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About Us

About Us

Situated in the heart of Atlanta, the School of City and Regional Planning is an internationally recognized leader in education and research. Here at Tech, we leverage advanced technological resources and cutting-edge research to creatively address pressing urban, environmental, economic, and community development issues.

Good Places Require Good Planning

The School's students, faculty, and researchers work together to create new knowledge and tools for making cities more sustainable, resilient, and just. Students come to our school from around the world and arrive with ambitions to solve the world’s most vexing problems. They illustrate the best qualities of public mindedness and seriousness of purpose, and after graduation join our network of more than 1400 alumni working in 49 states and 31 countries. 

Georgia Tech's tradition of engaged planning education, coupled with longstanding values of sustainability, justice, resilience, health, and inclusiveness, creates an ideal environment for planning students.

Atlanta is among the largest concentration of higher education activity in the U.S., and among the most diverse and rapidly growing metropolitan areas in the country. This affords students direct access to a vibrant laboratory for urban planning and a rich menu of academic opportunities.

We Focus On

RESILIENCE - We advance the capacities of cities and regions to survive, adapt, and grow in the face of stresses and shocks to achieve sustainable futures. We promote improvements to urban form, infrastructure, and social capital in order to advance prosperity, environmental quality, social justice, and economic and political equity. 

URBAN ANALYTICS - We leverage the power of informatics and spatial analytics to better understand the forces that drive urban systems, thereby helping to inform community-driven future planning based on our core values of sustainability, justice, resilience, health, and inclusion. 

INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES - We facilitate the involvement of the full range of affected stakeholders in decisions concerning the future of cities and regions, with particular attention to under-represented groups, in order to reduce inequality through plan implementation.


The Georgia Tech Master of City & Regional Planning (MCRP) program is fully accredited by the Planning Accreditation Board. PAB is a joint specialized accrediting body of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the American Planning Association, and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.

The MCRP degree is the usual entry credential for a career as a professional planner.

Get to Know Us

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Chair's Welcome

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