America’s Best Idea: Our National Parks Celebrate 100 Years

America’s Best Idea: Our National Parks Celebrate 100 Years By Thomas Mills On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the National Park Service Organic Act, officially creating the National Park Service. Tasked with protecting and managing the 35 national parks and monuments of the United States, the NPS’ main mission was to, “conserve the scenery and the […]

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CED partners with Georgia Tech College of Architecture and Extra Special People, Inc. to build overnight camp

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia’s College of Environment and Design and Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture have partnered with Extra Special People Inc. to build Camp Hooray, the first-of-its-kind, fully accessible overnight camp for children and young adults with developmental disabilities. Located on a 70-acre parcel of land in Jackson County, the camp will have traditional camp activities […]

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CED Landscape Architecture Students + Park(ing) Day 2015

  UGA Georgia Students of Landscape Architecture, in conjunction with the Georgia Chapter of American Society of Landscape Architects, design three parklets for International PARK(ing) Day in Athens, Georgia Athens, Ga. –  On Friday, September 18th the Georgia Students of the American Society of Landscape Architects participated in PARK(ing) Day by designing and creating three temporary parklets in Athens, Georgia. […]

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Dean’s Blog: Fall 2015 Welcome

Another academic year is about to begin. In the College of Environment and Design (CED) at the University of Georgia, we teach design thinking, which draws upon rational problem solving and logic plus imagination, intuition, and creative reasoning.  Through the design process, we seek elegant solutions to complex problems with a focus on making desired outcomes a reality.  In the CED […]

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HIPR Maymester Field School restores porch on Smith House, one of Brunswick’s older structures.

BRUNSWICK | When University of Georgia Professor Mark Reinberger talks about class materials for his “Maymester,” it’s usually building materials. Reinberger brings down a group of about a dozen students on the hot end of spring each year for a two-week, hands-on class called the Preservation Field School at the Georgia Coast. For the second consecutive year, the students from […]

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Downtown Renaissance Partnership Makes a Difference Across the State

UGA College of Environment and Design Assistant Professor Douglas Pardue works with Lindsey White, one of the students in the spring semester 2015 Downtown Renaissance Planning and Design practicum. She is working on a conceptual master plan for Milledgeville’s Central City Park. They are at work in the CED design studio in the Jackson Street Building on the UGA campus.  […]

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MHP students in action!

While some students take their summer breaks to revel in time away from textbooks and exams, a group of University of Georgia students are using a part of their break to preserve history. Ten students from the Athens-based institution’s historic preservation commission are spending the week in Brunswick working to renovate and restore the Smith House in the city historic […]

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McDowell awarded grant for “creative place-making.”

CED’s Chris McDowell (Materials Reuse Program) and doctoral student Kira Hegeman (Lamar Dodd School of Art) have been awarded an Arts in Community grant from the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, the volunteer agency that administers AthensClarke County’s public art program. Their project will be the construction of a communal oven and shelter in the Pinewood Estates North mobile home park on U.S. Highway 29 North, a community populated largely by […]

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