Dr. Galen Newman is associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University (TAMU). His research focuses on urban regeneration and community resilience. Within these foci, Newman crosses interdisciplinary fields in land-use science, spatial analytics, landscape perforce, and urban design. Newman has been a part of over 50 peer-reviewed publications, and his publication rate is over five times the amount of the average landscape architecture faculty member per year, nationally. Grant-wise, he has been involved with 30 grants resulting in nearly $30 million in funding. Newman's research has been rewarded numerous times including, at the university level, being selected as a TAMU Inaugural Arts & Humanities Fellow and at the national level through receiving the Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA). His presentation at the 2016 Esri Geodesign Summit won the Lightning Talk Award, and his work has been cited in many media outlets including The Atlantic and Forbes Magazine. Student work from his studio projects have won 3 national awards from the American Society of Landscape Architecture, 1 National Student Design Award from CELA, 21 state-level design awards from the American Society of Landscape Architecture, Texas Chapter (TX-ASLA), and 2 state chapter awards from the American Planning Association (Texas and Pennsylvania). His research for this project was also recently awarded the 2019 TX-ASLA Research Merit Award.