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Now Is the Time to Apply to be an Urban Fellow This Fall

The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Urban Fellows Program.  Applications will be due on April 3, 2017 and the program will begin in August 2017.  All law students and graduate students across Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of… more »

Study Space X: Marseille, France

Posted On November 15, 2016

Transforming Marseille: Balancing Urban Redevelopment, Economic Growth, Social Equity and Environmental Protection in the Building of  Metropolitan Area Recent Programs Inclusive and Sustainable Rio: Cultural Diversity, Property and the Environment (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2010) Planning for Disaster: Place, Population, Culture and the Environment (Istanbul, 2013) Beyond Affordable Housing: An Interdisciplinary Multinational Approach to Adequate Housing… more »

Fundamentals of American Planning Law Workshop

Posted On July 25, 2016

Land Use, Environment and Urban Redevelopment Fundamentals of American Planning Law Date: Monday-Friday, Oct. 30-Nov. 3 Location: Georgia State University College of Law, 85 Park Place NE, Atlanta

Students, scholars and professionals are invited to learn more about urban planning, land use law, environmental law and urban redevelopment in the United States during the weeklong Fundamentals in American… more »

Community of Urban Fellows Alumni Grows

Georgia State Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth continues to grow the number of Urban Fellows alumni, graduating sixteen students ready to make our cities better places to live and work.

“I really enjoyed the Urban Fellows Program because it provided countless opportunities to meet, learn from, and network with local professionals… more »

Metro Growth Center Announces 2016-17 Urban Fellows

Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth welcomes 23 new Urban Fellows for 2016-17.

“As a native of Atlanta with plans to live and practice law in Atlanta, becoming an Urban Fellow represents an opportunity for me to immerse myself into both the history and future of Atlanta through… more »

Katrina’s Legacy Conference Offers Lessons for Building Robust Metropolitan Regions

“The city of New Orleans is a tale of two cities. Some people live better and feel better after the efforts following hurricane Katrina. Some still worry not enough has been done.” James A. Joseph, former ambassador to South Africa originally from Louisiana, addressed a captive audience at Georgia State University College of Law on… more »

‘Atlanta Way’ Focus of First 2015-16 Urban Fellows Lecture

Throughout the 21st century, Atlanta weathered racial unrest and pushed forward major public initiatives largely through a quiet, biracial coalition of business leaders. This biracial cooperation between business elites has come to be known as “The Atlanta Way.”

On Aug. 28, Sam Williams, a professor at Georgia State’s more »