The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth advances interdisciplinary dialogue, academic exchanges, and research related to challenges facing the physical and built environment in Atlanta and around the world.
The Metro Growth Center takes a comprehensive approach to studying urban and growth management issues by comparing, learning from, and improving upon experiences in other countries. According to the United Nations, more than fifty percent of the world’s population lives in and around cities, yet the problems of growth are often studied in isolation. The Center seeks to fill this void.
The Center’s focus extends well beyond the urban core to include all of the areas that comprise today’s urban landscape: suburbs, suburbanizing fringe, “edge” and satellite cities.
The Center is also known as the Metro Growth Center.