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School of City & Regional Planning

School of City & Regional Planning

The School of City and Regional Planning is dedicated to crafting communities that are sustainable, just, resilient, healthy, and inclusive through world-class education and cutting-edge research.

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Master of City and Regional Planning

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Master of Science in GIS Technology

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Master of Science in Urban Analytics

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Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning

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Minor in Sustainable Cities

Upcoming Information Sessions

Sustainable Cities Events

Minor in Something Major

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EST)

Sustainable Cities Minor Information Session (in-person)

Hiring Begins for Entrepreneurship Study

The first research assistant has joined the interdisciplinary team studying the relationship between merit scholarships and entrepreneurship careers. This marks the very first step of a three-year collaboration between Georgia Tech's School of City and Regional Planning (SCaRP), the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business, and Georgia State University's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies.

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Georgia Tech Planning Studios Tackle Top Urban Concerns

As the Nation’s cities watch Atlanta deal with the ups and downs of an ever-changing and industry-rich urban landscape, Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional Planning studios serve as a barometer for the most crucial urban challenges. The School's faculty have close ties and long-held connections to planners in the city of Atlanta. The city's landscape is a testimony to Georgia Tech’s creativity and insight: The Atlanta Beltline, Atlantic Station, and Chattahoochee Now were all first imagined in SCaRP studios.

This semester, the School’s studios tackled issues of affordable housing, smart growth, a unique urban master plan, and sustainable cities.

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Celebrating 70 Years of Women at Tech

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To mark the 70th-anniversary milestone, Georgia Tech asked some of the women who have contributed to the Institute’s growth in leadership, research, and teaching. These women, including College of Design's Catherine Ross, shared thoughts on their early days at Tech, proudest achievements, changes they would like to see, and advice for the next generation.

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Explore our various academic programs at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels.
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Research & Engagement

Discover what our students and faculty are passionate about.
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Student Life

Picture what your life on campus could be like while you learn in one of our programs.

Georgia Tech Celebrates Global Development Week

Georgia Tech is celebrating Global Development Week this year with a week-long series of events in connection with the launch of Georgia Tech’s new Master of Science in Global Development, a degree dedicated to educating the next generation of global development leaders.

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City Solutions for Those Most Vulnerable to Heat, Blackouts

Last year, Brian Stone’s five-year heat wave study showed that temperatures in major cities were hotter than they used to be, and power outages during heat waves had doubled since 2015. This year, both trends have continued, and the electrical grid is at even greater risk. “We’re not seeing any reduction in the risk of infrastructure failure during hot weather,” Stone, a professor in the School of City & Regional Planning, said. 

Latest News

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Andris's Work Featured in Washington Post

The featured article talks about how chain and independent restaurants presence reflects partisanship.
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Mike Dobbins Speaks Out in Saporta Report

Dobbins discussed the Comprehensive Development Plan and its implications for housing affordability.
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Urban Analytics Degree Featured on GPB Radio

Guhathakurta spoke about the program and its goal of training cities' future problem solvers.
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Clayton & Team Wins Research Grant

The grant will be used to study relationship between merit-based scholarship and highly valued entrepreneur career paths.
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New Research on Electric Grid Failure

Brian Stone's research on heat waves was published in EST and The New York Times.
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Linking Transportation, Housing, & Health

Catherine Ross Tells U.S. House of Representatives: ‘Link Transportation, Housing, and Health for Infrastructure Redesign’.
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Ross Reappointed Regents Professor

The Board of Regents (BOR) appointed 12 Georgia Tech faculty members to Regents Professors.
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Student Planning Association Wins Award

SPA won the American Planning Association's 2021 Outstanding Planning Student Organization Award.

Equity, Justice & Inclusive Design Fellowship

We believe it is essential that the next generation of planning leaders include those who come from communities of color. Their often-unheard voices must be amplified for us to create just, equitable, and inclusive communities for all.

In order to do so, we are creating two Equity, Justice & Inclusive Design Fellowships for aspiring graduate students who are Black, indigenous, or of color who need financial assistance to attend Georgia Tech. We have been awarding these fellowships since Fall 2021, and we need your help to expand our efforts. 


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