Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia College of Environment and Design will hold an open house to celebrate the Center for Community Design and Preservation’s new location in the Broad Street Studio at 225 West Broad Street on Monday, Sept. 27, 4-6 p.m.
Previously housed in the Founders Garden House on north campus, the CCDP serves as the Public Service and Outreach office for the College of Environment and Design. It provides opportunities for faculty and students to engage in real-world projects and put academic interests into practice.
“I’m committed to the public service mission of the university and sees this as a logical step for making our work more accessible to the public,” said Dan Nadenicek, deanof the College of Environment and Design.
The CCDP has conducted community design workshops across the state in more than 75 different communities.The center’s work also extends beyond Georgia to include national and international service learning.Public service faculty have participated in or developed global service-learning projects involving Ghana, Slovakia, Croatia, Dominican Republic and Thailand. Each semester collaborative projects take the college’s student, faculty and staff out of the classroom and off campus to work in local communities around the state, the nation and the world.
“The best learning laboratory for students is in real community situations,” said Pratt Cassity, director of the CCPD. “The best way for UGA to give back to Georgia is by extending the university’s expertise to citizens and supporters.”
For more information on the CCPD, see http://www.ced.uga.edu/index.php/services_outreach/.