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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 »

Marshall Explores How Laws Can Aid Hurricane Preparedness

Cities can prepare for hurricane season by reforming shortsighted and outdated laws

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1, and the public awareness campaign is fueling speculation. How many “named” storms will there be before the season ends on Nov. 1? Will any of them strike the United States? If they do,… 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 »

Metro Growth Center Announces 2016-17 Urban Fellows

Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth welcomes 23 new Urban Fellows for 2016-17.

“As a native of Atlanta with plans to live and practice law in Atlanta, becoming an Urban Fellow represents an opportunity for me to immerse myself into both the history and future of Atlanta through… 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 »

Study Abroad in Brazil Over Spring Break

The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth is excited to announce an opportunity for students to study abroad over spring break in two cities in Brazil – Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba.  This program is offered in connection with the spring… more »

‘Atlanta Way’ Focus of First 2015-16 Urban Fellows Lecture

Throughout the 21st century, Atlanta weathered racial unrest and pushed forward major public initiatives largely through a quiet, biracial coalition of business leaders. This biracial cooperation between business elites has come to be known as “The Atlanta Way.”

On Aug. 28, Sam Williams, a professor at Georgia State’s more »

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.

Georgia State Law Professors 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 »