The balance between preservation and good intentions: Dr. Ross on 10 years of Tech Square

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Technology Square opened on October 23, 2003, exactly ten years ago today. Catherine Ross, director of Georgia Tech’s Center for Quality Growth and Development (which is located in Tech Square), said that she remembered what former Georgia Tech President Wayne Clough said when Georgia Tech won a national Urban Land Institute award in New York City for the development: “Universities have grown to be such large institutions that they have a moral and practical obligation to improve their communities.” However, the development of Tech Square and the recent scalping of the nearby Crum & Forster building has led to tension between Georgia Tech and neighboring communities. “It’s my hope, and I believe Georgia Tech has very good intentions,” Ross said. “It doesn’t mean we are always on the right side.”

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catherine ross, crum and forster, Tech Square, Wayne Clough
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  • Created On: Oct 23, 2013 - 7:22am
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