<![CDATA[Brian Stone in BuzzFeed on the dangers of high evening temperatures in cities]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1564072118 2019-07-25 16:28:38 1564072118 2019-07-25 16:28:38 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2019-07-19T00:00:00-04:00 2019-07-19T00:00:00-04:00 2019-07-19T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Nancey Green Leigh in the AJC on the role robots play in Georgia warehouses]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1560187368 2019-06-10 17:22:48 1560187368 2019-06-10 17:22:48 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2019-06-10T00:00:00-04:00 2019-06-10T00:00:00-04:00 2019-06-10T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[CityLab covers Yongsung Lee's study on increasing young adult migration to cities]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1560187304 2019-06-10 17:21:44 1560187304 2019-06-10 17:21:44 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2019-05-28T00:00:00-04:00 2019-05-28T00:00:00-04:00 2019-05-28T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Amanda Rhein (MCRP '04) announced as Chair for Livable Communities Council]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1549311492 2019-02-04 20:18:12 1549311492 2019-02-04 20:18:12 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2019-01-28T00:00:00-05:00 2019-01-28T00:00:00-05:00 2019-01-28T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Elora Raymond on how black southerners are bearing the brunt of America’s eviction epidemic]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1548872305 2019-01-30 18:18:25 1548872305 2019-01-30 18:18:25 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00 2019-01-18T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Jennifer Ball (MCP '01) in Wall Street Journal on attracting millennials to Atlanta]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1546444995 2019-01-02 16:03:15 1546444995 2019-01-02 16:03:15 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2019-01-02T00:00:00-05:00 2019-01-02T00:00:00-05:00 2019-01-02T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Byron Rushing (MCRP '06) on increasing pedestrian and bicyclist deaths in metro Atlanta ]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1545237266 2018-12-19 16:34:26 1545237266 2018-12-19 16:34:26 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-12-19T00:00:00-05:00 2018-12-19T00:00:00-05:00 2018-12-19T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Nisha Botchwey featured in Institute series, An Age of Empowerment]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1543847997 2018-12-03 14:39:57 1544641486 2018-12-12 19:04:46 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-11-29T00:00:00-05:00 2018-11-29T00:00:00-05:00 2018-11-29T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Subhro Guhathakurta in Newsweek on how autonomous vehicles could transform the demographics of U.S. cities]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1544122335 2018-12-06 18:52:15 1544122335 2018-12-06 18:52:15 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-12-04T00:00:00-05:00 2018-12-04T00:00:00-05:00 2018-12-04T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Mike Dobbins on what comes next for the Gulch development]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1542144080 2018-11-13 21:21:20 1542144080 2018-11-13 21:21:20 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-11-11T00:00:00-05:00 2018-11-11T00:00:00-05:00 2018-11-11T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Catherine Ross featured for her role as the ADVANCE Professor for the College of Design]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1539890984 2018-10-18 19:29:44 1539890984 2018-10-18 19:29:44 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-10-11T00:00:00-04:00 2018-10-11T00:00:00-04:00 2018-10-11T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[U.N.-affiliated sustainability network to be recognized at Center for Civil, Human Rights]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1539203396 2018-10-10 20:29:56 1539203396 2018-10-10 20:29:56 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-10-10T00:00:00-04:00 2018-10-10T00:00:00-04:00 2018-10-10T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Tim Welch on how access to public transit may have saved many Americans’ homes during the Great Recession]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1539203321 2018-10-10 20:28:41 1539203321 2018-10-10 20:28:41 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-10-10T00:00:00-04:00 2018-10-10T00:00:00-04:00 2018-10-10T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Catherine Ross on Atlanta's new transit options]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1537897941 2018-09-25 17:52:21 1537897941 2018-09-25 17:52:21 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-09-21T00:00:00-04:00 2018-09-21T00:00:00-04:00 2018-09-21T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Nisha Botchwey featured as a "Transcendent Teacher" in the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1536853264 2018-09-13 15:41:04 1536853264 2018-09-13 15:41:04 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-06-24T00:00:00-04:00 2018-06-24T00:00:00-04:00 2018-06-24T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Brian Stone in NY Times on ways to keep cities cooler during heat waves]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1532521648 2018-07-25 12:27:28 1532521648 2018-07-25 12:27:28 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-07-24T00:00:00-04:00 2018-07-24T00:00:00-04:00 2018-07-24T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Subhro Guhathakurta, incoming School chair, speaks on a new course in Urban Analytics at IIT Roorkee]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1529351604 2018-06-18 19:53:24 1529351604 2018-06-18 19:53:24 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-06-05T00:00:00-04:00 2018-06-05T00:00:00-04:00 2018-06-05T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Ellen Dunham-Jones to assist in the execution of Georgia Tech-sponsored Smart Communities Challenge through her work with the City of Chamblee]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1529348041 2018-06-18 18:54:01 1529348041 2018-06-18 18:54:01 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-06-12T00:00:00-04:00 2018-06-12T00:00:00-04:00 2018-06-12T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Mike Dobbins on getting Atlanta’s new transit right]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1528126616 2018-06-04 15:36:56 1528126616 2018-06-04 15:36:56 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-06-01T00:00:00-04:00 2018-06-01T00:00:00-04:00 2018-06-01T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Tony Giarrusso continues the discussion Atlanta's disappearing tree cover]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1526659449 2018-05-18 16:04:09 1526659449 2018-05-18 16:04:09 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-05-18T00:00:00-04:00 2018-05-18T00:00:00-04:00 2018-05-18T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Tony Giarrusso on how Atlanta’s building boom is destroying its famous forests]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1526493355 2018-05-16 17:55:55 1526493355 2018-05-16 17:55:55 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-05-16T00:00:00-04:00 2018-05-16T00:00:00-04:00 2018-05-16T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Mishele Ijaz (MCRP '18) featured as an international graduate in Institute-wide roundup]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1525363097 2018-05-03 15:58:17 1525363097 2018-05-03 15:58:17 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-05-02T00:00:00-04:00 2018-05-02T00:00:00-04:00 2018-05-02T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Sally Bethea (MCP '80) gives an Earth Day reflection on America's National Parks]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1524516613 2018-04-23 20:50:13 1524516613 2018-04-23 20:50:13 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-04-22T00:00:00-04:00 2018-04-22T00:00:00-04:00 2018-04-22T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Ellen Dunham-Jones on Saving Main Street: Powder Springs latest town seeking reinvention]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1523903723 2018-04-16 18:35:23 1523903723 2018-04-16 18:35:23 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-04-16T00:00:00-04:00 2018-04-16T00:00:00-04:00 2018-04-16T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Kathryn Frank (Ph.D. '09) profiled as an ACSP Featured Faculty member]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1523542004 2018-04-12 14:06:44 1523542004 2018-04-12 14:06:44 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-04-10T00:00:00-04:00 2018-04-10T00:00:00-04:00 2018-04-10T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[ Ann Carpenter (Ph.D. '13) discusses contract for deed financing in the wake of the foreclosure crisis]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1523541825 2018-04-12 14:03:45 1523541825 2018-04-12 14:03:45 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-04-12T00:00:00-04:00 2018-04-12T00:00:00-04:00 2018-04-12T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Colleen Kiernan (MCRP '08) named as new Executive Director for Georgia Conservation Voters]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1523541617 2018-04-12 14:00:17 1523541677 2018-04-12 14:01:17 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-04-11T00:00:00-04:00 2018-04-11T00:00:00-04:00 2018-04-11T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Brian Stone and the Urban Climate Lab on urban heat islands]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1522870584 2018-04-04 19:36:24 1522870584 2018-04-04 19:36:24 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-04-03T00:00:00-04:00 2018-04-03T00:00:00-04:00 2018-04-03T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[What’s going on with transit on the Atlanta BeltLine?]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1522677774 2018-04-02 14:02:54 1522677774 2018-04-02 14:02:54 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-03-28T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-28T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-28T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[College of Design's two finalist teams in prestigious planning contest]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1522677537 2018-04-02 13:58:57 1522677537 2018-04-02 13:58:57 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-03-31T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-31T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-31T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Ryan Gravel on Beltline Challenges]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1522251861 2018-03-28 15:44:21 1522251861 2018-03-28 15:44:21 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-03-22T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-22T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-22T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Ryan Gravel on how important a transit component is for the Atlanta Beltline’s future]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1522251784 2018-03-28 15:43:04 1522251784 2018-03-28 15:43:04 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-03-21T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-21T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-21T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Decades after the “I have a Dream” speech, Nisha Botchwey among those aiming to measure the progress]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1521569074 2018-03-20 18:04:34 1521569074 2018-03-20 18:04:34 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-03-20T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-20T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-20T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Steven French on sustainability in the suburbs]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1521568740 2018-03-20 17:59:00 1521568740 2018-03-20 17:59:00 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-03-13T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-13T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-13T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Tony Giarrusso on the Risk Facing Atlanta’s Tree Canopy]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1521568384 2018-03-20 17:53:04 1521568384 2018-03-20 17:53:04 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-03-16T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-16T00:00:00-04:00 2018-03-16T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Mike Dobbins on potential to lose affordable housing on the Atlanta BeltLine]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1520453558 2018-03-07 20:12:38 1520453558 2018-03-07 20:12:38 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-03-05T00:00:00-05:00 2018-03-05T00:00:00-05:00 2018-03-05T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[SCaRP students on preserving Buford Highway’s character]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1519939293 2018-03-01 21:21:33 1519939556 2018-03-01 21:25:56 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-03-01T00:00:00-05:00 2018-03-01T00:00:00-05:00 2018-03-01T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Elizabeth Vason (MCRP '15), on Upper Westside Community District's efforts to secure a greenspace on the Westside]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1519920903 2018-03-01 16:15:03 1519920903 2018-03-01 16:15:03 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-03-01T00:00:00-05:00 2018-03-01T00:00:00-05:00 2018-03-01T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Mike Dobbins on overcoming the affordable housing funding challenge]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1519854266 2018-02-28 21:44:26 1519854266 2018-02-28 21:44:26 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-02-28T00:00:00-05:00 2018-02-28T00:00:00-05:00 2018-02-28T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[UN affiliate recognizes new regional center for sustainability in metro Atlanta]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1519161590 2018-02-20 21:19:50 1519161590 2018-02-20 21:19:50 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-02-20T00:00:00-05:00 2018-02-20T00:00:00-05:00 2018-02-20T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[MCRP student Christy Dodson's paper referenced in article on Hollowell Parkway]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1518647051 2018-02-14 22:24:11 1518647051 2018-02-14 22:24:11 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-02-12T00:00:00-05:00 2018-02-12T00:00:00-05:00 2018-02-12T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Baruch Feigenbaum (MCRP '10) on Georgia's improving highways]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1518646848 2018-02-14 22:20:48 1518646848 2018-02-14 22:20:48 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-02-14T00:00:00-05:00 2018-02-14T00:00:00-05:00 2018-02-14T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Bakari Height (MCRP '15) on MARTA Army]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1518103719 2018-02-08 15:28:39 1518103719 2018-02-08 15:28:39 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-02-07T00:00:00-05:00 2018-02-07T00:00:00-05:00 2018-02-07T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Several SCaRP alumnae named to Georgia Engineering's 100 Influential Women to Know]]> 34637 Several SCaRP alumnae were featured in Engineering Georgia's 100 Influential Women to Know: Jennifer Ball (MCRP ’01), Claudia Biloto- AICP (MCRP ‘01), Alyssa Davis (MCRP ’10), Andrea Foard- AICP (MCRP ‘07) and Kirsten Mote- AICP (MCRP ‘10). Also featured was faculty member, Ellen Dunham-Jones.

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<![CDATA[Mike Dobbins on terminal missing from plans to redevelop downtown Atlanta’s Gulch]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1517430643 2018-01-31 20:30:43 1517430643 2018-01-31 20:30:43 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-01-31T00:00:00-05:00 2018-01-31T00:00:00-05:00 2018-01-31T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Ellen Dunham-Jones joins signers on letter asking for Amazon HQ2 finalists to avoid a bidding war]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1517420093 2018-01-31 17:34:53 1517420093 2018-01-31 17:34:53 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-01-30T00:00:00-05:00 2018-01-30T00:00:00-05:00 2018-01-30T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Professor of Practice Richard Porter on Amazon-Sized Development Proposal for "The Gulch"]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1517246727 2018-01-29 17:25:27 1517246727 2018-01-29 17:25:27 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-01-25T00:00:00-05:00 2018-01-25T00:00:00-05:00 2018-01-25T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Professor of Practice Richard Porter on Amazon-Sized Development Proposal for "The Gulch"]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1516983069 2018-01-26 16:11:09 1516983069 2018-01-26 16:11:09 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-01-25T00:00:00-05:00 2018-01-25T00:00:00-05:00 2018-01-25T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[https://www.marketplace.org/2018/01/08/tech/could-big-data-unlock-safer-commutes-cyclists]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1515510629 2018-01-09 15:10:29 1515510629 2018-01-09 15:10:29 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Can The Private Sector Help Cities Stop Traffic Deaths?]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1515084658 2018-01-04 16:50:58 1515084658 2018-01-04 16:50:58 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2018-01-02T00:00:00-05:00 2018-01-02T00:00:00-05:00 2018-01-02T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[John Portman B. Arch '50, Architect Who Made Skylines Soar, Dies at 93]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1515084236 2018-01-04 16:43:56 1515084536 2018-01-04 16:48:56 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-12-30T00:00:00-05:00 2017-12-30T00:00:00-05:00 2017-12-30T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[John Portman B. Arch '50, noted architect and developer, dies at 93]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1514904773 2018-01-02 14:52:53 1514904773 2018-01-02 14:52:53 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-12-30T00:00:00-05:00 2017-12-30T00:00:00-05:00 2017-12-30T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[College of Design students share visions for Buford Highway]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1513608299 2017-12-18 14:44:59 1513795855 2017-12-20 18:50:55 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-12-16T00:00:00-05:00 2017-12-16T00:00:00-05:00 2017-12-16T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Jennifer Clark named as an Inaugural American Association of Geographers Fellow]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1513782606 2017-12-20 15:10:06 1513782606 2017-12-20 15:10:06 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-12-15T00:00:00-05:00 2017-12-15T00:00:00-05:00 2017-12-15T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Ellen Dunham-Jones on Retrofitting America's Dying Malls in Wall Street Journal Op-Ed]]> 34637 zkafkes3 1 1513606744 2017-12-18 14:19:04 1513606744 2017-12-18 14:19:04 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-12-15T00:00:00-05:00 2017-12-15T00:00:00-05:00 2017-12-15T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Ellen Dunham-Jones Calls for Public Spaces that Enhance Our Connections]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1512933006 2017-12-10 19:10:06 1512933006 2017-12-10 19:10:06 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-12-10T00:00:00-05:00 2017-12-10T00:00:00-05:00 2017-12-10T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Gravel and Georgia Tech Students Bring Ideas to Buford Highway]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1512341583 2017-12-03 22:53:03 1512341583 2017-12-03 22:53:03 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-11-23T00:00:00-05:00 2017-11-23T00:00:00-05:00 2017-11-23T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Prof. Dobbins Critiques Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Proposed Pedestrian Bridge.]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1512339518 2017-12-03 22:18:38 1512339518 2017-12-03 22:18:38 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-11-26T00:00:00-05:00 2017-11-26T00:00:00-05:00 2017-11-26T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Stephen Causby (MCRP '08) wins Cox Conserves Hero for neighborhood work]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1510858080 2017-11-16 18:48:00 1510858080 2017-11-16 18:48:00 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-11-15T00:00:00-05:00 2017-11-15T00:00:00-05:00 2017-11-15T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Stiftel representing GPEAN among those launching Planners for Climate Action at COP23 in Bonn.]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1510666715 2017-11-14 13:38:35 1510666715 2017-11-14 13:38:35 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-11-11T00:00:00-05:00 2017-11-11T00:00:00-05:00 2017-11-11T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[Prof. Ellen Dunham-Jones extols Atlanta region's urbanization]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1509996535 2017-11-06 19:28:55 1509996535 2017-11-06 19:28:55 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-11-03T00:00:00-04:00 2017-11-03T00:00:00-04:00 2017-11-03T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Ryan Gravel (CRP '99) explains the Beltline Boom]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1509490933 2017-10-31 23:02:13 1509490933 2017-10-31 23:02:13 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-10-27T00:00:00-04:00 2017-10-27T00:00:00-04:00 2017-10-27T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Prof. Kari Watkins explains the complexity of rail for MARTA expansion]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1509490597 2017-10-31 22:56:37 1509490597 2017-10-31 22:56:37 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-10-25T00:00:00-04:00 2017-10-25T00:00:00-04:00 2017-10-25T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Prof. Stone's work cited in advocacy for Dallas tree-planting]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1509478630 2017-10-31 19:37:10 1509479319 2017-10-31 19:48:39 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-10-14T00:00:00-04:00 2017-10-14T00:00:00-04:00 2017-10-14T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Atlanta City Design released: SCaRP alumni and current students aid its creation]]> 34447 "We need to meet dreams with opportunity." The Atlanta City Design, just released, envisions a tripling of city population coupled with improved livability, achieved through strategic realignment of plans, projects, policies and priorities.

Prepared under the leadership of Mayor Kasim Reed, Planning Commissioner Tim Keane, Lead Designer Ryan Gravel ('99), and Project Manager Heather Alhadeff ('00), the team included these Tech alumni and students: Kevin Bacon Jr. ('08), Abishek Behera ('17), Jodi Mansbach ('10), and Quynh Pham (class of '19).

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<![CDATA[Ellen Dunham-Jones makes Planetizen 100 Most Influential Urbanists list]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1508156100 2017-10-16 12:15:00 1508156100 2017-10-16 12:15:00 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-10-09T00:00:00-04:00 2017-10-09T00:00:00-04:00 2017-10-09T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Ellen Dunham-Jones offers path for failing malls]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1508154997 2017-10-16 11:56:37 1508154997 2017-10-16 11:56:37 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-10-16T00:00:00-04:00 2017-10-16T00:00:00-04:00 2017-10-16T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Memorial Drive: A step toward increasing safety for cyclists, pedestrians, vehicles]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1507566356 2017-10-09 16:25:56 1507566356 2017-10-09 16:25:56 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-10-08T00:00:00-04:00 2017-10-08T00:00:00-04:00 2017-10-08T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[ A Closer Look at Student Award Winner Thomas Douthat]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1507566138 2017-10-09 16:22:18 1507566138 2017-10-09 16:22:18 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-10-06T00:00:00-04:00 2017-10-06T00:00:00-04:00 2017-10-06T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Georgia Tech and City of Atlanta take lead with Smart Corridor]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1505670548 2017-09-17 17:49:08 1505672637 2017-09-17 18:23:57 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-09-14T00:00:00-04:00 2017-09-14T00:00:00-04:00 2017-09-14T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Prof. Brian Stone helps Louisville respond to city heat]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1505671287 2017-09-17 18:01:27 1505671287 2017-09-17 18:01:27 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-09-01T00:00:00-04:00 2017-09-01T00:00:00-04:00 2017-09-01T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Atlanta Leadership rallies behind Atlanta as an IoT hub. ]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1505670903 2017-09-17 17:55:03 1505670903 2017-09-17 17:55:03 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-09-14T00:00:00-04:00 2017-09-14T00:00:00-04:00 2017-09-14T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Georgia Tech and Atlanta take on the Internet of Things]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1505670702 2017-09-17 17:51:42 1505670702 2017-09-17 17:51:42 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-09-14T00:00:00-04:00 2017-09-14T00:00:00-04:00 2017-09-14T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Chair Bruce Stiftel explains importance of impervious surfaces to Houston]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1504645424 2017-09-05 21:03:44 1505077362 2017-09-10 21:02:42 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-08-31T00:00:00-04:00 2017-08-31T00:00:00-04:00 2017-08-31T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[City of Atlanta and Georgia Tech expand Smart City partnership]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1504645045 2017-09-05 20:57:25 1504645045 2017-09-05 20:57:25 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-08-28T00:00:00-04:00 2017-08-28T00:00:00-04:00 2017-08-28T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Emeritus Professor Thomas Debo weighs in on stormwater and Hurrican Harvey]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1504644757 2017-09-05 20:52:37 1504644757 2017-09-05 20:52:37 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-08-30T00:00:00-04:00 2017-08-30T00:00:00-04:00 2017-08-30T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Dr. Stiftel explains the importance of stormwater management]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1504644474 2017-09-05 20:47:54 1504644474 2017-09-05 20:47:54 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-08-28T00:00:00-04:00 2017-08-28T00:00:00-04:00 2017-08-28T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Georgia Tech and City of Atlanta expand Smart Cities research partnership]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1503936319 2017-08-28 16:05:19 1503936319 2017-08-28 16:05:19 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-08-25T00:00:00-04:00 2017-08-25T00:00:00-04:00 2017-08-25T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Urban Climate Lab authors report on importance of trees to cities]]> 34447 When the legislature began its special session, in mid-July, Gov. Greg Abbott urged legislators to outlaw municipal tree-conservation ordinances, which exist in about 50 Texas cities, including Dallas. He has called the ordinances—requiring landowners to pay a fee for felling trees or to plant trees as compensation—“socialistic” infringements on property owners’ rights. At the same time, a Dallas-based nonprofit called the Texas Trees Foundation was working to finalize a report on an important study that shows exactly how beneficial trees are to big cities. Titled “Dallas Urban Heat Management Study,” the report reveals research conducted by the Urban Climate Lab of the Georgia Institute of Technology. The Texas Trees Foundation touts it as being “among the first comprehensive heat management assessments focused on a major U.S. city.” The short version: in Dallas, trees save lives. It all has to do with what researchers call the “urban heat island effect.”

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<![CDATA[Professor Nancey Green Leigh and alum Ning Ai (PhD '11) release report on sustainable waste managment]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1503587048 2017-08-24 15:04:08 1503587048 2017-08-24 15:04:08 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-08-22T00:00:00-04:00 2017-08-22T00:00:00-04:00 2017-08-22T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Professor Emeritus Larry Keating cited in recent debates on Confederate Memorials]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1503586633 2017-08-24 14:57:13 1503586678 2017-08-24 14:57:58 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-08-21T00:00:00-04:00 2017-08-21T00:00:00-04:00 2017-08-21T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Ryan Gravel (MCP + M Arch ’99) and Professor of Practice Mike Dobbins comment on Atlanta Beltline work as CEO steps down]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1503585863 2017-08-24 14:44:23 1503585863 2017-08-24 14:44:23 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-08-23T00:00:00-04:00 2017-08-23T00:00:00-04:00 2017-08-23T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Ryan Gravel (MCP+M.Arch ‘99) and the College of Design generate ideas for Buford Highway]]> 34447 The father of the Atlanta Beltline is looking for ideas to write the "next chapter" for Buford Highway. Buford Highway will represent the focus of the first project by Ryan Gravel's new urban planning nonprofit, Generator, according to Gravel's recent interview with Reporter Newspapers … Gravel's thesis at Georgia Tech evolved into the renowned BeltLine. Gravel resigned from the board of the Atlanta Beltline Partnership in 2016, saying not enough emphasis was being placed on equity and affordability … His first Generator workshop is a School of Design class at Georgia Tech that begins Aug. 22 and will focus on Buford Highway, the corridor that runs through Brookhaven, Chamblee and Doraville. It is home to more than 1,000 immigrant-owned businesses and known regionally for its ethnic and cultural diversity and numerous restaurants.

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<![CDATA[Prof. Anna Kim introduces Georgia Immigration Research Network, a collaborative research effort]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1502664394 2017-08-13 22:46:34 1502664394 2017-08-13 22:46:34 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-08-13T00:00:00-04:00 2017-08-13T00:00:00-04:00 2017-08-13T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Ryan Gravel (MCP/M.Arch '99) points to love as sign of Atlanta's progress]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1502663781 2017-08-13 22:36:21 1502663781 2017-08-13 22:36:21 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-08-07T00:00:00-04:00 2017-08-07T00:00:00-04:00 2017-08-07T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Stuart Andreason offers perspective on middle-skill workforce development]]> 34447 bdiacetis3 1 1502663481 2017-08-13 22:31:21 1502663481 2017-08-13 22:31:21 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-08-09T00:00:00-04:00 2017-08-09T00:00:00-04:00 2017-08-09T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[The Braves' New Ballpark Is An Urban Planner's Nightmare ]]> 34447 A short history of the Brave's new Cobb County stadium, auto-centric planning, and race, including reference to Larry Keating's Atlanta: Race, Class, and Urban Expansion

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<![CDATA[Climate Change Is Killing Us Right Now]]> 34447 Georgia Tech School of City and Regional Planning professor Brian Stone offers insights to what cities are at-risk from global warming. According to Stone’s analysis, the most rapidly warming city is Louisville, Kentucky, followed by Phoenix, Arizona, and Atlanta, Georgia. But he’s less concerned about cities like Phoenix, which already have infrastructure to deal with brutally high temperatures, than he is about Chicago, Buffalo, and other cities in the northern United States that have really never had to deal with extreme heat. That is precisely why the Chicago heat wave of 1995 that killed 759 people was so deadly. According to the Chicago Tribune, the city was “caught off guard,” and had “a power grid that couldn’t meet demand and a lack of awareness on the perils of brutal heat.”

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<![CDATA[Virginia Tech, Urban Affairs and Planning Program Hires Assistant Professor Wenwen Zhang]]> 34447 Wenwen Zhang received her Ph.D. from Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional Planning in 2017. She also earned a Masters in City Planning, Civil Engineering, and Computational Science & Engineering from Georgia Tech. Previously, she was a research assistant at Center of GIS for six years.

Her research focuses on leveraging open, big data, data science techniques and data visualization tools to address critical planning issues. Her dissertation explores the interactions between land use and transportation in the era of shared autonomous vehicles using an agent-based discrete event simulation. She has worked extensively in interdisciplinary environments to deliver techniques that can address real-world sustainability problems. Her research has received best student paper runner-up award in 2016 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) conference.

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<![CDATA[Driverless cars are coming to Atlanta. Are we ready?]]> 34447 Details Atlanta initiatives around driverless vehicles in preparation for the September 14th launch of the Ga Tech and City of Atlanta Smart Corridor project on North Ave. Features work done by Ellen Dunham-Jones and School of Architecture graduate students, "Downtown Atlanta 2041."

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<![CDATA[Smart Cities: Innovative Approaches Combining Engineering, Technology, and Social Sciences are Boosting Urban IQ]]> 34447 Georgia Tech faculty discuss the multi-disciplinary aspects of Smart Cities and the innovative research efforts going on in departments all over campus.

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<![CDATA[North Avenue 'smart city' pilot project gets preliminary go-ahead]]> 34447 An Atlanta City Council committee gave the green light Wednesday for a demonstration project that will deploy smart technology along North Avenue to improve traffic flow and reduce vehicle accidents. The council's Transportation Committee unanimously approved a resolution authorizing an agreement between the city and the Georgia Tech Research Corp. committing up to $350,000 toward the $3 million project. Eighteen intersections along the North Avenue corridor between the Georgia Tech campus and Ponce City Market will be equipped with "smart" traffic signals that can be adjusted in real time to account for traffic conditions, said Faye DiMassimo, who is leading the project for the city. The street will be repaved and restriped to allow the placement of sensors, she said. "That can help us not only with congestion," she said. "It's really part of improving safety along this corridor."

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<![CDATA[Ryan Gravel (MCP/M.Arch '99) Offers Perspective on the Beltline, Gentrification, and Inclusivity.]]> 34447 After a recent expose in the AJC on affordable housing and the Beltline Partnership, Ryan Gravel (MCP/M.Arch '99, and Beltline visionary) offers a perspective on gentrification around the Beltline--it is not a matter of finding solutions ("our response... isn't rocket science"), but political will. And it is not only a matter of political will, but a matter of love for our neighbors.

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<![CDATA[Baruch Feigenbaum, MCRP '11, Discusses Strategies for Relieving Atlanta Congestion]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1500910317 2017-07-24 15:31:57 1500910317 2017-07-24 15:31:57 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-07-15T00:00:00-04:00 2017-07-15T00:00:00-04:00 2017-07-15T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Katheryn Frank, PhD Alumna and University of Florida Professor, Offers Insights to Rising Sea Levels in Florida]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1500910226 2017-07-24 15:30:26 1500910226 2017-07-24 15:30:26 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-07-17T00:00:00-04:00 2017-07-17T00:00:00-04:00 2017-07-17T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Earth Prof. Ross weighs in on Georgia's effort to accommodate population growth on the roads]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1498740083 2017-06-29 12:41:23 1498740083 2017-06-29 12:41:23 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-06-23T00:00:00-04:00 2017-06-23T00:00:00-04:00 2017-06-23T00:00:00-04:00 592630 image <![CDATA[Catherine L. Ross]]> image/jpeg 1497298140 2017-06-12 20:09:00 1497298140 2017-06-12 20:09:00 <![CDATA[ Prof. Stiftel and associate prof. Elliott members of team to create Greater Atlanta University United Nations RCE]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1498229939 2017-06-23 14:58:59 1498229987 2017-06-23 14:59:47 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-06-23T00:00:00-04:00 2017-06-23T00:00:00-04:00 2017-06-23T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Prof. Ross thinks Atlanta Streetcar is headed in the right direction]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1497270307 2017-06-12 12:25:07 1497270318 2017-06-12 12:25:18 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-06-07T00:00:00-04:00 2017-06-07T00:00:00-04:00 2017-06-07T00:00:00-04:00 590152 image <![CDATA[Catherine Ross]]> image/jpeg 1491852449 2017-04-10 19:27:29 1491852449 2017-04-10 19:27:29 <![CDATA[Prof. Stiftel looks towards future of Tallahassee redevelopment]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1496410931 2017-06-02 13:42:11 1496410931 2017-06-02 13:42:11 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-05-15T00:00:00-04:00 2017-05-15T00:00:00-04:00 2017-05-15T00:00:00-04:00 541471 image <![CDATA[Bruce Stiftel 2015]]> image/jpeg 1464886800 2016-06-02 17:00:00 1475895331 2016-10-08 02:55:31 <![CDATA[Prof. Ross weighs in on Atlanta traffic after I-85 bridge collapse]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1495554340 2017-05-23 15:45:40 1495554340 2017-05-23 15:45:40 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-05-18T00:00:00-04:00 2017-05-18T00:00:00-04:00 2017-05-18T00:00:00-04:00 590152 image <![CDATA[Catherine Ross]]> image/jpeg 1491852449 2017-04-10 19:27:29 1491852449 2017-04-10 19:27:29 <![CDATA[Prof Immergluck's research shows firms that preyed on vulnerable homebuyers can make profit up to 28% ]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1493124409 2017-04-25 12:46:49 1493124425 2017-04-25 12:47:05 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-04-24T00:00:00-04:00 2017-04-24T00:00:00-04:00 2017-04-24T00:00:00-04:00 587303 image <![CDATA[Dan Immergluck_2017]]> image/jpeg 1486993118 2017-02-13 13:38:38 1486993118 2017-02-13 13:38:38 <![CDATA[The growing influence of Atlanta’s BeltLine, a product of Gravel's (MCRP + M.Arch '99) option paper]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1492182273 2017-04-14 15:04:33 1492182298 2017-04-14 15:04:58 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-04-10T00:00:00-04:00 2017-04-10T00:00:00-04:00 2017-04-10T00:00:00-04:00 434401 image <![CDATA[Ryan Gravel]]> image/jpeg 1449256148 2015-12-04 19:09:08 1475895174 2016-10-08 02:52:54 <![CDATA[Prof Immergluck talks affordability along the BeltLine and its effects on home price]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1489066947 2017-03-09 13:42:27 1489066947 2017-03-09 13:42:27 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-03-02T00:00:00-05:00 2017-03-02T00:00:00-05:00 2017-03-02T00:00:00-05:00 <![CDATA[ Tech 6th among US universities in the Architecture and Built Environment]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1489066773 2017-03-09 13:39:33 1489066773 2017-03-09 13:39:33 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-03-07T00:00:00-05:00 2017-03-07T00:00:00-05:00 2017-03-07T00:00:00-05:00 41267 image <![CDATA[Georgia Tech campus]]> image/jpeg 1449174292 2015-12-03 20:24:52 1475894366 2016-10-08 02:39:26 <![CDATA[Best in Atlanta Real Estate Visionary Award: Tech Square fosters innovation, entrepreneurship]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1489066649 2017-03-09 13:37:29 1489066649 2017-03-09 13:37:29 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00 2017-03-03T00:00:00-05:00 563481 image <![CDATA[Tech Square Express Bus]]> image/jpeg 1471370346 2016-08-16 17:59:06 1475895367 2016-10-08 02:56:07 <![CDATA[Professor Immergluck shows housing prices near the Beltline grew faster than elsewhere]]> 34447 Professor Immergluck's research shows that housing prices near the beltline appreciated 50% to 60% between 2012 and 2015, versus 30% in the rest of Atlanta. This research helps affordable housing advocates demonstrate to policy-makers the problems Atlantans are facing. 

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<![CDATA[Assistant prof. Karner co-authors report with Duckworth (MCRP Class of '17) and the Partnership for Southern Equity on the history of race and transportation in Atlanta]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1487086649 2017-02-14 15:37:29 1487086912 2017-02-14 15:41:52 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-02-14T00:00:00-05:00 2017-02-14T00:00:00-05:00 2017-02-14T00:00:00-05:00 458301 image <![CDATA[alex karner]]> image/jpeg 1449256347 2015-12-04 19:12:27 1475895202 2016-10-08 02:53:22 <![CDATA[Memorial Drive guru Greg Giuffrida (MCRP '15) talks changes on the corridor]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1486155044 2017-02-03 20:50:44 1486155044 2017-02-03 20:50:44 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-02-03T00:00:00-05:00 2017-02-03T00:00:00-05:00 2017-02-03T00:00:00-05:00 482301 image <![CDATA[memorial drive]]> image/jpeg 1452092400 2016-01-06 15:00:00 1475895234 2016-10-08 02:53:54 <![CDATA[Leslie Caceda (MCRP '11) among the few to ride autonomous vehicle trial in Austell]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1485529104 2017-01-27 14:58:24 1485529173 2017-01-27 14:59:33 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-01-27T00:00:00-05:00 2017-01-27T00:00:00-05:00 2017-01-27T00:00:00-05:00 586527 image <![CDATA[caceda autonomous vehcile]]> image/jpeg 1485529094 2017-01-27 14:58:14 1485529094 2017-01-27 14:58:14 <![CDATA[Immergluck's affordable housing study provides context for concerns over new Falcon's stadium and investments in English Avenue and Vine City ]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1484318518 2017-01-13 14:41:58 1484319397 2017-01-13 14:56:37 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00 2017-01-12T00:00:00-05:00 59739 image <![CDATA[Dan Immergluck]]> image/jpeg 1449176227 2015-12-03 20:57:07 1475894265 2016-10-08 02:37:45 <![CDATA[Research by Elora Raymond, doctoral candidate at Georgia Tech and graduate researcher at the Atlanta Fed, shows Black neighborhoods bear brunt of Atlanta’s eviction crisis]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1483643891 2017-01-05 19:18:11 1483643891 2017-01-05 19:18:11 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2017-01-03T00:00:00-05:00 2017-01-03T00:00:00-05:00 2017-01-03T00:00:00-05:00 420471 image <![CDATA[Elora Raymond]]> image/jpeg 1449254287 2015-12-04 18:38:07 1475895157 2016-10-08 02:52:37 <![CDATA[Assistant professor Karner discusses how to make Atlanta a bicycle friendly city]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1482413521 2016-12-22 13:32:01 1482413521 2016-12-22 13:32:01 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-12-21T00:00:00-05:00 2016-12-21T00:00:00-05:00 2016-12-21T00:00:00-05:00 458301 image <![CDATA[alex karner]]> image/jpeg 1449256347 2015-12-04 19:12:27 1475895202 2016-10-08 02:53:22 <![CDATA[Mayoral candidates need to discuss housing affordability, says professor Dan Immergluck]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1481634970 2016-12-13 13:16:10 1481634970 2016-12-13 13:16:10 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-12-08T00:00:00-05:00 2016-12-08T00:00:00-05:00 2016-12-08T00:00:00-05:00 59739 image <![CDATA[Dan Immergluck]]> image/jpeg 1449176227 2015-12-03 20:57:07 1475894265 2016-10-08 02:37:45 <![CDATA[Assistant Professor Alex Karner says New MARTA funding should first go toward boosting vital bus network]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1481634829 2016-12-13 13:13:49 1481634829 2016-12-13 13:13:49 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-12-13T00:00:00-05:00 2016-12-13T00:00:00-05:00 2016-12-13T00:00:00-05:00 458301 image <![CDATA[alex karner]]> image/jpeg 1449256347 2015-12-04 19:12:27 1475895202 2016-10-08 02:53:22 <![CDATA[Atlanta's new 'bright lights district' aims to create strong city core that is walkable and bikeable, says Jennifer Ball (MCP '01)]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1480341542 2016-11-28 13:59:02 1480341593 2016-11-28 13:59:53 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-11-22T00:00:00-05:00 2016-11-22T00:00:00-05:00 2016-11-22T00:00:00-05:00 583853 image <![CDATA[Atlanta]]> image/jpeg 1479150392 2016-11-14 19:06:32 1479150392 2016-11-14 19:06:32 <![CDATA[Barbara Faga (Ph.D. '14) discusses White House report that focuses on Atlanta's rising housing cost at World Town Planning Day]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1479131833 2016-11-14 13:57:13 1479131833 2016-11-14 13:57:13 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00 2016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00 2016-11-14T00:00:00-05:00 582518 image <![CDATA[2016 WTPD]]> image/jpeg 1476371390 2016-10-13 15:09:50 1476371390 2016-10-13 15:09:50 <![CDATA[Assistant professor Kim discusses immigrant integration in the New South]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1478176979 2016-11-03 12:42:59 1478176979 2016-11-03 12:42:59 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-11-01T00:00:00-04:00 2016-11-01T00:00:00-04:00 2016-11-01T00:00:00-04:00 228691 image <![CDATA[Anna Kim]]> image/jpeg 1449243582 2015-12-04 15:39:42 1475894901 2016-10-08 02:48:21 <![CDATA[Professor Catherine Ross says litter in public spaces a big health issue]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1478176841 2016-11-03 12:40:41 1478176841 2016-11-03 12:40:41 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-11-01T00:00:00-04:00 2016-11-01T00:00:00-04:00 2016-11-01T00:00:00-04:00 102611 image <![CDATA[Dr. Catherine Ross]]> 1449178174 2015-12-03 21:29:34 1475894723 2016-10-08 02:45:23 <![CDATA[Talk of Atlanta’s affordable housing polices emerges in an unlikely setting at Tech]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1478176496 2016-11-03 12:34:56 1478176632 2016-11-03 12:37:12 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-10-30T00:00:00-04:00 2016-10-30T00:00:00-04:00 2016-10-30T00:00:00-04:00 62329 image <![CDATA[World Town Planning Day]]> image/jpeg 1449176355 2015-12-03 20:59:15 1475894541 2016-10-08 02:42:21 <![CDATA[Assistant professor Welch weighs in on Atlanta's transit future]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1478176598 2016-11-03 12:36:38 1478176614 2016-11-03 12:36:54 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-10-28T00:00:00-04:00 2016-10-28T00:00:00-04:00 2016-10-28T00:00:00-04:00 207101 image <![CDATA[Tim Welch]]> image/jpeg 1449179988 2015-12-03 21:59:48 1475894864 2016-10-08 02:47:44 <![CDATA[How Tech Square is conquering Midtown]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1470845004 2016-08-10 16:03:24 1475893699 2016-10-08 02:28:19 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-08-08T00:00:00-04:00 2016-08-08T00:00:00-04:00 2016-08-08T00:00:00-04:00 462691 image <![CDATA[Scheller College - Tech Square]]> image/jpeg 1449256373 2015-12-04 19:12:53 1475895209 2016-10-08 02:53:29 <![CDATA[Professor Emeritus Larry Keating discusses the Olympics' impact on low income families]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1471510817 2016-08-18 09:00:17 1475893699 2016-10-08 02:28:19 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-08-17T00:00:00-04:00 2016-08-17T00:00:00-04:00 2016-08-17T00:00:00-04:00 59825 image <![CDATA[Larry Keating]]> image/jpeg 1449176227 2015-12-03 20:57:07 1475894517 2016-10-08 02:41:57 <![CDATA[Carlos Perez (MCRP '15) presents on Peachtree Creek Greenway]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1471879302 2016-08-22 15:21:42 1475893699 2016-10-08 02:28:19 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-08-19T00:00:00-04:00 2016-08-19T00:00:00-04:00 2016-08-19T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Public participation welcomed as Atlanta designs its future]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1467903563 2016-07-07 14:59:23 1475893696 2016-10-08 02:28:16 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-07-04T00:00:00-04:00 2016-07-04T00:00:00-04:00 2016-07-04T00:00:00-04:00 448371 image <![CDATA[Atlanta skyline view from Whitaker balcony.]]> image/jpeg 1449256246 2015-12-04 19:10:46 1475895189 2016-10-08 02:53:09 <![CDATA[Professor Dan Immergluck discusses key issues in implementing the new AFFH rule]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1467903904 2016-07-07 15:05:04 1475893696 2016-10-08 02:28:16 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-07-05T00:00:00-04:00 2016-07-05T00:00:00-04:00 2016-07-05T00:00:00-04:00 59739 image <![CDATA[Dan Immergluck]]> image/jpeg 1449176227 2015-12-03 20:57:07 1475894265 2016-10-08 02:37:45 <![CDATA[Professor Immergluck, Professor Emeritus Keating express concern over crisis low income people face regarding housing]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1467904242 2016-07-07 15:10:42 1475893696 2016-10-08 02:28:16 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-07-07T00:00:00-04:00 2016-07-07T00:00:00-04:00 2016-07-07T00:00:00-04:00 433651 image <![CDATA[Atlanta Skyline from Georgia Tech]]> 1449256148 2015-12-04 19:09:08 1475895171 2016-10-08 02:52:51 <![CDATA[Beltline success signals need for more opportunities to walk and bike in Atlanta, says assistant professor Alex Karner]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1467907967 2016-07-07 16:12:47 1475893696 2016-10-08 02:28:16 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-06-30T00:00:00-04:00 2016-06-30T00:00:00-04:00 2016-06-30T00:00:00-04:00 448431 image <![CDATA[Alex Karner]]> image/jpeg 1449256246 2015-12-04 19:10:46 1475895189 2016-10-08 02:53:09 <![CDATA[Group calls for action on affordable housing ‘crisis’ in Atlanta following Professor Dan Immergluck's Study]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1468398768 2016-07-13 08:32:48 1475893696 2016-10-08 02:28:16 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-07-12T00:00:00-04:00 2016-07-12T00:00:00-04:00 2016-07-12T00:00:00-04:00 59739 image <![CDATA[Dan Immergluck]]> image/jpeg 1449176227 2015-12-03 20:57:07 1475894265 2016-10-08 02:37:45 <![CDATA[Professor Stiftel discusses how Atlanta can learn from worldwide urbanization]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1465550421 2016-06-10 09:20:21 1475893694 2016-10-08 02:28:14 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-06-10T00:00:00-04:00 2016-06-10T00:00:00-04:00 2016-06-10T00:00:00-04:00 541471 image <![CDATA[Bruce Stiftel 2015]]> image/jpeg 1464886800 2016-06-02 17:00:00 1475895331 2016-10-08 02:55:31 <![CDATA[Bruce Stiftel discusses his role in United Nation’s plan for development of sustainable infrastructures in cities]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1466172863 2016-06-17 14:14:23 1475893694 2016-10-08 02:28:14 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-06-16T00:00:00-04:00 2016-06-16T00:00:00-04:00 2016-06-16T00:00:00-04:00 541471 image <![CDATA[Bruce Stiftel 2015]]> image/jpeg 1464886800 2016-06-02 17:00:00 1475895331 2016-10-08 02:55:31 <![CDATA[Professor Dan Immergluck says private equity investment in housing market missed opportunity]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1467025462 2016-06-27 11:04:22 1475893694 2016-10-08 02:28:14 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-06-26T00:00:00-04:00 2016-06-26T00:00:00-04:00 2016-06-26T00:00:00-04:00 59739 image <![CDATA[Dan Immergluck]]> image/jpeg 1449176227 2015-12-03 20:57:07 1475894265 2016-10-08 02:37:45 <![CDATA[Atlanta must act to counter decline in affordable housing, says SCaRP prof. Immergluck]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1463387297 2016-05-16 08:28:17 1475893690 2016-10-08 02:28:10 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-05-11T00:00:00-04:00 2016-05-11T00:00:00-04:00 2016-05-11T00:00:00-04:00 59739 image <![CDATA[Dan Immergluck]]> image/jpeg 1449176227 2015-12-03 20:57:07 1475894265 2016-10-08 02:37:45 <![CDATA[Professor of Practice Dobbins discusses convergence of housing people can afford plus access to transit in Atlanta]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1463647895 2016-05-19 08:51:35 1475893690 2016-10-08 02:28:10 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-05-15T00:00:00-04:00 2016-05-15T00:00:00-04:00 2016-05-15T00:00:00-04:00 98191 image <![CDATA[Michael Dobbins faculty photo]]> image/jpeg 1449178142 2015-12-03 21:29:02 1475894712 2016-10-08 02:45:12 <![CDATA[SCaRP student research fuels debate on too much blight, too little low-cost housing]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1463648099 2016-05-19 08:54:59 1475893690 2016-10-08 02:28:10 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-05-16T00:00:00-04:00 2016-05-16T00:00:00-04:00 2016-05-16T00:00:00-04:00 518331 image <![CDATA[Downtown Atlanta]]> image/jpeg 1459274540 2016-03-29 18:02:20 1475895284 2016-10-08 02:54:44 <![CDATA[Professor Stone weighs in on Campus Carry Bill]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1461835518 2016-04-28 09:25:18 1475893687 2016-10-08 02:28:07 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-04-27T00:00:00-04:00 2016-04-27T00:00:00-04:00 2016-04-27T00:00:00-04:00 554451 image <![CDATA[BRIAN STONE_2016]]> image/jpeg 1469105993 2016-07-21 12:59:53 1475895353 2016-10-08 02:55:53 <![CDATA[SCaRP & Arch prof. Dunham-Jones addresses communities' innovating their way out of sprawl]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1461835626 2016-04-28 09:27:06 1475893687 2016-10-08 02:28:07 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-04-25T00:00:00-04:00 2016-04-25T00:00:00-04:00 2016-04-25T00:00:00-04:00 <![CDATA[Professor Stone's Louisville heat study will help save lives]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1461835691 2016-04-28 09:28:11 1475893687 2016-10-08 02:28:07 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-04-25T00:00:00-04:00 2016-04-25T00:00:00-04:00 2016-04-25T00:00:00-04:00 554451 image <![CDATA[BRIAN STONE_2016]]> image/jpeg 1469105993 2016-07-21 12:59:53 1475895353 2016-10-08 02:55:53 <![CDATA[SCaRP prof. Immerlguck and PhD student Elora Raymond discuss relationship between race and negative equity]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1462266692 2016-05-03 09:11:32 1475893687 2016-10-08 02:28:07 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-05-02T00:00:00-04:00 2016-05-02T00:00:00-04:00 2016-05-02T00:00:00-04:00 59739 image <![CDATA[Dan Immergluck]]> image/jpeg 1449176227 2015-12-03 20:57:07 1475894265 2016-10-08 02:37:45 <![CDATA[SCaRP assistant professor Karner finds shortcomings in FTA equity analysis]]> 28044 When the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s governing boardvoted to suspend the Boston area’s late night transit service in late February—still technically a pilot program even after two years—Boston seemed far from surprised. Local newspapers had been speculating about the demise of late-night service, which ran for an extra 90 minutes on Fridays and Saturdays, since the summer. (The Boston Globe published a post-mortem in December, more than two months before the decision became final.)

And yet, just days later, the Federal Transit Administration approached the agency with an issue that, for all its preparation, the MBTA had avoided. In a letter to MBTA counsel John Englander, the FTA Office of Civil Rights’ associate administrator Linda Ford wrote the Boston agency had failed to prove that its cuts wouldn’t disproportionately affect low-income and minority residents. The MBTA had simply skipped filling out an “equity analysis,” she said, which is required under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.

The equity analysis process has its shortcomings. Alexander Karner, an assistant professor at Georgia Tech College of Architecture, has reviewed a number of equity analyses and found a few problems. First, planning agencies often decide what services they want to cut or add before performing the equity analysis, so the requirements of the area’s most needy residents are only considered afterwards. “It’s a bit of a box-checking exercise,” Karner says.

Read the full story on the Atlantic's CityLab site.

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<![CDATA[Jodi Mansbach (MCRP '10) and Chatahoochee Now explore new ways for Atlanta to reach the Chatahoochee riverfront]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1459931726 2016-04-06 08:35:26 1475893684 2016-10-08 02:28:04 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-03-21T00:00:00-04:00 2016-03-21T00:00:00-04:00 2016-03-21T00:00:00-04:00 272331 image <![CDATA[Jodi Mansbach]]> image/jpeg 1449244095 2015-12-04 15:48:15 1475894961 2016-10-08 02:49:21 <![CDATA[Professor of Practice Mike Dobbins discusses transit planning in Atlanta]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1459931804 2016-04-06 08:36:44 1475893684 2016-10-08 02:28:04 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-04-03T00:00:00-04:00 2016-04-03T00:00:00-04:00 2016-04-03T00:00:00-04:00 98191 image <![CDATA[Michael Dobbins faculty photo]]> image/jpeg 1449178142 2015-12-03 21:29:02 1475894712 2016-10-08 02:45:12 <![CDATA[Georgia Tech students take first steps to make Charleston Lowcountry Lowline a reality]]> 28044 Some have called this project Charleston, South Carolina’s 21st century version of Central Park, the famed New York City green space. Others have termed it a “keystone” to rejuvenating a blighted area of the city and to reuniting neighborhoods separated decades ago by the construction of Interstate 26. Supporters say it will drive the economic future of the entire city.

It’s called the Charleston Lowcountry Lowline, a project to turn an abandoned railroad line in the heart of the Charleston peninsula into a 6.5-mile linear park — and a group of Georgia Tech students are helping take the first steps to making the dream a reality. 

The Lowline’s proponents imagine it as Charleston’s version of the High Line in New York City, where a park was built on an abandoned elevated rail line, or Atlanta’s Beltline, which has transformed old rail tracks into a thriving park-cum-transportation-corridor encircling the city center.

 Read the full story on the Georgia Tech CEE site.]]> Jessie Brandon 1 1458116819 2016-03-16 08:26:59 1475893681 2016-10-08 02:28:01 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-03-08T00:00:00-05:00 2016-03-08T00:00:00-05:00 2016-03-08T00:00:00-05:00 62294 image <![CDATA[charleston]]> image/jpeg 1449176355 2015-12-03 20:59:15 1475894409 2016-10-08 02:40:09
<![CDATA[3 times Gravel's (MCRP + M. Arch '99) Atlanta Beltline almost didn’t become the Atlanta Beltline]]> 28044 Ryan Gravel’s real-life story is already becoming the stuff of legend:

How, as a Georgia Tech Architecture and City Planning grad student in the late 1990’s, he hit on what seemed like a sort of out-there thesis idea — take four old railroad “belt lines” encircling downtown Atlanta and link them together to spur development and reconnect communities — and wound up creating the one-of-a-kind, still evolving Atlanta Beltline.

Telling that story again isn’t why Gravel wrote “Where We Want to Live” — not exactly, anyway. Instead, the new book that comes out Tuesday is meant as his big, “Attaboy!” to all of us here in Atlanta. And also, well, his enthusiastic “Keep it up!”

“I really believe we wouldn’t be building the Beltline if it weren’t for the fact that the people of Atlanta fell in love with the idea and made it happen,” Gravel said in an interview. “The real power, as we move forward is that people continue to have that sense of ownership in it.”

And to think it might never have happened. Read the full story on the AJC site.

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<![CDATA[Market-rate units won't protect low-income renters, says professor Karner]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1456391942 2016-02-25 09:19:02 1475893678 2016-10-08 02:27:58 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-02-19T00:00:00-05:00 2016-02-19T00:00:00-05:00 2016-02-19T00:00:00-05:00 458301 image <![CDATA[alex karner]]> image/jpeg 1449256347 2015-12-04 19:12:27 1475895202 2016-10-08 02:53:22 <![CDATA[Professor Immergluck discuses "filtering" in hot, gentrifying neighborhoods]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1456392020 2016-02-25 09:20:20 1475893678 2016-10-08 02:27:58 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-02-19T00:00:00-05:00 2016-02-19T00:00:00-05:00 2016-02-19T00:00:00-05:00 59739 image <![CDATA[Dan Immergluck]]> image/jpeg 1449176227 2015-12-03 20:57:07 1475894265 2016-10-08 02:37:45 <![CDATA[Ryan Gravel (MCRP + M.Arch '99) joins Reed Administration as Project Manager for Atlanta City Design Project]]> 28044 Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that Ryan Gravel has joined the city to guide the Atlanta City Design Project. This new project, under the direction of the Department of Planning and Community Development, will envision what Atlanta should look like decades from now, as well as guide future decisions on the growth and development of the city.

Gravel is an urban planner best known for his 1999 Georgia Institute of Technology master’s thesis which was the catalyst for the Atlanta BeltLine. Since then, he has remained involved in its implementation and currently serves on the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership board of directors. Gravel now consults with communities on planning and design for investments in infrastructure through his company, Sixpitch.

Read more on the city of Atlanta website. 

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<![CDATA[Sally Bethea (MCP '80) find inspiration under the bleachers at Bobby Dodd]]> 28044 Fans at the Bobby Dodd Stadium at Georgia Tech are sitting on top of nearly two dozen 1,500 gallon cisterns, write Sally bethea in her recent article for Atlanta InTown. 

These reservoirs, installed in 2007, collect water from an underground stream that flowed (wastefully) into Atlanta’s sewer system for many years; today, the stored water is used to irrigate Grant Field and other campus landscaping.

The result: the school is using fit-for-purpose water instead of irrigating with treated drinking water, reducing its impact on the Chattahoochee River (Atlanta’s water supply source) and saving money.

Read the rest of her article on the Atlanta InTown site. 

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<![CDATA[New Investments in Memorial Drive influenced by SCaRP studio]]> 28044 An aging industrial corridor nestled among historic neighborhoods is rapidly evolving into a walkable, mixed-use district that could bridge Atlanta’s eastside to downtown. In the works are new apartments, shops, restaraunts, offices and even a music venue for the corrdigor surrounded by coveted neighborhoods including Grant Park, Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown. 

"It's a rar confluence of events," says Grag Giuffrida, who as a grad student at Georgia Tech worked on a study called Imagine Memorial and now serves as executive for downtoen organization Cenral Atlanta Progress. "The Potentiual for Memorial Drive has been recognized for a long time."

Read the full story at the Atlanta Business Chronicle site. 

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<![CDATA[Prof. Immergluck supports Mayor Reed's call for Fulton to address affordable housing problem]]> 28044

Affordable housing has become a hot topic in recent years as rental prices have risen while wage growth has lagged. An October 2015 report by Georgia Tech’s Dan Immergluck, a professor in the School of City and Regional Planning, found that 95 percent of rental units built between 2012 and 2014 were luxury apartments. The same report finds a decline in affordable, low-cost units.

Immergluck praised the mayor for calling on Fulton to address the affordability issue, but noted “even the 10 percent set aside by Invest Atlanta is a bit on the low side, especially for the large luxury high-rises that have received substantial subsidy.”

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<![CDATA[Atlanta’s blighted properties are costing city millions, shows study by prof. Immergluck]]> 28044 Atlanta’s vacant and blighted properties are costing the city between $1.6 million and $2.9 million a year in direct services, according to a report by Georgia Tech professor Dan Immergluck, with even greater effects on property values and lost property tax revenue.

Immergluck repeatedly emphasizes that his estimates are conservative because the study only takes into account the impacts of vacant properties in poor or deteriorated condition. The report also only examines spillover effects on single-family properties up to 500 feet from abandoned homes, even though multi-family and commercial properties are also impacted, and previous studies have shown negative effects on property values up to 1,000 feet away or more. 

Learn more about the report on the Next City website.

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<![CDATA[Alum Jessie Clark (MCRP '11) helps Decatur better understand ways to provide housing diversity]]> 28044 The City of Decatur is working with Jesse Clark (MCRP '11), Clark Property Consulting, to analyze current housing policies in Decatur and options to better understand how to encourage developers to partner with the city to provide housing diversity.

Affordable Housing is best addressed through a combination of various policy tools that incentivize, restrict, and produce development patterns that will create and protect affordable housing. While the Decatur Housing Authority has done a tremendous job in the creation and management of low-income housing, the city has identified three policy tools to achieve a diversified approach to encourage the development of the “missing middle” housing for Decatur’s middle class workforce and older residents interesting in downsizing. These include community land trusts paired with the existing accessory dwelling unit ordinance, “cottage court” developments of smaller homes, and multifamily affordable housing. 

Read more about Decatur's, and Clark's, efforts on the Decatur website. 

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<![CDATA[Guhathakurta weighs in on smart city development in India]]> 28044 IIT Kharagpur on Friday signed a memorandum of under standing with Japanese design consultancy giant Nikken Sikei Research Institute to work on quality habitat that is cost-effective and sustainable. IIT Kharagpur director Partha Pratim Chakrabarti says, "Most scientists, engineers and techno crats have not seen the real India. We need solutions that can be implemented to bring about real change in the next two-three years."

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi driving the smart cities initiative, Subhrajit Guhathakurta, professor of city and regional planning and director of the Center for GIS at Georgia Tech, cautioned against marketing hype by technology firms like Cisco and IBM. "Smart cities is essentially about good infrastructure - water, electricity, transport. Robust IT connectivity is one of the components. When a city buys a technology, it must deliberate with public to seek out the appropriate one. The tech must not be a large complex system whose impact with be big if it fails. Instead, open standard should be employed and a climate created so that smaller firms can use it to innovate," Guhathakurta added. Read the full story on The Time of Indias website. 

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<![CDATA[GDOT considers studying traffic along Memorial Drive, thanks to SCaRP studio]]> 28044 A new traffic study is being considered for the Memorial Drive corridor. The study would gather data on traffic patterns on Memorial from Candler Road to Capitol Avenue.

The proposed study is part of the Imagine Memorial Project, an initiative that may someday lead to improvements to the Memorial Drive corridor.

The Imagine Memorial Drive Project first started as a graduate project for an urban planning class at Georgia Tech. It was spearheaded by Councilperson Natalyn Archibong and SCaRP professor Mike Dobbins, who previously served as an Atlanta Planning Commissioner.

After nearly three decades of failed attempts to redevelop the corridor, there is now more forward momentum to get these projects off the ground. Read more on the Decaturish site. 

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<![CDATA[Prof. Immergluck calls for increased scrutiny of fair lending practices among conventional lenders]]> 28044 It’s been clear for decades that black would-be homeowners are denied mortgages far more frequently than applicants of other races. Every year, the numbers are shockingly similar: The most recent show that 23.5 percent of black applicants were denied conventional mortgages in 2014. The denial rate was 18.8 percent for Hispanics, 12.2 percent for Asians and 9.4 percent for whites.

Compounding those denial rates: The vast number of people who do not even apply for loans.

“The black-white homeownership divide in the U.S. is perniciously long lasting,” said Zillow Senior Economist Skylar Olsen. “We can talk about denial rates all we want, yet the divide begins before mortgage applications are ever filled out.”

“We have seen the re-emergence of a dual market in the mortgage market, with higher-cost FHA lenders dominating African-American neighborhoods,” said Dan Immergluck, a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and an expert in housing and community development issues.

While black neighborhoods and borrowers need FHA loans, they also need more conventional loans, Immergluck said. He called for increased scrutiny of fair lending practices among conventional lenders, as well as so-called “duty-to-serve” requirements of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac involving low- and middle-income families.

Such scrutiny would “make sure that all borrowers and neighborhoods have access to low-cost credit at equal terms,” Immergluck said.

Follow the link to read more on Zillow.

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<![CDATA[Professor Immergluck says light regulation sank housing]]> 28044
While the housing market struggles to find its “new normal,” debate lingers. Was the problem too little regulation? Too much? Consumer irresponsibility? Lender greed? 

Into that discussion comes Georgia Tech professor Dan Immergluck, housing expert and professor in Tech’s School of City and Regional Planning. His new book, “Preventing the Next Mortgage Crisis,” explores the bust and its aftermath.

The AJC talked with Immergluck about his views on the causes of the crisis, the best measures of recovery and the chances of a repeat. Read the full interview on the AJC webpage. 

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<![CDATA[MARTA expansion funding needs appeal to people beyond the BeltLine, says professor of practice Dobbins]]> 28044 Jessie Brandon 1 1463647832 2016-05-19 08:50:32 1475893669 2016-10-08 02:27:49 0 0 hgTechInTheNews 2016-05-17T00:00:00-04:00 2016-05-17T00:00:00-04:00 2016-05-17T00:00:00-04:00 98191 image <![CDATA[Michael Dobbins faculty photo]]> image/jpeg 1449178142 2015-12-03 21:29:02 1475894712 2016-10-08 02:45:12 <![CDATA[Georgia Tech moves forward with new ‘Living Building’]]> 28044 Georgia Tech’s environmental profile is increasing thanks to two significant developments. For starters, the university is moving forward with its Living Building Challenge to develop a building on its campus that would use a net zero of energy and a net zero of water.

On Oct. 22, Georgia Tech issued a request for qualifications (Step 1) and a request for proposals (Step 2) for “The Living Building at Georgia Tech.” The project is the dream of the Kendeda Fund, which provided a $30 million grant for the Living Building Challenge 3.0 — a venture that will become a research and educational center for the campus.

The RFQ and RFP stated that the building alone would cost an estimated $18.6 million and would have 42,500 square feet of space. The solicitation packages for the project are due Nov. 12.

Georgia Tech would then evaluate the proposals and issue notifications to the semifinalists by Nov. 20. The plan calls for design professionals to be selected and ready to start work on the building’s construction documents by March 2016. And the goal is to have the building open by the middle of 2017.

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<![CDATA[Eric Sundquis (PhD '12) says DOTs need policies to deal with effects of induced demand]]> 28044 Whenever a road project gets announced, the first thing officials talk about is how it’s going to reduce traffic.

Never mind that it’s unclear whether major highway projects actually provide an economic boost (many of the supposed new benefits are simply a relocation of existing business activity). Congestion relief itself is a dubious claim when it comes to road expansions. Transportation experts have repeatedly found that building new roads inevitably encourages more people to drive, which in turn negates any congestion savings—a phenomenon known as “induced demand.” 

So it’s refreshing—and rare—to see the California DOT (aka Caltrans) link to a policy brief outlining key research findings from years of study into induced demand. Here are the highlights:

There’s high-quality evidence for induced demand. All the studies reviewed by Handy used time-series data, “sophisticated econometric techniques,” and controlled for outside variables such as population growth and transit service.

More roads means more traffic in both the short- and long-term.Adding 10 percent more road capacity leads to 3-6 percent more vehicle miles in the near term and 6-10 percent more over many years.

Much of the traffic is brand new. Some of the cars on a new highway lane have simply relocated from a slower alternative route. But many are entirely new. They reflect leisure trips that often go unmade in bad traffic, or drivers who once used transit or carpooled, or shifting development patterns, and so on.

Eric Sundquist, SCaRP PhD alumnus, of SSTI said via email that it’s “notable” to see Caltrans link to the policy brief, but adds that some DOTs have started to address induced demand whether they call it that or not. The big question, he says, is what policies get put in place to deal with its effects. Pennsylvania’s DOT during the Ed Rendell administration, for instance, “basically stopped building new highways and diverted resources to upkeep and non-car modes,” Sundquist says.

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<![CDATA[Jen Yun (MCRP + MS/PubP '14) says metro Atlanta is under-exporting]]> 28044 In her recent opinion piece for the AJC, SCaRP alumna Jen Yun talks about the potential for Atlanta to increase its exports and become a more golbally competitive city. "Out of the top 100 U.S. metros, metro Atlanta ranked No.14 by volume of exports in 2014, but metro Atlanta’s export intensity – the export share of our overall economy – ranked No. 64, with exports making up only nine percent of the region’s economy," she writes. The good news, according to Yun, is that leaders are now working to change this trend. 

"In June, regional leaders launched the Atlanta Metro Export Plan (MEP), a regional export strategy to stimulate economic growth and create quality jobs through exports," Yun says. "The Atlanta MEP is a collaborative effort between the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Georgia Department of Economic Development and other regional public and private organizations." 

Click on the article link to read more.

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<![CDATA[Georgia Tech study aids initiative to create highway of the future in Georgia]]> 28044 A baseline study produced by Georgia Tech showed numerous ways that a portion of highway in West Georgia, called "The Ray" for late carpet mogul and environmentalist Ray C. Anderson, could be used as a real-world laboratory for testing earth-friendly. Getting corporate partners is key. That stretch of highway is a prime logistics corridor for numerous global companies like Coca-Cola, Kia, Walmart, Caterpillar, Kimberly Clark, UPS and Interface (the carpet tile manufacturing company that Anderson founded).The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is seeking whenever possible to partner with these companies, in addition to nonprofits like the Georgia Conservancy, government agencies like Georgia Department of Transportation and research institutions like Georgia Tech, said Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray. 

The Foundation is now considering:

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<![CDATA[Sally Bethea (MCP ’80) says proposed Hall County reservoir a waste of tax dollars to benefit developers]]> 28044 For the past two decades, local and state officials have crusaded to build a reservoir in the middle of thousands of acres of timber land owned by a wealthy Austrian family. The current version of this project would require the damming of a small tributary to the Chattahoochee River in Hall County just upstream of Lake Lanier, and the flooding of 850 acres," writes Sally Bethea (MCRP '80) and guest lectuerer at SCaRP in her column for the Saporta Report. 

"Taxpayers in Hall County, who have never been given the opportunity to vote for the reservoir, have spent $16 million on consultants – lawyers, lobbyists and engineers who are working to secure the federal permits that must be issued to allow 18 miles of streams and 40 acres of wetlands to be destroyed during construction. (One of those consultants – lawyer Tommy Craig, who was paid at least $1 million by Hall County for his Glades efforts – no longer works for the county and has been fired by other local governments for overbilling and failing to deliver permits for similar reservoir projects.)" 

Read her full column at the Saporta Report site. 

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<![CDATA[Professor Immergluck's study says metro Atlanta area has been experiencing apartment boom since the recession]]> 28044 Atlanta lost nearly 5,000 low-cost rental units from 2010 to 2013, according to a new analysis released by a Georgia Tech professor.

The study, compiled by School of City and Regional Planning professor Dan Immergluck, says the metro area has been experiencing an apartment boom since the recession. As of March, there were 11,000 units under construction and another 9,000 proposed, according to cited research from Haddow and Co.

But those units, Immergluck writes, are almost entirely luxury rentals, with rents hovering around $2 or more per square foot. Meanwhile, rentals for $750 a month or less are disappearing. The Tech professor estimates these low-cost units were lost at a rate of about 4.4 percent annually between 2010 and 2013, a dip of about 1,600 each year.

Read Immerglcuk's report on the WABE site. 

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<![CDATA[New low-income housing rare in Atlanta, says professor Immergluck]]> 28044 The city of Atlanta has been experiencing a boom in the luxury apartment sector – think stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, hardwood finishes, on-site gym and saltwater pools. According to one study by CoStar Group, nearly every apartment unit that came on the market between 2012 and 2014 fell into the luxury category.

As of this summer, there were more than 11,000 apartments under construction and another 11,000 proposed, according to consulting firm Haddow and Company. The vast majority of those fall in the luxury category says Georgia Tech SCaRP professor Dan Immergluck.

“There’s essentially no new low-income housing development,” says Immergluck, who studies housing and real estate markets. “There’s also very little for moderate income folks, and so there’s this mismatch, and what it’s going to force people to do is stretch.”

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<![CDATA[Georgia Tech Receives $30 Million Grant from The Kendeda Fund]]> 28044 The Georgia Institute of Technology has received a commitment for $30 million from The Kendeda Fund to build what is expected to become the most environmentally advanced education and research building ever constructed in the Southeast. The investment represents The Kendeda Fund’s largest single grant and ranks among the largest capital gifts ever received by Georgia Tech. 

According to Georgia Tech, the project will be integrated into the Institute’s Eco-Commons, a series of campus green spaces designed to conserve natural resources, including energy and water, and provide the community with educational and recreational amenities. This endeavor not only supports Georgia Tech’s goal to use its resources as efficiently as possible, but also manages stormwater runoff and helps protect drinking water sources.

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<![CDATA[Georgia Tech joins other universities in part of $160 million “Smart Cities” Initiative]]> 28044 The Obama administration announced a $160 million “Smart Cities” Initiative that will put federal research and more than 25 new tech-centric collaborations to work helping cities tackle some of their most challenging problems regarding everything from resilience to public safety and transportation. One of the initiative’s programs is the MetroLab Network, aimed at improving American cities through university-city partnerships.

A $1 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (which also provides funding support to Next City) will help launch the MetroLab Network, which will see more than 20 city-university partnerships working on 60 Smart City projects. The University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, in Philadelphia, and Georgia Tech and Georgia State University, in Atlanta, are four of the universities on board.

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<![CDATA[Professor Leigh weighs in on 2015’s most and least recession-recovered cities]]> 28044 To measure the progress of local economies since the financial crisis and how much work remains to be done in the name of recovery, WalletHub compared the 150 largest U.S. cities across 17 key economic indicators. They spoke to experts for advice on what policymakers, businesses and citizens can focus on in order to achieve recovery. Nancey Green Leigh, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of City and Regional Planning in the College of Architecture, weighed in. 

"Cities are part of larger economies: regional, national and global economies and they are subject to the economic forces of those economies," she says. "Cities will weather downturns emanating from those larger economies better by making strategic decisions (1) to promote diversified economies, (2) develop anchor economic activities that are always in demand, and (3) create a high quality of life for employees and business owners."

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<![CDATA[MARTA station projects will lift communities, says Amanda Rhein (MCRP '04)]]> 28044 In a recent op-ed for the AJC, SCaRP alumna Amanda Rhein (MCRP '04), discusses new transit-oriented development projects in Chamblee and Brookhaven. "Once built, they will improve the transportation and quality-of-life experience for these communities." she says. "Situated on busy commercial and residential corridors, these transit-oriented developments (TODs) should improve vehicle flow and make it safer and more convenient to walk, bike and use public transit."

Rhein is the Senior Director of Transit Oriented Development and Real Estate at MARTA. Along with the projects in Brookhaven and Chamblee, she is leading MARTA TOD projects in Oakland City and other communities south of I-20.

"Where disconnected developments consumed time, taxed our infrastructure and reduced our quality of life, equitable TOD builds community, promotes inclusion and strengthens the fabric of the region," says Rhein. "With seven TOD projects under way and even more private-sector development near our transit stations, MARTA is helping to ignite a community-driven, 21st century approach to creating unique regional destinations in a growing metropolis."

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<![CDATA[Sally Bethea (MCP '80) highlights importance of common ground]]> 28044 SCaRP alumna Sally Bethea (MCP '80), retired executive director of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, often spends time in Atlanta's Piedmont Park. In her piece for Atlanta Intown, she emphasizes the importance of "common ground" spaces, and how they can affect their surrounding communities. "Like other places of “common ground,” this public park draws wondrous varieties of people: their activities, languages, costumes, sports, music, food and celebrations," she says. "The ever-changing tableau never fails to invigorate me."

Read more about her love of common ground, and the nonprofits that help support such spaces, in the Atlanta Intown article. 

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<![CDATA[Leon Eplan, former director of the Graduate City Planning Program at Georgia Tech, tells story of $800,000 donation to Grady High School]]> 28044 Boys’ High closed in 1947 after providing more than 7,000 students with an excellent college preparatory education. Since then, the Atlanta Boys’ High School Alumni Association has been making significant contributions to Grady High School – the site of Boys’ High.

Recently, the Boys’ High Alumni Association (ABHSAA) signed an agreement with Timothy Guiney, Grady’s principal, to hand over the entire assets of its foundation – currently worth more than $800,000.

The graduates of Boys’ High simply want to express their deep gratitude and affection for the education they received. At the same time, they seek to help Grady High continue to be one of most outstanding institutions of learning in Atlanta and Georgia.

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<![CDATA[City of Atlanta Announces MetroLab Network Partnership with Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology]]> 28044 The City of Atlanta, Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology will be founding members of the MetroLab Network, announced today at the White House Smart Cities Forum, to research, develop and deploy new technologies to address challenges in the nation’s urban areas. 

The MetroLab Network will provide the opportunity to share successes, address challenges and build shared platforms for experimentation and data between cities and universities necessary to increase the tangible results of new innovations. 

“As an urban research university, Georgia State is deeply entrenched in Atlanta’s success and in the success of cities around the world,” said Georgia State President Mark Becker. “We welcome the opportunity to work closely with the City of Atlanta and Georgia Tech to find creative solutions to critical societal issues.”

“For years, various disciplines within Georgia Tech have helped cities throughout the state to develop potential solutions to infrastructure challenges,” said Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson. “For example, our Center for Urban Innovation supports interdisciplinary research on urban sustainability and partners with other groups. The Metro Lab Network allows us to take this work to a new level as we collaborate and leverage expertise in the smart cities effort,” he said.   

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<![CDATA[SCaRP professor Stone leads first urban heat-adaptation plan in major US city]]> 28044 As Earth's climate changes over the coming decades, global warming will hit metropolitan areas especially hard because their buildings and pavements readily absorb sunlight and raise local temperatures, a phenomenon known as the urban heat island effect. Cities, as a result, stand a greater chance of extreme hot spells that can kill. And yet despite the risks, few cities have plans in place to address urban heat directly. In the United States, says School of City and Regional Planning professo Brian Stone, “most cities are ignoring the climate issue”.

Louisville in Kentucky will soon become the first major US city to develop an urban heat-adaptation plan, says Stone, who is leading the project. The effort is driven by necessity. Louisville has the fastest warming urban heat island in the United States, and temperatures there have climbed by more than 4 °C since 1961. Part of the problem is that the city has lost 54,000 trees per year to insects, ice storms and lack of care. 

If Louisville implements the strategies that Stone recommends, it could become a testing ground that will reveal how changes to a city's physical surface alter the urban heat island — and its pioneering programme could point the way for other cities to follow. “We're already crossing thresholds that are pretty sensitive,” says Stone. “Cities are going to be contemplating more aggressive action. But cities can measurably slow the rate at which they're warming over a decade or two.” And that's pretty quick, he adds, because even if we eliminated greenhouse-gas emissions tomorrow, “we're still going to warm for a couple of hundred years”.

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<![CDATA[Louisville, Kentucky develops one of the first urban heat-adaptation plans, lead by SCaRP professor Brian Stone]]> 28044 As Earth's climate changes over the coming decades, global warming will hit metropolitan areas especially hard because their buildings and pavements readily absorb sunlight and raise local temperatures, a phenomenon known as the urban heat island effect. 

Although cool roofs and green roofs can strongly curb temperatures at the tops of buildings, they do not always yield benefits at the street level, and they may trigger unwanted effects, such as reducing rainfall in some places. On top of that, it is unclear whether the limited programmes currently in place will have a measurable effect on temperature—and citizen health—and whether cities will expand their efforts enough to produce results. “If you're just putting green roofs on city hall and schools, it's not going to move the needle,” says Brian Stone Jr, an urban scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Despite all of the heat-related risks that cities face in the future, few have put heat-management plans in place. Louisville in Kentucky is one: it will soon become the first major US city to develop an urban heat-adaptation plan, says Stone, who is leading the project. The effort is driven by necessity. Louisville has the fastest warming urban heat island in the United States, and temperatures there have climbed by more than 4 °C since 1961. Part of the problem is that the city has lost 54,000 trees per year to insects, ice storms and lack of care.

Stone is now collecting the baseline data that most cities lacked before embracing cooling steps. He is travelling around Louisville measuring tree cover, finding hot spots and identifying areas with vulnerable residents. The next step is to create a blueprint that combines cool roofs, green roofs, tree plantings and cool paving materials that could change the fate of the city's most at-risk residents. Stone is starting with modest but realistic assumptions in his modelling: the conversion of just 100 buildings to green roofs, for example. At the same time, the city hopes to increase its number of trees.

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<![CDATA[Professor Ross underscores state’s role in furthering regional cooperation]]> 28044 In a recent op-ed for the AJC, Harry West Professor of City and Regional Planning Catherine Ross, who directs the Georgia Tech College of Architecture's Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, discusses the importance of the state in continued regional cooperation to facilitate improved and expanded transit. "The state sets planning requirements, builds and manages many major roads that connect our region, and can change political boundaries," she writes. "The state establishes the rules that either incentivize or dis-incentivize regional cooperation." 

Ross outlines several milestones that, in part, were initiated because of efforts on the state level. She empasizes the need for continued action within the Legislature and state agencies for biding the region together.

"Since the political environment at the state and local levels will dictate the viability of regionalism in metro Atlanta, we need to engage with it. Letting your city, county, and state officials know that the strength of the entire region matters can help make it a priority. Otherwise, local and state issues can easily eclipse our regional health."

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<![CDATA[Tech students' framework plan for Atlanta West End suggests that it is ripe for new investments in retail and residential]]> 28044 The Atlanta City Council has provided $48,000 to the ongoing effort to improve the area around West End and Morehouse College, an area that a Georgia Tech plan suggests is on the brink of revitalization. This effort is in addition to the city’s plans to develop a complete streets project along a major corridor just to the north of Morehouse College. The city plans to install bike lanes, sidewalks and a linear park along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, all the way from Northside Drive to Fulton Industrial Boulevard. 

Georgia Tech students produced a framework plan for the West End area. This plan was the outgrowth of the students’ previously completed framework plan for Northside Drive, including the communities around the new Falcons Stadium. The framework study suggests that West End is ripe for new investments in retail and residential. Although the area faces plenty of problems, including blight and a high percentage of vacancies, the report found glimmers of hope.

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<![CDATA[Professor Immergluck discusses the gap between Atlanta neighborhoods' housing recovery rates]]> 28044 At the height of the housing bubble, Atlanta was adding tens of thousands of homes a year, but then the bottom fell out. Now, there's building once again, but some residents are feeling left out. 

SCaRP Professor Dan Immergluck says developers built new neighborhoods like crazy, until the market crashed. Now unfinished subdivisions like these are problems for cities around the country where the housing boom mostly meant more single-family homes. Construction is returning in some places, but not everywhere. "Well, Atlanta's a paradox because as a metro, the indicators are pretty positive," Immergluck says. "Job growth has returned. Housing demand has returned."

But, Immergluck says Atlanta is a dual market. "I think we have a bigger kind of race and space divide than lots of other cities."

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<![CDATA[Inclusiveness required for prosperity, says Professor Immergluck]]> 28044 Atlanta must make a choice about its future. Does it want to be a city only for the rich, or a city for all? Does it want to push the poor to the suburbs, merely moving the problems of poverty to its doorstep, an unsustainable situation? Or does it want to share the benefits of economic development with those who need it most? School of City and Regional Planning Professor Dan Immerlgluck addresses these questions in his latest column for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

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<![CDATA[Professor Dunham-Jones weighs in on why US suburbs are losing their luster]]> 28044 “The suburbs were built for the Baby Boomers [people born between 1946 and 1964] but they will not be able to age gracefully there,” said Ellen Dunham-Jones, a Georgia Tech professor of architecture and urban design. “The privacy that they valued when they were raising their family, now entraps them and isolates them.” While suburbanites might still love their individual homes, they are not enamored of all of the driving, traffic and congestion they often encounter. Atlhough the burbs were designed for kids and stay-at-home moms, the majority of modern-day mothers work outside the home. Dunham-Jones believes the working mom who is trying to shuttle her kids around to all of their activities is probably the least served by the suburban model.  And then there’s the inconvenient fact that although the suburbs were designed with families in mind, since 2000, two-thirds of suburban households have not had kids in them. All of which means, the suburbs don’t seem to be serving anyone effectively — not the aging baby boomers, the working families with children, or the majority of households with no children.

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<![CDATA[Atlanta City Council could rescind building ban on Memorial Drive]]> 28044 The Atlanta City Council is considering rescinding a moratorium on commercial building permits along Memorial Drive following complaints from developers. Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong, who sponsored the six-month ban on accepting building permit applications the council approved unanimously two weeks ago, introduced an ordinance at the end of Monday’s council meeting that would rescind the action. According to the ordinance, neighborhood and community groups along Memorial Drive have not had a chance to review a redevelopment study of the corridor undertaken last fall by graduate students at Georgia Tech and make recommendations to the council. The study, lead by School of City and Regional Planning Professor of Practice Mike Dobbins, suggested redesigning the roadway through intersection improvements that would slow traffic, making the corridor more walkable and, thus, a better fit for the mixed-use projects being built there.

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<![CDATA[Professor Dunham-Jones addresses the rebirth of the American shopping mall]]> 28044 Ellen Dunham-Jones, a professor at Georgia Tech's School of Architecture and author of the book "Retrofitting Suburbia," said there are more than 220 malls in various stages of being retrofitted. While about 100 are being made into community-serving buildings, including educational, medical or office space, about 110 others are being redeveloped. Of those 110, about 50 are being turned into the "mixed-use downtowns their communities never had," she said. ICSC's Tron pointed to CityCentre in Houston, and Easton Gateway in Columbus, Ohio, as examples of new city centers that are popping up across the U.S., and fuse together shopping, dining and residential buildings. The locations represent a sea change for the fabric of the U.S., both for retailers and the communities where they were built.

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<![CDATA[Beltline's Ryan Gravel (MCRP + M.ARCH '99) forms his own firm]]> 28044 After spending more than seven years with the Perkins + Will architectural firm, Ryan Gravel has decided to blaze his own trail once again. Gravel is best known for writing his master’s thesis on a potential transformation of a 22-mile circular rail corridor surrounding central Atlanta – a project now known as the Atlanta BeltLine.

Gravel sent an email to his friends and associates Thursday saying he has formed his own firm – Sixpitch. “I’ve been chasing the Atlanta BeltLine for nearly 16 years, and today I’m excited to announce the next chapter in that journey – a new small consultancy called Sixpitch,” Gravel wrote in the email. “It will allow me to be more agile in my chase to unlock the project’s potential, explore related challenges like equity, politics and regional vision, and also translate ideas from our story to a national audience.”

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<![CDATA[Colleen Kiernan (MCP '00) named Woman Making a Mark by Atlanta Magazine]]> 28044 With a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and political science from Emory University, a master’s in city and regional planning from Georgia Tech, and stints at environmental groups and an architecture and planning firm, Colleen Kiernan seems perfectly suited as the director of the Georgia chapter of the Sierra Club, a position she’s had since 2010. Recent Sierra Club victories include extending MARTA—and bringing the first commuter rail—to Clayton County, increasing Georgia’s solar and wind power energy, and drastically reducing the state’s dependence on power plants. “Our goal is to get to 100 percent clean energy by 2050,” she says. 

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<![CDATA[Ryan Gravel (MCRP + M.ARCH '99) looks back on his original concept for the Atlanta Beltline]]> 28044 The Atlanta BeltLine is far from finished, but its four trails and six parks are already crowded with residents on any given day, walking, biking or jogging along this historic urban redevelopment project – one of the largest currently underway in the U.S.  But a little over 15 years ago the entire project was just an idea in graduate student Ryan Gravel’s, MCRP + M.ARCH '99, imagination that he first proposed in his master’s thesis at Georgia Tech.

Gravel joined Rose Scott and Denis O’Hayer on “A Closer Look” to discuss the original concept for the BeltLine project, how he first envisioned it, when he realized it no longer belonged just to him, and more on  “A Closer Look.”

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<![CDATA[Professor Immergluck says underwater homeowners' halted investing is contributing to continued housing crisis in poor communities]]> 28044 The housing rebound may have lifted home prices across much of the nation. But cities like Lithonia, Ga., are still waiting for the bounce. Along with other communities in the Atlanta area, the small working-class suburb saw prices run up during the housing boom a decade ago, followed by an epic bust. While nearby wealthier areas are now rising, or even fully recovered, poorer towns such as Lithonia are stuck with a housing crisis that drags on. A decade ago, Lithonia seemed like a city on the rise. A new shopping mall opened in 2001. In 2006, a home builder started construction on the first new subdivision in the town in years. An Atlanta-based developer proposed constructing an amusement park a short drive away. When home prices started to drop, however, most of those plans were canceled or put on hold. The homes that did get built, originally priced between $170,000 and $220,000, are now worth $150,000 at most, according to Zillow estimates. Construction on a hotel at the mall was stopped after the crash; now trees sprout through the base of the building’s shell. Many underwater homeowners have stopped investing in their homes, says Dan Immergluck, a Georgia Tech School of City & Regional Planning professor who has studied the issue. That has contributed to the cycle of falling home prices and deteriorating housing stock.

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<![CDATA[Professor Ross discusses benefits of transit access for housing affordability]]> 27820 "In many cities, transit enters a neighborhood, and housing prices rise," writes Dr. Catherine Ross, Director of the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development and professor of city and regional planning at Gerogia Tech. "These rising prices are encouraging because they demonstrate that transit is providing a service that people want—a service that they’re voting for with their feet and their pocketbooks. But while price increases help property owners and schools, they typically aren’t helpful to renters and low-income residents," she continues. "Living near transit saves on transportation costs so that money can be used for housing."


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<![CDATA[In a city never too busy to demolish, Peachtree Street’s iconic buildings on display at Georgia Tech]]> 28044 In a city that doesn’t hesitate to tear down old buildings, Georgia Tech is providing glimpses of the iconic structures that created Atlanta’s marquee Peachtree Street corridor. About 30 buildings are represented in the exhibit, titled, “The Peachtree Way.” The buildings’ stories are told through architectural drawings, renderings, and modern photographs.

“These buildings give us an idea of what Peachtree was like, ‘Once upon a time,’” Kirk Henderson, records manager for the Georgia Tech Library and an exhibit organizer, said in a statement. The exhibit provides a sense of what Franklin D. Roosevelt saw in 1932, when he rode in an open car along Peachtree Street. More than 25,000 citizens lined the street to get a glimpse of the presidential candidate whom some already considered an adopted Georgian, because of the time he spent at Warm Springs, according to a report on Galileo, an online initiative of the University System of Georgia.

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<![CDATA[SCaRP lecturer Bruce Gunter wants Atlanta to adopt ‘equitable’ transit oriented development]]> 28044 Competing statistics support a contradictory narrative of encouraging progress and a dispiriting decline about metropolitan Atlanta by vividly illustrating a widening gap between those who have and those who do not, paralleling nationwide trends. Counterbalancing those numbers are increases in population, jobs and property prices.

Still Atlanta confronts more dubious measures that lead the nation in the suburbanization of poverty, the lack of income mobility, and by most measures, income inequality. These trends are related. This infrastructural legacy is not only a threat to our economic prosperity, but it is wreaking havoc with much of our suburbs today, as a real estate investment tide is pouring into “walkable” nodes in the “favored quarter” stretching from Midtown to Alpharetta while receding rapidly from suburban areas cut off from economic activity and transportation choices.

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<![CDATA[SCaRP Imagine Memorial Corridor Study ready for public to review]]> 28044 The Imagine Memorial Corridor Study is ready for the public to review. In her May newsletter, Atlanta Councilwoman Natalyn Archibond said, “We are excited to share the draft of the Imagine Memorial Corridor Study with all of our neighbors along Memorial Drive. Please provide our office with comments and feedback. The Office of Planning is currently conducting its review and will be creating the final planning document to be submitted to the City Council and sent to the NPUs for review and approval. Your comments and feedback will be sent to the Office of Planning to assist them in the creation of the final document.” 

Archibong asked Georgia Tech to choose Memorial Drive as the subject of the year’s Design Studio class. Every year, the studio selects an urban feature in Atlanta for analysis. Students have examined Atlantic Station, the Beltline, Northside Drive, and Fort McPherson.

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<![CDATA[Audrey Plummer (MCRP + M.ARCH '14) weighs in on the feasibility of high-density, mixed-use repurposing of closed golf courses]]> 28044 the US has way more golf courses than the industry and its enthusiasts can support. Once-flourishing fairways, greens, and clubhouses are being decommissioned all over the place, leaving communities with empty land, sometimes contaminated from years of intensive chemical applications designed to maintain greens and fairways in an artificially pristine condition. Can this surplus land be repurposed in a way that helps give our suburbs a stronger sense of place, that contributes nonsprawling infill development and, at the same time, better-ordered public green space and ecological services? 


In her 215-page thesis developed last year at Georgia Tech, architecture and city planning master's candidate Audrey L. Plummer examined the potential for repurposing a closed golf course in DeKalb County, Georgia. She found that a high-density, mixed-use concept supported by the nearby community for the central portion of the site would be financially infeasible because it is located too far from the city center and significant transportation infrastructure. 

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<![CDATA[Deanna Murphy (MCRP '10) brainstorms ideas for Decatur Street and the Boulevard Tunnel]]> 28044 Architects and planners are creative people who often must work with limits. Clients give them a specific budget. A building can be only so tall. Elected officials in a certain neighborhood probably won't support a certain design or idea. Creative Loafing decided to ask three local architects and planners to ignore the obstacles and brainstorm what they'd like to see happen in certain areas around town to improve the community. The only rule: They had to convey this vision on a cocktail napkin, the universal paper product that catches spilled drops from drinks, phone numbers from strangers, and sketches while waiting on the check.

SCaRP alumna Deanna Murphy chose Decatur Street and Boulevard Tunnel. She porposes capping a portion of the Boulevard tunnel to create a "living room" park, a greenspace where people can enjoy each other and the views. In addition, redevelopment of the vacant lot into neighborhood retail, dining, and housing would complement the "living room" by bringing more people to the area and really enlivening this intersection.

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<![CDATA[The Beltline, conceived by Ryan Gravel (MCP + M. ARCH '99), is one of the largest urban redevelopment projects in US history]]> 28044 An important factor in the healthy growth of any city is how it handles aging buildings and corroding infrastructure. Maintain or demolish? Revitalize or ignore? The choice can have a huge impact on the vitality and character of an urban area. Nowadays, many cities are looking to revitalize under-used or abandoned structures and areas.

One of largest-scale urban redevelopment programs ever undertaken in the United States is the Atlanta BeltLine, a sustainable redevelopment project in Atlanta, GA. The project is converting 22 miles of disused Civil War-era railroad tracks encircling the city into a new transit greenway – a walkable green space – that links over 40 neighborhoods across the city like never before. The project is still in its early stages, but has already stimulated dramatic changes in people’s understanding of where they live and how they interact with their space. With plans underway to incorporate the city’s existing subway system, its new streetcar, and a system of multi-use trails across the city, the BeltLine is fast becoming one of Atlanta’s defining features.

The project’s origin is just as remarkable. The BeltLine began as a “kernel of an idea,” the subject of a Georgia Tech graduate student’s 1999 Master’s thesis on architecture and urban planning. Now an urban designer at Perkins+Will, Ryan Gravel’s original vision for the BeltLine has expanded beyond what anybody imagined in the project’s early days.

“Today the vision…include[s] ideas like 1,400 acres of new parks, a linear arboretum, public art, new streetscapes, brownfield remediation, significant investments in affordable housing, and a list that continues to grow,” says Gravel.

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<![CDATA[UN adopts guidance on urban and territorial planning drafted by SCaRP professor and chair Bruce Stiftel and others]]> 28044 UN-Habitat Executive Director Joan Clos is fond of referring to a “three-legged” approach to sustainable urbanization, consisting of urban legislation, planning and finance. Yet Clos has also warned that one leg of that tripod — urban planning — “is in crisis today”. At the 25th session of the UN-Habitat Governing Council, held in Nairobi in late April, that leg was strengthened through a resolution establishing global guidelines on the issue. France, Japan, South Africa and Uganda co-sponsored Resolution 25/6, adopted during the Governing Council, which sets forth new guidance on urban and territorial planning. An expert group that first convened in 2013 drafted the planning guidelines. Bruce Stiftel, professor and chair of the School of City and Regional Planning, was a member of that group.

“It’s not a global rulebook,” he cautioned. “They’re guidelines, which is to say ways that planning can be most effective.” Importantly for planners, the guidance reflects contemporary ideas about participation and bottom-up approaches as opposed to older, top-down methods. “The guidelines are very clear that planning, when done right, is participatory, engages stakeholder constituencies and considers a wide variety of objectives in order to make appropriate decisions,” Stiftel said. “All too often, planning is a tool for the top leadership of the country to impose their ideas on the nation rather than a way in which the nation itself defines where it wants to go and sets courses of action.” 

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<![CDATA[Assistant Professor Kari Watkins discusses high speed rail in Georgia]]> 28044 The future of high speed rail in Georgia is unclear at this point. Chattanooga’s mayor says the bullet train that was proposed to run between his city and Atlanta will likely not get the funding it needs. The Georgia Department of Transportation is in early talks with other states about bringing high speed rail to Georgia, but nothing is on the table at this point. So, is high speed rail in Georgia’s future? And what are the pros and cons that come with it? On Second Thought host Celeste Headlee speaks to Kari Watkins, Assistant Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Professor Ellen Dunham-Jones maintains world’s only database of suburban spaces that are being re-imagined, including dead malls

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<![CDATA[Professor Ellen Dunham-Jones maintains world’s only database of suburban spaces that are being re-imagined, including dead malls]]> 28044 While malls are thriving worldwide, especially in countries with extreme climates or cultures that haven’t grown up with malls, in the United States, it’s an issue of fatigue. “A lot of us have gotten bored of the format. What we’re craving is a little bit of time outdoors,” Dunham-Jones said. “That has become enormously popular so a lot of malls have demalled. They’ve removed their roofs over the common areas or we’ve seen a real resurgence in the construction of more traditional, old open-air Main Streets.” Instead of a super-block with one building surrounded by a sea of parking, these retrofitted spaces are being carved up into public streets with retail on the ground floor and apartments and offices up above. Dunham-Jones maintains the world’s only database of suburban spaces that are being re-imagined into more sustainable spaces. She can cite more than 220 examples of dead malls that are currently being repurposed; about 50 of those have become the bustling city centers their suburbs had been longing for.

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<![CDATA[Portman to develop huge Georgia Tech project at Technology Square]]> 28044 Atlanta real estate company Portman Holdings LLC will develop a $300 million mixed-use project and high-performance computing center for Georgia Tech in Midtown’s Technology Square. Georgia Tech said it got the OK to proceed with the project at today’s meeting of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Tech confirmed it chose Portman Holdings as the project developer. The mixed-use development would rise over Tech Square on the site that housed the Crum & Forster building at 4th and Spring streets.

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<![CDATA[Baruch Feigenbaum (MCRP ’11) discusses pros and cons of Georgia’s new transportation bill]]> 28044 The recently passed Georgia transportation bill provides $900 million in new transportation revenue for Georgia. While the General Assembly should be congratulated for finally enacting transportation reform, the end product could have been better.

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<![CDATA[Professor Immergluck discusses importance of local group involvement in planning infrastructure using Chicago as a lens]]> 28044 Chicago’s heartland location has surely played a role in its prominence. But at several inflection points, the city has taken action to build its status, while many peers slipped. Founded as a 10-square-mile enclave on the lake, it annexed the surrounding area until it was nearly twice the physical size of Atlanta, which is only now talking about annexing some land. Chicago proper accounts for 29 percent of the metro Chicago population, while the city of Atlanta represents just 8 percent of its metro area. After the real estate crash and the 2007-09 recession, the city may well stand again at an inflection point, divided politically and economically and troubled by a looming fiscal crisis. 

Whatever choices Chicago makes, expect neighborhoods as well as political leaders to have their say in them. Chicago – more than most cities – has a well-organized collection of local groups that live the credo that all politics is local. “This is a critical component of the planning infrastructure,” said former Chicago resident Dan Immergluck, now professor in the Georgia Tech School of City and Regional Planning. “There are hundreds of neighborhood economic development groups (in Chicago), many of which have had serious impact on the city.”

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<![CDATA[Tameka Wimberly (MCRP ’02) addresses Clifton’s light rail proposal]]> 28044 In her recent opinion piece for the AJC, city and regional planning alumna Tameka Wimberley describes MARTA’s newly proposed light-rail alignment that would connect MARTA’s Lindberg Station and the Avondale station via the Emory/Clifton Corridor. She states that the projected ridership for this light-rail line is well over 24,000 riders per day, taking into consideration the major campuses and businesses along the proposed rail: the CDC, Emory University, and the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Hospital are all situated along the route. Wimberley, who is MARTA’s senior regional planner and project manager of the Clifton transit project, encourages public opinion on the plan. “At this point, no one has all the answers.” She writes. “MARTA is still gathering information and working with supporters and critics of the project. What we know for certain, however, is that this project will be successful only if it has widespread community support. Regardless of your opinion on the Clifton Corridor initiative, MARTA wants to hear from you.”

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<![CDATA[Prof. Stone’s research fuels the cooling of Louisville]]> 28044 During the hottest times of year, dark or paved areas—whether on roofs or on the ground—soak up and store heat. These surfaces continue to release this heat throughout the day and night, preventing the area from cooling down after sunset. Patchy urban tree canopies struggle to clean the air and keep temperatures down. The urban heat islands don’t cause air pollution, but make the effects of pollution worse.

Professor Brian Stone is one of the country’s foremost experts in urban heat. “Cities essentially create their own climates,” he says. “And the urban heat island effect is one way to measure that. There’s a heat island effect, really, in every large city.” Stone’s research found that Louisville is warming at the fastest rate of any city in the nation, causing summer temperatures in the urban core to be up to 20 degrees higher than surrounding areas. Louisville is taking this possibility seriously and, in the process, has been more aggressive and comprehensive than any other city in tackling the problem, including securing private grants to fund a $135,000 study of the city’s urban heat island. The analysis, which is scheduled to be done later this year, is the first of its kind in the country, and possibly the world, according to Stone, who is leading the project.

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<![CDATA[SCaRP and Norcoss team up for immigrant study]]> 28044 A team of researchers from Georgia Tech plans a wide-ranging study of immigrants in one metro Atlanta community. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the Norcross City Council has approved the arrangement with Georgia Tech's School of City and Regional Planning. The study will focus on civic engagement, economic development and small business growth among the area's Latino and Asian communities. Researchers plans to issue a report that includes recommendations for continued integration of immigrants within the city.

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<![CDATA[Georgia Tech city and reigonal planning project to study immigrant communities]]> 28044 The Norcross City Council voted to approve a Georgia Tech School of City and Regional Planning’s request to conduct an immigrant integration project. The study, titled Planning with Immigrant Communities in Norcross, will examine civic engagement and increased community participation as well as economic development and small business growth within the Hispanic/Latino and Asian communities. The study will evaluate the immigrant community’s needs and strengths from both a residential, and business perspective and report on opportunities for a strategic plan for continued integration of immigrant populations within the city.

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