About Us

The Georgia Tech School of City & Regional Planning is ranked as the 5th best planning school in the nation. Learn more about our Atlanta setting, our history, and the global impact of our faculty, students, and alumni.

Undergraduate Planning

SCaRP's undergraduate certificate in Real Estate Development is open to all undergraduate students at Tech. We also offer other courses for undergraduates looking for an interdisciplinary Georgia Tech education.

Master Degrees

SCaRP offers the Master of City and Regional Planning, the Master of Science in Geographic Information Science and Technology, the Master of Science in Urban Design, as well as three graduate certificates.

Doctoral Degree

Ph.D. students pursue research in economic and community development, housing, land use, environment, transportation, planning theory, collaborative governance and urban design.

Student Life

SCaRP students engage with the Georgia Tech and Atlanta communities in innovative, transformative and informative ways. Would you expect any less from a planner?

Research + Engagement

SCaRP faculty and student research is highly valued. Through their research, the award-winning Georgia Tech planning community is making an impact that is changing the world for the better.

Latest news

  • What Should Our Cities Look Like in 2030?

    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.

  • The Technology of Trees

    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.

  • Welcome to the College of Design

    The new name for our College reflects our academic diversity, accurately describes our research and unites all five Schools.