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.
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.
MRP Student Samuel Hass Wins Third Place for APA Paper Submission
Congratulations to Master of Regional Planning (MRP) student Samuel Hass who has been awarded third place for his submission to the American Planning Association's (APA) 2022 Transportation Planning Division Student Paper Competition. Hass's paper was entitled, "All-Aboard to Mexico: The Potential for Passenger Rail."
The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released its Sixth Assessment Report, described as the most up-to-date assessment of the global climate system and climate change. The news is not good. According to Dr. Andrei Lapenas, the projections and data outlined in the report echo climate predictions made in the early 70’s by a Soviet climatologist named Mikhail Budyko. Dr. Lapenas is a climate scientist and Professor of Geography and Planning at the University at Albany. He was an author of the first IPCC report in 1990, and was also a mentee of Mikhail Budyko.
Congratulations to Geography and Planning students Jesse McCaughey, Ben Turin, Jonathan Kappel and Falon Treis for winning these outstanding 2021 awards:
American Planning Association (APA) Outstanding Planning Student Award, Paul D. Marr Memorial Award for Excellence in Planning, David Mark Prize in Geography: Graduate award, and MSGIS student’s NISS Award.