The Georgia Tech Center for Urban Research is hosting a launch event at the Price Gilbert Library on March 20 to provide an opportunity for all members of the Institute community to learn more about the Center and get involved.
"The Center for Urban Research provides an opportunity to amplify, connect, and catalyze collaborative research projects with direct impact on the city of Atlanta and the state of Georgia," says Cassidy Sugimoto, professor and Tom and Marie Patton Chair of the School of Public Policy, where the research center is housed. "This event will serve as an essential opportunity for all members of the Georgia Tech community to come together to explore how they can better work with one another and local partners to address important policy questions facing Atlanta."
RSVP: Center for Urban Research Launch Event
The Center for Urban Research is a partnership between Georgia Tech and the Atlanta mayor’s office. It serves as a policy makerspace for Georgia Tech and partners to work together on socio-economic inequities in Atlanta and the state of Georgia.
- Facilitating mutually beneficial partnerships with university, community, non-profit and municipal leaders across the city
- Supporting community resiliency and sustainability
- Providing enhanced learning experiences for students
- Catalyzing collaborative research projects with a direct impact on the city of Atlanta and the state of Georgia
Read more: Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens and Georgia Tech President Angel Cabrera on the Center for Urban Research
The event will open with remarks from Chaouki Abdallah, the executive vice president for research at Georgia Tech, followed by a short vision statement from the Center’s inaugural director, David Edwards.
Then, attendees will learn about ongoing projects in the Center and participate in a strategy session to discuss how to collaboratively advance the goals of the Center on campus. The launch will conclude with a reception for informal conversation.
"This event is a chance to hear all the voices across Georgia Tech's campus and plan the future of the Center together," says Edwards, a professor of the practice in the School of Public Policy and the policy advisor for neighborhoods in the Office of the Mayor. "If you're interested in shaping a more just and sustainable Atlanta, we would love to see you there."
The Center for Urban Research launch event will take place from 1 – 5 p.m. on March 20 at the Price Gilbert Library SEN Theater. If you plan to attend please RSVP here.