Finding a vision for the city of the future
Our School's midtown Atlanta laboratories give birth to new ideas that can change urban life. Here in Atlanta, the landscape is testimony to Georgia Tech’s creativity and insight: The Atlanta Beltline, Atlantic Station, and Chattahoochee Now were all first imagined in a School project, as were urban heat island mitigation in Louisville and the Shunde Green Heart district in Guandong, China. Our student projects have won four national and eleven regional awards in the past eight years.
Over $3 million of funded research is conducted by School members each year, from a $12 million NSF project on healthy cities to a $5,000 Georgia Conservancy project on school siting. In the last five years, these projects led to eleven books and 127 journal articles.
Research Centers and Academic Labs
The School is home to two major research centers: the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, and the Center for Geographic Information Systems. Our faculty also direct two Academic Labs which are both housed in our building on campus: the Sino-U.S. Eco-Urban Lab and the Urban Climate Lab. Our faculty are affiliated with 10 additional centers and labs around campus, and more than 50 planning students work with them all throughout the year.