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Albany ranks 12th in U.S. for best small metro college destinations

An article in the “Albany Business Review” reports that Albany ranks 12th in U.S. for best small metro college destinations.
Read more here: Albany Business Review
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A Time for Celebration

Family, friends, faculty and staff gathered on Saturday, May 18, 2013 to celebrate graduating students who participated in a ceremony where they were individually recognized for earning a degree or certificate from the Department of Geography and Planning.


The New Planner

Alum John Stark had an article published in the American Planning Association’s (APA) newsletter “The New Planner” – Fall 2012 titled “Parking Lot Ballet: The Intersection of Pedestrians and Automobiles”. Read his student research paper here.


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Spring 2012 Department Individual Recognition Ceremony

Commencement weekend, Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th, is a traditional time of celebration at the University at Albany: the height of spring, the end of the academic year, a respite after so much hard work, and the graduation of a new generation. As part of this celebration, the University is again complementing its University-wide ceremonies with Individual Recognition Ceremonies organized by academic departments. These Individual Recognition Ceremonies are a means to link graduates and faculty in the celebration, and to enable graduates and their families and friends to meet socially with the faculty of the department in which they are completing their degrees.

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Professor John Pipkin leads a walking tour of Troy

On the afternoon of Saturday, April 14, Professor John Pipkin led an historic walking tour of Troy on a gloriously warm, sunny day.  Approximately twenty people, including UAlbany Geography and Planning students and faculty, as well as a number of spouses, significant others, and friends enjoyed the walking tour.


Students participate in the department’s individual recognition ceremony held May 14th.

Congratulations Graduates! We are very proud of you. Please keep in touch.


Globalization Studies Major

The Globalization Studies Major finds a new home in the Department of Geography and Planning.

For more information visit the Globalization Studies website.


Students Involved in Redevelopment of North Swan Street Park in Arbor Hill

Students from the Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning program were involved in the initial conception of a project that targets the redevelopment of the North Swan Street Park in Arbor Hill.

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2010 Spring Commencement

Geography and Planning Recognition Ceremony – Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 12:00 PM
Location: Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall Contact: Geography and Planning Department, 442-4636

Launch of New Geography & Planning Website

May 12, 2010 -- The Department of Geography & Planning has implemented the new university template.