Graduate students from across Georgia State University and Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional Planning apply for the Urban Fellows Program every spring.
Through this interdisciplinary program, students examine issues related to urban growth. Fellows interact with experts in the field, attend lectures, volunteer and write a research paper for course credit.
- Broaden your awareness about urban and environmental issues by attending the exclusive speaker’s series
- Build your network of professionals with similar interests
- Develop cross disciplinary contacts at GSU and other universities in Atlanta
- Receive guidance and direction to write a paper of publishable quality and earn course credit
- Make connections in the community through volunteer opportunities
- Become privy to job opportunities
- Boost your resume
Distinguished speakers from academics, government, and the private sector talk about a variety of urban and environmental issues. Student interest helps direct the types of speakers we select.
- Afternoon lectures will be held August through April from 4:10-5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
- The lectures are different every year. Examples of the types of lectures we schedule: Atlanta Regional Commission updates; Resilient Cities; Water and Natural Resources; Education; History of Atlanta.
Urban Fellows must perform 10 hours of community service over the course of the academic year (fall and spring semesters) on a project of their choice.
All Urban Fellows must write a research paper of publishable quality on any urban, growth management, or environmental law and policy issue. Students will briefly present their research to the class in the spring semester.
Accepted Urban Fellows students will be registered for the course LAW 7494 for 1 credit in the fall semester and 1 credit in the spring semester; however, you will receive an “In Progress (IP)” grade in the fall until your research paper and other requirements are complete in the spring semester. Upon completion of the paper and all program requirements, your IP grade will be replaced with a final grade in both the fall and spring semesters. This course satisfies the COL’s writing requirement.
Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will be accepted in spring 2020.
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