A series of talks on redesigning cities, their systems and policies, to meet the needs of the 21st century promises to explore topics that are on the table today in metro Atlanta. The series of six talks begin Dec. 4 and continues through April at Georgia Tech.
A Georgia Tech grad was named to the nine-member team of astronauts who are to serve aboard the first commercial crew flight tests of a spacecraft designed to transport humans to the International Space Station and other low-orbit destinations.
Georgia Tech’s planned police headquarters is designed to comply with a fairly new set of standards that aim to improve the health and wellness of those who spend time inside the building. In at least one instance, the standard is tighter than LEED standards.
Seven months after an LGBT student activist at Georgia Tech was shot and killed by campus police, the Student Alumni Association on Thursday presented a $35,000 gift to Tech’s LGBTQIA Resource Center for new office space and programmatic support, according to a statement from Tech.
A sculpture honoring Rosa Parks is to be dedicated Thursday afternoon on the campus of Georgia Tech. The sculptor is Martin Dawe, who crafted the sculpture of Martin Luther King, Jr. installed last year on the grounds of the state Capitol.
Georgia manufacturers located along the coast can get a boost in their disaster planning from a federal grant being administered by an affiliate of Georgia Tech. The goal is to help employers recover more quickly and help get some 23,000 workers back to work and earning paychecks.
Leonard Wood was what some people would describe as an overachiever. Born in 1860, he lived for 67 years and, from the evidence of his life, it is clear that he was, at the very least, a motivated man. Wood began his adult life as a Harvard educated surgeon and he put that education to […]
By Guest Columnist ALEX KARNER, formerly of Georgia Tech and now assistant professor in the School of Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin, with JENNIFER HIRSCH, ROBERT ROSENBERGER, and JESSE WOO, of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Atlanta is one of many cities across the country that is increasingly adopting “smart cities” technologies. These are usually internet-connected sensors that gather data about the environment. Common examples include traffic signals that monitor intersections for accidents, trash cans that alert sanitation workers when they’re full, or air quality monitors that send an alert when pollution levels are unsafe.
n lieu of a traditional ground-breaking ceremony, Georgia Tech and the Kendeda Fund planted seeds Thursday to begin construction on what will be the most environmentally sustainable building in the Southeast.
The goal is for the Living Building at Georgia Tech will follow construction guidelines so it will do little to no harm to the environment by using the greenest building materials and by being a net zero building in terms of energy and water use.
Reconstruction was the term given to the period following the Civil War during which the United States set conditions under which the rebellious Southern States would be allowed back into the Union. Coming out of Reconstruction, the City of Atlanta was experiencing growing pains but one of the more positive results of Atlanta’s emergence as an up and coming city was the founding of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Georgia Tech had been founded in 1885 as part of a plan to build a Southern industrial economy. At its inception, the only degree it offered was one in mechanical engineering but, in the decades to come, other engineering degrees were offered.
Georgia Tech researchers are devising a way to track smart phones and other devices in ways that would enable rescue workers to locate folks who are in harm’s way even when a power outage knocks out the internet.
Georgia Tech’s dean of engineering, Gary May, has been tapped as the next chancellor of the University of California, Davis. If approved by California’s Board of Regents on Thursday, May would start work Aug. 1. Tech intends to name an interim dean to serve while a national search is conducted for a successor.
By Guest Columnist MIKE DOBBINS, professor of the practice of planning at Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture and a former commissioner of planning and community development for the City of Atlanta
Against the backdrop of an antagonistic and often toxic campaign season, two opportunities are emerging that could begin to lift Atlanta out of its wealth gap, the city’s own divisive and persistent stain.
A team of students from Harvard University bested a team from Georgia Tech in a collegiate contest to redesign a portion of Midtown that was sponsored by the Urban Land Institute, ULI announced Thursday.
The National Science Foundation on Monday named Georgia Tech to coordinate the nation’s new effort to promote nanotechnology, which is the control of super tiny structures to solve problems and create new products.