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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 ARC Executive Director Douglas Hooker Future Development at Georgia State University by Associate Vice… 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 »

Constitutionality of Charter Schools

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 »

‘Decade of Calamity’ for Housing Market

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 »