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Tybee Island Master Plan Awarded Outstanding Student Project by Georgia Planning Association

Tybee Island Master Plan Awarded Outstanding Student Project by Georgia Planning Association

CED student work for the Tybee Island Master Plan was recently awarded Outstanding Student Project for the year by the Georgia Planning Association (GPA). Congratulations to Assistant Professor Alison Smith and her students in the Fall 2016 LAND 4050 class! The award was made public at the annual awards dinner in Columbus, Ga., on September 28th 2017. Pictured here with [...]

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MLA Student Experience—Cortona Study Abroad Program

Danielle Schwartz, MLA Candidate '18 Last summer I studied a dialect of Quechua in the Ecuadorian Amazon and was never so aware of how well a language reflected the culture and belief system of its people. This summer, I am studying abroad with UGA Cortona and have likewise been amazed by how the values of Italian culture are ingrained in [...]

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Summer MHP Students Take Part in Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's Southwest Atlanta Expedition

Students enrolled in the summer HIPR 4000/6000 Introduction to Historic Preservation class had an opportunity to explore a wide variety of historic resources at the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation's Southwest Atlanta Expedition on Saturday, June 12. They joined more than 200 preservationists at over 20 sites that included houses, industrial buildings, parks and academic institutions. The Expedition highlighted a [...]

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MLA Advanced Graphics Workshop

This Spring the University of Georgia's MLA program offered optional weekend graphics seminars for students eager to further hone their rendering abilities. Taught by MLA alum Cameron Berglund, these three seminars focused on different workflows and rendering techniques: SketchUp modeling and rendering, rendering in watercolor, and rendering in Photoshop. These tutorials sought to build upon the students existing knowledge and [...]

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CED Teams Earn Recognition in 2016 EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge

CED Teams Earn Recognition in 2016 EPA Campus Rainworks Challenge

Two CED teams recently submitted entries in the EPA's 2016 Campus RainWorks Challenge. There were 60 total submissions. With both teams making it to the final round of 16, and one going on to achieve an Honorable Mention, the CED made an impressive showing in this national competition! Congratulations to the team of Ming Guan, Carter Ricks, Danielle Schwartz, Danielle Valdes, and Yuwen Yang [...]

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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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