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SLS Teaching Toolkit Workshop: Community Engaged Learning

Clough Lounge 205

Please join Dr. Chris Le Dantec, Dr. Carl DiSalvo, and Serve-Learn-Sustain for a faculty workshop on community-engaged learning. The Serve-Learn-Sustain teaching toolkit is up and running, and it offers a range of resources and tools for faculty interested in teaching their students about service learning and working with communities. Dr. DiSalvo will be discussing an interactive tool that teaches students about smart cities, while Dr. Le Dantec will introduce you to the Community Engaged Playbook, a field guide for working effectively with communities outside the classroom. 

Tue Nov 28 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

SLS Student Showcase

Klaus Atrium - Reception provided
The SLS Student Showcase will feature projects that engage:

We seek a diversity of projects (posters, videos, prototypes, etc.), and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded in the form of gift cards.  We will also present SLS Excellence in Teaching- Student Choice Awards at the Showcase. Faculty award winners will be selected from nominees submitted by students. Students can nominate faculty via the application portal above.

Tue Nov 28 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

SEI EPIcenter Winter 2017 Request for Proposals

The Energy, Policy, and Innovation Center is accepting submissions for the Winter 2017 Open Request for Proposals.  The funding to be awarded under this RFP is one of the several means by which EPICenter accomplishes its mission. Proposals from researchers within the Georgia Tech community, individually or with collaborative partners, will be accepted within the three primary categories: Policy Study, Hosted Event, and Educational/Workforce Development.  


Additional funds from SLS ranging from $3-5K may be available for your project if it is selected by SEI, provided the goals of your proposal:

  • Align with the SLS Sustainable Communities Framework
  • Build on lessons learned through the SLS Fellows Program
  • Have a specific educational outcome (class revision/new class, class project, etc.)
  • Plans to engage external stakeholders (guest speakers, community visits, joint projects, etc.)

In your application to SEI, include a short section titled SLS and make sure to clearly address the four criteria listed above.  No additional applications need to be submitted to SLS.  SLS will collaborate with SEI to review relevant proposals.

Applications Due: 11/30/17

Award Decisions Expected: 1/5/18

Thu Nov 30 5:00 pm

Planning In and For Cities in the Global South

222 College of Business
Featuring Dr. Vanessa Watson, Professor of Architecture, Planning, and Geomatics; and Deputy Dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Dr. Watson will present a talk entitled "Planning In and For Cities of the Global South."  This lecture-discussion will pertain to urbanization and how planning has, or has not, served cities in the global context effectively and how we might do so in the future.  Dr. Watson currently  teaches in the City and Regional Planning post-graduate program in the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, and is a founder and executive member of the African Centre for Cities at University at Cape Town.  She publishes and is on the editorial boards of several international journals in the field of city planning, and is the Global South Editor of Urban Studies. Her field of research is planning theory, and she is PI on a research project funded by ESRC/Dfid called Consuming Urban Poverty, operating under the auspices of the African Centre for Cities.    View Vanessa Wilson's full bio here.

Sponsored by the School of City and Regional Planning (SCaRP). 

Fri Dec 8 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm