In this course, you will be a part of an international team, with students spanning our Atlanta, GT Shenzhen, and GT Lorraine campuses. Your global team will work to innovate customer segments and new solutions to some of the thorniest global challenges as framed by the UN SDGs. Each team will choose a goal (or goals) and set of relevant targets and indicators to focus their work on. This course will provide you with real-world, hands-on learning on what it’s like to create a global startup focused on a grand challenge.
Land use planning touches upon all the core areas of sustainable planning practice, from community development, environmental planning, and economic development, to transportation/mobility and climate change. The course introduces the process of land use planning and shows how the plan document is prepared. It also discussed the criteria for determining good plans and provides an overview of the tools used for implementing sustainable solutions. We draw from recent experiences with neo-traditional planning, smart growth, climate sensitive design, and smart city debates.
How many of today's leaders and citizens remember the Constitution's Preamble mandate to "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves AND our posterity"? Perhaps it's not possible to design such a balance: doing so requires an awareness of intergenerational ethics, an ability to build long-term benefits and costs into our current policy analyses, a realistic understanding of the capabilities of our social and political institutions, and knowledge about the cognitive limits of humans to perceive and plan for future decades.
In this course, students will learn the policy implications of Complex Adaptive Systems, which is how cities function as a series of networks, institutions, and systems. The course brings together urban planning, municipal management, and policy, which have not typically functioned together. Each class will feature a lecture and readings based on the topic of the class, as well as a guest speaker leading efforts at the government, nonprofit, grassroots, and corporate levels.
This course is interdisciplinary by nature, referencing the projects and methodologies of architects and architectural historians, as well as archaeologists, artists, designers, environmentalists, ethnographers, photographers, urbanists, sociologists, technicians, and writers. Although we will cover topics and themes across the U.S., our focus will decidedly be on the American South and we will leverage our location in Atlanta.
This course is designed for graduate students in the school of chemistry and biochemistry. Also, students from different academic units, including physics, materials science, electrical and chemical engineering, and others are encouraged to take this course. The course will highlight recent advances in the area of plasmonics and the focus will be on light-matter integration at the nanoscale, optical properties of nanoparticles, the unique world of metal nanoparticles, and the importance of metal nanoparticles for diverse applications including, electronics, photonics, and nanomedicine.
This course focuses on social, artistic, cultural, and scientific dimensions of sustainability and the concepts of identity, diversity, social equity and inclusion/exclusion in the French context. This course will introduce students to sustainable communities in France through lectures, projects, videos, downloads from the Internet, and class discussions.
This course utilizes some of the ideas and concepts of a relatively new movement "Data for Good" promoted by a few universities worldwide. Specifically, students will be able to work on a case project that explores employment patterns of different demographic groups during Covid-19 pandemic.