The Master of City and Regional Planning Program applied planning studio projects provide students with opportunities to integrate knowledge and techniques learned in other courses in a real world project setting.

Recent Submissions

  • Puerto Rico Disaster Mitigation and Recovery Studio 

    Baggett, Anna; Borsch, Adam; Brice, Paul-Emile; Cooper, Carson; DeMerritt, Paul; Friedman, Mirit; Gao, Meng; Geronimo, Laura; Johnson, Jennifer; Johnson, Nicholas; Morales, Roberto; Schlom, Ryan; Tucker, William (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-05)
    This student-driven studio was a response to the widespread devastation left by two powerful hurricanes, Hurricane María and Hurricane Irma, that impacted Puerto Rico in 2017. Driven by their concern for Puerto Rico’s ...
  • Sustainable Cities Studio Final Report (2018) 

    Chasteen, Fletcher; Finkelstein, Will; Garcia, Michelle; Kronowski, Danielle; Nakajima, Christi; Ventura, Ariella; Weinberg, Emma; Weinberg, Yonaton; Yang, Taotao (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018)
    This interdisciplinary studio aims to demonstrate that any major can contribute to sustainable community development. We partnered with Central Atlanta Progress to advance two goals of the 2017 Downtown Atlanta Master Plan: ...
  • International Urban Design Studio 2018, Kyojima-Sumida District, Tokyo 

    Ali, Abaan; Binder, Robert; Chen, Boruo; Coulter, Ghazaleh; Davis, Tate; Dyess, Chelsea; Garcia Baez, Ricardo; Horadam, Nathaniel; Kim, Rebekah; Kimura-Thollander, Phillippe; Lancaster, Zachary; Marinelli, Abigail; McKay, Alyssa; Sepkowitz, Isabel; Starbuck, Zachary; Steidl, Paul; Tanglao, Jed Mick; Van Dyke, Rebecca; Waldon, James; Walls, Daniel; Wu, Yanlin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-04)
    The Tokyo Smart City Studio is a practical capstone project housed within the Eco Urban Lab at Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional Planning and School of Architecture. Throughout the four-month semester, students ...
  • International Urban Design Studio 2017, Urawa-Misono District, Tokyo 

    Aragon, Abigail; Binder, Robert; Brasgalla, Karina; French, Emma; Garnett, Dontrey; Hicks, Zachary; Koo, Bonwoo; Lancaster, Zachary; Moreno, Marcela; Pang, Gabriel Jian; Ray, Ellen; Rencurrell, Sean; Samartzis, Patricia; Steidl, Paul; Veriah, Revathi Roopini; Yang, Wenhui; Zeng, Tianran (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04)
    In the face of critical concerns about climate change and explosive urban population growth, cities worldwide are beginning to explore how “Smart City” approaches can address these challenges. The 2017 Urban Design Studio ...
  • Powder Springs: Corridor and Connectivity Plan 

    Agnew, Agnew, Darian T.; Bleckley, Claire; Denison, Jack; Graszer, Grace; Greenwald, Jeremy; Hanus, Andrew; Healy, Clare; Ma, Jiayan; Scott, Eric; Sherman, Jonathan; Stephens, Nick (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-12)
    Powder Springs charged the studio to focus its attention on two of the major access corridors into the city, Powder Springs Road from the east and Austell-Powder Springs Road from the southeast. In contemplating and then ...
  • Cultivating Connections: A Housing & Economic Development Implementation Strategy for the Mechanicsville Neighborhood of Atlanta 

    Barrett, Grace; Burge, James; Carter, Melody; Coyle, Tyler; Davison, Brianna; Furman, Seth; Sherman, Andrea; Smith, Andrew; Smith, Michael; Wolfe, Andreas (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-12)
    The future of Mechanicsville has been laid out in several previous plans, but they have resulted in little additional development for the neighborhood. Rather than creating another plan, the goal of this studio was to ...
  • Linking Buford Highway Redevelopment with the Peachtree Greenway, Brookhaven, GA 

    Carmenate, Sigal; Dodson, Christy; Douglass, Sara; Epstein, Dara; Erwin, Alexandra; French, Megan; Hirt, Mary; McIntosh, Chris; Caitlin, Mildner; Rogers, Ian Michael; Saxton, John; Waidhas, Kelsey (2017-12)
    The sponsor and client for this studio was the City of Brookhaven, where the 3-mile long Buford Highway was identified as a rapidly transforming character area in the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The goal of the Studio was ...
  • Gateway 85 Community Improvement District, Jimmy Carter Blvd, GA 

    Browne, Samantha; Diacetis, Bryan; Diwangkari, Andyan; El Joundi, Imane; Galloway, Allison; Glass, Gordon; Ijaz, Mishele; Johnson, Erin; Meng, Chao; Sawyer, Sarina; Kumar, Jeevan Sanjay Senthil; Thayer, Chris (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-12)
    This studio set out to develop a comprehensive understanding of the diverse, rich, and vibrant Gateway 85 Gwinnett Community Improvement District. From that, our purpose was to create a placemaking framework to spotlight ...
  • Chapala Climate Action Plan: Capstone Studio 

    Dieg, Melanie; Duncan, Dorraine; Howard, Symone; Kelley, Maggie; Morrison, Alex; Rao, Pooja; Yildirim, Ali (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-05)
    Given evidence of the Earth’s warming trends, cities worldwide have undertaken mitigation and adaptation strategies to deal with climate change. Climate Action Plans (CAPs) are primarily used to identify relevant opportunities ...
  • Gateway 85 Gwinnett Community Improvement District 

    Browne, Samantha; Diacetis, Bryan; Diwangkari, Andyan; El Joundi, Imane; Galloway, Allison; Glass, Gordon; Ijaz, Mishele; Johnson, Erin; Meng, Chao; Sawyer, Sarina; Kumar, Jeevan Sanjay Senthil; Thayer, Chris (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017)
    This studio set out to develop a comprehensive understanding of the diverse, rich, and vibrant Gateway 85 Gwinnett Community Improvement District. From that, our purpose was to create a placemaking framework to spotlight ...
  • City of Brookhaven Implementation Plan for Linking Buford Highway Redevelopment with the Peachtree Creek Greenway 

    Cornell, Gary; Tobey, Michael; Carmenate, Sigal; Dodson, Christy; Douglass, Sara; Epstein, Dara; Erwin, Alexandra; French, Megan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-12)
    This project reflects the extended work of a Georgia Institute for Technology studio class from the School of City and Regional Planning. With the guidance of Gary Cornell, FAICP, and in direct communication with the City ...
  • Activate Atlanta: Reignite East Point 

    Bonn, Sarah Jane; Collot, Adeline; Li, Mingyang; McMullen, Meghan; Pringle, Jeshua; Reeves, Blake; Wu, Yihan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-12)
    The Planning Studio from Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of City and Regional Planning program conducted a twelve-week studio on several portions of the MARTA Red Line Corridor in Atlanta. The intent of the studio ...
  • TEP/Westside Studio 

    Date, Chirag; Davis, Elizabeth; Dutt, Florina; Queen, Carly; Sanker, Rishi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016)
    This studio report acts as a pre-cursor to a feasibility study for the Technology Enterprise Park and Westside neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Atlanta University Center: Neighborhood Study 

    Boyd, Joseph; Lueders, Abram; Maines, Kat; Riddell, Briana (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-12)
    The following report was produced as a part of Georgia Tech’s Red Line Corridor planning studio. Initially, the goal of this studio was to explore the possibility of transit-oriented development (TOD) in underserved ...
  • Discovering Development and Conservation Opportunities in North Central Florida 

    Barrow, Megan; Behera, Abhishek; Boyd, Nico; Burnette, Caroline; Butler, Catherine; Carnes, Sarah; Hanson, Alex; Haston, Joshua; Lele, Shriram; Metal, Melanie; Park, Chulhong; Smyth, Andrew (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Our studio was contracted by Weyerhaeuser, a real estate investment trust and one of the world’s largest private owners of timberlands, to develop alternative strategies for managing its 113,000-acre Lake Butler Forest ...
  • Smyrna Crossroads: A vision for the Spring Road Corridor 

    Spandana, Anand; Bedsole, Matt; Cebe, Jack; DeLeon, David; Howard, Jordan; Jeena, Zahra; Kong, Jing; McKinney, Mia; Nord, Anna; Sperling, Elliot; Toroghi, Sean (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016)
    The City of Smyrna is a thriving community in Cobb County characterized by its Market Village, tight-knit neighborhoods, diverse population, and close proximity to the City of Atlanta. In November 2013, the Atlanta Braves ...
  • 2017 Urban Design Studio (Urawa Misono) 

    Binder, Robert; Garnett, Dontrey; Yang, Wenhui; Zeng, Tianran; French, Emma; Moreno, Marcela; Ray, Ellen; Veriah, Revathi Roopini; Brasgalla, Karina; Koo, Bonwoo; Lancaster, Zachary; Pang, Gabriel Jian (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-05)
    Urawa Misono is a sub-center of Saitama City, the most populous city in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. While Saitama City boasts a population of 1.26 million, Urawa Misono has remained largely rural. Only 45 minutes from Tokyo ...
  • Mission Zero Corridor Project 

    Brown, Lindsay; Carroll, Elizabeth; Cioffi, Will; Dhingra, Sarthak; Duncan, Rebecca; Shams, Sammy; Kelly, Imeri; McClary, Cierra; Tertichny, Melissa; Dagenhart, Richard (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The Blueprints team was asked to examine the 16-mile stretch of Interstate 85 in Troup County, Georgia dedicated to Ray C. Anderson in 2014, in honor of his outstanding achievement and the legacy he left for his hometown ...
  • Stormwater and Urban Design: Urban Design Strategies for Four Sites on the Atlanta BeltLine 

    Ahuja, Rattandeer; Boron, Roberta; Gao, Long; Hampton, Travis; Hang, Yu; Hightower, John; Kai, Liao; Richter, Laura; Tao, Shiqi; Wallace, Justin; Xing, Hafei; Dagenhart, Richard; Debo, Tom (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
    The Georgia Conservancy’s Blueprints for Successful Communities program, in partnership with graduate students from the College of Architecture at Georgia Institute of Technology, examined four different sites within metro ...
  • RETREAT. ADAPT. DEFEND. Designing Community Response to Sea Level Rise in Five Coastal Georgia Communities 

    Adams, Kevin; Aguilar, Johnny; Alhadeff, Daniel; Blumenfeld, Amy; Cadet, Sherene; Hutchison, Alyssa; Manley, Canon; McClure, Melvin; Plummer, Audrey; Riley, R. Dawn; Tuura, Logan; Wallace, Justin; Wang, Jiawen; Zhang, Yigong (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
    This Design + Research Blueprints project concentrates on sea level rise challenges and adaptation opportunities for five communities along the Georgia coast: City of Savannah, Tybee Island, City of Darien, City of Brunswick, ...

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