School of City & Regional Planning

Our Strategic Plan: 2019-2024

Our Strategic Plan: 2019-2024

The School of City and Regional Planning (SCaRP) at Georgia Tech has been at the forefront of planning education and research for over six decades by strategically redefining its scope and focus in line with the fundamental changes in social, technological, economic, and environmental spheres. As we think in the ‘Next’ and look to the coming five years, our starting point is the rich legacy established in the culture of scholarship, creativity, and shared commitments that is reflected in our academic tradition.

Our Goals

The faculty, staff and students of the School of City and Regional Planning have identified the following seven goals to best achieve our vision.

  1. Project and articulate cross-cutting themes in resilience, urban analytics, and inclusive communities to inform the larger community about the School’s focus areas and research directions.
  2. Design and implement a one-year interdisciplinary MS degree in Urban Analytics in cooperation with the College of Computing and the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
  3. Revitalize instructional programs and the curricula.
  4. Establish a Formal Global Development Focus Area.
  5. Recruit, mentor, and retain a balanced, inclusive faculty.
  6. Build a balanced, inclusive, and diverse SCaRP community where students, faculty, and staff experience a strong sense of shared identity and place.
  7. Raise the School’s philanthropic endowments by at least 100% by 2024.

Our Mission

The School of City and Regional Planning is dedicated to crafting communities that are sustainable, just, resilient, healthy, and inclusive through world-class education and cutting-edge research.

Our Vision

The School of City and Regional Planning will be a global leader in education and research that fosters more sustainable, prosperous, just, resilient, healthy, and inclusive neighborhoods, cities and regions around the world.

Our Core Values

  • Sustainability - Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
  • Justice - Expanding choice and opportunity for all persons, recognizing a special responsibility to plan for the needs of the disadvantaged and to promote racial and economic equality.
  • Resilience - Enabling individuals and communities to survive, adapt, and grow in the face of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience.
  • Health - Valuing the elements of our natural and built environment for their contribution to the well-being of humans and other species.
  • Inclusiveness - Improving the ability of individuals and groups to effectively engage in community decisions and governance.


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