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 »

Fellowship Opportunity for Law Students

The Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association seeks applications from planning students and law students for the 2017-18 Daniel J. Curtin Jr. Fellowship. One fellowship with a stipend of $2,500 is awarded per academic year, which includes a $1,500 award and a $1,000 stipend to attend the APA’s National Planning Conference. Submissions are… more »

Now Is the Time to Apply to be an Urban Fellow This Fall

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 »

‘How Cities Will Save the World’ Book Reception Set for Sept. 8

Georgia State Law’s Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth will host a book reading, discussion and reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Knowles Conference Center to celebrate the launch of assistant professor John Travis Marshall’s book, “How Cities Will Save the World: Urban Innovation in the… more »

Warsaw Study Space Program Called a Tremendous Success

[juicebox gallery_id=”17″]The eighth annual Study Space Program, Phoenix Cities: Urban Recovery and Resilience in the Wake of Conflict, Crisis and Disaster, brought together 27 participants from across the world to learn about the history of Warsaw, the reconstruction of the city, property rights and housing issues, demographic shifts, local governance and environmental concerns.

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Professors Focus on Nonprofits in Disaster Relief Efforts at International Conference

Georgia State Law professors Ryan Rowberry and John Marshall, and Ann-Margaret Esnard with the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies’ Department of Public Management and Policy, presented NonProfits in Post-Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Partnership Roles: Evaluating the Organizational, Operational, and Legal Implications, at the September 2014 conference, Sustainable Disaster Recovery: Addressing Risks and… more »

Assessing Metropolitan Resiliency: Laying the Foundation for Urban Sustainability

In October, Professors John Marshall and Ryan Rowberry presented their indexing project, a policy tool designed to nudge cities into making changes that promote metropolitan resiliency and environmental sustainability at the Vermont Law School’s Colloquium on Environmental Law Scholarship.

The conference is an annual event designed to allow environmental scholars an opportunity to… more »

Juergensmeyer Writes Forward to Urban Lawyer Book

Julian Juergensmeyer, Ben F. Johnson Jr. Chair in Law and director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, wrote the forward to At the Cutting Edge 2014, Land Use Law from the Urban Lawyer, noting that the usefulness of the book is demonstrated by its analysis of court decisions in addition to… more »

Juergensmeyer, Marshall on the Rationale for Need-Based Permitting

The Rationale for Need-Based Permitting

In November, Julian Juergensmeyer and John Marshall of Georgia State Law, with Arthur C. Nelson of the University of Arizona and Jim Nicholas of the University of Florida, presented “The Rationale for Need-Based Permitting” at the Growth & Infrastructure Consortium in Bradenton, Florida.

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International Perspectives Course Features Week in Istanbul

Seven students in the International Perspectives on Urban Law and Policy course spent their spring break week in Istanbul attending lectures and experiencing site visits, designed to teach land use planning, historic preservation, diaster preparedness, environmental law and policy and growth management.

The course attracts graduate students from across the university interested… more »