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 »
“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 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 »
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 »
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 »
ATLANTA — Juli Ponce Sole, professor of law and vice dean at University of Barcelona School of Law, will speak at noon Wednesday, Nov. 7, on “Land Use Law, Affordable Housing & Discrimination in European Cities,” through Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for the… more »
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 »
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.
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ATLANTA — This past summer, the Georgia Supreme Court by a 4-3 vote ruled that the Georgia Charter Schools Commission, which was created to approve charter schools and direct local funding to these schools in lieu of approval by local boards of education, was unconstitutional. This decision had the effect of stripping 16 charter schools… more »
ATLANTA – The United States could be looking at a “decade of calamity” as forecasts call for a huge shift in housing from a market where homeownership greatly dominated to one where the demand for rental housing skyrockets, a visiting professor recently told an audience at Georgia State University College of Law.
Dr. Chris… more »