Minor in Sustainable Cities

Department website: https://planning.gatech.edu/minor-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. 

Required Courses
CP 2233Sustainable Urban Development3
CP 4052Sustainable Cities Studio3
Select three hours from the following list of City Planning courses:3
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 Land Use Planning
Policy Tools for Environmental Management
Equity, Social Justice, and Economic Development
Community 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: 13
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)
Ecology Laboratory
Special Topics (Extreme Atlanta: Climate Change in Urban Spaces)
Environmental Policy and Politics
Energy Policy
Climate Policy
Sustainability, Technology, and Policy
Special Topics (Semester in the City)
Urban Sociology
The City in American History
American Environmental History
Introduction to Social Justice
Environmentalism and Ecocriticism
Information and Communication Technologies and Global Development
Information and Communication Technologies and Global Development
Multimodal Transportation Planning, Design, and Operations
Special Topics (Smart and Sustainable Cities)
Energy, Efficiency, and Sustainability
History of Urban Form
Architecture and Ecology
Intro to Global Development
Sustainable Megaregion
Energy, Environment, and Policy
Global Development Capstone
Modern Languages courses 2
VIP courses 3
Study Abroad options 4
Select three hours from either of the above lists3
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 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/).