Georgia Tech Celebrates 60 Years of Planning Education

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175 alumni and friends returned to Georgia Tech 1-3 March to mark the university’s 60th anniversary of city planning education.

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175 alumni and friends returned to Georgia Tech 1-3 March to mark the university’s 60th anniversary of city planning education. The weekend began with a Friday reception in Stubbins Gallery, where planning works by alumni and current students were on display. APA President Mitchell Silver, AICP, talked about SCaRP and the broader planning field’s impact on shaping the built environment over the past 60 years.

Saturday included tours of campus developments and planning highlights around Atlanta and finished with a gala at the Georgia Tech Hotel. During the gala, school chair Bruce Stiftel recognized Arthur Campbell (MCP ‘70) as a Distinguished Alumnus, and alumni from each of the past six decades and one current student shared memories of their time at Tech and aspirations for the future of the school.  In addition, a 60th Anniversary Fund to benefit students in the School of City and Regional Planning was inaugurated.

At a Sunday brunch, an exploratory committee was formed to increase alumni activities and involvement with the School

To contribute to the 60th Anniversary Student Fund, access the contribution form at or to stay in touch, join the 500+ alumni LinkedIn Network at .  The City Planning 60th exhibition will remain open through 29 March in Stubbins Gallery, 2nd Floor, Architecture-East Building, 9am-4:30pm Monday-Wednesday and Friday; 9am – 8pm Thursday. 

View an animated slideshow of the reception and view more images from the celebration. 

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  • Created On: Mar 11, 2013 - 9:36am
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