Our programs use an interdisciplinary approach to prepare students for success in a broad range of careers in the geography and planning professions.
Students have the flexibility to pursue specific interests in the social sciences, the humanities, or professional areas: it is easy to combine culture and language interests and skills with a commitment to issues of diversity, civil and human rights, and social justice.
Come to join us celebrating GIS Day on campus at the Lecture Center Concourse East (and Lecture Center 12) located right underneath the Performing Arts Building, organized by the Department of Geography and Planning together with CURCE (Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement). What is GIS? It is Geographic Information Science which helps us make better decisions for the society and environment.
Faculty Youqin Huang and Rui Li published another paper “COVID-19 pandemic and minority health disparities in New York City: A spatial and temporal perspective” in the journal Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science.
A nationally recognized endeavor by Girls Inc. that provides hands-on opportunities in STEM, the Capital Region Girls Inc. Eureka! program has 57 girls from a number of different schools attending UAlbany this summer to learn about atmospheric and environmental sciences, mathematics and statistics, physics, psychology, women’s studies, geography and planning, chemistry, ChoreoPhysics and biology.
Congratulations to the three Geography and Planning students who won awards in 2022: Derek Crossman - American Planning Association (APA) Outstanding Planning Student Award, Amanda Diaz - Paul D. Marr Memorial Award for Excellence in Planning, Madison Hrysko - David Mark Prize in Geography: Graduate Award.
The award honors UAlbany people and programs that have made outstanding contributions to addressing a significant societal need and enhancing public well-being through publicly engaged research, teaching, creative activity and/or public service, and in collaboration with community partners.