Metro Growth

Environmental Law Fellowship

Apply now for a two-year fellowship starting in September 2018 with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Yale University.  The environmental law fellow will spend one year practicing environmental law and policy advocacy with NRDC, and one year helping to support environmental law clinics at Yale.  The deadline to apply is October 12, 2017. … more »

Congratulations to the 2017-18 Urban Fellows

Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth welcomes 30 new Urban Fellows to its interdisciplinary program for 2017-2018.  This year’s students come from across Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of City and Regional Planning.

“The Atlanta metropolitan… more »

Market Demand-Based Planning & Permitting Program

Posted On September 6, 2017

Preventing Excessive Development from Undermining the Economy while Protecting Property Rights of Existing Development

A healthy local and regional real estate market is one of the Georgia economy’s essential drivers. As we look ahead to 2018, the nation will be 10 years removed from the Great Recession and the widespread destruction it caused to the… more »

Urban Fellows Learn About the Planned Redevelopment of Underground Atlanta

When Underground Atlanta was redeveloped in the late 80s, the focus was on creating a destination that centered on retail, restaurants, and public space.  While that model worked for many years, it no longer works today.

On August 23rd, Kristi Rooks presented “Creating a Destination at Underground Atlanta” to the Urban Fellows students.  Rooks is… more »

Call for Submissions – Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy

The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth seeks submissions for the second edition of the Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy.  Submissions that align with the international and comparative focus of the journal in the following areas will be considered:  land use; equitable and sustainable development; taxation and… more »

Scholarship Available from Air & Waste Management Association Georgia Chapter

The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization that provides training, information, and networking opportunities to 9,000 environmental professionals in 65 countries. The Association’s goals are to strengthen the environmental profession, expand scientific and technological responses to environmental concerns, and assist professionals in critical environmental decision making to benefit… more »

Fellowship Opportunity for Law Students

The Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association seeks applications from planning students and law students for the 2017-18 Daniel J. Curtin Jr. Fellowship. One fellowship with a stipend of $2,500 is awarded per academic year, which includes a $1,500 award and a $1,000 stipend to attend the APA’s National Planning Conference. Submissions are… more »

Study Space XI: Singapore

Posted On August 21, 2017

Study Space is a weeklong intensive workshop in which scholars, government representatives and private sector professionals study and develop solutions to legal, social and policy challenges in urban areas. This program is open to academic scholars and professionals from all related disciplines such as law, planning, policy, government, and social sciences.

Save the Date: Study… more »

Warsaw Partnership Celebrates First Graduates from Center for American Law Studies

More than 85 Warsaw law students received the certificates issued by the three cosponsoring universities: University of Warsaw, Georgia State University and Emory University during the recent graduation ceremony. Students with the highest grades have an opportunity to take part in internships at American law offices based in Warsaw, as well as in the Miami… more »

Metro Growth Center Launches Online Journal for Urban Law and Policy

Georgia State University’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth has launched an online journal, the Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy, which will serve as a tool for lawyers, planners, policy-makers and scholars in metropolitan regions around the world.

The journal is a resource for those grappling with growth-related… more »