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 »
The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth has a new brochure, providing an updated look at all of the center’s programming. Learn more about our professional development opportunities and student programming by viewing our new brochure.
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 »
International Perspectives on Urban Law & Policy
Part of the International Perspectives on Urban Law & Policy course, this program allows graduate students to experience first-hand how metropolitan areas tackle urban issues. This spring break study-abroad program in Barcelona, Spain, will focus on urban growth and land use planning and its… more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
“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 »
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 »