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McDuffie County Trails Charrette

McDuffie County Trails Charrette

McDuffie County, Ga. - The McDuffie County Archway Partnership enlisted design assistance from the College of Environment and Design (CED) in order to increase recreational opportunities around Clarks Hill Lake, one of the largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi River. Led by the CED Center for Community Design and Preservation, graduate students from the college's landscape architecture and urban planning programs have provided a master plan that includes concepts tailored to kayaking enthusiasts, hikers, campers, recreational cyclists, and equestrians.

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The Williams Family Plaza Charrette

The Williams Family Plaza Charrette

Behind the Jackson Street Building is a small plaza with a lot of potential. Jon Williams (BLA '96) saw the opportunity to give back to CED with a donation in his family's name as well as a learning opportunity for current landscape architecture students. Professor Doug Pardue led a hybrid design charrette to re-image the space as a "working yard" that would support student learning, create a welcoming event space, showcase landscape architecture and best design practices, and provide a smooth thoroughfare for those passing through.

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Charrette Led By Center For Community Design & Preservation Featured In Columns

Charrette Led By Center For Community Design & Preservation Featured In Columns

The Center for Community Design & Preservation (CCDP) is working with the City of Winterville, Georgia this semester. Recently the CCDP led a charrette in Winterville, with students in the service-learning Community Design Charrettes class leading discussions and work-sessions with local residents. Columns: The Online Newspaper for the University of Georgia Community, featured the charrette in this week's issue, describing the process and some initial findings, as well as including several student perspectives on the value that service-learning projects bring to their education in the CED, as well as to the communities that CCDP assists. "I'm blown away by how intensely they're working and how public this process is," [Winterville Mayor] Ferrelle said, "There are some things that I'm hoping they bring to us that we can put into place and adopt."

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