Metro Growth

Warsaw Study Space Program Called a Tremendous Success

The eighth annual Study Space Program, Phoenix Cities: Urban Recovery and Resilience in the Wake of Conflict, Crisis and Disaster, brought together 27 participants from across the world to learn about the history of Warsaw, the reconstruction of the city, property rights and housing issues, demographic shifts, local governance and environmental concerns.

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Katrina’s Legacy Conference

Posted On July 9, 2015

  Friday, Oct. 2

Georgia State University College of Law Conference Center 85 Park Place Atlanta, GA 30303

This summer marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a catastrophic storm that reshaped the way cities across the United States and internationally talk about urban vulnerability and plan for resilience. Katrina’s Legacy conference… more »

Professors Focus on Nonprofits in Disaster Relief Efforts at International Conference

Georgia State Law professors Ryan Rowberry and John Marshall, and Ann-Margaret Esnard with the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies’ Department of Public Management and Policy, presented NonProfits in Post-Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Partnership Roles: Evaluating the Organizational, Operational, and Legal Implications, at the September 2014 conference, Sustainable Disaster Recovery: Addressing Risks and… more »

Assessing Metropolitan Resiliency: Laying the Foundation for Urban Sustainability

In October, Professors John Marshall and Ryan Rowberry presented their indexing project, a policy tool designed to nudge cities into making changes that promote metropolitan resiliency and environmental sustainability at the Vermont Law School’s Colloquium on Environmental Law Scholarship.

The conference is an annual event designed to allow environmental scholars an opportunity to… more »

Juergensmeyer Writes Forward to Urban Lawyer Book

Julian Juergensmeyer, Ben F. Johnson Jr. Chair in Law and director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, wrote the forward to At the Cutting Edge 2014, Land Use Law from the Urban Lawyer, noting that the usefulness of the book is demonstrated by its analysis of court decisions in addition to… more »

Juergensmeyer, Marshall on the Rationale for Need-Based Permitting

The Rationale for Need-Based Permitting

In November, Julian Juergensmeyer and John Marshall of Georgia State Law, with Arthur C. Nelson of the University of Arizona and Jim Nicholas of the University of Florida, presented “The Rationale for Need-Based Permitting” at the Growth & Infrastructure Consortium in Bradenton, Florida.

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Marshall Discusses Land Trust Transactions at U.S. EPA Workshop

In October, John T. Marshall, assistant professor of law, served on a panel discussing Vine City and English Avenue land trust transactions with Pamela Flores from the Westside Atlanta Trust at the U.S. EPA workshop, Thinking Through to Redevelopment: Land Banks, Land Trusts and Groundwork. Marshall presented on pertinent legal considerations for… more »

International Perspectives Course Features Week in Istanbul

Seven students in the International Perspectives on Urban Law and Policy course spent their spring break week in Istanbul attending lectures and experiencing site visits, designed to teach land use planning, historic preservation, diaster preparedness, environmental law and policy and growth management.

The course attracts graduate students from across the university interested… more »

Urban Fellows Delve Into Metropolitan Growth Issues

Urban Fellows students had a unique opportunity to learn about urban planning and development issues around Atlanta by attending lectures on topics such as:

Atlanta Regional Commission’s Vision for Atlanta by Douglas Hooker, Atlanta Regional Commission executive director Future Development at Georgia State University by Ramesh… more »

Center Receives Comparative Urban Research Partnership Initiation Grant

The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth was awarded the Comparative Urban Research Partnership Initiation Grant from Georgia State University’s Office of the Provost.

As part of Georgia State’s initiative to collaborate with similarly situated urban universities around the world, the $10,000 grant will fund… more »