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Bricks and Bones: Exploring Atlanta's Spaces of Neo-Slavery

Bricks and Bones: Exploring Atlanta's Spaces of Neo-Slavery

Bricks and Bones: Exploring Atlanta's Spaces of Neo-Slavery Dr. Richard Becherer January 17th, 5pm Jackson Street Building, Room 123 Dr. Richard Becherer, architectural historian, will give a lecture on the use of African American convicts at the Chattahoochee River Brick Company in Atlanta, now an historic complex faced with pressures from development. The lecture will be of interest to anyone [...]

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CED Professor Appointed by Barack Obama to Cultural Property Advisory Committee

CED Professor Appointed by Barack Obama to Cultural Property Advisory Committee

This past fall, University of Georgia College of Environment and Design professor James Reap was appointed by President Barack Obama as a new member of the Department of State's Cultural Property Advisory Committee. Reap is one of 15 new appointees selected to aid the White House in key administrative posts. The Cultural Property Advisory Committee, which was established in 1983, [...]

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MHP Graduate Coordinator James Reap Attends Conference in Estonia

MHP Graduate Coordinator James Reap Attends Conference in Estonia

MHP Graduate Coordinator James Reap recently went to Tallinn, Estonia to participate an International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) conference. The conference's theme was Historical Perspective of Heritage Legislation: Balance Between Laws and Values and commemorated the 350th Anniversary of the 1666 Act by King Charles XI of Sweden which was one of the earliest heritage protection acts in Europe. The conference [...]

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MEPD Program Earns Accolades and Accreditation from Planning Accreditation Board

MEPD Program Earns Accolades and Accreditation from Planning Accreditation Board

The Master of Environmental Planning and Design program at the UGA College of Environment and Design was recently accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB), a national organization responsible for professional educational protocols at universities across the country. Jack Crowley, current director of the program, says this effort has been in the works for several years at UGA. "In 2002 [...]

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MHP Students attend National Trust Conference in Houston

MHP Students attend National Trust Conference in Houston

Many MHP students spent the week before Thanksgiving break in Houston at the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Past Forward Conference. The conference, as the name implies, was not only focused on the preservation of the past but also on the future of preservation. Many talks revolved around the question of "What does the next 50 years of Preservation look [...]

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MHP Graduate Coordinator James Reap Participates in International Conference in China

MHP Graduate Coordinator James Reap Participates in International Conference in China

MHP Professor and Graduate Coordinator James Reap recently participated in and spoke at the 5th International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) - Wuhan Crossover Forum in Wuhan, China. The forum, whose theme was Time & Space: Cultural Heritage in Urban Renewal, was organized by the Huazhong University of Science & Technology and the Wuhan Research Society on Shared Built Heritage and [...]

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MEPD Students on Winning Team of Emory University Sustainability Case Competition

MEPD Students on Winning Team of Emory University Sustainability Case Competition

On November 12th Catie Sauer and Christopher Wisener (current CED MEPD students) were part of the first place team, along with three Emory students (Christian Wayne, Pari Majd, and Shreya Kothari), in Emory University's Sustainability Case Competition for addressing Georgia's water crisis. The team will share a $2000 prize and be eligible for paid internships with the city of Atlanta's [...]

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CED Faculty and Students Working with NASA Develop and The Nature Conservancy

CED Faculty and Students Working with NASA Develop and The Nature Conservancy

Professor Rosanna Rivero's students are getting valuable real-world experience through the NASA DEVELOP program at UGA. Check out this great article covering their work with the Nature Conservancy in Atlanta. http://thrivingearthexchange.org/tex-stories/nature-conservancy-nasa-develop-see-atlantas-urban-forests-trees/ Read more about the NASA DEVELOP program here: https://develop.larc.nasa.gov/about.php

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