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 Dvmt3
CP 4052Sustainable Cities Studio3
Select nine hours from the following: 19
Found-Urban&Region Devel
Intro-Urban&Region Plan
Land Conservation
Intro Climate Chng Plan
Envir Plan&Impact Assess
Urban Transportation
Geographic Info Sys
Intro-Real Estate Invest
Housing&Real Estate Econ
Special Topics
Special Topics
Special Topics
Special Topics
Special Topics
Policy Tools-Environ Mgt
Equity,Justice& Econ Dev
Community Development
Govt & Housing Markets
Urban Ecological Design
Special Topics
Sci,Tech & Int'l Affairs
Environmental Engr Prin
Environmental Systems I
Architecture & Ecology
History of Urban Form
Environmental Engr Sys
Environ Policy& Politics
Energy Policy
Sustain,Tech & Policy
Environmental Ethics
Serv Lead Values Systems
Social Entrepreneurship
Environmental Politics
Int'l Affair&Tech Policy
Total Credit Hours15
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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.