The world is changing. Technological advancements, climate change, peak oil, demographic shifts, rapid urbanization, globalization, and other major forces assure that good design, planning and preservation practice will be valued commodities far as we are able to see into the future. The College of Environment and Design (CED) at the University of Georgia will lead the way in educating new generations of landscape architects, planners, and historic preservationists well equipped to envision a better tomorrow in the wake of those changes.
Strategic Plan for CED
The College of Environment and Design’s Strategic Plan is based on the need to prepare graduates of our programs to practice in a future world very different from that of the past. During this period of unprecedented change, the most pressing social and environmental needs directly align with the values and expertise long held by the professions represented by the CED’s programs: landscape architecture; historic preservation; and urban and regional planning.
In promoting denser development; new transportation innovations; sustainable development; the restoration and reuse of existing structures and landscapes; environmental advocacy, interpretation, and education; advanced technologies; sound participatory practices; and international engagement, the College of Environment and Design is taking a leadership position among academic institutions with similar programs.
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Dean’s Advisory Council
The primary purpose of the Dean’s Advisory Council is to assist the College of Environment & Design by supporting its strategic planning initiatives, cultivating a professional network across disciplines, sharing information and industry trends, and advising the Dean on innovations, historic values, and funding resources in pursuit of the most successful and exceptional future for our students.
Awards and Honors
An Honors event occurs every spring during the CED Annual Alumni Weekend. It is during this event that students who have been awarded scholarships for the following academic year are recognized, and Alumni Association and Dean’s Awards are announced. The three Dean’s Awards - Dean’s Award of Honor, Dean’s Award for Teaching Innovation, and Staff Member of the Year - were established in 2009. In addition, Presidential Scholar and Dean’s List recognition is given to undergraduate students every semester that meet certain academic achievements. Click the button below for descriptions and a list of honorees of CED Awards and Honors.
About the Dean
Dean Daniel J. Nadenicek began his leadership role with our College at UGA in August of 2008. He came to us after serving for seven years as Department Chair of Planning and Landscape Architecture at Clemson University, along with the title of the Director of their PhD program in Environment Design and Planning. For several years prior he was also program coordinator for the Landscape Architecture programs at Penn State, before moving to Clemson. To read more about Dean Nadenicek, please click the button below.