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Georgia Tech College of Design

Formerly known as the College of Architecture

Alumnus Ryan Gravel Talks Idea Generation

Georgia Tech alumnus Ryan Gravel is best known for theorizing the Atlanta BeltLine while a graduate student in the School of City and Regional Planning. This semester, he returned to Georgia Tech in the role of instructor.

Gravel's course is part of Generator, a nonprofit he founded specifically to generate ideas about the future of cities. This semester, the class based in the College of Design focused on Atlanta's Buford Highway.

Gravel recently talked about the course and more with Atlanta Studies, a web-based journal published by the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship.

Read the full interview.

Georgia Tech students also worked on a BeltLine-related project this semester to conceive ideas for a bridge at the point where the BeltLine crosses North Avenue. Learn more about their work.

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