Planning, design and operation of systems of air, rail, water and highway facilities, including those for bicycles and pedestrians. In this course, we will focus on the need, purpose and design for multimodality. Why is a multimodal transportation system important? How do we plan and design for multimodal transportation? How do we measure the performance of a multimodal transportation system? What is a complete street and what guides are available for complete streets design?
Capstone Design is an interdisciplinary civil and environmental design experience. Students form teams of 3 – 5 people, and these teams function as “companies” that provide consulting services to a selected sponsor on a specific design project. Students begin the semester responding to an actual Request for Qualifications (RFQ) advertised from a local project sponsor as a team. Students then select their projects among many different sub-disciplines and themes in order based on their ranking on the RFQ response.
The laboratory portions of these courses are designed as research service-learning labs that integrate relevant community service with academic coursework to enhance learning, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. In partnership with the Piedmont Park Conservancy, students conduct research that benefits learning in biology and the greater Atlanta community.
We will explore sustainability from a systems perspective, including physical/resource balances, ecological/carbon cycle processes, economic/financial practices, political/policy processes and public participation as they relate to communities in Atlanta and around the world.
The Georgia Tech Urban Honey Bee project provides a framework for Georgia Tech students, faculty and staff to investigate the role that bees play in pollinating urban landscapes. Volunteers with the program help with conservation projects, educational outreach to the community, and get hands-on experience keeping bees. Faculty and students can leverage the resources and expertise of the project to incorporate bee-related content or projects into their courses or research.
As the world celebrates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 2016, Georgia Tech students will travel to a high-security men’s prison outside Atlanta to discuss Shakespeare with incarcerated students. While the United States represents only about 5% of the world's population, we incarcerate 25% of the world's inmates — more than any other country in the world.
This project will allow students to be part of a large, crowd-sourced study – at little cost to themselves – to contribute to a knowledge bank of how different communities treat and track their water quality. If you are interested in participating in this study, please let us know. All you will need to do is give us an address - anywhere in the world - where we can mail you the device, find a water source where you can use the device (it will take just a minute or two), and let us interview you for less than 30 minutes about your experience.