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.

School of City and Regional Planning professor Mike Dobbins has been selected by Georgia Tech as the recipient of this year’s Innovation and Excellence in Laboratory Instruction Award. The award is open to full-time general faculty of any rank who have excelled in teaching in the laboratory.  The “laboratory” can be broadly defined to include both traditional science labs and other formal courses that include experiential learning where students participate in the processes of investigation, analysis, and reflection in order to reach a deeper understanding of course concepts. Dobbins is the first non-scientist in Tech history to receive the award. He will be honored at the 2015 Faculty and Staff Awards Luncheon, 17 April, from noon to 1:30pm in the Georgia Tech Student Center Ballroom.

School of City and Regional Planning professor Mike Dobbins has been selected by Georgia Tech as the recipient of this year’s Innovation and Excellence in Laboratory Instruction Award. The award is open to full-time general faculty of any rank who have excelled in teaching in the laboratory.  The “laboratory” can be broadly defined to include both traditional science labs and other formal courses that include experiential learning where students participate in the processes of investigation, analysis, and reflection in order to reach a deeper understanding of course concepts. Dobbins is the first non-scientist in Tech history to receive the award. He will be honored at the 2015 Faculty and Staff Awards Luncheon, 17 April, from noon to 1:30pm.

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.

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