Minor in Sustainable Cities
The School of City and Regional Planning offers a minor in Sustainable Cities that emphasizes both sustainability and community engagement. It provides students with a deep learning experience that integrates classroom learning and direct real-world community-based project experience in creating a more sustainable built environment.
Program of study
The minor consists of five courses and 15 credit hours. It includes (1) six credits of required coursework, (2) one additional 3-credit elective from the School of City and Regional Planning, and (3) two additional 3-credit electives selected from a list of sustainability and community engagement courses offered in City Planning and related academic disciplines.
|CP 2233||Sustainable Urban Development||3|
|CP 4052||Sustainable Cities Studio||3|
|Select nine hours from the following: 1||9|
|Foundations of Urban and Regional Development|
|Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning|
|Introduction to Climate Change Planning|
|Environmental Planning and Impact Assessment|
|Urban Transportation and Planning|
|Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems|
|Introduction to Real Estate Investment|
|Housing and Real Estate Economics|
|Policy Tools for Environmental Management|
|Equity, Social Justice, and Economic Development|
|Government and Housing Markets|
|Urban Ecological Design|
|Science, Technology, and International Affairs|
|Environmental Engineering Principles|
|Environmental Systems and Design Integration I|
|Architecture and Ecology|
|History of Urban Form|
|Environmental Engineering Systems|
|Environmental Policy and Politics|
|Sustainability, Technology, and Policy|
|Servant Leadership, Values & Systems|
|Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship|
|International Affairs and Technology Policy Making|
|Total Credit Hours||15|
The list of courses shown above is not exhaustive. With permission of the Chair of the School of City and Regional Planning students may substitute one course with substantial Sustainable Cities content that is not on the above list. All courses previously approved by the Chair will be included on an updated list available from the website of the School of City and Regional Planning.
- A maximum of 3 credit hours of transfer credit may be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor. This includes courses taken at another institution or credit earned through the AP or IB program, assuming the scores meet Georgia Tech minimum standards.
- All courses counting toward the minor must be taken on a letter-grade basis and must be completed with a grade of C (2.00) or better.
- It is the major advisor’s responsibility to verify that students are using only courses from the designated block(s) from the student’s major field of study that are allowed to satisfy a minor program, that they are not using any Core Area A-E courses (including humanities and social sciences), and that they are not using any courses for more than one minor or certificate. Any free elective course used to satisfy the course requirements of the student’s major degree program may also be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor.