City and Regional Planning

Georgia Tech’s Urban Design Team Proposes a New Discourse for EcoCities: Chongming Island: EcoCity 2.0

In collaboration with Shanghai’s Tongji University, students in the dual Urban Design Studio have spent the last semester conceptualizing a new framework for Eco-City Design in the context of Chongming Island, Shanghai. The design groups from Georgia Tech and Tongji University traveled to the largely rural island at the mouth of the Yangtze River to conduct field studies with the locals and identify key challenges. After their visit, students and faculty took part in a week long workshop that included 11 Georgia Tech students, professors Perry Yang and Richard Dagenhart, Ph.D.

Georgia Tech City Planning Students Lend Expertise to Neighborhood in Need

Students from Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional Planning are offering their expertise this semester by working with Atlanta area communities to develop a long-term plan for their neighborhoods.

Professor Nancey Green Leigh and her class of graduate students are partnering with Georgia Conservancy and community leaders of Neighborhood Planning Unit (NPU) G located on the west side of Atlanta close to the intersection of Interstate 285 and Hollowell Parkway to improve the area.