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. 

Required Courses
CP 2233Sustainable Urban Development3
CP 4052Sustainable Cities Studio3
Select nine hours from the following: 19
Foundations of Urban and Regional Development
Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning
Land Conservation
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
Special Topics
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Policy Tools for Environmental Management
Equity, Social Justice, and Economic Development
Community Development
Government and Housing Markets
Urban Ecological Design
Special Topics
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
Energy Policy
Sustainability, Technology, and Policy
Environmental Ethics
Servant Leadership, Values & Systems
Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Environmental Politics
International Affairs and Technology Policy Making
Total Credit Hours15
  • 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.