News & Events

Learn about the work done by faculty and students in the School of City and Regional Planning. Take a look at the recent happenings and consider joining us for the forthcoming events!

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Clio Andris Selected for NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor for City and Regional Planning and Interactive Computing Clio Andris was chosen to receive the National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award. Her proposal is called, “A Research and Educational Framework for Incorporating Spatial Heterogeneity into Social Network Analysis.”

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Nisha Botchwey Wins 2021 Dale Prize

Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning and Associate Dean for Academic Programs with Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) Nisha Botchwey was announced the Scholar Prize winner for the 2021 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning. This year’s award theme is, “Planning in the Pandemic: Public Health and Social Justice.”

Illustration of a traditional weather map of the United States with several Covid-19 cells replacing regular weather patterns.

Home for the Holidays: Know the Travel Risks Before You Go

As Covid-19 outbreaks surge in several states, the choice to see family this holiday season gets more complicated by the day. Thankfully, Georgia Tech developed a tool that can help estimate the potential risk of exposure.

“Think of our research and the risk assessment tool like a weather map. We aren’t telling you to get your umbrella or to stay inside, but we are telling you that outside it is raining," said Clio Andris.

The screen grab of a map from the tracker highlighting eviction counts by county in a map of Atlanta.

Partnership Launches Atlanta Region Eviction Tracker

with Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Atlanta Regional Commission, and CSPAV

Several partnering organizations in Atlanta came together to create a database of eviction filings. Their goal is to provide information to constituents and decision makers about the state of eviction-related housing instability, particularly in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This project was led by Elora Lee Raymond, Assistant Professor in the School of City and Regional Planning; the Center for Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization (CSPAV); the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; and the Atlanta Regional Commission.

Four Black students that organized the dialogue.

Black City Planning Students Host School-Level Dialogue

Black graduate students in the School of City and Regional Planning at Georgia Tech hosted a virtual meeting on June 10. For many, it was the first time that a racially focused conversation occurred outside the screen of social media.

The students—Olivia Chatman, Natasha Dowell, Candace Foster, and Michaela McKinney—invited current students, faculty, staff, alumni, and incoming students to start a dialogue about how the School is poised to create lasting change through the education of future city planners.

More News

County-Level Calculator Estimates Covid-19 Risk

Assistant Professor Clio Andris worked on an interactive tool that estimates Covid-19 incidence at gatherings in the U.S.

Nisha Botchwey Named Associate Dean, GTPE

Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) has named Nisha Botchwey associate dean of academic programs.

Georgia Smart Communities Challenge

Clio Andris, Arthi Rao, and Catherine Ross were awarded Georgia Smart Communities Challenge Grants for 2020-21.

Effects of Covid-19 on Georgia's Economy

Students across GT create a new website to track Georgia's economy in the midst of Covid-19.

Perry Pei-Ju Yang Releases New Book

Urban Systems Design: Creating Sustainable Smart Cities in the IoT Era

Complicated Holiday Travel

Faculty weigh in on the ways natural disasters and extreme weather will affect holiday travel.

Sustainable Cities Minor Climate Assessment

Students enrolled in the Sustainable Cities minor developed the first climate vulnerability assessment for CAP.

First Handbook of International Planning Education

The first Handbook of International Planning Education, edited by SCaRP leadership, was released.

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