In 2021, the SUP program launched SUP GW?, a fully student-run podcast. This podcast is the brainchild of Former Student President (AY 21-22), Raven Nee. Our current Podcast Producer, Reagan Smith, took the helm in February 2023!

SUP GW? explores a wide variety of topics related to sustainable urban planning. Students enrolled in George Washington University’s Master’s program in Sustainable Urban Planning host each season of the podcast. 

We interview thought leaders and working professionals to get perspectives from local communities to the global stage. We discuss sustainability, equity, social justice, policy, and design as they relate to the built environment. Tune in each semester for a new season for contemporary discussions to see what’SUP with sustainable urban planning! 

This podcast is FREE to listen to, download, and enjoy on a variety of platforms!


Season 1: Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion in Parks Planning

The first season of SUP GW? is brought to you by fall 2020 semester’s Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion class. This class explored how equity, justice, diversity, and inclusion can be implemented within parks and urban planning. Three groups of students chose thought leaders who specialized in an area of equity planning and interviewed them on current issues and best practices to achieve equitable and just parks that are inclusive of diverse communities. Check out the premiere season of this podcast to hear six conversations discussing parks and how they can increase justice, diversity, inclusion, and equity! Listen to the intro HERE!

Season 2: Special Topic - Black History Month

This very special season of the SUP GW? podcast is brought to you by Alex Davis with the help of four Sustainable Urban Planning program graduate students: Arielle Lofton, Courtney Carothers, Kristopher Drummund, and Ugonna Njeze. Spring 2022 alum Alex connected these students with alumni and leaders in the field to discuss the black experience and urban planning. This season captures unique perspectives of Black planners and those that are planning adjacent, working in the fields of community engagement and climate science. Aiming to amplify these voices and experiences, these conversations highlight how these leaders are impacting their field and provide insight into how they work with communities of color. Students and interviewees alike reflect on personal experiences, resources, best practices, and culture in the context of urban planning. Tune in and learn from these rich discussions in honor of Black History Month and all year round! 

Previous Guests

See below for a list of guests we've had on the podcast previously. Explore their organizations, affiliations, and past projects and check out their bios and more resources in the episode show notes!