- GSES Timeline
• 1968 Establishment of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in the GSPA
• 1970 First nine graduates with a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning
• 1973 Establishment of the GSES with the newly created Department of Landscape Architecture
• 1974 First Issue of the Journal of Environmental Studies
• 1980 Inauguration of the Environmental Planning Institute
• 1981 Doctorate Course in the Department of the Urban and Regional Planning
• 1990 Doctorate Course in the Interdisciplinary Program of Landscape Architecture Major
• 1995 Special Program for Urban, Regional and Environmental Policies (SPUR P)
• 2001 Reorganization of the SPUR P
• 2008 Commemorative Symposium of the 40th Anniversary of the GSES
• 2010 GSES Annex Building
• 2010 Commemorative Symposium of the 30th Anniversary of the Environmental Planning Institute
The inception of GSES can be traced to the establishment of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, at the Graduate School of Public Administration (GSPA) in 1968. GSES was officially launched on January 25, 1973 through the merger of the existing Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the newly founded Department of Landscape Architecture. In 1975, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning was renamed the Department of Environmental Planning. GSES has been offering doctorate courses in the Department of the Urban and Regional Planning program since 1980, and in the Interdisciplinary Program of Landscape Architecture Major since 1990. In1997, the Interdisciplinary Program in Urban Design was established.
In addition to regular degree courses, GSES offers a special program for enlightened public leaders of public and private sectors, as well as NGOs. This program aims to provide an integrated view necessary for rational decision making and business management concerning urban and environmental problems. Conceived in 1995 as the Special Program for Urban, Regional, and Environmental Policies (SPUR P), the program was reorganized into the CEO Environmental Management Forum and the Chief Specialist Program in Urban Environmental Design in 2001.