MetroGrowth

Lessons from Disasters: Laws Can Impede Cities, States from Bouncing Back

When the ice storms hit metro Atlanta last winter, the entire area froze to a standstill. Under an icy coating of less than three inches of snow, thousands were stranded along interstates, hundreds sheltered overnight in stores and offices, and dozens of children slept at schools.

When Assistant Professor John T. Marshall experienced the Atlanta… more »

Rowberry: Steps to Protecting Cultural Heritage from Disaster

If a major metropolitan area such as downtown Atlanta suddenly got hit with a natural disaster like the tornado that whipped through the city in 2008, would cities be able to recreate or remember cultural heritage, such as historical buildings, artifacts and other relics of the past?

“Cultural heritage around the world faces numerous disasters… more »

Rowberry, Marshall Tackle Urban Resiliency in Idaho Law Review

John T. Marshall and Ryan Rowberry, assistant professors of law,  published an article, “Urban Wreckage and Resiliency: Articulating a Practical Framework for Preserving, Reconstructing, and Building Cities” in the Idaho Law Review’s special edition on resilient cities.

In the article, Rowberry and Marshall call for the… more »

Professors Present at Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute

Juergensmeyer, Marshall Explain Rationale for Need-Based Permitting

Professors Julian Juergensmeyer and John T. Marshall presented Can Government Prevent the Next Bust? The Rationale for Need-Based Permitting, focusing on the ways that local government officials and staff can effectively check potentially unsound development projects at the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute in Denver in March.

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Study Space Barcelona Tackles Affordable Housing and Homelessness

 

The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth tackled the issue of affordable housing and homelessness during the seventh Study Space in Barcelona, Spain. The program is a weeklong intensive workshop for scholars, government representatives and private sector professionals.

Participants explored Barcelona and discussed affordable housing and homelessness in the city whose homeless population… more »

Urban Fellows Program Inspires Graduate Students

Urban Fellows Jill Skinner (J.D./M.C.R.P. ’14), Emily McClendon (J.D. ’15), James E. Flynn (J.D. ’13) and Clint Tankersley (J.D. ’16) accomplished incredible goals this past year in publishing, academia and competition.

Jill Skinner (J.D./M.C.R.P. ’14) is a published author for her contribution to Zoning and Land Use Law In Georgia as a research… more »

Study Space to Explore Warsaw in June 2015

Study Space VIII, a weeklong intensive workshop sponsored by Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for the Comparative Study for Metropolitan Growth, will take place at the University of Warsaw’s Foundation Centre of Disputes and Conflicts Resolution at the Faculty of Law… more »

Johnston (J.D. ’08) Selected for ARC Leadership Institute

Karen Johnston (J.D. ’08), assistant director of Georgia State Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, has been selected for the 2014 Atlanta Regional Commission’s prestigious leadership program.

During the intensive Regional Leadership Institute in September, national and regional… more »

 
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