Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) is generally regarded as the father of American landscape architecture. Among his works in twenty-four U.S. states and Washington, D.C., is the iconic design of Central Park in New York City. In Atlanta, his legacy is seen in the Druid Hills neighborhood near Emory University.
Scientists are now better able to examine rare methane gas samples recovered from deep beneath the seafloor using innovative tools developed by Georgia Tech.
An international group of scientists recently used the tools to conduct groundbreaking research that could advance the understanding of how methane contained in marine sediment may be used as a viable energy source.
In the most recent issue of Up With the Green and Gold, learn about the formation of the GT Green Alliance, a new collaborative of students working toward campus sustainability.
Hyacinth Ide talks about Tech's recent designation as a Tree Campus USA, and the Earth Day committee calls for nominations for multiple awards. Read up in the January/February issue of Up With the Green and Gold (download pdf at right).
Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business is establishing the Center on Business Strategies for Sustainability, thanks to a three-year, $750,000 grant recently awarded by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.
Through its focus on sustainable business practices, which aim to minimize negative impact on the environment and society, the center plans to:
The Georgia Tech Earth Day committee seeks nominations for two awards that recognize members of the Georgia Tech community that have demonstrated a commitment to making a positive impact in how people think about and use the planet's raw materials.
Members of the campus community are invited to submit nominations for:
Atlanta’s transportation network includes railroads, MARTA trains and buses, freeways, bike paths and the world’s busiest airport. Georgia Tech alumni and faculty have played a significant role in shaping that infrastructure, and now Ramblin’ Wrecks are helping plan Atlanta’s transportation systems of the future.Adapt, Improvise, Innovate
Keith Golden, CE 86, MS CE 89, and Todd Long, CE 89, MS CE 90, are the commissioner and deputy commissioner, respectively, of the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Imagine Northside Drive and you probably see a street that you’d rather steer clear of lined with dilapidated buildings and overgrown weeds — or at least that’s what the students in Mike Dobbins’ studio envisioned when he mentioned the street to them.
“At first, they couldn’t understand why I wanted us to examine Northside Drive; they said ‘there’s nothing on it,’” said Dobbins, a professor of practice in the School of City and Regional Planning. “Until they realized that there is.”
Georgia Tech’s Campus Conservation Nationals team is looking for new members dedicated to saving energy and water on campus. This year, Georgia Tech’s residence halls will be competing in the largest energy and water reduction competition in the world. The competition will run from April 1–21 and will include every residence hall on campus.
A first meeting will take place Thursday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. in the Crescent Room of the Student Center.
Rolls of tubing, uncoiling from helicopters, creating new pipelines in mere minutes; human waste, treated by the sun instead of an expensive sewer system. Is this the infrastructure of the future? If some recent Georgia Tech grads have anything to do with it, the answer will be yes.
The trustees of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, which advances knowledge and innovation around environmental stewardship and sustainability, have invited Georgia Tech to participate in a program funding innovative research and project-based initiatives toward the advancement of sustainable production and consumption.
The foundation focuses on applied research with measurable, real world application opportunities in the following core areas: