We are driven by a shared purpose to use the tools of geography, geographic information science, urban planning, and sustainability to address pressing issues that impact our communities, our cities and our world.
Our students investigate how people and the environment interact on the Earth's surface, how cities are planned for a diversifying society, how forest fires can be addressed, how spatial data science is used to inform complex conservation efforts and so much more!
Join the Department of Geography & Planning, Geography & Planning Student Association (under sponsorship of UAlbany's University Auxiliary Services) as we celebrate Geospatial Technologies—GIS— that help us make better decisions for the sustainability of our environment and society. GIS Day will feature GIS Exhibitions, a career panel, a resume clinic and the chance to be connected to internship opportunities. It will be held on campus at the Lecture Center Concourse East (next to Lecture Center 10) on Wednesday, November 15.
Researchers in the University at Albany’s Department of Geography and Planning at the College of Arts and Sciences are receiving $5 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support a new project, Urban Climate Adaptation of Forest Ecosystems with Disadvantaged Communities and Youth in Albany, New York (Urban CAFÉ DAY). The project is gaining attention as it aims to improve the health of Albany’s urban forest and educate the next generation of local climate leaders.