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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.

Meaghan McSorley Wins Graduate Student Instructor of the Year

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2023 TA and Future Faculty Awards Day

Brian Stone

Meet the Expert: Brian Stone

Featured in the New NOVA Documentary 'Weathering the Future'

When cities across the US want to know how to better protect their citizens during heatwaves and rolling blackouts, they turn to Brian Stone. A leading expert in urban environmental planning and design, he regularly contributes to national news coverage of rising summer temperatures and heat's effect on cities. 

As a featured expert in NOVA's new documentary Weathering the Future, Stone discusses how weather patterns that used to govern life in cities are now shifting, and ways communities can adapt. The documentary airs on PBS beginning April 12, 2023, at 9:00 p.m. EST.


Explore Our Programs

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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

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School of City and Regional Planning Partners With WUC

The School of City and Regional Planning (SCaRP) has entered a partnership with the World Urban Campaign (WUC) to promote healthy, green, inclusive urban change. UN-Habitat, which is the UN focal point for sustainable urbanization and human settlements, coordinates WUC to help achieve the urban dimension of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

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Urban Research: Smart City Design, Global Sustainability

Georgia Tech offers enormous capacity to develop education, research

Inspired by Perry Yang’s urban research, the Smart Cities Systems Design panel discussed ways city design and technology can give communities a more sustainable, resilient, and socially inclusive future. Future city development is becoming much more data-driven and tied to human experiences. “Unlike the internet [era], a tabula rasa of virtual reality, the new era of internet of things creates a paradigm of placemaking, integrating the physical and digital world.”

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Chair Gulsah Akar Weighs In on Turkey-Syria Earthquake

Throughout the Institute, faculty with ties to the region and earthquake research are closely monitoring the situation. School of City and Regional Planning Chair Gulsah Akar has close personal and professional ties to Turkey. She and School of Building Construction Chair Ece Erdogmus are partnering with colleagues in Turkey who are already gathering data from the disaster zone. Together, Erdogmus and Akar will work to help develop a monitoring and rebuilding plan for the region.

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.

Get to Know Us

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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.

Latest News

Sustainable Cities Minor studio students collaborate.

Georgia Tech Planning Studios Tackle Top Urban Concerns

Fall semester studios tackled issues of affordable housing, smart growth, and sustainable cities.
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Celebrating 70 Years of Women at Tech

Catherine Ross is one of the women who advanced Georgia Tech's academic, research reputation.
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City Solutions for Those Most Vulnerable to Heat

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

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

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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