‘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 »

International Perspectives Course Expands To Include Study Abroad Option

Georgia State Law is adding a one-week study abroad opportunity for students that includes lectures and field trips in Istanbul for an extra credit hour to its International Perspectives on Urban Law & Policy course.

The study abroad component is possible through the Faculty Partnership Engagement Grant, which the Center for the Comparative Study of… more »

Students Study Urban Issues and Environmental Law in Rio de Janeiro


Georgia State University College of Law students, Niaa Daniels (J.D. ’15), Brock Perry (J.D. ’16), Joseph Baumann (J.D./M.P.A. ’17) and Lindsay Konieczny (J.D. ’15) explored urban issues and environmental law in Rio de Janeiro for three weeks as  Johann Droogman Study Abroad Scholarship recipients.

Daniels, Perry, Baumann, and Konieczny were joined in… more »

Juergensmeyer: Can Development Impact Fees Help Mitigate Urban Sprawl?

Julian Juergensmeyer, Ben F. Johnson Chair in Law, co-wrote an article, “Can Development Impact Fees Help Mitigate Urban Sprawl,” in the Journal of the American Planning Association with Gregory S. Burge, Trey L. Trosper, Arthur C. Nelson and James C. Nicholas.

The article addresses the common problems associated with inner-city living… more »

In the News

Juergensmeyer Presents at Conference on Legal Education in Poland

Professor Julian Juergensmeyer, Ben F. Johnson Chair in Law, was a moderator and panelist on “Foreign Law and Legal Systems: To Teach or Not To Teach,” at the Conference on Legal Education and the Legal Profession in the Global World — Polish… more »

Georgia State Law Articles in Study Space Law Review

Four Georgia State Law members and other Study Space Istanbul participants published articles about their experiences in a special issue of the Bahcesehir University Law Review in spring 2014. 

Julian Juergensmeyer, Ben F. Johnson Jr. Chair in Law, writing the forward, explaining the conception and purpose of the Study Space and why… more »

Rowberry: Why Historical Preservation Matters in Fracking

Ryan Rowberry, assistant professor of law, explored why historical preservation matters at the Gas and Preservation Partnership Summit, a conference that sought to bring natural gas companies and preservationists together as a united front for developing voluntary industry standards for natural gas hydraulic fracturing extraction (“fracking”) in areas not covered by state… more »

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 »

Center Prepares for Next Study Space Program in Warsaw

In June, Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for the Comparative Study for Metropolitan Growth will take a cohort of scholars, planners, attorneys and urbanists to Warsaw, Poland for its eighth Study Space Program.  The program will take place at the University of Warsaw’s Foundation… more »

Hayasaka, Johnston (J.D. ’08) Receive Staff Development Awards

Cassie Hayasaka, administrative specialist, and Karen Marie Johnston (J.D. ’08), assistant director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, are among the first recipients of a Georgia State University Staff Training and Development Fund award.  The Staff… more »