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Apply Now to be an Urban Fellow in Fall 2017

The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Urban Fellows Program.  Applications will be due on April 3, 2017 and the program will begin in August 2017.  All law students and graduate students across Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of… more »

Spring Urban Fellows Lectures Feature Global and Local Experts

The Spring 2017 Urban Fellows lecture series, featuring experts from around the world as well as locally, has started. The program provides graduate students with an opportunity to enrich their studies through discussions with experts in environmental, land use, and urban issues through a special lecture series.

The first lecture, on Jan. 25,… 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 »

Nematbakhsh (J.D. ’16) Seeks to Resolve Disputes

“Going after what I am really passionate about helped me most on this journey. I feel like it’s a risk, because in a way you’re going outside of the box…but at the same time the J.D. gives you so much power, you just have to trust yourself and work hard,” said Sasan Nematbakhsh (J.D. ’16).

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Urban Fellows Delve Into Metropolitan Growth Issues

Urban Fellows students had a unique opportunity to learn about urban planning and development issues around Atlanta by attending lectures on topics such as:

Atlanta Regional Commission’s Vision for Atlanta by Douglas Hooker, Atlanta Regional Commission executive director Future Development at Georgia State University by Ramesh… more »

Urban Fellows Explore How Community Design Impacts Greenhouse Emissions

Greenhouse gas emissions and climate change raise two key issues for the southeast – the effects on our community of a general rise in our temperatures and a change in our water supply, said David D’Onofrio, principal planner with the Center for Livable Communities’ Transportation Access and Mobility Division at the more »

Student Co-Writes Land Use Book

Georgia State University College of Law’s Urban Fellow Jill Skinner (J.D./M.C.R.P. ’14) can now count a published book among her accomplishments. Through her research assistant position at Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco she co-wrote Zoning and Land Use Law in Georgia along with Seth G. Weissman and G. Douglas Dillard.

The book was published by… more »

Central Atlanta Progress Speaks to Urban Fellows

Jennifer Ball, vice president of planning and economic development for Central Atlanta Progress, discussed the overall plan and vision for downtown Atlanta at the first Urban Fellows breakfast on Aug. 28.

Ball began by briefly describing Central Atlanta Progress’s overall plan for Atlanta. At the heart of this plan is the Imagine Downtown initiative, a… more »

Guest Speaker on Atlanta Housing Market

ATLANTA – Dr. Chris Nelson, a nationally known expert in metropolitan growth and urban planning, will present “This is Not Your Parents’ Housing Market:  How Demographic, Economic, Financial, and Preference Drivers Will Change Atlanta’s Housing Market Forever,” at noon Tuesday, March 13, at the Georgia State University College of Law.

Dr. Nelson will… more »