Action 4.1.1: Support research through seed grants and pilot projects on urban research based in disciplines of the college, as well as symposia and faculty exchanges aimed at growing research related to cities locally and globally.
Action 4.1.2: Working with departments and faculty research teams, create partnerships and collaborations across the university and with community organizations and neighboring universities in order to identify and address the needs of the Atlanta region.
Action 4.2.1: Enhance existing curricula to increase opportunities for students at all levels to learn about and engage in urban topics through city-based signature experiences, including summer learning experiences; perspectives (PERS) courses focused on urban transportation, urban water, community development, etc.; and research projects.
Action 4.2.2: Facilitate student acquisition of the university City Scholar designation by promoting the program through advisement and other means, and by identifying additional urban-focused courses that can be used to gain the honor.
Action 4.2.3: Further develop graduate programs focused on applying and creating new knowledge on urban challenges.
Action 4.2.4: In partnership with Career Services and in consultation with Career Advisory Council (as defined in Goals 1 and 2), determine the career advantages of city-based educational experiences and integrate them into major-level experiences.
Action 4.3.1: Identify, track, and strengthen our network of community stakeholders.
Action 4.3.2: Leverage community partnerships and relationships with alumni and other supporters to fund research on the challenges of cities as well as city-based educational and outreach programs that benefit our students, partners, and the citizens of Atlanta.
Action 4.3.3: Develop community-facing continuing education opportunities to share our expertise on Atlanta.
Action 4.3.4: Develop broadcast media programming around cross-disciplinary urban themes that educates the community and publicizes the wealth of research and learning opportunities in the college focused on cities.