Sixty years ago, the newly formed Georgia Tech Graduate City Planning Program welcomed its charter incoming class of 10 students. With support from the Rockefeller Foundation, Howard Menhinick and his early colleagues sought to pioneer an integrative planning curriculum drawing on the design professions, social sciences, and law aimed at educating generalist planners who would work in land use and regional resource development. Since 1952, the program has evolved into its current form as the School of City and Regional Planning, with over 1,300 alumni, contributing to planning throughout the southeast, the nation, and increasingly, the world.
To commemorate all that we have accomplished together and apart, the School of City and Regional Planning has scheduled a 60th Anniversary Celebration, to be held on March 1-3, 2013. Part of this celebration will consist of reflections on changes to planning, its impact on our society, and our alumni’s impact on both. We seek to publicly recognize and learn from not only the cumulative work of alumni as a whole, but also the specific work of individual planning graduates. We propose to recognize our alumni by holding an exhibition, both during and after the Celebration, showing your work over the years since 1952.
To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time the School has attempted to mount an exhibition of our alumni’s work, and we are depending on you to provide us with both outstanding ad exemplary cases of planning work over the past 60 years. This work will first be curated into an exhibition and mounted in the newly renovated Hugh Stubbins Gallery in the East Architecture Building, and later uploaded to the internet as a permanent exhibition of our alumni’s work. All work submitted will be placed in a digital archive – available for all to see – and become an ongoing repository for the creative and analytic work of the School and College.
Deadline for submission extended to Feb. 22nd
For information on what information we need from you and how to submit your work, view this letter from Associate Professor Michael Elliott: Call for Work
Please join us for a weekend of events and entertainment the weekend of March 1. Register here.