International Studios

Professor Perry Yang with students


The School of City and Regional Planning organizes at least one international planning studio each year. The most recent international planning studios are listed here.


2015 Shanghai Chongming Eco Island 2015

The 2015 studio group assessed the social and historical contexts, political atmosphere, and local environmental conditions in its intervention-oriented approach to investigating the transformation of China’s Chongming Island into a sustainable ecological urban area. Urban design, engineering, and city planning united to combine cutting edge skills and ideas on the frontier of the urbanizing world.

Suidong Bay New Town

The 2014 International Waterfront Studio group worked with the Guangdong Urban and Rural Planning and Design Institute, and the Management Committee of Shuidong Bay New City Construction to develop a master plan for the Nanhai Peninsula, part of the larger Shuidong Bay New City regional ring-city development strategy for the City of Maoming.

Waterfront Revitalization Studio

In 2013, Georgia Tech students traveled to Taiwan to create a model Free Economic Zone (FEZ) in Kaohsiung through increased employment and investment opportunities and enhanced industrial competitiveness and efficiency. 

Atlanta Brownfields Studio

In 2012, Georgia Tech students teamed with students from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) to catalyze area-wide revitalization through the clean-up and redevelopment of targeted brownfield sites in Atlanta. 


Ashram Road Corridor Studio

In 2012, Georgia Tech students collaborated with the Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) in Ahmedabad, India to create a vision for the future development of Gandhi Ashram and the property surrounding the ashram grounds.

Thaltej Village Studio

In 2012, Georgia Tech students teamed with students from the Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) in Ahmedabad, India to outline the economic, social, and environmental conditions in Thaltej and to present alternatives to address these conditions.

Ecological Urbanism Studio

In 2011, Georgia Tech students connected density, diversity, urban block structure, urban visibility, solar availability, and energy-related carbon footprint analysis across seven central urban districts around the globe to derive a set of principles of low calow-carbon design.