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Alberto is an Assistant Professor in the School of City & Regional Planning. He is a scholar of global development whose work focuses on the political economy of industrial transformation in Latin America. He pays particular attention to the consequences of these changes for workers. Alberto obtained his PhD from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, and holds a master’s degree in City Planning from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. He is jointly appointed as Assistant Professor in the Sam nunn School of International Afairs.]]>
Alberto is an Assistant Professor in the School of City & Regional Planning and the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs.]]>
Professor Karner’s work aims to quantify the social equity, environmental, and public health implications of transportation projects and plans by using emerging data sources and developing new, open source methods. A deep commitment to practice undergirds his research and teaching; he routinely collaborates with community members, non-profit organizations and public interest law firms to identify pressing research needs and improve conditions in communities experiencing transportation disadvantage. Some of his recent projects include an analysis of realtime transit arrival data to understand disparities in service provision across the large metropolitan regions in the United States, developing high resolution indicators of public transit accessibility based on public census data and open source techniques and applying them to federally required transit service equity analysis, and tying underperformance on affordable housing provision to indicators of poor transportation performance. The overarching goal of this work is to identify areas where current planning and modeling practices fall short and demonstrate the superiority of alternative approaches. Because sound analysis is only one component that determines the success or failure of a particular planning effort or project, partnering with community-based organization is an effective strategy to ensure implementation and progress towards equitable, sustainable, and healthy futures.
Prior to joining the faculty at Georgia Tech, Dr. Karner was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics at Universidad Católica de Chile and the Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. His work has been funded by Canadian federal funding agencies (the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council), non-profit foundations including the California Endowment, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and University Transportation Centers at UC Davis and the University of Maryland.
2012 – PhD (Civil and environmental engineering), University of California, Davis
2008 – MS (Civil and environmental engineering), University of California, Davis
2006 – BASc (Civil engineering), University of Toronto]]>
Transportation equity, regional planning, accessibility, environmental justice, climate change and health]]>
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Amit Kumar is a research scientist at the Center for Quality Growth & Regional Development in the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Transportation and Infrastructure Systems from Purdue University in 2014 and holds a master’s degree in Transportation Systems Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India. He received his Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from MIT Muzaffarpur, India. Before joining Georgia Tech he worked as the research Associate in Discovery Park at Purdue University.
2004 – Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, MIT Muzaffarpur, India
2006 – Master of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
2014 – Ph.D. (Transportation and Infrastructure Systems), Purdue University – West Lafayette]]>
Transportation planning, traffic assignment, day-to-day dynamical models, travel behavior, discrete choice models, network optimization, network design, transportation investment decision making, project prioritization, intelligent transportation systems, autonomous and connected vehicles, smart growth, transportation and health, megaregions, sustainability and infrastructure resiliency.]]>
As an administrative professional senior, Stephanie provides administrative support to the director of the Center for Geographic Information Systems in the College of Architecture. She works with faculty, students, and human resources to streamline and continue to build on processes that will support the research center. Her focus is on, though not limited to, budgeting for the Center, hiring GRA support, working with the visiting scholars, provide teaching assistance, travel and expense tracking, and event planning.
Stephanie began her career at Georgia Tech in 1999 as an administrative assistant in the School of Mechanical Engineering and transitioned as an executive assistant to the associate chair in Nuclear Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics program in the School of Mechanical Engineering in 2011.
She has a Master’s in Human Resources and in her spare time she enjoys reading and traveling.]]>
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Anna Joo Kim is an assistant professor of city and regional planning at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research examines the blurred boundaries between informal and formal jobs for low wage immigrant workers, and how these semi-formal employment arrangements translate into strategies for local economic growth in ethnic neighborhoods. Dr. Kim teaches community and workforce development, planning for immigrant communities, and other courses on social, economic, and environmental justice. Prior to coming to Georgia Tech, she held the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Analysis at Pomona College. Recently Dr. Kim has been awarded the highly competitive GT-FIRE (Transformative Research and Education Award) for her study of workforce development in Atlanta's westside neighborhoods. For her graduate studio on multi-ethnic immigrant communities and immigration policy in Georgia she has also been nominated for the "Faces of Inclusive Excellence" honor at Georgia Tech. Her research and community collaborations have received grant awards from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, American Studies Association, Center for Urban Innovation, UC Center for New Racial Studies, UC-CHIS, and the UCLA Labor Center.
2011 - Ph.D. (Urban Planning), University of California, Los Angeles
2006 - M.A. (Ethnic Studies), University of California, San Diego
2004 - B.A. (Women's Studies and History), Claremont McKenna College
Download the report: Professor Anna Kim's studio research on demographic change and immigration to the Atlanta metro area, "Planning for Immigrant Communities in Norcross". Conducted in partnership with the City of Norcross, the Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District, the Latin American Association, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, and Welcoming America.
Download the report: Professor Anna Kim and Professor Chris Burke's studio research on "University-Community Partnerships for Workforce Development", a closer look at discrimination, segregation, and African American unemployment in Atlanta's Historic Westside neighborhoods. Conducted in partnership with the Georgia Tech Westside Communities Alliance, Georgia STAND-UP, and the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency.
community and economic development, immigrant affairs, and labor markets]]>
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Dr. Welch is an Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology. An expert in the field of transportation & land use policy, planning & forecasting and freight, he holds graduate degrees in law and urban planning. Welch is widely published, with a recent focus on issues related to transportation behavior, connectivity, equity and environment.
Transport economics and forecasting; climate change policy and travel behavior; transportation-land use interactions; accessibility and equity issues in transportation, public transit systems; land use]]>
Angelika is the research administrative manager and assistant to the director of the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD). She manages day-to-day administrative operations of the Center, coordinates meetings and special events; provides supervision of financial accounting and reporting, administers budgets and coordinates proposal preparation and submission. Angelika has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.]]>
David Haddow teaches courses in real estate development and finance. A member of the Atlanta Board of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, the Urban Land Institute and the Counselors of Real Estate, he is President of Haddow & Company, a real estate consulting firm founded in 1989, representing individual and institutional clients in commercial real estate investments. Mr. Haddow was formerly Senior Vice President of Landauer Associates.
real estate development]]>
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2009 - Ph.D (GIS), Georgia Institute of Technology
1997 - M.S. (Geodetic Engineering), Israel Institute of Technology
1995 - B.S. (Geodetic Engineering), Israel Institute of Technology
Geospatial Science; Remote Sensing; Feature Extraction; Public Health; Geodesy]]>
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Seth is the founding and senior partner of the law firm of Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco, P.C. a full service real estate, land use and litigation law firm located in Atlanta, Georgia. He heads up the firm’s real estate development team and is actively involved in drafting the legal documents for condominium, mixed-use, new urbanism and master planned communities. Seth represents developers, builders, lenders and real estate brokers with respect to all aspects of real estate law. Over his thirty (30) year legal career, Seth has also handled numerous zoning cases and represented community associations.
1979 - Juris Doctor Degree, Duke Law School
1978 - Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1975 - B.A. (Urban Studies), University of Pennsylvania
Planning and Real Estate Law]]>
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Botchwey is an Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology. An expert in health and the built environment as well as community engagement, she holds graduate degrees in both urban planning and public health. Dedicated to effective pedagogy, Dr. Botchwey spent eight years as a professor at the University of Virginia, jointly appointed to the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning and the Department of Public Health Sciences, before arriving at Georgia Tech.
Dr. Botchwey has published and researched widely, and currently focuses on topics including health and the built environment, public engagement methodologies, faith-based and secular organizations, and health equity. She is co-author of Health Impact Assessment in the USA (in press), convener of a national expert panel on interdisciplinary workforce training between the public health and community design fields, and author of numerous articles. Dr. Botchwey has won distinctions including an NSF ADVANCE Woman of Excellence Faculty Award, a Hesburgh Award Teaching Fellowship from Georgia Tech, and a Rockefeller-Penn Fellowship from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing. She also serves on the Advisory Board to the Director of the Centers of Disease Control Prevention and is co-Director of the National Academy of Environmental Design's Research Committee.
National and International Design Competition Placements
healthy communities; community engagement; community development; neighborhood planning; health equity; experiential learning]]>
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Subhro Guhathakurta joined Georgia Tech in 2011 as the director of the Center for Geographic Information Systems and professor in the School of City and Regional Planning. He was previously associate director of the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University (ASU) and among the founding faculty members of ASU’s School of Sustainability. Professor Guhathakurta was instrumental in developing the Urban Modeling and Simulation Lab in ASU’s College of Design. He also serves as the lead member of several research centers at ASU including the GeoDa Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation, Decision Center for a Desert City, and the project on Sustainable Urban Systems, Technologies, and Infrastructure (SUSTaIn). He is an author of 5 books and monographs and over 70 scientific papers. His article on the interface between urban modeling and planning theory was awarded the Chester Rapkin Award for the best paper (1999) in Journal of Planning Education and Research. His editorial contributions include books such as "Integrated Urban and Environmental Models: A Survey of Current Applications and Research" (Springer-Verlag, 2003) and "Visualizing Sustainable Planning" (Springer 2009). He has held visiting appointments at the Center for Urban Spatial Analysis at University College London, the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, and at the Center for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. More recently, he held the German National Science Foundation (DFG) Mercator Guestprofessorship at Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany.Educational Background
1991 - Ph.D. (City and Regional Planning), University of California - Berkeley
1987 - Master of Community and Regional Planning, Iowa State University - Ames
1985 - Bachelor of Architecture, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
modeling urban futures and their sustainability implications; geographic information and planning support systems; urban form and its implication for water, energy, and GHG emissions]]>
Jan L. Youtie, Ph.D., is manager of policy services and principal research associate in Innovation Partners, a unit of the Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). She also is an adjunct professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy, teaches in the School of City and Regional Planning, and is a co-founder of the program in Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy. Dr. Youtie’s research focuses on technology-based economic development, emerging-technology assessment, manufacturing competitiveness, regional innovation clusters, and innovation and knowledge measurement and evaluation. She has been principal investigator in studies sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Science Foundation, European Commission, U.N. Development Program, Aspen Institute, Southern Technology Council, and Georgia Research Alliance among others. Her research received the Lang Rosen Gold Award for best article by the Journal of Technology Transfer, and it also has appeared in Research Policy, Economic Development Quarterly, Technovation, Evaluation and Program Planning, Nature Nanotechnology, and many other journals. She holds a doctorate in political science from Emory University.
Ph.D., 1981, Emory University, Political Science
M.A., 1979, Emory University, Political Science
B.S., 1977, Emory University, Political Science
Senior Research Associate, Enterprise Innovation Institute (formerly Economic Development Institute) Georgia Institute of Technology, 1992 to 1999, Principal Research Associate, 1999 to present, Manager Policy Services, 2006 to present
Adjunct Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998 to present
Assistant Director, A.L. Burruss Institute of Public Service, Kennesaw State College, 1990-1992
Vice President, Bank Earnings International, 1982-1990
Senior Research Associate, Electronic Banking, Inc., 1981-1982]]>
Technology-based economic development; emerging-technology assessment; manufacturing competitiveness; and innovation and knowledge measurement and evaluation.]]>
Wang received his Ph.D. from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1998. As a visiting scholar, he joined the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech in 2001. He joined GIS center as a research engineer II in 2007 and was promoted to a senior research engineer in 2011. During the past 10 years, he has been continuously conducting research and development in the fieds of highway pavement management systems, highway pavement condition assessment using sensor technology, roadway asset inventory and management systems and application of GIS/GPS and Information Technology for pavement rehabilitation and design.
As a result of the continuous research and development and in an effort of disseminating the research outcome, he has authored/co-authored eight refereed journal papers and other 12 technical conference presentations. As a project manager and leading developer, he has delivered 10 software products to sponsors and co-authored five research project final reports.
As a PI/Co-PI, he has actively managed/led seven research projects with a total amount of $2 million, four of which are on-going projects. As a task leader, he has significantly contributed in other eight research projects with a total amount of $3 million. In fulfilling these research projects, he has supervised 12 Graduate Research Assistants (GRA).
1994-B.S. (Hydraulic Engineering), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
1998-Ph.D. (Hydraulic Engineering), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Fields of Interest
highway pavement management systems; highway pavement condition assessment using sensor technology; roadway asset inventory and management systems; application of GIS/GPS and Information Technology for pavement rehabilitation and design]]>
As a Vice President of Development for the Prestwick Development Company, Edrick focuses on new development and redevelopment opportunities throughout the Southeast. Edrick leads the team which is responsible for development of affordable multifamily, independent senior living, and tax credit acquisition and rehabilitation.
Edrick Harris has more than 15 years of experience in real estate development. His previous project experience allows him to assist the company in the creation and implementation of new development opportunities. His team responsibilities include sourcing multifamily opportunities throughout the Southeast.
Prior to joining Prestwick Development, Edrick served as the Director of Real Estate Development for H.J. Russell and Company and Vice President with the Benoit Group, successfully completing over 20 projects including several mixed income and mixed use projects. His project portfolio includes several key revitalization projects such as Historic Westside Village, The Legacy at Castleberry Hill, and the Villages of Carver. Of note, the Villages at Carver is a $63 million redevelopment that included market, PHA, LIHTC, and Tax Exempt Bond financed units. The total program was 667 units in 5 phases completed over 9 years.
Edrick has also worked for the city of Kennesaw as the Planning and Zoning Administrator serving as the department lead. His duties included plan review, development consultation, and planning & zoning analysis.
Education/Affiliations: Edrick, a North Georgia native, received a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Development from Southern Polytechnic State University and a Master of City Planning with a Land Development specialization from Georgia Tech.
He is currently active in the Urban Land Institute and an instructor at Georgia Tech. He is also on the Alumni Board at Southern Polytechnic State University/Kennesaw State University and a board member at Park Pride.
Real Estate Investment Analysis; Market Analysis; Land Development]]>
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In 2009-2010, Professor Juergensmeyer celebrated his 45th year of teaching law. He practiced law for two years with Squire, Sanders and Dempsey immediately after graduating from Duke Law School but left the practice to join the law faculty of Indiana University (Bloomington). He left there for additional law study in Europe and law teaching in Ethiopia. On his return to the United States, he taught both civil and common law at Tulane University and then had a 30 year stint at the University of Florida before joining the Georgia State University faculty as its first endowed chair-holder. He currently also serves as Adjunct Professor of City and Regional Planning at GSU's sister institution, Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also Professor of Law Emeritus of the University of Florida College of Law where - in addition to teaching - he served as Director of the Growth Management Studies Program, the Center for Agricultural Law, the LL.M. in Comparative Law Program, and the Cambridge Warsaw International Trade Summer Law Program.
1963 – J.D. (with honors and Coif), Duke University School of Law
1960 - Certificat des Etudes Politiques, University of Bordeaux
1959 - A.B. (summa cum laude), Duke University
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Land Use Law; Growth Management Law]]>
View Guensler's profile at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering website.]]>
transportation planning; vehicle activity monitoring; air quality modeling; environmental impact assessment; environmental policy analysis]]>
View Jennifer Clark's profile at the School of Public Policy.]]>
regional economic development policy; agglomeration economies; territorial innovation systems; labor market restructuring and regulation]]>
Nickolas (Nick) Faust is the head of the Image Analysis and Visualization Branch Electro-Optics, Environment and Materials Laboratory at Georgia Institute of Technology. Professor Faust serves on a variety of scientific panels and committees. He was the co-chair of the International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)-Commission II Working Group on hardware and software aspects of GIS. He was elected to the Space Technology Hall of Fame (1993) for his pioneering efforts in helping create the ELAS image processing software.
Nick coordinates research in the integration of Remote Sensing (RS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and visualization technology areas; develops techniques for first principles driven multi-spectral simulation and derives high-resolution geographic databases for selected areas of the world. He develops new techniques in image processing including: geo-correction, enhancement, pattern recognition, and change detection. Nick also teaches short courses and graduate level courses in image processing and GIS analysis techniques.
Thomas Debo, PhD, P.E., is Professor Emeritus in the City Planning Program in the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology and president of Debo & Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in the urban stormwater management area. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1963 and his Master of City Planning and Ph.D., in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1972 and 1975, respectively. He has over three decades of experience dealing with stormwater management, including development of hydrologic/hydraulic computer programs, engineering design handbooks, local ordinances and policies, and technical and engineering studies and designs. He has worked with numerous municipalities throughout the United States, state and federal agencies, and a large number of consulting and legal firms, and has extensive experience as an expert witness related to urban stormwater management issues. Dr. Debo has published several books and over 50 articles in professional journals and other publications and is co-author ofMunicipal Stormwater Management, one of the leading reference volumes in the field. He has been very active in conducting stormwater related workshops throughout the country and has been invited to give presentations and speeches extensively throughout the United States and several European countries. In recent years, Dr. Debo has been involved with the design and implementation of innovative techniques for the capture and reuse of urban stormwater and improvement of stormwater quality. He is a registered engineer in the State of Georgia.]]>
environmental planning; urban stormwater planning]]>
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Catherine Ross is an internationally recognized expert on transportation systems planning, urban planning and quality growth. She has extensive experience in both the public and private sector and directs Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD) where she also serves as serves as Harry West Professor and Advance Professor in the School of City and Regional Planning in the College of Architecture. She is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and past president of the National Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP). Ross has served on numerous National Academies committees including the Transportation Research Board Executive Committee, University Transportation Centers Program and on the board of directors of the ENOTransportation Foundation. She earned a Masters Degree and a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University and completed post-doctorate work at the University of California, Berkeley. She has conducted research for numerous governmental agencies, foundations and the private sector. In July 2009, Ross was selected to advise the Obama Administration on the first-ever White House Office of Urban Affairs. She is the editor of Megaregions: Planning for Global Competitiveness (Island Press, 2009) and the co-author of The Inner City: Urban Poverty and Economic Development in the Next Century (1997). Her most recent book "Health Impact Assessment in the United States" was published in 2014. Ross has conducted research on transportation and urban planning and how to make cities, neighborhoods and regions safer, healthier places for all to live. She is the author of numerous articles, books, research reports and media publications including the Wall Street Journal, Urban Land Institute, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and speaks regularly to national and international forums.
Ph.D., City and Regional Planning, Cornell University
M.R.P., Regional Planning, Cornell University
B.A., History, Sociology, and Education Certification, Kent State University
The Megaregion: Most recently, Ross has emerged as thought leader in the creation of a new theoretical direction “Megaregions”. She has made more than 40 invited presentations on this topic over the last four years both nationally and internationally and is the author of Megaregions: Planning for Global Competitiveness (Ed), Island Press, 2009. She serves as principal investigator on a number of research efforts funded by the United States Department of Transportation to assess the impact of megaregionson both the methodological and operations of current transportation planning practice and administration. This research is developing the pedagogical and conceptual roadmap for identifying and delineating megaregions in the United States. In fifty years more than 400 million people will reside in the United States according to estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau (2006); approximately 70% will reside in or live in close proximity to a megaregion. This population expansion will take place around eight to tenmegaregions, and will place even greater pressures on economic, natural, built, social and infrastructure systems. In both her teaching and research activities Ross integrates sustainability focusing on the increasing urbanization we are experiencing and its implications for redevelopment and future investments.
Ross's academic work has largely been concerned with the development of metrics to measure the impacts of different transportation investments on the spatial and social structure of urban areas. Recently the work on spatial and social structures has expanded to include metrics to gauge the sustainability and health impacts associated with different transportation plans and technologies. She is one among a very small number of researchers who are currently conducting pioneering work in the field of Health Impact Assessment using (HIA), a relatively new impact assessment tool. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Pew Charitable Trusts funded much of her work in the health arena. Ross has conducted more than six HIAs. One HIA was conducted for the Atlanta beltline project, currently the largest redevelopment project in the United States. She has published extensively. and across a wide range of outlets.
Ross is engaged in the conduct of research on bringing freight components into statewide and regional travel demand forecasting. Her recent work on freight movement, port facilities, and economic competitiveness, proposed a megaregion-levelmethodological framework to estimate the economic impact of canal expansion on transportation infrastructure and economic growth in Georgia counties located in the Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion (PAM). Linking freight modeling with commodity flow and economic impact analysis, this methodology not only allows us to discover the freight flows at regional and megaregional level, but also provides detailed information of local economic activities demonstrating the use of megaregion-level analysis at the local level.
Ross has been active in a number of significant initiatives. She was appointed to the “Advisory Committee for the White House Office of Urban Affairs in 2009 by President Obama and contributes regularly to urban initiatives at the federal level. She has been widely recognized for the quality of her work and was the recipient of the “Find the Good and Praise It Award” presented in 1998 by Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater for her work on the National Personal Transportation Survey Team. She is past president of the National Association of Collegiate Schools of planning (ACSP) and has been named to 2009 Atlanta’s Top 100 Women of Influence by the Atlanta Business League and named to Georgia Trend’s list of Notable Georgians (2009).]]>
transportation and infrastructure; land use and regional governance; healthy places; megaregions]]>
Ramachandra Sivakumar (Siva) is a research engineer II in the Center for Geographic Information Systems (CGIS). He has more than 14 years of comprehensive experience in GIS and Information Technology. His expertise include web-based GIS application design and development, network management, database management, and system administration. At CGIS, Siva is involved in a variety of projects apart from his primary role of system, network, and IT administration. Recent projects include design and development of a GIS database for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, developing a GIS framework for MEAG Power’s Location Georgia group, and developing an enterprise GIS plan for the City of Albany, Ga. He was a contributor in City of Atlanta’s initial Enterprise GIS implementation efforts and played a vital role in the development and operation of Georgia GIS Data Clearinghouse, a spatial data repository for the State of Georgia. Siva implemented the first National Spatial Data Infrastructure node in Georgia. He has provided GIS research support for various ongoing projects supported by National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, National Science Foundation, Mid America Earthquake Center, and other sponsors. In addition, Siva administers the ESRI GIS software program, the ESRI Education Development Center for Georgia Tech, and the ERDAS GAHEAK software for the University system of Georgia. He is a member of the Georgia chapter of Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, GIS Certification Institute oversight committee, and a volunteer with GISCorps.
M.S. (GIS specialization), Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S. (Civil Engineering), University of Mississippi
B.S. (Civil Engineering), University of Madras, India
Former ESRI certified instructor
enterprise geographic information system (GIS) design and implementation; integration of GIS theory and methods in vertical domains; web-based GIS application and system development]]>
Tony Giarrusso is Associate Director of the Center for Geographic Information Systems at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga. His teaching, research, and consulting activities focus on GIS-based planning solutions for land conservation, public health, alternative energy, coastal and marine resources, and environmental protection. Over the past twelve years, Mr. Giarrusso has been Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on more than 25 research projects. His research sponsors have included the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the State of Georgia (DNR and DHR), The Nature Conservancy, The Trust for Public Land, Morehouse School of Medicine, The Diane Fossey Gorilla Fund International, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Atlanta BeltLine Inc., and the City of Atlanta.
Apart from his research activities, he has been an instructor at Georgia Tech for the last eleven years, teaching introductory GIS courses at both the graduate and undergradute level.
Mr. Giarrusso served as a rural aquaculture extension agent with the Peace Corps in Burundi, Gabon, and Zambia, Africa from 1993-1998.
1992 - B.S. Biology, Georgia State University
2000 - Master of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology
geographic information system applications; planning, renewable energy; public health; natural resources; socio-demographics; parks and recreation; biology]]>
Director of Eco Urban Lab
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Perry Yang is an Associate Professor jointly appointed to School of City and Regional Planning and School of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also theBayer (Covestro) Chair Professor at the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)- Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development in Shanghai. He directs the Sino–U.S. Eco Urban Lab at Georgia Tech and Tongji University. Perry’s work focuses on promoting the ecological and energy performance of cities through urban design.He has been awarded prizes in international competitions continuously, including the 2009 World Games Park at Kaohsiung Taiwan in 2005, a project opened in July 2009 and featured by CNN as “an eco-friendly venue”. He founded ESD (Eco Systems Design Studio), an urban design practice from 2005 in Singapore. His urban design work was featured in the January 2010 issue Ecological Urbanism at WA (World Architecture). Yang received degrees from National Taiwan University (Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc.) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MS) and was a Fulbright Scholar at MIT in 1999-2000. Prior to joining the Georgia Tech faculty, he was assistant professor at National University of Singapore. He is a board member of the International Urban Planning and Environment Association (UPE), and served as co-chair of UPE9 in 2010. As an international scientific committee member of International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), Perry chaired the session Urban Energy Systems Design at the ICAE in March 2015 at Abu Dhabi. He was recently invited to chair and speak at the concluding session of the Global Carbon Project Workshop on Urban Resilience at the University of Tokyo in December 2015.
Ph.D. (Building & Planning), National Taiwan University
M.S. (Urban Studies and Planning), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.Sc. (Building & Planning), National Taiwan University
B.Sc. (Agriculture Engineering/ Bio-Environmental Systems Engineering), National Taiwan University
urban design; urban simulation and GIS; landscape ecology and industrial ecology for urban environments]]>
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Brian Stone teaches in the areas of urban environmental planning, climate change, and planning history and theory. Stone's program of research is focused on the spatial drivers of urban environmental phenomena and is supported through funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He is Director of the Urban Climate Lab at Georgia Tech. Stone's work on urbanization and climate change has been featured on CNN and National Public Radio, and in print media outlets such as Forbes and The Washington Post. He is author of the recently published book, The City and the Coming Climate: Climate Change in the Places We Live (Cambridge University Press), which received a Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award for 2012. Stone holds degrees in environmental management and planning from Duke University and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
2001 - Ph.D. (City and Regional Planning), Georgia Institute of Technology
1996 - M.E.M (Environmental Management), Duke University
1993 - A.B. (English), Duke University
environmental planning; transportation planning; urban design]]>
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Bruce Stiftel's research concerns collaborative governance of environmental/water policy, global movement of planning ideas, and international responses to urbanization. His most recent books are Adaptive Governance and Water Conflict (co-edited with John T. Scholz; Resources for the Future Press), and Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning, volume 2 (co-edited with Vanessa Watson and Henri Ascelrad; Routledge), and he served as consultant to UN-Habitat in production of the World Cities Report 2016. He regularly teaches courses in planning theory, environmental analysis, and citizen participation. A graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook and of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stiftel is former president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, co-editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research, founding chairperson of the Global Planning Education Association Network, and member of the Planning Accreditation Board. He is a member of the editorial boards of Planning Theory, International Planning Studies, Journal of the American Planning Association, and Town Planning Review. and represents the Global Planning Education Association Network to UN-Habitat's University Network Initiative.
1986 - Ph.D. (City and Regional Planning), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1981 - M.R.P. (Environmental Planning), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1975 - B.S. (Biology and Environmental Studies), State University of New York at Stony Brook
Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners
planning theory; negotiation and conflict resolution; citizen participation; natural resources and environmental planning; planning school advancement]]>
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David Sawicki is a professor, jointly appointed to the School of City and Regional Planning and School of Public Policy. Through 2010, he was the serving as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Planning Association, the journal of record for both the movement and the profession of planning in the United States. He was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP), and served on the AICP-exam writing committee. He is a past president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, the 900-member organization of planning faculty. His specialties include methods of policy analysis and planning, demographic and economic analysis, and forecasting.
1970 - Ph.D. (Urban and Regional Planning), Cornell University
1965 - B.S. (Civil Engineering), Worcester Polytechnic Institute
policy analysis and planning; demographic and economic analysis; forecasting]]>
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Professor Nancey Green Leigh joined City and Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1994, after teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of California – Berkeley. She specializes in economic development planning with a particular focus on sustainability and redevelopment, and is a national Brownfields Redevelopment expert. She is a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Regents Fellow of the University of California and past vice president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. She was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners in 2008. She is the author of over 50 articles and three books, Stemming Middle Class Decline: The Challenge to Economic Development Planning (1994); Economic Revitalization: Cases and Strategies for City and Suburb (2002 with Joan Fitzgerald); and Planning Local Economic Development, 4th edition, with Edward J. Blakely. Both Economic Revitalization and Planning Local Economic Development have been adopted by a wide array of classes in the Social Sciences across the United States.
Since 2006, Leigh has led a large scale research effort involving three universities focused on sustainable industrial systems for urban regions and funded by the National Science Foundation. Her long-term brownfield redevelopment work led to her testimony before the U.S. House Subcommittee on reauthorizing the national brownfields program in 2008. In mid-2010, Leigh assumed the directorship of the School of City and Regional Planning’s doctoral program. Outside of the university, she co-chairs the Sustainable Economic Development Committee for the new city of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia.
Ph.D. (City & Regional Planning), University of California at Berkeley
Masters in Economics, University of California at Berkeley
Masters in Regional Planning, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A. (Urban Studies), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
economic development planning; sustainable development; urban and regional theory; industrial restructuring; income inequality]]>
1978 - Ph.D. (Urban and Regional Planning), University of Wisconsin - Madison
1968 - Master of Architecture-Urban Design, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
1967 - Bachelor of Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Professional and Community Service
American Institute of Certified Planners, Charter Member.
President, Georgia Chapter of the American Planning Association, 1991-93.
Vice President for Professional Development, Georgia Chapter of the American Planning Association, 1987-89 and 1995-97.
Metropolitan Atlanta Representative, Georgia Chapter of the American Planning Association Board of Directors, 1985-87 and 1997 - 2000.
Co-founder, Atlanta Community Design Center, Atlanta, Georgia, 1974-77.
Vice President and Treasurer, Board of Directors, Atlanta Community Design Center, 1984 to date.
Member, Georgia Residential Finance Authority Market Analysis Advisory Group, 1988 - 1996.
Member, Board of Directors, Urban Housing Committee, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978-81.
Member, Board of Directors, Committee for Open Housing, 1979-84.
Member, Board of Directors, Community Housing Resources Board, Atlanta, Georgia, 1983-86; Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, 1986 to 1989.
housing economics and policy; open housing; real estate and urban land economics; neighborhood and community development; planning in developing countries]]>
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Steven P. French is dean of the College of Design and professor of City and Regional Planning at Georgia Institute of Technology. He joined Georgia Tech in 1992 as the director of the City Planning program and served in that position until August 1999. He was the director of the Center for Geographic Information Systems from 1997 through 2011. He served as associate dean for research for the College of Architecture (now the College of Design) from July 2009 through June 2013.
French’s teaching and research activities focus on sustainable urban development, land use planning, GIS applications and natural hazard risk assessment. In addition to his administrative assignments, Professor French has regularly taught graduate courses in land use, planning, and GIS. He has graduated six Ph.D. students and advised more than 50 Masters students in City and Regional Planning. He has also served on numerous dissertation committees in Architecture, Civil Engineering and Public Policy.
Over the past twenty-five years, French has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on more than seventy research projects. He has participated in a number of National Science Foundation projects dealing with flood and earthquake hazards and was the Social Science Thrust Leader for the Mid-America Earthquake Center, a NSF Engineering Research Center. He has extensive experience in building and managing multidisciplinary teams of social scientists, architects, engineers and scientists. French is the author or co-author of more than 25 refereed journal articles and four books. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Planning Association, Journal of Planning Education and Research, Journal of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association and Earthquake Spectra.
French has served on numerous Institute committees at Georgia Tech, including the conflict of interest committee, the strategic technology investment committee and the strategic plan implementation committee, where he was the liaison for the Burdell Interdisciplinary Design Center initiative. He has also chaired the College of Architecture Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee and served on the Institute RP&T committee.
French holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before coming to Georgia Tech, he taught for ten years at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo. In 1987-88, he served as the visiting professor of resources planning in the Civil Engineering Department at Stanford University. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and an associate member of the American Institute of Architects.
1980 - Ph.D. (City and Regional Planning), University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
1973 - Master of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Colorado - Denver
1971 - B.A. with Honors (Economics), University of Virginia
sustainable urban development; geographic information system applications; earthquake and flood hazard analysis and mitigation; modeling urban development impacts]]>
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Michael Elliott is the associate director of Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD) and an associate professor, jointly appointed to the Schools of City and Regional Planning and Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is a co-founder and has served as co-director of both the Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and the Southeast Negotiation Network. Before coming to Georgia Tech, Elliott served as the executive assistant for program development for the New York City Deputy Mayor of Economic Development.
Elliott has served as principal investigator on 37 research projects and co-PI on an additional 13. His research focuses on environmental dispute dynamics, evaluating the effectiveness of dispute management processes and systems, and examining the social impact of collaborative processes, with emphasis on risk perception, conflict assessment, political analysis, and strategies for managing conflict in complex, multi-party disputes associated with public policymaking. Elliott has conducted over 50 professional training workshops in the field of public policy collaboration, conflict management and negotiation. Internationally, he has provided dispute system and process design consultations for resolving environmental and land disputes in Estonia, Israel, Nicaragua, Kazakhstan, and Germany.
1984 - Ph.D. (Urban and Regional Studies), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1978 - M.C.P. (City and Regional Planning), University of California, Berkeley
1974 - B.S. (Urban Studies), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1974 - B.S. (Architecture), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
public policy dispute management; collaborative governance; sustainable communities; environmental planning and policy]]>
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1989 - Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
1980 - Master of Theology, Biblical languages and Biblical theology, Union Theological Seminary
1979 - M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
1975 - A.B., History, Duke University
Geographic Information Systems
Economic development applications of Geographic Information Systems
Social service planning with geographic information systems
Growth management, land use policy and planning
Statistical analysis of land and housing markets
Planning analytical methods
climate change planning, geographic information systems, land conservation, population and employment projections]]>
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Professor of the Practice Dobbins, formerly Commissioner of Planning and Community Development for the City of Atlanta, participates in and contributes to a variety of planning, urban design, and transportation dialogues in organizations at the local, regional, and national levels. Their focus is to better integrate housing and job choice with transportation and economic development investment in a manner that responds to community aspirations for a better quality of life and civic environment and that encourages place-making partners to conceptualize more equitable and livable futures.
He teaches courses in urban design policy and implementation and freehand drawing for planners as well as studios in the Schools City and Regional Planning and Architecture. In his teaching, he promotes design as a crucial component among all those disciplines that together develop the policy, programming, design, and implementation of urban places. He encourages putting design tools in the hands of neighborhoods, business districts, developers, and local governments to bring about positive change in land use, transportation, and environmental planning and design. He relates design guidance to the regulatory and financing frameworks that carry out municipal development.
His new book on urban design, Urban Design and People, published by John Wiley and Sons in April of 2009, is directed at all with an interest in improving their civic environment. For students, it is a comprehensive text on the theory and practice of urban design and development. For citizens, it is a guide for how to assure that design and development initiatives get done in a way to leave things better than they were before. And for urban design and development practitioners, it is an exhortation to collaborate across the expertise and the “turf” of all those disciplines necessary to get the job done.
Before coming to Atlanta in 1996, Dobbins practiced for 30 years, mostly as a public sector planning and urban design administrator, in New York, New Orleans, Birmingham, and Berkeley. He has taught part-time at Columbia, Tulane, Birmingham Southern, and University of California at Berkeley before coming to Atlanta, and subsequently joined the faculty at Georgia Tech 2002. Dobbins is a registered architect in Georgia and California and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards; the American Planning Association; the American Institute of Certified Planners; the Urban Land Institute; and the Congress for The New Urbanism. Through the years, he has been active in these organizations at the local and national levels. Through these and independently he has served communities and organizations around the country as a planning and design advisor, most recently as a member of the selection committee for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence in 2009.
1965 - M. Arch., Yale University
1960 - B.A. (Architecture), Yale University
urban design and architecture; planning regulation and administration; citizen advocacy; interdisciplinary collaboration]]>