Sustainability

NSF funds $12M research network to build the healthy, sustainable, livable cities of the future

How will we build the cities of the future in a sustainable way? A new National Science Foundation-funded research network will connect scientists at nine universities with infrastructure groups, public policy experts, and industry partners to reimagine cities. Georgia Tech will be an anchor of the $12 million network, which will be led by the University of Minnesota, and School of Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Ted Russell will serve as a co-director.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Crittenden wins Clarke Prize for contributions to water sustainability and water treatment technology

One of the world’s most prestigious honors will go to School of Civil and Environmental Engineering professor John Crittenden this fall. The National Water Research Institute named Crittenden the winner of the 2015 Clarke Prize July 20, citing his contributions to the sustainability of urban water resources.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Georgia Tech, China partnership wins $1M to improve sustainability of China’s steel industry

A group of Georgia Tech researchers led by the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering's John Crittenden has won a four-year grant to improve the environmental sustainability of the Chinese steel industry.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Amekudzi-Kennedy delivers keynote speech at social sustainability conference

Adjo Amekudzi-Kennedy delivered the keynote talk at the 2015 Conference of the Integrated Network of Social Sustainability in Charlotte earlier this month. Amekudzi-Kennedy spoke on creating enduring and human-centered wealth using portfolio capital asset management to plan for and evaluate civil infrastructure decisions.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Could Florida draw power from the ocean? Christian Science Monitor highlights research by Haas, Fritz

The Christian Science Monitor highlighted work Dec. 4 by Kevin Haas and Hermann Fritz that evaluated the power-producing potential of ocean currents.

Friday, December 5, 2014

How a combo of vinegar and citrus fruit oil could help Georgia Tech reduce herbicide use

If first-year Georgia Tech student Grace Brosofsky has her way, all of the landscaping across the Tech campus will be maintained without using any chemical herbicides in the coming years. And the whole idea grew out of a conflict between her parents over how to best keep their north Georgia lawn weed-free.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Russell co-authors paper on sustainable infrastructure curriculum in NAE Bridge

A paper outlining a new approach to teaching about sustainability and infrastructure co-authored by Armistead Russell appears in the just-published fall issue of The Bridge, the signature publication of the National Academy of Engineering. The paper covers the development, implementation and assessment of a new summer course they have delivered over the last two years.

Friday, October 17, 2014

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