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Apply Now to be an Urban Fellow in Fall 2017

The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 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 Tech’s School… 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 »

‘How Cities Will Save the World’ Book Reception Set for Sept. 8

Georgia State Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth will host a book reading, discussion and reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Knowles Conference Center to celebrate the launch of assistant professor John Travis Marshall’s book, “How Cities Will Save the World: Urban Innovation in the… more »

Fundamentals of American Planning Law Workshop

Posted On July 25, 2016

Land Use, Environment and Public Health Fundamentals of American Planning Law Date: Monday-Friday, Oct. 10-14 Location: Georgia State University College of Law, 85 Park Place NE, Atlanta

Learn more about urban planning, land use law, environmental law and public health law in the United States during the weeklong Fundamentals in American Planning Law workshop.  Through lectures… 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 »

Shana Tabak

An ‘Invaluable Experience’ in Asylum Law Practicum

Students Help Asylum Seeker Escaping Persecution in Jamaica

“When many people in the United States think about Jamaica, they think jerk chicken, beach resorts and relaxation. But for homosexuals living in Jamaica, it’s not that,” said Jake Campbell (J.D. ’17). “It is incredibly difficult because Jamaica has such a homophobic society, and the government has… 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 »

Study Space IX: Cape Town

Posted On October 13, 2015

Revaluing the City: Land, Infrastructure and the Environment as a Catalyst for Change Past Programs Panama’s Explosive Urban Growth (La Ciudad de Panama, Panama 2007) Property, the Environment, and Cultural Diversity in Colombia (Bogota, Colombia 2008) Private and Public Lands in the Post-Colonial North American West (Denver, Colorado 2008) The Use and Control of… more »