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Cycle Atlanta Wins Research of the Year Award from Young Professionals in Transportation

A smartphone app and related study for Atlanta bicyclists has won the first-ever Excellence in Innovation / Research of the Year Award from the Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) organization.

High-Speed Rail in Georgia? Watkins Helps Outline the Issues on GPB Radio

Plans to connect Atlanta to Chattanooga or Savannah or Charlotte via high-speed trains have been discussed for years, but no tangible progress has been made on any of those linkages.

Chattanooga’s mayor said recently the proposed line to his city likely won’t get the funding it needs from the federal government and is probably dead.

Georgia Tech and Sandia Form Research Partnership

Georgia Tech and Sandia sign a five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) that formally establishes a strategic collaboration between the university and the Department of Energy’s National Security Lab. The partnership aligns the two institutions’ shared goal of solving science and technology challenges of national importance.

Community-Minded Educators Convene at Piedmont Project

Georgia Tech recently chose to make creating sustainable communities a pillar of its undergraduate curriculum through the new Serve•Learn•Sustain initiative, but it’s not the only university in the city working to expand this aspect of undergraduate learning. 

Georgia Tech Faculty Awarded NSF Grant to Study Study Regional Industry, Economic Resilience and Energy Consumption

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a Georgia Tech team led by School of Economics Assistant Professor Juan Moreno-Cruz and BBISS Director John Crittenden a three year, $300,000-grant to understand how regional economic activities and energy

Tech’s Campus Gets ‘Smart’

Georgia Tech’s campus is home to many research laboratories, but how often is Tech itself the subject?

The Smart Energy Campus Program uses Georgia Tech as a living laboratory and collects data from energy utility systems all over campus. Through collaboration among multiple campus departments, insights from this project will directly impact energy planning and consumption on campus in many ways, with the hope of making Tech’s energy utility systems more efficient.

Sino-U.S. Eco Urban Lab organizes the 2015 International Symposium on Eco Urban Design in Shanghai

The Sino-U.S. Eco Urban Lab, a joint laboratory of Georgia Tech and Tongji University, is organizing the 2015 International Symposium on Eco Urban Design. The Symposium will take place in Shanghai on June 5-6, 2015. Georgia Tech faculty members Alan Balfour, John Crittenden, Catherine Ross, Ellen Dunham-Jones, Subhro Guhathakurta, and Perry Yang will participate. They hope to initiate dialogue on the future research of ecological urban systems in the context of China’s rapid urbanization and its potential global impact.

How We're Mapping Atlanta Cyclist Preferences

It's not the planes, trains or automobiles that Assistant Professor Kari Watkins is focusing on these days. It's the bikes. Her research is helping to keep them safer and guiding the City of Atlanta on how to be more bike-friendly.

 

Georgia Tech’s Urban Design Team Proposes a New Discourse for EcoCities: Chongming Island: EcoCity 2.0

In collaboration with Shanghai’s Tongji University, students in the dual Urban Design Studio have spent the last semester conceptualizing a new framework for Eco-City Design in the context of Chongming Island, Shanghai. The design groups from Georgia Tech and Tongji University traveled to the largely rural island at the mouth of the Yangtze River to conduct field studies with the locals and identify key challenges. After their visit, students and faculty took part in a week long workshop that included 11 Georgia Tech students, professors Perry Yang and Richard Dagenhart, Ph.D.

Expo Invites All Students to Explore Energy Issues

Georgia Tech will host its second Energy Expo next week, continuing to position itself as a leader and hub of energy-related activity in the region and nation.

Hosted by the Energy Club, the Expo will take place April 2–3 at the Student Center, bringing students and others in the energy community together to focus on the scientific, policy, and business elements surrounding the greater issue of energy. The two-day event includes sessions on topics such as legal and regulatory framework, entrepreneurship and access to capital in the energy field, and new technologies.