accepted for publication)
  • Newman G, Malecha M, Yu S, Qiao Z, Horney JA, Lee J, Kim Y, Lee R, Berke P. 2019. Integrating a resilience scorecard and landscape performance tools into a Geodesign process. Landscape Research doi:10.1080/01426397.2019.1569219
  • Newman G, Qiao Z. 2019. Climate change armor. Cheng Shi She Ji 19(5):50-63. PMID:30680250 PMCID:PMC6342505
  • Tao Z, Newman G, Arnold M, Li M, Kim J. 2019. The living green infrastructure lab: Advancing interdisciplinary teaching and experiential learning in landscape architecture pedagogy. Landsc Res Rec 8:75-86. PMID:31891111 PMCID:PMC6936730



  • Kim J, Newman G, Feng H, Merrill J, Park J, Bian J. 2017. Sustainable urbanism for a metropolitan corridor: An evidence-based urban design for Park 10 in Houston, Texas. Landsc Archit Front 5(5):96-109. doi:10.15302/j-laf-20170510 PMID:30386665 PMCID:PMC6207208
  • Meyer M, Hendricks M, Newman G, Horney JA, Berke P, Masterson J, Sansom G, Cousins T, Van Zandt S, Cooper JT. 2017. Urban environmental resiliency: Using participatory methods for hazard adaptation and climate justice in socially vulnerable communities. Int J Disaster Resil Built Environ 9(4):(in press)
  • Reja MY, Brody SD, Highfield WE, Newman G. 2017. Hurricane recovery and ecological resilience: measuring the impacts of wetland alteration post Hurricane Ike on the upper TX coast. Environ Manage 60:1116-1126. doi:10.1007/s00267-017-0943-z PMID:28939984
  • Reja MY, Brody SD, Highfield WE, Newman G. 2017. Understanding the notion between resiliency and recovery through a spatial-temporal analysis of Section 404 wetland alteration permits before and after Hurricane Ike. World Acad Sci Eng Technol 11(4):372-379. PMID:30319740 PMCID:PMC6178950
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