MetroGrowth News

Spring Break Study Abroad in Brazil

Profs. Julian Juergensmeyer and Karen Johnston will be leading a spring break study abroad trip to Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba, Brazil March 16-23, 2019.  This program will focus on land use planning, sustainable and equitable development, growth management and environmental law and policy.  Students will begin the week in Rio de Janeiro, the second… more »

Twenty Nine Students Receive Urban Fellows Certificates

Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth awarded certificates to twenty nine Urban Fellows for successfully completing the program this year.

Urban Fellows students are selected through a competitive application process to participate in the year-long program.  Students are selected based on a clear interest in urban issues… more »

Attracting Global Readership: Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy Read in 116 Countries

In less than a year, the Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy, which is published by Georgia State Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, has developed a readership that spans 116 countries. Launched in May 2017, the journal is an open access online publication that… more »

Environmental Moot Court Team at National Competition in White Plains, NY

Casey Holloway (J.D. ’18), Jason Drouyor (J.D. ’18), and Logan Stone (J.D. ’19) will represent Georgia State Law on February 22-24 at the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition in White Plains, New York.

Sponsored by the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, the competition is the largest interschool moot court competition under… more »

Juergensmeyer Travels to Brazil and Portugal to Present on Emerging Land Use Topics

Professor Julian Juergensmeyer recently returned from Brazil and Portugal, where he gave several lectures and participated in two international conferences. In Sao Luis, Brazil, Juergensmeyer spoke at the two-day First International Conference on Comparative Urban and Environmental Law, co-sponsored by the Brazilian Beyond Institute, Georgia State’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth and… more »

Juergensmeyer & Co-Authors Argue for Expanded Impact Analysis in Market Demand-Based Planning and Permitting

Four prominent land-use and planning professors introduced their new book, Market Demand-Based Planning and Permitting, at Georgia State University College of Law in November.

Professor Julian Juergensmeyer introduced his co-authors and thesis of their work: that new real estate development should be approved only when there is a demonstrated market demand for… more »

Environmental Law Fellowship

Apply now for a two-year fellowship starting in September 2018 with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Yale University.  The environmental law fellow will spend one year practicing environmental law and policy advocacy with NRDC, and one year helping to support environmental law clinics at Yale.  The deadline to apply is October 12, 2017. … more »

Congratulations to the 2017-18 Urban Fellows

Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth welcomes 30 new Urban Fellows to its interdisciplinary program for 2017-2018.  This year’s students come from across Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of City and Regional Planning.

“The Atlanta metropolitan… more »

Urban Fellows Learn About the Planned Redevelopment of Underground Atlanta

When Underground Atlanta was redeveloped in the late 80s, the focus was on creating a destination that centered on retail, restaurants, and public space.  While that model worked for many years, it no longer works today.

On August 23rd, Kristi Rooks presented “Creating a Destination at Underground Atlanta” to the Urban Fellows students.  Rooks is… more »

Call for Submissions – Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy

The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth seeks submissions for the second edition of the Journal of Comparative Urban Law and Policy.  Submissions that align with the international and comparative focus of the journal in the following areas will be considered:  land use; equitable and sustainable development; taxation and… more »