Recent News

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.

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.

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.