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!

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.

View from the Covid-19 Risk Calculator data dashboard.

County-Level Calculator Estimates Risk of Covid-19 Exposure

An interactive dashboard that estimates Covid-19 incidence at gatherings in the U.S. has added a new feature: the ability to calculate county-level risk of attending an event with someone actively infected with Coronavirus (Covid-19). Previously, the dashboard estimated exposure for different size events by state.

Since April, Assistant Professor Clio Andris and her Friendly Cities Lab have worked with Joshua Weitz, professor in the School of Biological Sciences, to create a Covid-19 model that accounted for spatial interaction.

Nisha Botchwey

Nisha Botchwey Named Associate Dean, Professional Education

Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE) has named Nisha Botchwey, associate professor of city and regional planning in the College of Design and an adjunct professor in Emory University’s School of Public Health, its new associate dean of academic programs. Botchwey was selected following a national search and begins her new role on March 9.

She will maintain a joint appointment with the School of City and Regional Planning and will continue her research and teaching, advise students, and remain involved in the intellectual life of the College of Design.

More News

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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