John Taylor

John Taylor

As the Frederick Law Olmsted Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Prof. John E. Taylor's teaching, research, and outreach efforts explore opportunities to improve urban sustainability and resilience through holistic consideration of societal, technical, and environmental elements. He teaches two SLS affiliated courses at Georgia Tech that reinforce these concepts: (1) an undergraduate course on Smart and Sustainable Cities that requires teams of students to identify an urban sustainability challenge and then interact with stakeholders to design an innovative technological solution to address that challenge, and (2) a graduate course on Virtually Remaking Cities that requires teams of students to work with stakeholders in the community to design an urban building that does not adversely impact the social and environmental aspects of its surroundings. In research, Prof. Taylor is currently completing a research project in collaboration with SLS to develop innovative augmented and virtual reality tools to crowdsource stakeholder feedback on campus for the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design, among other projects.

Courses Taught

Spring 2021
GT 4803
Interested in the SDGs? Want to learn more about them? Want to help Georgia Tech develop a model for virtual courses on the SDGs that bring together college students from around the world to learn together and advance them in their own communities?
Fall 2020, Fall 2018, Fall 2017
CEE 4160
This course is open to all undergraduate Civil and Environmental engineering majors. It will be taught in three parts.
Spring 2018
CEE 8813

In addressing their sustainability agenda through design and construction, cities are subject to unique challenges, which requires effective exchange of knowledge and subject matter expertise among distributed project teams.