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  • Introducing New Voices in Design Research 

    Leslie, Grace; Marks, Lisa; Rakha, Tarek (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-03-14)
    The forums are an opportunity for us to share our design- and technology-focused research. This academic year we have several new faculty members producing compelling work. We have invited some of them to introduce their ...
  • International Urban Design Studio 2018, Kyojima-Sumida District, Tokyo 

    Ali, Abaan; Binder, Robert; Chen, Boruo; Coulter, Ghazaleh; Davis, Tate; Dyess, Chelsea; Garcia Baez, Ricardo; Horadam, Nathaniel; Kim, Rebekah; Kimura-Thollander, Phillippe; Lancaster, Zachary; Marinelli, Abigail; McKay, Alyssa; Sepkowitz, Isabel; Starbuck, Zachary; Steidl, Paul; Tanglao, Jed Mick; Van Dyke, Rebecca; Waldon, James; Walls, Daniel; Wu, Yanlin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-04)
    The Tokyo Smart City Studio is a practical capstone project housed within the Eco Urban Lab at Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional Planning and School of Architecture. Throughout the four-month semester, students ...
  • International Urban Design Studio 2017, Urawa-Misono District, Tokyo 

    Aragon, Abigail; Binder, Robert; Brasgalla, Karina; French, Emma; Garnett, Dontrey; Hicks, Zachary; Koo, Bonwoo; Lancaster, Zachary; Moreno, Marcela; Pang, Gabriel Jian; Ray, Ellen; Rencurrell, Sean; Samartzis, Patricia; Steidl, Paul; Veriah, Revathi Roopini; Yang, Wenhui; Zeng, Tianran (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04)
    In the face of critical concerns about climate change and explosive urban population growth, cities worldwide are beginning to explore how “Smart City” approaches can address these challenges. The 2017 Urban Design Studio ...
  • Powder Springs: Corridor and Connectivity Plan 

    Agnew, Agnew, Darian T.; Bleckley, Claire; Denison, Jack; Graszer, Grace; Greenwald, Jeremy; Hanus, Andrew; Healy, Clare; Ma, Jiayan; Scott, Eric; Sherman, Jonathan; Stephens, Nick (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-12)
    Powder Springs charged the studio to focus its attention on two of the major access corridors into the city, Powder Springs Road from the east and Austell-Powder Springs Road from the southeast. In contemplating and then ...
  • Navigating the Art and Science of the Landscape 

    Kim, Mikyoung (2019-03-06)
    Mikyoung Kim shares the work of the Mikyoung Kim Design firm and their research and development of landscapes that focus on environmental and physiological health and well being in the public realm in a lecture titled, ...
  • Cultivating Connections: A Housing & Economic Development Implementation Strategy for the Mechanicsville Neighborhood of Atlanta 

    Barrett, Grace; Burge, James; Carter, Melody; Coyle, Tyler; Davison, Brianna; Furman, Seth; Sherman, Andrea; Smith, Andrew; Smith, Michael; Wolfe, Andreas (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-12)
    The future of Mechanicsville has been laid out in several previous plans, but they have resulted in little additional development for the neighborhood. Rather than creating another plan, the goal of this studio was to ...
  • Linking Buford Highway Redevelopment with the Peachtree Greenway, Brookhaven, GA 

    Carmenate, Sigal; Dodson, Christy; Douglass, Sara; Epstein, Dara; Erwin, Alexandra; French, Megan; Hirt, Mary; McIntosh, Chris; Caitlin, Mildner; Rogers, Ian Michael; Saxton, John; Waidhas, Kelsey (2017-12)
    The sponsor and client for this studio was the City of Brookhaven, where the 3-mile long Buford Highway was identified as a rapidly transforming character area in the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The goal of the Studio was ...
  • Gateway 85 Community Improvement District, Jimmy Carter Blvd, GA 

    Browne, Samantha; Diacetis, Bryan; Diwangkari, Andyan; El Joundi, Imane; Galloway, Allison; Glass, Gordon; Ijaz, Mishele; Johnson, Erin; Meng, Chao; Sawyer, Sarina; Kumar, Jeevan Sanjay Senthil; Thayer, Chris (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-12)
    This studio set out to develop a comprehensive understanding of the diverse, rich, and vibrant Gateway 85 Gwinnett Community Improvement District. From that, our purpose was to create a placemaking framework to spotlight ...
  • GT EQiA Forum: Identity, Inclusion, Power 

    Bushehri, Yousef; Infantry, Heather; McPhail, Leeland; Noel, Vernelle; Satcher, Wanona; York, Liz (2019-02-28)
  • Culture in Architecture: An Expression of Values 

    Howard, Zena (2019-02-27)
    Zena Howard sees the built environment as an expression of human understanding and our collective values. As a key leader in Perkins+Will’s cultural practice, she will share how she has used the power of design to engage ...
  • Construction Management is Leadership Development 

    Rutledge, Andrea S. (2019-02-19)
    Construction managers lead the complex process of creating elements of the built environment. These skills are qualitative and interpersonal and call on each of us to think creatively about people. Done well, good leadership ...
  • Chapala Climate Action Plan: Capstone Studio 

    Dieg, Melanie; Duncan, Dorraine; Howard, Symone; Kelley, Maggie; Morrison, Alex; Rao, Pooja; Yildirim, Ali (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-05)
    Given evidence of the Earth’s warming trends, cities worldwide have undertaken mitigation and adaptation strategies to deal with climate change. Climate Action Plans (CAPs) are primarily used to identify relevant opportunities ...
  • Ethics & Values for Reflective Urban Automation 

    Borenstein, Jason; Leigh, Nancey Green; Phillips, Carolyn; Shelden, Dennis (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-01-24)
    Urban automation’s potential to create disruptive technologies that change cities’ future development is already in evidence, but there is much more to come. Urban automation refers to artificial intelligence, robotics, ...
  • What Could Go Wrong? 

    Buntrock, Dana (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-01-16)
    Architects, especially those who are interested in becoming the field's intellectual leaders, love to explore the artistic possibilities of rule breaking approaches. The clever ones find ways to introduce new materials ...
  • DeKalb County Industrial Land and Economy Study 

    Leigh, Nancey Green; Kraft, Benjamin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-08-31)
    Study for DeKalb County, GA on industrial land and the local economy
  • Decentralized Water Infrastructure for Growing Urban Neighborhoods: Environmental, Social, and Financial Implications 

    Lee, Heonyeong; Leigh, Nancey Green (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-08-27)
    Presentation of original research on decentralized water infrastructure in Atlanta, GA.
  • In-seat activity of wheelchair users measured over multiple epochs dataset 

    Sprigle, Stephen; Sonenblum, Sharon; Feng, Chen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-01-18)
    Pressure ulcers, by definition, are caused by external forces on the tissues, often in the regions of bony prominences. Wheelchair users are at risk to develop sitting-acquired pressure ulcers, which occur in the regions ...
  • Multi-Scalar Design: Material Matters 

    Bechthold, Martin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-01-15)
    Advances in material science, computation, and robotics are empowering the role materials can take in shaping buildings towards novel aesthetics and performative outcomes. Work at Harvard’s MaP+S group is investigating ...
  • What metropolitan-level factors affect Latino-owned business performance? 

    Doyle, Jessica L. H. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11-07)
    An estimated 1.54 million Latinos are self-employed in unincorporated businesses, while the 2012 national Survey of Business Owners counted 3.3 million Latino-owned firms, with a total of $474 million in annual sales or ...
  • Federal transit funding implications of urbanization: A nationwide assessment 

    Douglass, Sara Caroline (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-08-24)
    Between 2000 and 2010, the percentage of the US population residing in urban areas increased by over 12% (US Census Bureau 2011). Using variables to predict urbanization (proximity and economic variables, among others) and ...

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