Minor in Sustainable Cities

 

The School of City and Regional Planning offers a minor in Sustainable Cities that emphasizes both sustainability and community engagement. It provides students with a deep learning experience that integrates classroom learning and real-world, community-based project experience in creating sustainable communities, with a focus on the built urban environment. The minor is affiliated with Serve-Learn-Sustain (SLS).

If you have questions about the minor, please contact Johnnie Sawyer at johnnie.sawyer@design.gatech.edu.

Requirements

The minor in Sustainable Cities consists of five courses and fifteen credit hours. It includes:

  • six credits of required coursework (CP 2233: Sustainable Urban Development and CP 4052: Sustainable Cities Studio)
  • one additional 3-credit elective from a list of courses offered by the School of City and Regional Planning
  • one additional 3-credit elective selected from a list of courses offered in related academic disciplines
  • one additional 3-credit elective drawn from the courses on either list.

 

The lists of courses shown below are not exhaustive. With permission of the Chair of the School of City and Regional Planning students may substitute one course with substantial Sustainable Cities content that is not on the below lists. All courses previously approved by the Chair will be included on an updated list of Chair Approved Courses available from the website of the School of City and Regional Planning.

A maximum of 3 credit hours of transfer credit may be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor. This includes courses taken at another institution or credit earned through the AP or IB program, assuming the scores meet Georgia Tech minimum standards.

All courses counting toward the minor must be taken on a letter-grade basis and must be completed with a grade of C (2.00) or better.

It is the responsibility of the student and major advisor to verify that any courses a student wishes to count toward both a major and a minor meet all the Georgia Tech and major School requirements. For Georgia Tech minor requirements see the Catalog entry describing requirements for any minor.

 

Course List

Code Title Credit Hours

Required Courses

 

CP 2233

Sustainable Urban Development

3

CP 4052

Sustainable Cities Studio (with prerequisite of CP 2233)

3

Select three hours from the following list of City Planning courses:

 

3

CP 4010

Foundation of Urban & Region Development

 

CP 4020

Introduction to Urban & Region Planning

 

CP 4105

Land Conservation

 

CP 4190

Introduction to Climate Change Planning

 

CP 4210

Environmental Planning & Impact Assessment

 

CP 4310

Urban Transportation

 

CP 4510

Geographic Information Systems

 

CP 6112

Land Use Planning

 

CP 6223

Policy Tools for Environmental Management

 

CP 6243

Health Impact Assessment

 

CP 6442

Equity, Justice & Economic Development

 

CP 6612

Community Development

 

CP 6630

Government & Housing Markets

 

CP 6680

Citizen Participation

 

CP 6836

Urban Ecological Design

 

CP 6850

Public Health and Built Environment

 

Select three hours from the following list of courses in related academic disciplines:

 

3

SLS 3120

Foundations of Sustainable Systems

 

SLS 3110

Technology and Sustainable Community Development

 

MGT 3770

Business Decisions for Sustainability and Shared Value

 

MGT 4803

Social Impact: In-depth Exploration and Design

 

BIOL 2335

General Ecology Lecture

 

BIOL 2336

General Ecology Lab 

 

EAS 4803

Extreme Atlanta: Climate Change in Urban Spaces

 

PUBP 3315

Environmental Policy and Markets

 

PUBP 3350

Energy Policy and Markets

 

HTS 2803

Semester in the City

 

HTS 3012

Urban Sociology

 

HTS 3011

The City in U.S. History

 

HTS 3005

American Environmental History

 

LMC 2350

Introduction to Social Justice

 

LMC 3308

Environmentalism and Ecocriticism

 

CS/INTA 4745

Information and Communication Technologies and Global Development

 

CS/INTA 6745

Information and Communication Technologies and Global Development

 

CEE 4610

Multimodal Transportation

 

CEE 4803

Smart and Sustainable Cities

 

ISYE 4501

Energy, Efficiency, and Sustainability

 

ARCH 4151

History of Urban Form

 

ARCH 4227

Architecture and Ecology

 

ARCH 4515

Collaborative Design Workshop

 

VIP 2601/3601/3602/4601/4602/4603/4983

VV4 Bee Snap

 

VIP 2601/3601/3602/4601/4602/4603/4983

VV5 Engineering for Social Innovation

 

VIP 2601/3601/3602/4601/4602/4603/4983

VVS HumaniTech

 

Study Abroad in Japan: Summer Program in Sustainable Development (Courses may also be taken on campus in Atlanta):

 

 

INTA 2050

Introduction to Global Development

 

INTA 3232

Sustainable Megaregions

 

INTA 3040

Energy, Environment and Policy

 

INTA 4744

Global Development Capstone

 

Study Abroad in Italy: Sustainable Development and Climate Change (Courses may also be taken on campus in Atlanta):

 

 

PUBP 3320

Climate Policy

 

PUBP 3600

Sustainability, Technology and Policy

 

SPAN 4693

Sustainability in Spain (LBAT)

 

FREN 3011

France Today (taught only at GTL)

 

FREN 3500

Field Work Abroad

 

FREN 3694

LBAT French Semester Abroad (LBAT)

 

GRMN 3030 

Crossing Borders

 

GRMN 3696

Current Issues (LBAT)

 

SPAN 3200

Globalization in Latin America

 

SPAN 4150

Spanish Service Learning

 

SPAN 4156

Spanish Service Learning Abroad I

 

SPAN 4157

Spanish Service Learning Abroad II

 

SPAN 4251

Hispanic Community Internship

 

SPAN 4350

Iberoamerican Cities

 

SPAN 3151/4156/4157/4158/4693

Serve Learn Sustain in Spain

 

Select three hours from either of the above lists.

 

3

Total Credit Hours

 

15