Westside READY, a collaborative working group and think tank, received a proclamation from District 3 Councilmember Ivory Lee Young Jr. on behalf of the entire Atlanta City Council. The proclamation was presented to the members of Westside READY after a Lunch-and-Learn held in the Old City Council Chambers of City Hall Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 in the presence of all attendees which included Atlanta Public School Board Members, Atlanta City Councilmembers, foundations, youth service-providers, and various community residents.

The National Governors Association (NGA) and the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), along with Tennessee Governor Haslam, are hosting a retreat for healthcare leaders throughout the state this September in Nashville, TN.  School of City and Regional Planning associate professor Nisha Botchwey has been invited to speak at the retreat during an open discussion on improving health at the community level.

The Georgia Tech Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD) is partnering with the American Planning Association (APA) on a recently awarded research project titled “Multimodal Planning at the Megaregional Scale.” The $145,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will support research to enhance transportation planning nationwide. The project objective is to advance the practice and application of transportation planning as it relates to the megaregional scale.

Peter Hylton (PhD ’17) has been selected by the Board of Regents of the Eno Center for Transportation to participate in the 23rd annual Eno Future Leaders Development Conference from May 30 to June 4, 2015.

Each year since 1992, the Eno Center for Transportation has invited America’s top graduate students in transportation-related fields to spend a week in Washington, DC, to learn how transportation policies are developed from those who develop them. Beyond providing an introduction to “how Washington works,” the Leadership Development Conference is intended to motivate students to continue their transportation studies and to foster early professional development.