Sunday, October 7, 2007

USA: Doctoral Assistantships in Planning and Climate Change

Doctoral Assistantships for Georgia Tech Research Initiative in Planning and Climate Change

City and Regional Planning Program
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332

The Georgia Tech City and Regional Planning Program is pleased to announce a new Program-wide research initiative in planning and climate change. This initiative builds on current Program research in areas such as land use and greenhouse gas production, urban heat island mitigation, planning for natural disasters, megacities, planning and public health, and green industrial restructuring.

Prospective planning Ph.D. students with an interest in climate change research are encouraged to apply for one or more three-year assistantships, which include full tuition and a monthly stipend.

Georgia Tech is an international leader in the realm of climate change research, and the City and Regional Planning Program builds on this institutional strength through its faculty and its two associated research centers: the Center for Geographic Information Systems and the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development. Faculty affiliations with the Institute for Sustainable Technology and Development at Georgia Tech, as well as research collaborations with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, further expand the array of research opportunities for graduate students interested in the emerging field of planning and climate change.

The City and Regional Planning Program has already awarded three Master’s degree climate change research assistantships for the 2007-08 academic year as part of this new Program initiative.

For more information prospective Ph.D. students should contact Dr. Michael Elliott (404.894.9841, michael.elliott @