CED visits historic African American school in rural Georgia

Maurice Blount of the University Architects Office and a first year PhD student in the College of Environment and Design joined Danny Sniff on a visit to Taliaferro County recently to inspect the historic Springfield School, a log structure built in the early decades of the 20th century. The unique building was used first as a school for African Americans […]

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Tybee Island Master Plan Awarded Outstanding Student Project by Georgia Planning Association

CED student work for the Tybee Island Master Plan was recently awarded Outstanding Student Project for the year by the Georgia Planning Association (GPA). Congratulations to Assistant Professor Alison Smith and her students in the Fall 2016 LAND 4050 class! The award was made public at the annual awards dinner in Columbus, Ga., on September 28th 2017. Pictured here with […]

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MEPD Alumnus Matthew Nahrstedt Discusses Mentor Match Program on APA Website

Matthew Nahrstedt (MEPD 2016) recently wrote an Impact Story for the American Planning Association (APA) website discussing his experience with the APA’s Mentor Match program and the 2016 National Planning Conference in Phoenix. Matthew now works as an Environmental Planner and Designer with the nonprofit Institute for Building Technology and Safety, a job he secured at the conference. Read more about his […]

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Landscape Architecture & Planning Career and Internship Fair

The CED and our student chapter of ASLA are pleased to partner with UGA Career Services to offer our best career fair to date. On February 9th, 2017, employers will have the opportunity to interview students for internships and full time employment. The event will include an optional portfolio review during the morning of the 9th, a faculty and practitioner […]

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MEPD program earns accolades and accreditation from Planning Accreditation Board

The Master of Environmental Planning and Design program at the UGA College of Environment and Design was recently accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB), a national organization responsible for professional educational protocols at universities across the country. Jack Crowley, current director of the program, says this effort has been in the works for several years at UGA. “In 2002 […]

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MEPD students on winning team of Emory University Sustainability Case Competition

On November 12th Catie Sauer and Christopher Wisener (current CED MEPD students) were part of the first place team, along with three Emory students (Christian Wayne, Pari Majd, and Shreya Kothari), in Emory University’s Sustainability Case Competition for addressing Georgia’s water crisis. The team will share a $2000 prize and be eligible for paid internships with the city of Atlanta’s […]

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CED faculty and students working with NASA DEVELOP and the Nature Conservancy

Professor Rosanna Rivero’s students are getting valuable real-world experience through the NASA DEVELOP program at UGA. Check out this great article covering their work with the Nature Conservancy in Atlanta. http://thrivingearthexchange.org/tex-stories/nature-conservancy-nasa-develop-see-atlantas-urban-forests-trees/ Read more about the NASA DEVELOP program here: https://develop.larc.nasa.gov/about.php

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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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