PUBLIC SERVICE + OUTREACH
CED engages in real-world projects and challenges through service-learning courses, design charrettes, historic resource surveys, volunteer opportunities and our Student Job Board. Each year CED averages about 50 outreach projects for historic buildings and downtowns, corridors, natural areas, ecological restoration sites, rural areas, neighborhoods, schools, campuses and parks. We serve approximately 20 counties per year between 15 of our academic courses and outreach programs.
Through these endeavors, Georgia communities receive high quality design and planning services they could not otherwise afford while students receive the practical hands-on experience that makes them more marketable as graduates.
CED has established relationships with local governments, state agencies, non-profit organizations and underserved populations, as well as partnerships with the eight UGA Public Service and Outreach units and other academic collaborators on campus.
Our students are recruited for approximately 12 outreach-focused assistantships/internships a year and work directly with communities on downtown revitalization, community and economic development, historic resource surveys and environmental resiliency through our UGA colleagues at FindIt, the Archway Partnership, the Georgia Downtown Renaissance program, and Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant (MAREX).
CED outreach initiatives are coordinated through the Center for Community Design and Preservation (CCDP), the public service and outreach office for the College. Our Featured Projects page showcases the variety of work CED is involved in. The public is encouraged to submit a request if you have a project that our students, faculty or outreach staff may be able to assist with.