Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning

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Make a plan.

Landscape architecture & urban planning enhances and protects the natural and built environments. Our students plan and design places for the health, safety, and welfare of citizens through systematic decision-making that integrates science, art and technology.

About the department

Lay a foundation for a career in one of our disciplines that focus on creating spaces.

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What it means to become an Aggie

State-of-the-art facilities, accessible resources and a rich history of traditions make Aggieland the place to be.

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Our students are shaping the natural and built environments through creativity and planning.

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By the Numbers

As one of America’s largest colleges for our academic disciplines, we offer unmatched resources.


Ranked on DesignIntelligence’s Most Admired Undergraduate Landscape Architecture Programs (2019-2020)


Ranked on DesignIntelligence’s Most Hired From Landscape Architecture Graduate Programs (2019-2020)


Ranked on Highest Paid Urban & Regional Planning Graduates (College Factual) (2021)

We're thrilled to welcome Ivis Garcia, a specialist in housing and community development, who will be joining the faculty as a new professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning this fall.

"Through a unique, asset-based framework which guides her scholarship, Garcia promotes access, inclusion, empowerment, and representation in planning research, education, and practice. She is a renowned expert and key voice in Latinx planning issues and will be a dynamic presence in our classrooms and research centers. We are extremely excited to add her to the Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning faculty team," said Andrew Rumbach, coordinator of the Master of Urban Planning program.

Welcome Ivis and Gig 'Em!

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An award-winning collaboration

Residents of Nolanville, Texas see a bright future for their town as the result of an ongoing collaboration with #urbanplanning students; the project includes exploring the feasibility and benefits of autonomous vehicles as an everyday mode of transportation in their town.

The collaboration earned Texas A&M the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Community Engagement Scholarship Award, which recognizes outstanding community-university engagement projects.

The ongoing project included a February 2020 communitywide event, featured in this video, with tech-based demonstrations by Texas A&M students from a wide array of disciplines and an informal #planning session.
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A College of Architecture autonomous vehicle program ENDEAVRide recently earned a 2021 "Smart 50" award from Smart Cities Connect, recognizing innovative impact in global smart city projects. ENDEAVRide is part of the ongoing ENDEAVR project, led by Urban Planning Professor Wei Li and Texas Target Communities Head Jaimie Masterson, which connects rural communities with urban planners and new technology to help them plan their town's futures.

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Sungmin Lee, assistant professor of landscape architecture & urban planning, won the 2021 Rural and Environmental Research award from the American Public Health Association for his manuscript "The associations between tree canopy and street falls among older adults aged 65 and older." Lee was also granted this award as a Ph.D. student in 2016. Congrats, Sungmin! ...

Don't miss @utarlington's Kathryn Holliday and Austin Allen's talk, "Reclaiming Black Settlements: A Community-University Partnership," on November 8.

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Howdy from abroad! Last week study abroad students in the Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning department enjoyed an exciting excursion to the Netherlands organized by @aib_germany. The students visited sites throughout Rotterdam, Den Haag, and Leiden including the Kinderdijk Windmills, Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier, the Mauritshuis Museum, the Voorling Museum, and the Hortus Botanicus!
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