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!

New Master of Science in Urban Analytics Launches Fall 2021

The Georgia Tech College of Design is proud to announce its newest interdisciplinary degree, the Master of Science in Urban Analytics (MSUA). The School of City and Regional Planning will administer the degree in partnership with the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE), School of Computational Science and Engineering (CSE), and School of Interactive Computing (IC).

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Gulsah Akar Appointed City and Regional Planning Chair

The College of Design is proud to announce Gulsah Akar’s appointment as chair of the School of City and Regional Planning, effective July 1, 2021.

“Dr. Akar has established herself as a thought leader in urban transportation planning,” said Steven P. French, the dean and John Portman Chair of the College of Design. “She is the editor of the Journal of Planning Literature, one of the top three urban planning journals in the United States. She serves on two Transportation Research Board committees and is a manuscript reviewer for all the major transportation journals.”

An illustration of a futuristic people mover overlaid on a photo of a house in a neighborhood in East Atlanta.

Linking Transportation, Housing, & Health in Infrastructure

Catherine Ross Tells U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee How to Redesign

Ross discussed central issues about transportation and equity in an engaging conversation with members of the House Committee on Appropriations Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee.

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Brian Stone Publishes New Research on Electric Grid Failure

The New York Times covered new research from Brian Stone on combined heat waves and power outages. Stone's research was published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology and is the result of a five year study of heat risk during critical infrastructure failures.

The study finds that millions of residents across large U.S. cities are at risk of heat illness or death from a concurrent heat wave and blackout event. It also finds that major blackouts have increased by more than 60% over the last five years in the U.S.

Students on the 2020-2021 SPA Board standing socially distanced outside for their group photo.

Student Planning Association Wins Top Award

Georgia Tech’s Student Planning Association (SPA) won the American Planning Association’s (APA) 2021 Outstanding Planning Student Organization (PSO) Award. The Outstanding PSO Award recognizes one PSO each year for its extraordinary efforts.

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Clio Andris

Clio Andris Selected for NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Clio Andris was chosen to receive the NSF CAREER Award.
Nisha Botchwey

Nisha Botchwey Wins 2021 Dale Prize

This year’s award theme is, “Planning in the Pandemic: Public Health and Social Justice.”
An eviction map visualization.

Partnership Launches Atlanta Eviction Tracker

Several partnering organizations in Atlanta came together to create a database of eviction filings.
Illustration of Covid-19 spreading across the country like a weather map.

Home for the Holidays

There’s a tool that can help estimate the potential risk of exposure involved with a trip home for a turkey dinner.
Four Black graduate students.

Black City Planning Students Host Dialogue

Black graduate students discussed the need to create lasting change through the education of future city planners.
Covid-19 map from the Events Risk Tracker

County-Level Calculator Estimates Covid-19 Risk

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

Nisha Botchwey Named Associate Dean, GTPE

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

Georgia Smart Communities Challenge

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

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