Writer: Staff Reports
The third round of Presidential Interdisciplinary Seed Grants were awarded in January, and they included a project led by Institute of Government faculty Scott Pippin.
Pippin, an attorney and community planner, works in a number of areas, including environmental and natural resource planning, stormwater management, planning and zoning practices, community resilience and sustainability. He serves as the primary investigator for “Developing New Storm Design Criteria for Natural Hazards Planning Research and Practice.”
Research partners include Brian Bledsoe (College of Engineering); Marshall Shepherd, John Knox, Pam Knox, Lynne Seymour and Thomas Mote (Franklin College of Arts and Sciences); and Michelle Ritchie (College of Public Health).
The grant is one of 11 awarded in this third round. Overall, $1.5 million was awarded this round to faculty from 13 UGA departments, centers, programs, schools and colleges.