School of Architecture and School of City and Regional Planning alum Ryan Gravel wrote his master’s thesis, Belt Line – Atlanta: Design of Infrastructure as a Reflection of Public Policy, never dreaming (well, maybe a little) that it would actually go anywhere.
But it has, and it’s taking Atlanta along with it – to a place that’s more physically active, more economically prosperous, more creatively engaged, and more community-oriented than before.
Georgia Tech professors and students created 33 “Blueprints for Successful Communities” – strategic plans based on architecture and city planning that address specific community concerns -- through a signature collaboration with the Georgia Conservancy.
Westside READY, a collaborative working group and think tank, received a proclamation from District 3 Councilmember Ivory Lee Young Jr. on behalf of the entire Atlanta City Council. The proclamation was presented to the members of Westside READY after a Lunch-and-Learn held in the Old City Council Chambers of City Hall Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 in the presence of all attendees which included Atlanta Public School Board Members, Atlanta City Councilmembers, foundations, youth service-providers, and various community residents.
The National Governors Association (NGA) and the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), along with Tennessee Governor Haslam, are hosting a retreat for healthcare leaders throughout the state this September in Nashville, TN. School of City and Regional Planning associate professor Nisha Botchwey has been invited to speak at the retreat during an open discussion on improving health at the community level.