Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth
Metropolitan centers can only remain viable places to live and work with deliberate, yet flexible planning that taps a number of disciplines. At the center of such planning are lawyers, who help craft workable laws and regulations, as well as land-use planners, economic planners, business leaders, engineers, and regulatory agencies.
The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth (Metro Growth Center) advances interdisciplinary dialogue and research on urban growth and management issues. The Center achieves its mission by sponsoring the Urban Fellows Program, the summer legal and policy study, foreign enrichment courses, and study space. Additionally, the Center organizes and sponsors symposia and speakers on urban and growth management issues.
The Metro Growth Center takes advantage of the fact that Georgia State University is located in Atlanta, one of the nation’s fastest growing cities. This prime location offers students an opportunity to explore the myriad of issues affecting urban areas, and experience firsthand the legislative and judicial actions affecting planning and growth management. Students involved in the Metro Growth Center's programs are ready to serve as leaders in the law and regulation of the built and physical environment.
2013-2014 Urban Fellows Program
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2013-2014 Urban Fellows Program. Graduate students from across Georgia State University and Georgia Tech's School of City and Regional Planning are invited to apply. The deadline to apply is April 15 at 12 p.m. Learn More and Download the Application.
Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law - Apply Now!
The Metro Growth Center is accepting Declaration of Interest Forms for students interested in pursuing the Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law. This certificate program is for current GSU Law students only. To receive a certificate, students must complete one full year of the Urban Fellows Program. Click here to learn more and download the forms. Contact Karen Johnston for questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.