Hot Nights in the City: Urban Planning Responses to Climate Change

The Student Planning Association of Georgia Tech celebrates World Town Planning Day

World Town Planning Day was first started in 1949 to bring attention to the field of urban planning and its role in making great communities. Today, it is observed in over 30 countries around the world, bringing together planning professionals and the public for a day of communication about our common goals and ideals.

We now face planning challenges on an unprecedented scale. More than ever, the impetus to think globally is upon us. With worldwide climate change occurring, what responsibilities do urban planners and their affiliates have to their local and global communities? What mitigation or adaptation responses to warming trends can be taken? Will the public buy in to these strategies?

To address these very questions, the Georgia Tech Student Planning Association hosted a luncheon on November 8th, 2006 with a keynote speaker, followed by a Q&A session with an expert discussion panel. Nearly 100 students, professors, and professional attended the event.

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