The urban design studio provides learning opportunities of students from city planning, architecture, engineering and policy. It focuses on physical form of c ties and plan making of ecologically sound, resilient and sustainable communities. The course introduces methods of representation, design, evaluation and decision making processes shaping sustainable communities. Students learn skills of design and their link to values of sustainability such as diversity, equity, ecological performance and climate sensitivity.
This independent study is dedicated to completing Georgia Tech’s entry to the US Department of Energy’s Race to Zero 2018 Student Design Competition. A team of students will ultimately produce a design for a net-zero ready building according to the DoE’s requirements and present this to industry experts at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado in late April 2018.
Green Infrastructure: EPA Campus Rainwater Challenge
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Campus Rainwater Challenge, a national student design competition, is focused on creating green infrastructure and building sustainable communities on college campuses and across America. The first half of the course will include tutorial seminars on stormwater management, green infrastructure, and understanding the social, economic and ecological relationships among Georgia Tech, the Emerald Corridor along Proctor Creek, the Westside Alliance neighborhoods and the Chattahoochee River.