Navigate the world.
Plan the future.

Welcome to the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning

Chart a new course

The world’s most pressing challenges have met their match. At the School of Geographical Science and Urban Planning at ASU, we are tackling significant environmental and societal issues, including climate policy, water resource management, disaster relief, housing and community development, renewable energy and sustainable growth. Our primary areas of research are:


Student Employment Opportunities

There are a number of internship and employment opportunities in geography and planning. SGSUP students have the chance to work on campus with research teams and for exciting employers like the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Arizona Department of Water Resources.

Academic Advising

Our advisors are here to help you succeed. If you are pursuing a major, minor, certificate or BIS concentration in geography, GIS or urban planning, an advisor can help you stay on track for graduation and achieve your academic and career goals. You can schedule your appointment in advance or walk in.

David Pijawka

Our Faculty

Our faculty members are world-renowned researchers who publish extensively in leading journals and thrive on interdisciplinary collaboration. Among our internationally known leaders are four members of the National Academy of Sciences, a National Science Foundation Young Investigator award winner, two Guggenheim scholars, and members of the National Research Council Geographical Sciences Committee.

From a project focused on mobile home parks to work with indigenous communities, members from the Arizona State University School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning were recognized for the

Earth is enormous, and while humans have done a decent job of being able to map out the boundaries of countries and states, the roads in our cities and the location of geological sightseeing destin

From nonprofit and industry work to professorships and research, forging a career after graduate school isn’t always straightforwa