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 includes (1) six credits of required coursework, (2) one additional 3-credit elective from a list of courses offered by the School of City and Regional Planning, (3) one additional 3-credit elective selected from a list of courses offered in related academic disciplines, and (4) one additional 3-credit elective drawn from the courses on either list.
|CP 2233||Sustainable Urban Development||3|
|CP 4052||Sustainable Cities Studio||3|
|Select three hours from the following list of City Planning courses:||3|
|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 Land Use Planning|
|Policy Tools for Environmental Management|
|Equity, Social Justice, and Economic Development|
|Government and Housing Markets|
|Citizen Participation and Community Engagement|
|Urban Ecological Design|
|Public Health and the Built Environment|
|Select three hours from the following list of courses in related academic disciplines: 1||3|
|Foundations of Sustainable Systems|
|Technology and Sustainable Community Development|
|Special Topics in Industrial Management (Business Decisions for Shared Value)|
|Special Topics in Industrial Management (Social Impact: In-depth Exploration and Design)|
|Special Topics (Extreme Atlanta: Climate Change in Urban Spaces)|
|Environmental Policy and Politics|
|Sustainability, Technology, and Policy|
|Special Topics (Semester in the City)|
|The City in American History|
|American Environmental History|
|Environmentalism and Ecocriticism|
|Multimodal Transportation Planning, Design, and Operations|
|Special Topics (Smart and Sustainable Cities)|
|History of Urban Form|
|Architecture and Ecology|
|Intro to Global Development|
|Global Development Capstone|
|Modern Languages courses 2|
|VIP courses 3|
|Study Abroad options 4|
|Select three hours from either of the above lists||3|
|Total Credit Hours||15|
The lists of courses shown above are 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 lists. All courses previously approved by the Chair will be included on an updated list of Chair Approved Courses available from the website of the School of City and Regional Planning.
See list of approved Modern Languages courses posted on the School of City and Regional Planning minor website.
VIP 2601, VIP 3601, VIP 3602, VIP 4601, VIP 4602, VIP 4603, VIP 4983-VV4 Bee Snap
VIP 2601, VIP 3601, VIP 3602, VIP 4601, VIP 4602, VIP 4603, VIP 4983-VV5 Engineering for Social Innovation
VIP 2601, VIP 3601, VIP 3602, VIP 4601, VIP 4602, VIP 4603, VIP 4983-VVS HumaniTech
Study Abroad in Japan: Summer Program in Sustainable Development or Study Abroad in Italy: Sustainable Development & Climate Change (courses may also be taken on campus in Atlanta)
- 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 responsibility of the student and major advisor to verify that any courses a student wishes to count toward both a major and a minor meet all the Georgia Tech and major School requirements. For Georgia Tech minor requirements see the Catalog entry describing requirements for any minor (http://www.catalog.gatech.edu/academics/minors/).