The Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) has awarded a five-year grant of $8 million to the Georgia
Institute of Technology and Emory to create one of four national Clean Air
Research Centers addressing the public health impacts of air pollution. The new
centers were announced today at the Society of Toxicology meeting in Washington,
Students in Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture won second place overall and first place in the creativity, presentation and coordination categories in “Building the Tower of Babylon: What on Earth is Sustainability,” an international competition held by the Global Alliance of Technological Universities (GlobalTech).
Seven participating teams, from architecture universities in China, India, Singapore, Switzerland and the United States, constructed a tower using only local materials to create a symbol of sustainability for their region, country, city and university.