Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture dean’s chair will bear the name of one of Georgia Tech’s most distinguished graduates, renowned architect John C. Portman Jr., ARCH 1950, Honorary Ph.D. 2012. Dean Steven P. French will be the first to hold the chair. “The Portman Dean’s Chair is transformative,” said French. “It is absolutely indispensable to reaching our strategic goals, but it also serves as an inspirational legacy to generations of architects in the Georgia Tech community.”
Bruce Stiftel, chair of the School of City and Regional Planning, was recently appointed to a United Nations (U.N.) expert group set up to advise U.N.-Habitat on the content of new international guidelines for urban and territorial planning intended for adoption by UN member states at the Habitat III gathering in 2016.

Dr. Volker Grimm will present three examples of next generation ABMs which are defined by being based on first principles and being designed and...


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