08 Mar Virginia Tech Center for Design Research exhibits research pavilion at Reality Computing Summit

Starting with the design, construction, and deployment of the Lo-Fab Pavilion, which is scheduled to remain on the Boston Greenway throughout the summer of 2016, the Virginia Tech Center for Design Research embarked on a collaborative research program focused on the potential for computational design...

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21 Apr Sonia Hirt wins 2015 Best Book in Urban Affairs Award – Honorable Mention

The Urban Affairs Association (UAA), the international professional association for urban scholars, researchers and public service professionals, convened its 45th Annual Conference in Miami, Florida – April 8-11, 2015. Over 900 participants, representing universities, research institutions, nonprofit organizations, and public and private organizations/institutions from around the world met to discuss 21st century issues...

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28 Jan Margaret Cowell’s new book shows how eight midwest cities used adaptive resilience to deal with deindustrialization

Mass factory closures in cities and regions across the Midwest of the United States in the 1970s and 1980s has been a research interest for Margaret Cowell, assistant professor, Urban Affairs and Planning, since she was a doctoral student at Cornell University. Cowell’s study of what...

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29 May Hickok Cole Program Highlights Sustainable Urbanism — Principles, Projects and Plans

Sustainable urban design was the focus of a special May 19 presentation at Hickok Cole Architects by two leading sustainability experts—the Metropolitan Institute’s Joe Schilling and Professor of Architecture Susan C. Piedmont-Palladino — both located at Virginia Tech's campus in Old Town Alexandria.  The program highlighted the roots of...

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