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Two-thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2030, according to a new report from the United Nations. These fast-growing cities need to plan now to develop improved housing and social services that will promote green living and close the growing gap between rich and poor, the report said. This “New Urban Agenda” will be discussed in October at the Habitat III U.N. Conference. Bruce Stiftel, professor and chair of the School of City and Regional Planning at Georgia Tech, was a principal consultant for one of the report’s chapters and said there are lessons that city leaders can pull from the report now.
Georgia Tech’s 2010 Landscape Master Plan included a goal to increase the tree canopy to more than 50 percent. Planners knew the campus had a long way to go, but how far? The last time Tech had inventoried its trees was 2004. To get a new baseline, Landscape Services, Capital Planning and Space Management, and the Center for Geographic Information Systems (CGIS) came together to design a plan for documenting and measuring every tree on campus — with 40 different data points for each one.
The new name for our College reflects our academic diversity, accurately describes our research and unites all five Schools.
The 2016 World Planning Schools Congress will take place in Rio de Janeiro.
In view of current challenges from earthquakes and tsunamis, from climate change and sea level rise, from migration and demographic transformation to war and terrorism, this conference invites papers that engage with the theme of resilience and the diver
This is the last day of classes for the Summer term.
SCaRP Faculty Retreat
Orientation for our new class of students entering in the Fall