The Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, recently announced the award recipients of six new program grants. The Georgia Tech Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD) is one of the six recipients selected. 

School of City and Regional Planning Professor Catherine Ross will serve as the Principal Investigator. Ross and the CQGRD will collaborate with the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization to establish a framework for the consideration of health effects in freight planning. The HIA process will focus on infrastructure, commodity, and freight needs, with an emphasis on disproportionate effects on low-income communities and people of color.

Abstracts due: 2/6/2015
Conference 5/6/2015

The third Atlanta Studies Symposium will bring together researchers examining Atlanta's social, cultural, economic and environmental issues on Wednesday 6 May 2015 in midtown Atlanta. Proposals are sought for presentations discussing empirical research under the theme, The Atlanta Way: Past, Present, and Future and should be submitted no later than Friday, February 6, 2015. 

Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional Planning is offering two doctoral fellowships beginning fall term of 2015 to work with professors Subhrajit Guhathakurta and Nancey Green Leigh on a NSF-RIPS funded project titled “Participatory Modeling of Complex Urban Infrastructure Systems.”

Applicants must apply and be accepted to the PhD program in City and Regional Planning at Georgia Tech. A masters degree in city and regional planning or related field is required to be eligible for this fellowship. Successful applicants will have a strong foundation in spatial analysis, application of GIS techniques, and knowledge of sustainable urban, regional and/or local economic development. Along with the standard application process for the Ph.D. program, applicants should also send a letter of interest that includes a description of prior training and work experience, and a CV, in pdf form as an email attachment to: RIPS-fellowship [at] tsquare [dot] gatech [dot] edu.

The Westside Communities Alliance, a signature initiative of Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Dean Jacqueline Royster, received the USG Chancellor’s Service Excellence Team of the Year Gold Award for 2014.  The awards ceremony was held Friday October 10 at Kennesaw State University.

Professor Catherine L. Ross recently delivered the keynote address, “The Viable City: Infrastructure and Universal Design,”  at an international conference in Rome, Italy. Hosting visitors and guests from around the globe, Engendering Cities – Designing Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Environments for All focused on gender sensitive perspective in the interrelated fields of cities, transport and energy and climate change.