<![CDATA[Amit Kumar]]> 28044 Click here to view Kumar's CV. 

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.

Educational Background

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

]]> Jessie Brandon 1 1416407905 2014-11-19 14:38:25 1528814291 2018-06-12 14:38:11 0 0 profile 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.

Transportation Planning and Transportation Systems Analysis: traffic assignment techniques especially for the static demand case, day-to-day dynamical model for traffic disequilibrium, concept of entropy and its application in transportation planning, discrete choice models, network optimization techniques, system-of-systems based approach for modeling the infrastructure interdependencies.

Intelligent Transportation Systems: real-time information system for public transport, electronic toll collection, multi-sensor data fusion, traffic surveillance and incident management.

Sustainable Transportation: Smart growth, electric vehicles and their impact on transportation system performance.

Transportation Systems Evaluation: transportation infrastructure development process, methodologies of economic evaluation of transportation projects, multi-criteria based decision making process.

Operations Research: linear, non-linear and multi-objective optimization problem solving techniques, non-smooth optimization techniques.

Data Analysis: statistical data analysis and sampling techniques, design of experiment, stated preference survey questionnaire design, econometric modeling techniques.

Computer Programming and Software Design: programming for network optimization problems, coding traffic assignment algorithms, programming that combines the capabilities of MATLAB as well as C, codes of day-to-day dynamical evolutionary models using C++, parallel processing, cluster computing and GPU computing techniques.

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<![CDATA[Anna Joo Kim]]> 27714 View Kim's C.V.

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.

Educational Background

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

Studio Reports

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. 



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Recent Publications

  • Kim, A. and S. Cheng (2016) Forthcoming. "At the Table: Food Justice for Restaurant Workers in Los Angeles" in Politics of Hope: Environmental Justice Grassroots Organizing. Ed Jeffrey Crane and Char Miller. University of Colorado Press. 
  • Chin, J. Kim, A., Takahashi, L. and D. Weibe. 2015. "Do Sexually Oriented Massage Parlor Businesses Cluster in Neighborhoods?: Spatial Analysis of Indoor Sex Work In LA and Orange Counties.” Public Health Reports. Volume 130, 544-553. 
  • Kim, A. 2015. “From the Enclave to the City: The Economic Benefits of Immigrant Flexibility”. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. Vol 20 (6), 706-727. 
  • Kim, A. 2014. "The Informal/Formal Racial Divide: “Blended” Labor Market Participation in an Ethnic Enclave" in The Nation and Its Peoples: Citizens, Denizens, Migrants. Edited by h. Winant, J.S.W. Park & S. Gleeson. Routledge Press.
  • Kim, A. 2014. "Korean American Ethnic Economy" and "Korean American LGBT Movements in Los Angeles and New York". Asian Americans: An Encyclopedia of Social, Cultural, Economic, and Political History. Edited by X. Zhao & E. park. ABC-CLIO.
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<![CDATA[Steven P. French]]> 27369 Click here for Full Resume

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.

Educational Background

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


]]> Erin Howe 1 1273767936 2010-05-13 16:25:36 1477507589 2016-10-26 18:46:29 0 0 profile sustainable urban development; geographic information system applications; earthquake and flood hazard analysis and mitigation; modeling urban development impacts

The opportunities in green buildings, alternative energy, sustainability, health care, smart growth and spatial and building information technologies have never been greater. The topics that are central to the College of Design are currently at the forefront of the research agenda of the nation and the Institute. Georgia Tech can and should lead the way in linking design with cutting edge science and engineering research. To do this we need to strengthen the research support infrastructure within the college, build an incentive structure that supports research and develop stronger interdisciplinary ties within the college and, more importantly, to other units across campus.

In terms of my own research agenda I intend to focus on the development of urban models that can be used to understand and implement more sustainable urban development. This work will draw on my earlier work on land use modeling, impact assessment, GIS and natural hazards.


Selected Publications

Recent Funded Projects

  • 2011-2012 Co-Principal Investigator - Georgia Tech Foundation – “Caribbean hazard and mitigation project (CHAMP)”
  • 2008, Co-Principal Investigator – U.S. Department of Energy – “Assessment of Energy Production Potential from tidal Streams in the United States”
  • 2008, Principal Investigator – Georgia Technology Authority – “Georgia GIS Data Clearinghouse”
  • 2008, Principal Investigator - University System of Georgia - “Strategic Initiative for Geographic Information Systems”
  • 2007, Co-Principal Investigator – National Science Foundation – “NEESR-Grand Challenge: Simulation of the Seismic Performance of Nonstructural Systems”
  • 2007, Principal Investigator – Georgia Technology Authority – “Georgia GIS Data Clearinghouse”
  • 2007, Principal Investigator - University System of Georgia - “Strategic Initiative for Geographic Information Systems”
Recent Courses
  • CP 6541 – Environmental GIS, Spring 2007 - 2012
  • CP 6112 – Introduction to Land Use Planning, Spring 2000 - 2003, Fall 2004 - 2012

Dissertations Supervised

  • Ge Song - 2013 - Polycentric Development and Transport Network in China's Megaregions
  • Dalbyul Lee - 2012 - The Impact of Natural Disasters on Neighborhood Change: Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Ning Ai - 2011 - Challenges of Sustainable Urban Planning: the Case of Municipal Solid Waste Management
  • Liora Sahar – 2009 – Using Remote Sensing and GIS Technology for Automated Building Extraction
  • Subrahmanyam Muthukumar – 2008 - The Application of Advanced Inventory Techniques in Urban Inventory Data Development to Earthquake Risk Modeling and Mitigation in Mid-America
  • Sugie Lee – 2005 – Metropolitan Growth Patterns' Impact on Intra-Regional Spatial Differentiation and Inner-Ring Suburban Decline: Insights for Smart Growth

Current PhD Students

  • Sangwoo "Marty" Sung
  • Camille V. Barchers
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<![CDATA[Bruce Stiftel]]> 27369 View Stiftel's c.v.


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.


Educational Background
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


]]> Erin Howe 1 1273829161 2010-05-14 09:26:01 1473263046 2016-09-07 15:44:06 0 0 profile planning theory; negotiation and conflict resolution; citizen participation; natural resources and environmental planning; planning school advancement

I work to improve the effectiveness of environmental planners at building consensus among policymakers, publics and agencies.  I have examined citizen participation program design in water quality planning and in hazardous waste site remediation; mediation of disputes in environmental enforcement and in mobile home landland-tenant relations; negotiation of large-scale development permitting; and heuristic uses of environmental impact assessment methods.  I have also done work investigating the institutional positioning of urban planning programs in universities, and global cooperation among planning educators.

Currently, I am assessing changes in urban planning worldwide, post Habitat II, seeking to contribute to the development of the United Nations New Urban Agenda proposed for adoption at the Habitat III conference in Quito in October 2016.  This follows on efforts to understand movement of planning ideas internationally published in Town Planning Review and the 2009 Global Report on Human Settlements, as well as participation in development of UN-Habitat's International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning.

I am also active in research promoting the advancement of planning schools within academe, nationally in the US and internationally, seeking to understand how planning scholarship is transmitted internationally and the ways in which planning schools most effectively promote successful research and teaching among their staffs. 

  • Leigh, N.G., French, S.P., Guhathakurta, S., and Stiftel, B., eds. International Handbook of Planning Education.  New York: Routledge, forthcoming.
  • Scholz, J. & Stiftel, B. (2012). Adaptive Governance and Water Conflict: New Institutions for Collaborative Planning. Resources for the Future Press, 2005. ISBN: 1-933-11518-1 (cloth); 1-933-11519-X (paper).
  • Stiftel, B., Watson, V., & Acselrad, H. (Eds.). (2007). Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning (Vol. 2). London and New York: Routledge, 2007. ISBN: 0-415-40285-9 (cloth); 0-203-96750-X  (e-book).   
  • Bruce Stiftel and Vanessa Watson, eds. Dialogues in Urban and Regional Planning 1. London and New York: Routledge, 2005.  ISBN: 0-415-34693-2 (cloth); 0-203-63998-7 (e-book).
  • Eric L. Hyman and Bruce Stiftel. Combining Facts and Values in Environmental Impact Assessment: Theories and Techniques, Social impact assessment series, no. 16. Boulder, CO and London: Westview Press, 1988. ISBN 0-8133-7162-7.
Selected Articles and Chapters
    • Stiftel, B. and Smith, S.M. "A city that plans: reinventing urban planning", in World Cities Report 2016.  Nairobi: UN Human Settlements Programme, 2016.
    • Stiftel, B. "An African voice in the planning schools movement."  Moving On: The Journey of the Association of African Planning Schools. Cape Town: Association of African Planning Schools, 2016.
    • Ross, C., Stiftel, B., Woo, M., and Rao, A. (Fall 2010/Winter 2011). Measuring Regional Transport Sustainability: An Exploration. The Urban Lawyer, Vol. 42(4)/43(1), pp. 67-89.
    • Stiftel, B. (2011). Of what meaning: journal prominence? Journal of Planning Education and Research. 31(1): 103-104.
    • Bruce Stiftel, Juan Demerutis, Andrea Frank, Thomas Harper, Daniel K.B. Inkoom, Lik-Meng Lee, Jose Julio Lima, Ali Memon, Terence Milstead, Izabela Mironowicz, Tumsifu Nnkya, Didier Paris, Hamish Rennie, Christopher Silver, and Neil Sipe. “Planning Education.”  Chapter 10 in Sustainable Cities: Global Report on Human Settlements 2009. Nairobi: United Nations, Human Settlements Programme, 2009. 
    • Stiftel, B. (2009). Planning the Paths of Planning Schools. Australian Planner, 46(1), 38-47
    • Stiftel, B., Forsyth, A., Dalton, L., & Steiner, F. (2009). Multiple Objectives in Planning School Performance Measurement: Can Planners Scholarship be Meaningfully Assessed at the National Level? Journal of Planning Education and Research, 28(3), 323-334. doi:10.1177/0739456X0832517
    • Stiftel, B. (2008). Remarks on Receiving the Jay Chatterjee Award. Journal of Planning Education and Research, 28, 265.
    • Stiftel, B. & Watson, V. (2008). Louis Albrechts: building an international community of planning scholars. In Van den Broech, J., Moulaert, F., & Oosterlynck, S. (Eds.), Empowering the Planning Fields: Ethics, Creativity and Action, (pp.211-214). Leuven, Belgium: Uitgeverij Acco.
    • Stiftel, B., & Mukhopadhyay, C. (2007). Thoughts on Anglo-American Hegemony in Planning Scholarship: Do we read each other’s work? Town Planning Review, 78(5), 545-572. doi:10.3828/tpr.78.5.2

    • Stiftel, B., & Mogg, R. (2007). A Planner’s Guide to the Digital Bibliographic Revolution. Journal of the American Planning Association, 73(1), 68-85. doi:10.1080/01944360708976137
  • Martin Meyerson Award for Distinguished Leadership in Higher Education. Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 2015.
  • Jay Chatterjee Award for Distinguished Service to Planning Education, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 2008
  • Editorial Board Member: International Planning Studies, Journal of the American Planning Association, Planning Theory, Town Planning Review
  • Member, Planning Accreditation Board, 2009-2015
  • Fellow, American Institute of Certified Planners (inducted 2004).
  • Founding Chairperson (2002-3), Global Planning Education Association Network
  • President (1999-2001), Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
  • Co-editor (1991-6) Journal of Planning Education and Research
Recent Courses

  • CP 6012 | Planning Theory:  Introduction to the various subfields of planning through reading, discussion, and guest lectures by practicing planners. Course also covers professional ethics and career planning and development.
  • CP8200: Seminar in Planning Theory. Advanced seminar on planning theory, including philosophy of sciences, political philosophy, and ethical theory. The course explores the theoretical basis for planning as a social activity.

Dissertations Supervised 

  •  Severine Mayere, PhD (Florida State University) 2007. "The influence of local political coalitions on the effectiveness of urban containment policies: empirical evidence from six U.S. states," available online. Dr. Mayere is Lecturer, School of Urban Development, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Carissa Schively Slotterback, AICP. PhD (Florida State) 2004. "Risk Perception, Uncertainty, and Facility Siting: Lessons from Merchant Power in California," available online.  Dr. Schively is Associate Professor, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
  • Neil G. Sipe. PhD (Florida State) 1996. "Mediating environmental enforcement disputes: an empirical analysis."  Dr. Sipe is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.  
  • Omondi Odhiambo. PhD (Florida State) 1992. "Men and family planning in Kenya: alternative policy intervention strategies for reducing population growth." Dr. Odhiambo is a population and reproductive health consultant in Nairobi, Kenya.

Master’s Applied Research Papers Supervised (recent)

  • Audrey Spiegel, MCRP 2014. “Socioeconomic Implications and Protection Strategies of Flooding in Prague, Czech Republic."  currently: Planner, Atlanta Regional Commission.
  • Maria Roell, MCRP 2012; MS (Civil Engineering) 2012. "The Use of Public Participation in the Design of Effective Internet-Based Advanced Traveler Information Systems." Currently: Project Coordinator, Georgia Forward.
  • Neela Ram, MCRP 2010; MS (Public Policy) 2010. “Impact of Resource Conservation and Development Councils on Local Economies.”  Currently: Senior Environmental Planner, Atlanta Regional Commission.
  • Nathan  Barnett, MCRP 2010; MS (Civil Engineering) 2010.  “One-way couplet facilities in medium-sized cities & their significance on the built environment.” Currently: Associate, Connetics Transportation Group, Atlanta.
  • Jody Norman. MCRP 2010. “Global patterns of nutrient runoff: green infrastructure as a policy option in Georgia.”  Sustainability Consultant, JNN Enterprises, Denver CO
  • Shelley Stevens.  MCRP 2010. “Biofuel sustainability: using the ‘three Es’ of sustainable development to determine the sustainability of biofuel production and consumption.”

Current Advisees

  • Camille Barchers, PhD Candidate, ICT and Citizen Participation.
  • Marcela Moreno, MCRP Student,  US - Mexico border colonia sanitation.

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<![CDATA[Alberto Fuentes]]> 28044 View Fuentes' C.V.

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.

]]> Jessie Brandon 1 1472727090 2016-09-01 10:51:30 1473262877 2016-09-07 15:41:17 0 0 profile Alberto is an Assistant Professor in the School of City & Regional Planning and the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs.

Recent Publications:

Self-discovery in the Dark: the demand side of industrial policy in Latin America
Refereed Journal Article – 2016

A Vocation for Industrial Transformation: Ideology, Organizational Isomorphism and Upgrading in Guatemala's Sugar Industry
Refereed Journal Article – 2014


  • INTA-2050: Intro to Global Develpmt
  • INTA-6304: Modernization&Developmnt
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<![CDATA[Alex Karner]]> 28044 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.

Educational Background

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

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Recent peer-reviewed publications

Benner, C. and A. Karner, “Measuring Jobs Housing Fit: Low-Wage Jobs and Proximity to Affordable Housing in the San Francisco Bay Area.” Urban Geography, In press. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02723638.2015.1112565#.Vxz9jDArLGg

Rowangould, D., A. Karner and J. London, “Identifying Environmental Justice Communities for Transportation Analysis.” Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 2016. 88: 151-162. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965856416302920

Karner, A., D. Hondula, and J. Vanos, “Heat Exposure and Vulnerability During Non-motorized Travel: Implications for Transportation Policy Under Climate Change.” Journal of Transport & Health, 2015. 2(4): 451-459. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214140515006866

Karner, A. and A. Golub, “Comparing Two Common Approaches to Public Transit Service Equity Evaluation.” Transportation Research Record, 2015. 2531: 170-179.

Karner, A. and J. London, “Rural Communities and Transportation Equity in California’s San Joaquin Valley.” Transportation Research Record, 2014. 2452: 90-97.

 Karner, A. and D. Niemeier, “Civil Rights Guidance and Equity Analysis Methods for Regional Transportation Plans: A Critical Review of Literature and Practice.” Journal of Transport Geography, 2013. 33: 126-134.

Recent op-ed contributions

Karner, A. and C. Benner. “More market-rate units won't protect low-income renters.” Contribution to Washington Post’s Wonkblog. February 19, 2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/19/how-to-make-expensive-cities-affordable-for-everyone-again/


Karner, A. and C. Benner. “Bay Area is not Meeting its Affordable Housing Needs.” Op-ed in Oakland Tribune. June 29, 2015.

Karner, A. “Valley Needs Better Land, Transportation Planning.” Op-ed in Fresno Bee and Zocalo Public Square, July 2, 2014.

Recent sponsored research

2016: California Endowment. Building Equitable Student Transit ($70,000, PI).

2015: National Center for Sustainable Transportation (National University Transportation Center headed by UC Davis). Whitepaper on transportation equity ($40,000, Co-PI).

2015: National Center for Strategic Transportation Policies, Investments, and Decisions (National University Transportation Center headed by University of Maryland). Understanding regional disparities in public transit performance using realtime transit data ($50,000, Co-PI).

2015: US Department of Housing and Urban Development and Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Investigating the impacts of high-wage job growth on housing demand and affordability ($40,000, Co-PI).

Recent Courses:

CP 4310 – Urban transportation

This course is an introduction to urban passenger transportation policy and planning in the US with a sustainability focus. It is structured around three components on which the class spends approximately five weeks each: 1) History, theory, and problem definition, 2) The planning process, and 3) Solutions. Throughout the semester we come to understand how our current transportation systems came to be, what a sustainable system would look like, policies and planning approaches that will help is to achieve it, and challenges we’re likely to face. Part of the difficulty arises from the fact that planning is inherently a political as well as technical activity. Determining what the “best” solution is in any given situation is likely to involve the varied needs and desires of elected officials, members of the public, and experts. As engineers and planners (or one who will interact with engineers and planners) you will need to navigate this sometimes fraught landscape to make progress. We examine the actual transportation planning process at all levels of government, hear from local and regional planners about their work, and learn about the methods that planners use to both comply with the law and help inform decision-makers.

CP 6024 – Quantitative and Computer Methods

Quantitative, model-based projections of future conditions nominally undergird decision making across the spectrum of planning-related activities. Indeed, future projections and their underlying methods and data are absolutely vital to the planning enterprise. Yet we also know that planning is inherently a political activity. Later assessments of past projections often reveal large biases unrelated to the technical methods used. Rather, the assumptions and/or data from which the projections came often prove to have been unreliable. 

Throughout the semester students will learn to employ state-of-the art methods for projecting future conditions in cities and regions including population, demographics, economic activity, and infrastructure demand. They will also learn to think critically about models, projections, and data and their application to real-world problems. To facilitate these two sets of learning objectives, the course will combine instruction in the quantitative and computer methods in common use today with readings and in-class discussions that encourage you to question convention while imagining how such models and their results can be most useful to decision makers and members of the public. Students will become proficient in collecting, manipulating, and analyzing the data needed to solve common planning problems. They will make findings interpretable through clear and compelling writing. A key emphasis of the course will be on policies and practices that prescribe the use of particular methods and data. Do the methods actually help us achieve our planning goals (e.g. sustainability, livability, etc.) or does an overemphasis on quantitative methods shield us from tackling tough questions around governance, local control, and regulation that need to be addressed simultaneously?

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<![CDATA[Perry Yang]]> 27369 Director of Eco Urban Lab
View Eco Urban Lab website: http://www.ecourbanlab.org

View Yang's full C.V.


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. 

Educational Background

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 


]]> Erin Howe 1 1273829505 2010-05-14 09:31:45 1459395235 2016-03-31 03:33:55 0 0 profile urban design; urban simulation and GIS; landscape ecology and industrial ecology for urban environments

Research and Creative Activities

Perry’s research and creative work focuses on ecologically sustainable design in urban settings, in a form of research and through peer-reviewed design and practice. His recent initiative, the Georgia Tech –Tongji Joint Laboratory of Ecological Urban Design in Shanghai, started from June 2013 that is supported by both Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture and Tongji’s College of Architecture and Urban Planning. His urban design practice Eco Systems Design Studio (ESD) in Shanghai and Taipei continued winning urban design competitions in the region from 2005 to 2012. His research engages performance dimension of urban form and the interventional approach through design. The methods behind are grounded in landscape ecology, industrial ecology, urban ecology, GIS and emerging technologies for spatial analysis, energy performance and life cycle assessment for urban environment. 

Recent Publications

  • Li, Zhengwei, Quan, Steven J., Yang, Perry P. J., 2016, Energy performance simulation for planning a low carbon neighborhood urban district: A case study of Macau, in Habitat International, 04; 53: 206-214. (as the corresponding author)


  • Yang, Perry P J, Quan, Steven J, 2016, Urban form and energy resilient strategies: A cast study of the Manhattan grid, in Urban Resilience – A Transformative Approach, Yoshiki Yamagata and Hiroshi Maruyama eds., Springer. (in print) 
  • Yang, Perry P. J., Yan, Jinyue, 2016, Modeling Urban Design with Energy Performance, in Energy Procedia (accepted for publication).
  • Quan, Steven J., Wu, Jiang, Shi, Zhongming, Yang, Tianren, Wang, Yi, Yang, Perry P. J., 2016, Urban Form and Building Energy Performance in Shanghai Neighborhoods, in Energy Procedia (accepted for publication). 
  • Yang, Perry P. J. 2015. Energy Resilient Urban Form: A Design Perspective, in Energy Procedia 75, Elsevier.


  • Quan, Steven. Qi Li, Godfried, Augenbroe, Brown, Jason, Yang Perry P. J. 2015. A GIS-based Energy Balance Modeling System for Urban Solar Buildings. in Energy Procedia 75, Elsevier. (as the corresponding author)


  • Quan, Steven. Qi Li, Godfried, Augenbroe, Brown, Jason, Yang Perry P J, 2015, Urban Data and Building Energy Modeling: A GIS-based Urban Building Energy Modeling System Using the Urban-EPC Engine, in Planning Support Systems and Smart Cities. Stan Geertman, Joseph Ferreira, Jr. Robert Goodspeed, John Stillwell eds., Springer. (as the corresponding author)


  • *Yang, Perry P. J., Quan, Steven. J., Castro- Lacouture, Daniel, Rudolph, Charles, Stuart, Ben. 2014. Performance metrics for designing an algae-powered eco urban district: A Geodesign perspective, in Energy Procedia, Elsevier.


  • *Quan, Steven. J., Economoua, Athanassions , Grasl, Thomas., Yang, Perry P. J. 2014. Computing energy performance of building density, shape and typology in urban context, in Energy Procedia, Elsevier (as the corresponding author).


  • Yang, Perry P. J. 2014. Energy resilient urban planning, in Geodesign: Integrating design and geospatial science in Europe, Scholten H, Lee D and Dias E eds., Springer, in print.


  • Yang, Perry P. J. 2013. Book chapter “Landscape ecology and its urbanism” in Landscape Urbanism and its Discontents: Dissimulating the Sustainable City. Andres Duany and Emily Talen eds., Island Press.


  • Quan, S. J., Minter, J., Yang, Perry P. J. 2013. Book chapter “A GIS-based performance metrics for designing a low energy urban agriculture system” in Planning Support Systems for Sustainable Urban Development, Springer Publication. (as the corresponding author)


  • Yang, Perry P. J. 2013. Hydrological effects of urban form and landscape change, in Planning stormwater resilient urban open spaces, vol. 3, F.D. Moccia and M.F. Palestino eds. Clean, Napoli


  • Yang, Perry P. J. 2012. Complexity Question in Urban Systems Design, in Journal of Architectural Engineering Technology, editorial, Vol. 1, Issue 2.


  • Li Z, Yang P P J. 2011. “Simulation Driven Low Carbon Built Environment” in The World Congress on Engineering and Technology (CET2011) and The 2011 International Conference on Sustainable Development (CSD), Shanghai, China, October 2011.


  • Yang, P.P.J., & Lew, S.H. 2009. An Asian model of TOD – the planning integration and institutional tools in Singapore. In Curtis, C., Renne, J., & Bertolini, L. (Eds.), Transit-Oriented Development: Making It Happen. Ashgate Publishing Ltd.


 (Single-authored Book published in Chinese)

  • Yang, Perry P. J. 2010. Ecological Urbanism: Scale, Flow and Design, China Architecture and Building Press, Beijing.


(Journal articles in Chinese)

  • *Yang, Perry P. J. 2014. Eco Area Ratio: Energy performance assessment and reduction approach for urban redevelopment in high-density environment, in Urban Planning Forum, Vol.03, 91-100, Tongji University. (in Chinese)


  • Yang, Perry P. J., Li Z., (2013) Carbon emission assessment for Central City Districts of Macau, Planner, China, Vol. 03, 08:32, 2013.


  • Yang, Perry P. J. (2010) Ecological Urbanism: Five Dimensions in Design, in Special Issue “Ecological Urbanism”, WA (World Architecture), Tsinghua University, January 10  (invited submission) 


  • Yang, Perry P. J. (2010) Landscape as Flows: An Ecological Design Approach to Large-scale Urban Landscape, in Special Issue “Ecological Urbanism”, WA (World Architecture), Tsinghua University, January 10 (invited submission).


  • Yi, W., Yang, Perry P. J. (2010) City as the Second Nature: Conceptual Urban Design in the city of Hulunbeir, WA (World Architecture), Tsinghua University, September 10.



Funded Projects

  • 2013-     Joint Laboratory of Ecological Urban Design, as Principal Investigator ($15,000 funded by the Denning Global Engagement Seed Fund (Global FIRE), the Office of Vice-Provost for International Initiatives, Georgia Institute of Technology).
  • 2012 – 2016        Sustainable Housing through Holistic Waste Stream Management and Algal Cultivation, as Co-Principal Investigator, with Daniel Castro and Charles Rudolph, in collaboration with Ben Stuart (PI) and Omer Tatari of Ohio University, ($1,644,957, funded by National Science Foundation; Georgia Tech portion $800,000).               
  • 2010-2011           Low Carbon Urban Design, as Principal Investigator, ($30,000, funded by Macau Urban Planning Institute).
  • 2009-2010           Assessing Solar Availability of Urban Form Using 3D GIS, as Principal Investigator, ($13,800, funded by Georgia Tech Foundation 
  • 2005-2008           Asian new downtowns: urban transformation of central city areas in Singapore, Taipei and Shanghai, as Principal Investigator, ($169,855 SGD, funded by National University of Singapore, 01 January 2005 to 30 June 2008). 
  • 2002-2006           GIS-based Design Support System in Tropical Urban Environment, as Principal Investigator; Co-PI: Prof. Michael Batty, Professor of University College London, ($89,964 SGD funded by National University of Singapore, 22 August 2002 – 21 May 2006.)


1)     Creative design works 

  • Perry’s urban design works were featured in one of China’s leading architecture journal WA (World Architecture), published by Tsinghua University, in January 2010 Issue “Ecological Urbanism”, together with two renowned urban designers, James Corner of University of Pennsylvania and l’AUC from Paris.
  • The 1st/2nd prizes in international design competition (as the chief designer):

-        2009 World Games Park master planning, Kaohsiung Taiwan (as the chief planner, in collaboration with COX + Peter Droege, MAA), 2005

-        Eco-City: Xiamen’s New Downtown at Maluan Bay (as the chief designer, in collaboration with Xiamen Planning and Design Institute), 2007

-        Shuidong Bay Urban Design, Maoming, Guangdong China, as the chief designer, with Guangdong Urban and Rural Planning Institute, 2008

-        Shunde Green Heart Design, Guangdong China, as the chief designer. The (one of the two 1st Prize winners out of 36 entries), 2010

-        Hangzhou Bay New District, Ningbo City China, as the chief designer, with Tongji University. The 2nd Prize (out of 63 entries), 2010

-        The Campus Planning Competition of Beijing Information Technology University, by winning over ten other prestigious design institutes in China including Tsinghua, Tongji and South China University of Technology. (as the chief designer, with BUE Beijing Urban Engineering Design Institute), 2011

-        Kaohsiung Inner Harbor Revitalization Urban Design, Kaohsiung City Government, Taiwan, the 2nd Place, (The 1st place: AECOM Hong Kong; The 3rd place: MVRDV, Netherlands and Cosmo Urban Design Consultants, Taipei), 2015.

2)     Participation in international academic communities

  • International Scientific Committee Member, International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), 2015 to Present. Session chair and panel organizer, Urban Energy Systems Design, 2015 International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE), March 28-31, 2015, Abu Dhabi.
  • Co-Chair of the Conclusion Session (with Dr. Yamagata), Global Carbon Project (GCP) Workshop on Tools and Indicators for Assessing Urban Resilience, the University of Tokyo, December 7-10, 2015.
  • Board Member, International Urban Planning and Environment Association (UPE), Co-chair of Organizing Committee of UPE9 (with Qifeng Yuan, Dr. Nancey Green Leigh), the 9th Symposium of the International Urban Planning and Environment Association: Rapid Urbanization, Global Recession and Climate Change, Guangzhou, China
  • Member of Editorial Board: Advances in Urban Planning and Development (AUPD), 2013 - Present
  • Member of Editorial Board: Journal of Architectural Engineering Technology
  • Member of Editorial Board: Progress in Industrial Ecology - An International Journal
  • Member of Editorial Board: Modern Urban Research, China

3) Other awards

  • Fulbright Scholarship, 1999



  • *2015. Curator, Resilient Urban Systems: Studio, Research, Design and Image, the Stubbins Gallery, College of Architecture, Georgia Tech, August 26 – September 11, 2015.
International Urban Design Studios 2009-2014

CP 6052 Applied Planning Studio (Urban Design), MCRP Program +

ARCH 6072 Design and Research Studio (Urban Design), MArch Program 

The International Urban Design Studio is an on-going initiative in the College of Architecture’s international programs and projects. This program provides an ongoing platform for faculty and students in the College of Architecture and collaborating schools and institutions abroad, to develop common intellectual interests and explore collaborative teaching, learning and research opportunities, especially in the area of sustainable urban design. The primary objective of the International Urban Design Studio is to engage graduate students in the College of Architecture in interdisciplinary, collaborative and real-world experiences in support of global professional practices in urban design, architecture and planning. In addition, the intention is to focus the studios on problems that are part of, or lead to, future research initiatives. Urban Design provides the disciplinary and interdisciplinary platform for the studio, bringing together students and faculty in Urban Design, the Master of City and Regional Planning Program and the Master of Architecture Program. The studios are part of the professional curricula in the Master of City and Regional Planning, the Master of Architecture or the Master of Science in Urban Design. The International Urban Design Studio began in 2009 and occurs intermittently as opportunities arise with universities and institutions abroad. Each studio is designed for its specific setting, the project situation and the host institutions objectives.

  • December 2009 and Spring 2010, Shanghai Pudong Waterfront Revitalization (with Dagenhart), joint studio with Tongji University.
  • Spring 2011, Ecological Urbanism Studio: global benchmarking for low carbon urban design, project selected and exhibited at the 100th ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture) Annual Meeting, March 2012, MIT and Boston. (Georgia Tech received $30,000 sponsorship from Macau Urban Planning Institute to support the research.)
  • Spring 2012, Agrarian Urbanism Studio: A low energy agriculture system in Wheat Street Garden at Atlanta, with Georgia Tech’s School of Biology, Arkfab group and Truly Living Well. (*This was the only studio run locally at Atlanta.)
  • Spring 2013, Waterfront Revitalization Studio: Asian New Bay Area in Kaohsiung (The studio received $30,000 sponsorship from Kaohsiung City Government, Taiwan to cover travel expenses of 3 faculty and 9 students to travel to Taiwan for site visit and presentation in the local government.)
  • Spring 2014, Waterfront Revitalization Studio:  Shuidong Bay in Maoming, Guangdong China (The studio received $40,000 sponsorship from Maoming City Government and Guangdong Urban Planning and Design Institute, China to cover travel expenses of 4 faculty and 13 students to travel to China for site visit and presentation in the local government.)
  • Spring 2015, Shanghai Chongming Eco Island Studio: Design for Urban Metabolism, a joint studio with College of Architecture and Urban Planning and School of Construction Management of Tongji University (The studio received support of local accommodation from Tongji University.)
  • Spring 2016, near Zero Energy District Studio, Disney in Pudong Shanghai. (It’s a ongoing studio project in collaboration with Disney Research China, a laboratory of Walt Disney Imagineering in Shanghai, as well as Tongji University and Covestro (Previous Bayor Material Science). An international joint workshop has ben scheduled in March 19-27, 2016 this year in Shanghai for students to conduct fieldwork and make presentation to local stakeholders.)

More details can be found in the Studio website: https://waterfrontcities.wordpress.com/

(2011, Awarded “Thank a Teacher” certificate from The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning of Georgia Institute of Technology, in recognition of “excellence in teaching” and “dedication to helping students learn in design studio”.)

 “10 Cities, 10 Years”:Research for Tracking Radical Urban Transition in East Asian Cities 

The Sino-U.S. Eco Urban Lab, a joint laboratory initiated from June 2014 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta and Tongji University in Shanghai, provides access to opportunities for operating joint research and joint teaching based on urban design studios in dynamic urban settings in the next decade. The investigation of radical transformation in China and Asian region would allow urban designers and researchers to be exposed to the frontier of urbanizing world for cutting-edge issues and challenge. Novel research questions and knowledge will be nurtured. Interventional approach through engaging local environmental conditions, social context and power relations will be crucial for the shaping of future sustainable urban systems.


Other Courses

CP8873/AR8803  Urban Ecological Design, Spring

MCRP, MArch, MSUD and MS in Architecture (from Spring 2010)

The course engages the contemporary issues of urban ecology and its articulation to design in urban settings. The new commitment of the co-habitation of nature and built environment has drawn attentions of city planners, urban designers and architects. The discourses of urban sustainability have to move away from social sufficiency, ecological efficiency to ecosystems compatibility by linking the forms and flows of urban, industrial and natural systems. The new challenges of urban ecological issue require design and planning professionals to deal with how urban and environment spaces could be analyzed, designed, managed, evaluated, represented and changed for responding to the cutting-edge ecologically sustainable issues. Divided by two main categories, Spatial Typologies and Ecological Flows, the sessions cover the trends and issues of ecologically sound urban design. Following the introductory lecture on ecological urban design in historical context, the Part One Spatial Forms and Typologies includes global ecological effects of mega urban form, suburbia, compact city and the debate of sustainable urban form, downtown urban environment, waterfront revitalization, brown field redevelopment, urban-nature edge space and the proposition of landscape urbanism. The Part Two Ecological Flows covers the ecological design issues of landscape ecological flow, material and energy flow, water flow and informational flow. The sessions conclude with the discussion of representational dimension of urban and environmental design that is essential to the professional practices of ecologically sound urban design. By selecting one of the specific ecologically sustainable issues, students are required to work on a research project, which is to be presented as a team work during the semester and further developed as an individual term paper at the end of semester.

  • CP8823PY/ ARCH8823  Site Planning and Urban Ecosystems Simulation, Fall

MCRP, MArch, MSUD and MS in Architecture (from Fall 2012)

Site planning has been seen as one of basic professional skills for city planners, urban designers and architects. There is a strong intellectual legacy from the works of Kevin Lynch, Donald Appleyard, Carl Steinitz and Gary Hack who defined site planning as “an art of arranging structure on the land and shaping the spaces between” (Lynch and Hack, 1983), a system approach to planning urban and natural settings over a defined spatial and temporal environment in context. The course introduces literature in site planning and the foundation of skill development through a series of tutorials and workshops. It provides visual-based analytical techniques and related simulation tools based on dimensions of representation, analysis and design. The synthesis of the three constitutes a method for engaging site and urban ecological systems across scales from building sites, neighborhoods to cities. The course also aims for extending the knowledge and method of site planning to new challenges of post-oil cities by integrating emerging technologies and performance-based design tools for mapping energy flow, carbon footprint, water, human movement and information processes in cities across territories and spatial scales over time. The representation, analysis and design of sites and urban ecological systems are to be driven by questions behind the shaping of high performance, renewable and resilient urban form and the making of sustainable urban systems.


Ph.D. Thesis/Dissertation Supervised

  • Steven Jige Quan, Ph.D. candidate, School of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Archana Sharma, Ph.D., 2007 (National University of Singapore), Articulating the Symbiotic Construct of Eco-Industrial Park: Strengthening Through A Modified Landscape Design Strategy. (as the co-supervisor) – currently Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Planning, Morgan State University, from January 2012 to Present.
  • Li Ze, Ph.D., 2007 (National University of Singapore), Urban Redevelopment in Changshoujie, Shanghai: An Institutional Analysis -- currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Urban Planning, School of Architecture, Tianjin University.
  • Simon Yanuar Putra, Ph.D., 2006 (National University of Singapore), A Perceptual Evaluation of Urban Space Using GIS-Based 3DVolumetric Visibility Analysis. – currently the Senior Engineer- GIS consultant, ADPC, Abu Dhabi
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<![CDATA[Edrick Harris]]> 27213 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.


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<![CDATA[Thomas Debo]]> 27213 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.

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<![CDATA[Brian Stone, Jr.]]> 27369 View Stone's full C.V.

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.

Educational Background

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


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Recent Publications

Funded Projects

  • Development of an Urban Heat Management Plan for Louisville, KY, Louisville Metro Government, 2014-2015
  • Impact of Climate-Responsive Design on Heat-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Large U.S. Cities: 2010-2050, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010-2012
  • Measuring the Role of the Built Environment as an Effect Modifier of Climate Change and Mortality, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009
  • Urban Sprawl and Excessive Heat Events, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008
  • Atlantic Station Employee Health Study: Measures of the Built Environment , U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008
  • Modeling the Effects of Land Use and Technology Change on Future Air Quality in the Upper Midwestern United States, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2005-2008
  • Modeling the Effects of Landscape Change on Regional Vehicle Travel, Ozone Formation, and Remote Forest Effects, U.S. Forest Service, 2005
Recent Courses

  • CP 6012 Planning Theory and History | This course seeks to examine historic and contemporary debates over the role and function of planning and the implications of these debates for planning practice and to analyze the role and effectiveness of planning in resolving contemporary urban problems.  The management of urban growth, the alleviation of poverty, and the protection of environmental values all require a response in the midst of the dynamic interactions that occur in cities and regions. This course provides a comprehensive exposure to the challenges that planners have historically faced and to the alternative views developed to help us select an appropriate planning strategy grounded in our history and theory.  This course is required of all CRP students.
  • CP 6213 Urban Environmental Planning and Design | This course provides an introduction to the field of environmental planning and is structured as both a seminar and a practicum.  In the seminar component of the course, assigned readings and group discussions explore the potential for ecology to provide a general theoretical basis for urban planning.  The practicum component of the course consists of GIS lab sessions and a series of site visits designed to introduce students to a range of spatial analysis and remote sensing techniques that may be utilized to develop and incorporate ecological criteria into the physical plan making process.  This course is one of two required classes for students specializing in Environmental Planning.
  • CP 8823: Climate Change and the City | Argued to be the most enduring of all human inventions, the city has proven remarkably resilient in the face of catastrophic weather events, severe economic disruption, devastating human epidemics, and prolonged warfare.  Yet, as the longstanding environmental stability of urban regions is altered through climate change, the structure and management of the contemporary city must adapt to these changing conditions if it is to persist in a warming world.  To this end, this course explores the fundamental challenges to the city posed by climate change and the range of policy and design-based responses available to anticipate and respond to these challenges. The objectives of the course are to understand the physical mechanisms through which climate change is modifying urban environments and, in turn, how cities amplify these changes; to consider the range of current and proposed policy strategies to manage climate change in cities; and to examine and develop design-based tools for climate change adaptation at the urban scale.   


Dissertations Supervised

  • Elizabeth Keysar, April 2013, Implementing Sustainability in Large Public Organizations: Impacts of Bureaucracy, School of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Jason Vargo, October 2012, Planning for the New Urban Climate: Interactions of Local Environmental Planning and Regional Extreme Heat, School of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology (Chair).
  • Elise Barrella, June 2012, Strategic planning for a sustainable transportation system: A swot-based framework for assessment and implementation guidance for transportation agencies, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Gretchen T. Goldman, May 2011, Characterization and Impact of Ambient Air Pollutant Measurement Error in Time-Series Epidemiologic Studies, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Mark R. Stevens, May 2005, Effectiveness Beliefs of Planning Practitioners, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Paul R. Denholm, May 2004, Environmental and Policy Analysis of Renewable Enabling Technologies, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Paul J. Meier, May 2002, Life-Cycle Assessment of Electricity Generation Systems and Applications for Climate Change Policy Analysis, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Recent Theses and Masters Research Papers Supervised

  • Rachel Cox (2013). Savannah’s Harbor Expansion Program: A Question of Related Growth.
  • Lauren Cardoni  (2013). The Atlanta Beltline: The Beginning of an Integrated Network.
  • John Rhodes  (2013). Development Potential vs. Development Regulation.
  • Elizabeth Ward (2013). Urban Agriculture and the Sustainable City.
  • Audrey Leous (2012). Respondent Beliefs on Transportation and the Environment.
  • Allison Buchwach (2012). Using Public Spaces Freely.
  • Thomas Caiafa  (2011). An Evaluation of TOD Opportunities Along MARTA’s North Line.
  • Matt DeVeau (2011). Strategies to Address the Climatic Barriers to Walkable, Transit-Oriented Communities in Florida. SCRP Master's Thesis Option Paper.
  • David Barg. (2011). Optimization of Distributed Generation Using Sustianable Energy Technologies in California. SCRP Master's Thesis Option Paper.
  • Joseph Staubes (2010). How Effective are Complete Streets at Increasing Bking and Walking? SCRP Master's Thesis Option Paper.
  • Ermis Zayas (2010). Tightening the Spigot: Water Conservation Implementation in the Atlanta Metrpolitan Area. SCRP Master's Thesis Option Paper.
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<![CDATA[Catherine Ross]]> 27369 View Ross' full C.V.

Visit Ross' personal website

Visit Megaregions research


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.

Educational Background
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


Synergistic Activities

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). 

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Research Ambitions
An internationally known transportation and urban planner, Catherine Ross has conducted research and has project experience at the local, national, and international levels. In addition, she co-founded Euquant, Inc., an Atlanta-based economic and planning consulting firm. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Ford Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), PEW Charitable Trusts, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy-China, Federal Transit Administration, and many local, city, and state governments throughout the country.

Research Groups/Labs
Director, Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development


  • Ross, Catherine L, Orenstein, Marla, Botchwey, Nisha, “Health Impact Assessment in the United States Springer-Verlag: April 2014. ((ISBN-10: 1461473020 | ISBN-13: 978-1461473022)

  • Ross, C.L. (2009). Megaregions: Planning for Global Competitiveness. Washington D.C.: Island Press.
  • Boston, T. D., & Ross, C. L. (Eds.). (1997). The Inner City: Urban Poverty and Economic Development in the Next Century (1 ed.). New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers.

Book Chapters

  • Ross, Catherine L., “Regional Growth, Transportation, and Congestion: The Atlanta Problem,” Part 3, Chapter 14 in Planning Atlanta Published by APA Planners Press, 2014 ISBN: 978-1-61190-126-9, December 2014

    Ross, C. & Rao, A. (2013) HIA in the U.S.: Pracitice, Policy and Legal Underpinnings. Integrating Health Impact Assessment (HIA) into the Policy Process: Lessons and Experiences from around the World. Oxford University Press.

  • C. Ross, M. Orenstein and N. Botchwey. HIA in the U.S.: Practice, Policy and Legal Underpinnings. In Integrating Health Impact Assessment (HIA) into the Policy Process: Lessons and Experiences from around the World. Oxford University Press. 2012.
  • Ross, C.L. and Danner, A. (2010). Beyond the Metropolis: Megaregions and the Global Economy. Building Metropolitan Atlanta: Past, Present, and Future. (pp 21-22). Atlanta Chapter for the Congress for New Urbanism
  • Ross, C.L., & Marcus, M.J. (2010). Calculating for Health: The Atlanta BeltLine Health Impact Assessment and Study. Building Metropolitan Atlanta: Past, Present, and Future. (pp. 68-70). Atlanta Chapter for the Congress for New Urbanism.
  • Ross, Catherine. ―Smart Growth: A National Perspective” Dr. Catherine Ross, Harry West Professor Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ross, C.L. & Marcus, M.  (2009). Roadways and Health: Making the Case for Collaboration. In Malekafzali, S. (Ed.), Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research (PolicyLink, Prevention Institute, Convergence Partnership. PolicyLink, Prevention Institute, Convegence Partnership.
  • Ross, C.L. (2009). Regional Transportation and Development in Atlanta. In Hack, G., Birch, E., Sedway, P., & Silver, M. (Eds.), Local Planning: Contemporary Principles and Practice. Washington, DC: International City/County Management Association.
  • Leigh, N.G. & Ross, C.L. (2009). Planning, Urban Revitalization and Inner City: An Exploration of Structural Racism. In Birch, E.L. (Ed.) The Urban and Planning Reader, (pp. 21-28). New York:  Routledge
  • Ross, C.L. & Woo, M. (2009). Identifying Megaregions in the US: Implications for Infrastructure Investment.” In Ross, C.L. (Ed.), Megaregions: Planning for Global Competitiveness. (pp. 53-80). Washington, DC: Island Press.
  • Ross, C.L., & Doyle, J.L. (2009). The Megaregion and the Future of American Planning. In Ross, C.L. (Ed.), Megaregions: Planning for Global Competitiveness. (pp. 280-287). Washington, DC: Island Press.

  • Ross, C.L., Barringer, J., & Amekudzi, A.A. (2009). Mobility in the Megaregion. In Ross, C.L. (Ed.), Megaregions: Planning for Global Competitiveness. (pp. 140-165). Washington, DC: Island Press.
Refereed Articles
Recent Courses

  • CP 6311/ CEE 6602 | Introduction to Transportation Planning
  • CP 6233 | Sustainable Urban Development
  • CP 6052 | Growth, Regionalism and Cities

Current PhD Students

  • Arthi Rao
  • Jessica L. H. Doyle
  • Eric Sundquist
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<![CDATA[Subhro Guhathakurta]]> 27213 View Guhathakurta's C.V.

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


]]> Teri Nagel 1 1307348321 2011-06-06 08:18:41 1449604501 2015-12-08 19:55:01 0 0 profile modeling urban futures and their sustainability implications; geographic information and planning support systems; urban form and its implication for water, energy, and GHG emissions

Research Ambitions
Given that the majority of the world's population now lives in cities, the key to future sustainability of the planet, most likely, will be found in better planning and organization of its urban regions (UH-HABITAT 2009). Knowledge of our climate and social-ecological systems has also grown rapidly, but this knowledge has yet to influence important decisions at all levels – from households to world leaders. I attribute this weak response in making strategic decisions to: 1) the hyper-complexity of the planetary human-social-ecological systems making it difficult to trace the aggregate impact of individual and collective choices; 2) lack of a decision framework to evaluate the costs of action and inaction; and 3) unavailability of appropriate mechanisms to easily evaluate alternative developmental scenarios. My research objectives addresses these challenges through research in the development of a computational infrastructure for assessing how decisions made about urban growth and change by urban actors (households, firms, civic leaders, etc.) relate to sustainability outcomes. In addition, I develop metrics and benchmarks for assessing the sustainability outcomes and seek out intuitive communication and visualization techniques to make them relevant to non-experts.

Research Groups/Labs

  • Center for Geographic Information Systems (Georgia Tech)
  • Sustainable Urban Systems, Technologies, and Infrastructure (SUSTaIn lab – ASU)
  • Geoda Center for Geospatial Analysis and Computation (GeoDa – ASU)
  • Decision Center for a Desert City (DCDC – ASU)

Recent Publications

  • Botchway, N., Guhathakurta, S., Lee, S. & Leous, A. (forthcoming). Quality of Life and Health in Atlanta. In H. Etienne and B. Faga (editors) Planning Atlanta. Chicago, IL: Planners Press.

  • McAslan, D. M. Prakash, D. Pijawka, S. Guhathakurta, and E. Sadalla. Measuring Quality of Life in Border Cities: The Border Observatory Project in the US-Mexico Border Region. In Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Cases VI (edited by R. Phillips, S. Joseph, and D. Rahtz). Heidelberg: Springer, in press.
  • Golub, A., S. Guhathakurta, and B. Sollapuram. Spatial and temporal capitalization effects of light rail in Phoenix: from conception, planning, and construction to operationJournal of Planning Education and Research. In Press.
  • Guhathakurta, S., Zhang, G., Pangaluru, M., & Sivakumar R. (2013) Walk Route: A new methodology to find the optimal walking route in the city of Atlanta. In Chapter 18: Planning Support Systems for Sustainable Urban Development (edited by S. Geertman). Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Zhang, Ge., Guhathakurta, S., Dai, G., Wu, L. & Yan, L. (2013). The control of land-use patterns for stormwater management at multiple spatial scales. Environmental Management 51(3).

  • Lee, S. and Guhathakurta, S. (2013) Bridging Environmental Sustainability and Quality of Life in Metropolitan Atlanta’s Urban Communities. In Chapter 9: Community Quality-of-Life Indicators: Best Cases VI (edited by R. PhillipsS. Joseph, and D. Rahtz). Heidelberg: Springer.

  • Guhathakurta, S. (2012). Examining Sustainability through Urban Models. In Understanding Sustainable Cities: Concepts, Cases and Solutions (Pijawka, D and M. Gromulat, eds.). Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company.

  • Pijawka, D., S. Guhathakurta, E. Sadalla, K. Collins, M. Prakash, and D. McAslan.  Urban Indicators for Border Areas: Measuring and Tracking Community Conditions in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region. In Chapter 6, Remaking Metropolis: Global Challenges of the Urban Landscape. Edited by E. Cook and J. Lara. Routledge: 2012.

Recent Funded Projects

  • Urban form and energy use explored through dynamic networked infrastructure model (with Prof. Eric Williams). National Science Foundation (Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation Award #1031690). 2011-2013.
  • Decision Center for a Desert City II: Urban Climate Adaptation. Co-Investigator (Pat Gober and Charles Redman, directors, together with other Co-Investigators). National Science Foundation: Decision Making Under Uncertainty (award #0951366). 2010-2015.
  • The Economic Impact of Phoenix Light Rail. Co-PI with Aaron Golub. Maricopa Association of Governments. 2009-2011.
  • Assessment of Perceptual and Objective Quality of Life Indicators in the U.S.-Mexico Border: Towards a Border-wide Longitudinal Database (San Diego-Tijuana Longitudinal Survey). Lead investigator with Co-principal Investigators David Pijawka and Edward Sadalla. Funded by Southwest Center for Environmental Research and Policy, US Environmental Protection Agency. 2006-2011.
  • Visualization of Large and Unstructured Data Sets Applications in Geospatial Planning, Modeling, and Engineering. Lead Personnel with International Research Training Group headed by Prof. Hans Hagen, Technische Universitat Kaiserslautern. Funded by Deutsche Forshungsgemeinschaft (German National Science Foundation). 2005-2014.
  • Digital Phoenix Project. Lead Principal Investigator and Research Coordinator (Management committee also consisting of Co-principal Investigators Yoshihiro Kobayashi, Janet Holsten, Tim Lant, and Mookesh Patel). Funded through Herberger Institute 2006-2009.
Recent Courses

  • PUP598 | Modeling and Simulating Urban Environments
  • CP 8300 | Advanced Urban & Regional Theory

Dissertations supervised 

  • Joonwon Joo (2008)
  • Vasudha Lathey (2008)
  • Ariane Middel (2009)


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<![CDATA[David Sawicki]]> 27369 View David Sawicki's full C.V.
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.

Educational Background
1970 - Ph.D. (Urban and Regional Planning), Cornell University
1965 - B.S. (Civil Engineering), Worcester Polytechnic Institute


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Sawicki spent five years giving new direction the planning profession’s flagship scholarly journal, the Journal of the American Planning Association. During that time period he suspended all personal research and publication activity. Once he retired as editor he changed his research direction and used his skill set on ocean planning and management on the coast of Massachusetts.

  • Accessibility versus Scale: Examining the Tradeoffs in Grocery Stores.  With Bill Dunkley and Amy Helling. Journal of Planning Education and Research. Summer 2004. 23, 4, 387-401.
  • Review of “The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It’s Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life,” by Richard Florida. Basic Books, New York. Winter, 2003. Volume 69, Number 1, Journal of the American Planning Association.
  • “Race and Residential Accessibility to Shopping and Services.” With Amy A. Helling. 2003. Volume 14, Numbers 1/2, pp. 69-102. Housing Policy Debate. Winner of the 2001 Fannie Mae Foundation Housing and Community Development *Best Paper Award at the Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.
Recent Courses

  • PUBP 6606/CP 64525 | Urban Development Policy. Introduces elements of urban policy and economic development by examining them historically, nationally, and locally. Approaches to urban development and redevelopment are analyzed.
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<![CDATA[Nisha Botchwey]]> 27213 View Botchwey's C.V.

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.

Educational Background



National and International Design Competition Placements

 Blog contributions

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Research Ambitions

Professor Botchwey examines the intersection of social and built environment determinants of health and civic engagement in the US and the developing world to develop effective community based interventions that improve health by revitalizing neighborhoods into healthy places. Her ongoing research focuses on developing ecological theories of health and urban planning, designing and testing civic engagement-based interventions that address tobacco use, water quality, and obesity, and advancing planning pedagogical models that incorporate health.

Recent Publications
  • Botchwey, N., T. Fisher, M. Trowbridge. (2013). Green Health. Journal of Planning Education Research, in press.
  • Botchwey, N., Guhathakurta, S., Lee, S. & Leous, A. (forthcoming). Quality of Life and Health in Atlanta. In H. Etienne and B. Faga (editors) Planning Atlanta. Chicago, IL: Planners Press.

  • Trowbridge, M., T. Huang, N. Botchwey, T. Fisher, C. Pyke, A. Rodgers, R. Ballard-Barbash. (2013). Green Building and Childhood Obesity Prevention: Toward and Integrated ‘Green Health’ Environmental Design Research Framework. American Journal of Preventative Medicine, Forthcoming, in press.
  • Dyjack, D.T., N. Botchwey, E. Marziale. (2013). Cross-sectoral Workforce Development: Examining the Intersection of Public Health and Community DesignJournal of Public Health Management and Practice 19(1): 97-99.

  • C. Ross, M. Orenstein and N. Botchwey. HIA in the U.S.: Practice, Policy and Legal Underpinnings. In Integrating Health Impact Assessment (HIA) into the Policy Process: Lessons and Experiences from around the World. Oxford University Press. 2012.
  • Kulbok, P. and N. Botchwey. Promoting Healthy Communities Using Multilevel Participatory Strategies. Chapter 18 in Stanhope and Lancaster (Eds.), Public Health Nursing.  Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier.
  • N. Botchweyand M. Trowbridge. 2011. “Training the next generation to promote healthy places,” Chapter 23 in H. Frumkin, A. Dannenberg, and R. Jackson, eds. Making Healthy Places: A Built Environment for Health, Well-being and Sustainability.  Island Press.
  • Boehmer E, R. Smith, M Schoppa, A. Mantsi, G. Motabe, E. Rapopabe, N. Botchwey, G. Louis. 2011. "Water and Health in Limpopo (WHIL): Engaging Communities through Water, Health, and Leadership Education in Limpopo, South Africa." Public.
  • Schoppa, M., R. Smith, E. Boehmer, E. Rabopape, G. Motabe, A. Mantisi, V. Netshandama, G. Louis, N. Botchwey. 2010. "Bypassing Politics: Education as a Powerful yet Neutral Community Engagement Plan." Virginia Policy Review 4(1): 20-23.
  • Kulbok, P., V. Bovbjerg, P. Meszaros, N. Botchwey, I. Hinton, N. Anderson, H. Rhee, D. Bond, D. Noonan, K. Hartman. 2010. Mother-Daughter Communication: A Protective Factor for Nonsmoking Among Rural Adolescents. Journal of Addictions Nursing 21(2-3): 69-78.
  • Cunningham, T., N. Botchwey, R. Dillingham, V. Netshandama, J. Boissevain, K. Firehock, G. Learmonth, and G. Louis. 2009. "Understanding Water Perceptions in Limpopo Province: A Photovoice CommunityAssessment." Environmental Pollution and Public Health, IEEE.
  • Botchwey, N., S. Hobson, A. Dannenberg, K. Mumford, C. Contant, T. McMillan, R. Jackson, R. Lopez, and C. Winkle. 2009. "A Model Curriculum for a Course on the Built Environment and Public Health: Training for an Interdisciplinary Workforce." American Journal of Preventive Medicine 36(2, Supplement): S63-S71.
  • Kulbok, P., H. Rhee, N. Botchwey, I. Hinton, V. Bovbjerg, N. Anderson, N. Ruth. 2008. "Factors Influencing Adolescents' Decision Not to Smoke." Public Health Nursing 25(6): 505-515.
  • Bernheim, R., N. Botchwey, R. Dillingham. 2008. "Intentionality and Integration in Undergraduate Global Public Health Education." Peer Review 10(4): 16-19.
  • Botchwey, N. 2007. "The Religious Sector"s Presence in Local Community Development." Journal of Planning Education and Research 27(1): 36-48.

Recent Funding

  • 2010-2011, Co-Investigator - NIH/Fogarty International Center/National Institute of Nursing Research (R24) Framework Supplement grant - "Modeling Water Use and Health in Rural South Africa: An Innovative Training Tool"
  • 2009-2011, Co-Investigator - National Institutes of Health/Fogarty International Center (R25) - "Water and Health in Limpopo Framework Program Supplement"                              
  • 2009-2012, Co-Investogator - May and Stanley Smith Charitable Trust - "Water Health Environment and Development (WHEAD) in Limpopo"
  • 2009-2012, Co-Investigator - Virginia Tobacco Settlement Foundation - "Partnering with Rural Youth and Parents to Design and Test a Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use Prevention Program Model"
  • 2008-2011, Jefferson Trust - "Water and Health in Limpopo"
  • 2008-2010, Kelly Family Endowment Gift - "Water and Health in Limpopo"   
Recent Courses

  • CP 6680 | Citizen Participation
  • CP 8882 | Public Health and the Built Environment
  • CP 8823 | Health Impact Assessment 

Recent Theses and Masters Research Paper Supervised

  • Allegra Churchill (2010) Uncertainty is the grievance: Livelihoods in flux on the Kafue Flats. Master’s of Landscape Architecture Thesis.
  • Barbara Choo (2010). Systematic Review of the Built Environment and Obesity in African American Adolescents. Master’s of Nursing Option Paper.
  • Timothy Cunningham (2009). Water in their words: South Africans using Photovoice to discussion and develop remedies toward improved access to clean water. Masters of Nursing Option Paper.  
  • Malindi Lankatilleke (2008). The Architecture of Community Building: Creating a Mixed-use, Multigenerational, Multifamily, and Mixed Income Community in the Barclay-Greenmount Neighborhood of Baltimore, MD.
  • John Bell (2008). The effects of the built environment on the prevalence of diabetes in Charlottesville, Virginia by neighborhood. Masters of Public Health Culminating Experience Paper.
  • Jennifer Harris (2004) Health Disparities and Community Planning. Master’s Option Paper.
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<![CDATA[Seth Weissman]]> 27215 View Weissman's C.V.


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.

Educational Background

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




]]> Mike Alberghini 1 1329154505 2012-02-13 17:35:05 1443030132 2015-09-23 17:42:12 0 0 profile Planning and Real Estate Law

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<![CDATA[Michael Dobbins]]> 27369 View Dobbins's C.V.

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.

Educational Background
1965 - M. Arch., Yale University
1960 - B.A. (Architecture), Yale University


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Research and Practice Ambitions

  • Application of the design disciplines for the betterment of the civic environment, both visually and functionally
  • Engaging citizen resources to identify positive outcomes for development initiative activities, public and private
  • Improvement of the regulatory frameworks that direct the development of the civic and private environment
  • Bridging disciplines within academia and in practice
  • Bridging the academy with the local community and government

Recent Publications

  • Dobbins, M. (2009). Urban Design and People, an urban design text, John Wiley and Sons
  • Dobbins, M. (2009). A Hope Program for Georgia Transportation. GONSO (Georgia Online New Service Organization), subsequently The Georgia Engineer
  • Dobbins, M. (2009). Georgia Transportation – A One-state Solution? Saportareport.com
  • Dobbins, M. (2005). Focusing Growth and Sprawl: Atlanta’s Livable Centers Initiative. Places

Recent Courses

  • CP 6834 /ARCH 6603 | Urban Design Policy and Implementation. This three hour course focuses on the policy frameworks that determine how the civic environment looks and functions and what it takes to improve on current practices. Along with Introduction to Urban Design, taught by Architecture professor Richard Dagenhart, the two courses are required for the urban design specialization. They may be taken in either order.
  • CP 8881 Freehand Drawing for Planners | This one hour course orients students toward recording, analyzing, conceptualizing and representing by hand information common to planning practice.
  • CP 6052 Planning Studio | This four hour course in the Masters core typically addresses the need for developing a community-driven visioning and framework planning effort. The studio calls on students to apply their knowledge to real time situations, learning from and working with community and governmental representatives and each other in both individual and team capacities.

Recent Theses and Masters Research Papers Supervised:

  • Helen Gordon, 2009
  • James Wagner (joint thesis in Civil and Environmental Engineering), 2009
  • Maureen Tighe, 2009
  • Nathan Lawrence, 2009
  • Alison Rae Smith, (joint thesis in Architecture), 2009
  • Sarah Smith (joint thesis in Architecture), 2009
  • Jared Yarsevich, 2009
  • Jerry Hsu, 2008

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<![CDATA[Nancey Green Leigh]]> 27369 View Leigh's full C.V.

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. 

Educational Background

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


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]]> Erin Howe 1 1273828621 2010-05-14 09:17:01 1422992020 2015-02-03 19:33:40 0 0 profile economic development planning; sustainable development; urban and regional theory; industrial restructuring; income inequality

Recent Grants
  • Georgia Transportation Institute/University Transportation Center “Effects of Private Transportation Improvements on Economic Development,” Co-Principal Investigators – Bert Bras and Nancey Green Leigh, Senior Researcher – Jiawen Yang, July 2010 - December 2011.
  • National Science Foundation, Office of International Studies and Education,  “Designing E-Waste Material Flow Systems for Sustainable Regional Economic Development: Exploring U.S. and Chinese Approaches,” International Research Workshop, August 1-3, 2010 in Guangzhou, China.
  • Atlanta Development Authority, “An Atlanta Plan for Industrial Land and Sustainable Industry” Studio, August – December 2009.
  • Minerva Corporation, “Friendship Village Studio.” August – December 2008.
  • National Science Foundation, Collaborative Research Grant “Materials Flow Modeling in Sustainable Industrial Systems Within Urban Centers,” June 2006 – August 2011.  Principal Investigator, Steve French, Bert Bras, John Muzzy, and Joyce Cooper, University of Washington, Seattle, and Randall Jackson, University of West Virginia.  
  • National Science Foundation, Planning Grant: “Materials Flow Modeling in Sustainable Industrial Systems Within Urban Centers,” August 2004-December 2006.  Co-Principal Investigators – Nancey Green Leigh and Catherine Ross, Senior Researchers -- Steve French, Bert Bras, Matthew Realff.


Research Groups/Labs
SISFUR, Sustainable Industrial Systems for Urban Regions. See:  www.sisfur.gatech.edu


  • Leigh, N. & Blakely, E. (2013). Planning Local Economic Development: Theory and Practice (5th ed.): Routledge. 

  • Blakely, E., & Leigh, N. (2010). Planning Local Economic Development: Theory and Practice (4th ed.): Sage Publications, Inc., with Edward J. Blakeley.
  • Economic Revitalization:  Cases and Strategies for City and Suburb, Thousand Oaks:  Sage Publications, March 2002, with Joan Fitzgerald.
  • Stemming Middle-Class Decline: The Challenges to Economic Development Planning, Rutgers, NJ:  CUPR Press, 1994.  Six published reviews. (Refer to supplementary documentation).
Recent Articles/Book Chapters
Recent Courses
  • CP 6412 | Planning Local Economic Development 
  • Green Industry Restructuring and Its Planning Implications
  • CP 8022 | Doctoral Urban and Regional Foundations
  • CP 6052 | Planning Studios
  • CP 8900 | Cinema City

Recent Studio Reports

  • Atlanta Industrial Land and Sustainable Industry Plan, A City and Regional Planning Fall 2009 Studio
  • A sustainable development plan for the proposed Friendship Village (Appendix) in the Chattahoochee Hill Country. Fall 2008 Studio
  • City ReAssembly When the Auto Plant Closes:  Redevelopment Opportunities for Doraville, Fall 2006 Studio
  • City ReAssembly When the Auto Plant Closes:  Redevelopment Analysis for Hapeville, Georgia, Fall 2006 Studio

Dissertations Supervised

  • Mitch Moody, “Georgia’s Structurally Unemployed Workers:  Do State Job Training Programs Help?” December 2008.
  • Lynn Patterson, “Local Economic Development Agency Support for Construction & Demolition Recycling,” May 2007. (recipient of College of Architecture Templar Award for best research)
  • Sugie Lee, “Analyzing Metropolitan Growth Patterns of the Inner-Ring Suburbs: ob for Smart Growth,” April 2005. Co-Advisor with Steven L. French.
  • Sarah Coffin, “The Brownfield Reality Check:  A Study of Land Value and the Effects of Brownfields on the Location of Section 8 Housing.”  May 2002. (recipient of College of Architecture Templar Award for best research; funded by US HUD Doctoral Fellowship & Lincoln Institute for Land Policy Dissertation Fellowship.)  

Current PhD Students

    • Taelim Choi
    • Jay Forrest
    • Nate Hoelzel
    • Jeong-Il Park
    • Raymond White
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<![CDATA[Stephanie Merrick]]> 27714 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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<![CDATA[Michael Elliott]]> 27369 View Elliot's full C.V.

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.

Educational Background
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



]]> Erin Howe 1 1273766074 2010-05-13 15:54:34 1421165136 2015-01-13 16:05:36 0 0 profile public policy dispute management; collaborative governance; sustainable communities; environmental planning and policy

Research Ambitions
Elliott conducts research on environmental dispute dynamics, the role of information and risk management in public decision processes, evaluating the effectiveness of dispute management processes and systems, and the impacts of collaborative decision making on civic culture. These projects focus on understanding conflict and designing systems for promoting effective decision processes associated with environmental quality and sustainable urban development.  He also works extensively with public agencies, community groups and corporations to design decision processes to more effectively resolve multiparty conflicts. He has worked with cities and states throughout the east coast, and with national/international organizations such as the U.S. EPA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Park Service, the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality, the Carter Center, US AID and UNDP.  Amongst other awards, he is recipient of the GT Outstanding Interdisciplinary Activity Award, the IACM Outstanding Book Award, and the Georgia Planning Association Merit Award.

Research Groups/Labs
Associate Director, Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development
Associate, Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Recent Publications

Dr. Elliott is co-editor of Making Sense of Environmental Conflicts; co-author of Paternalism, Conflict and Co-Production; author of more than 40 journal articles, and organizer and presenter at over 120 conferences.

  • Elliott, M. (2009). The Federal Government as Agent for Promoting Collaboration in Local Planning and Redevelopment: An Evaluation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Brownfield Facilitation Pilot Program. Paper presented at the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) 22nd Annual Conference. Retrieved June 22, 2010.
  • Elliott, M. (2007). Collaborative Decisions in a Fractured Metropolis: Institutional and Process Innovations for the Management of Conflict Resulting from Demographic Shifts and Spatial Transformation in U.S. Cities. In H. Zillessen & S. Kessen (Eds.), Wie gestalten wir Veranderungen? Herausforderungen fur die Kommunen durch den demographischen Wandel (pp. 230-242). Berlin.
  • Elliott, M. (2007). Community Discourse and the Creation of Sustainable Urban Places: Building Civic and Mediative Capacity in Urban Design. In H. Zillessen & S. Kessen (Eds.), Wie gestalten wir Veranderungen? Herausforderungen fur die Kommunen durch den demographischen Wandel (pp. 230-242). Berlin.
  • Shmueli, D., Elliott, M., & Kaufman, S. (2006). Frame Changes and the Management of Intractable Conflict. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 24(2), 207-218.
  • Elliott, M., & Stiftel, B. (2005). Societal Effects of Collaborative Decision-Making in Florida: The Impact of Environmental Conflict Resolution Institutions on Public Choice, Civic Culture and Environmental Management Systems. Paper presented at the The International Association for Conflict Management (IACM) 18th Annual Conference. Retrieved June 22, 2010.
  • Elliott, M., & Kaufman, S. (2003). Building Civic Capacity to Resolve Environmental Conflicts. Environmental Practice, 5(3), 265-272.
  • Elliott, M. (2003). Risk Perception Frames in Environmental Decision Making. Environmental Practice, 5(3), 214-222.
  • Lewicki, R., Gray, B., & Elliott, M. (Eds.). (2002). Making Sense of Intractable Environmental Conflicts: Concepts and Cases (1 ed.). Washington DC: Island Press.
  • Elliott, M., Kaufman, S., Gardner, R., & Burgess, G. (2002). Teaching Conflict Assessment and Frame Analysis Through Interactive Web-Based Simulations. The International Journal of Conflict Management, 13(4), 320-340.
  • Elliott, M., & Hanke, R. (2002). Framing Effects in Toxic Disputes: Cross-Case Analysis. In R. Lewicki, B. Gray & M. Elliott (Eds.), Making Sense of Intractable Environmental Conflicts: Concepts and Cases (1 ed., pp. 333-351). Washington DC: Island Press.
  • Elliott, M., Gray, B., & Lewicki, R. (2002). Lessons Learned about the Framing and Reframing of Intractable Environmental Conflicts. In R. Lewicki, B. Gray & M. Elliott (Eds.), Making Sense of Intractable Environmental Conflicts: Concepts and Cases (1 ed., pp. 409-435). Washington DC: Island Press.
  • Elliott, M. (1999). Reconceiving Historic Preservation in the Modern City: Conflict and Consensus Building in Atlanta. Journal of Planning and Architectural Research, 16(2), 149-163.
  • Elliott, M. (1999). The Use of Facilitators, Mediators, and Other Professional Neutrals. In L. Susskind, S. Carpenter & S. McKearnan (Eds.), Consensus Building Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Techniques and Strategies. London: Sage Publishing.
  • Elliott, M. (1998). Impacts of Institutionalized Mediation on a Waste Incinerator Siting Dispute: The Case of Quitman County, Georgia. In H. Weidner (Ed.), Alternative Dispute Resolution in Environmental Conflicts: Experiences in 12 Countries (sigma ed., pp. 65-83). Berlin.
  • Elliott, M. (1998). The Use of Mediation to Resolve Enviornmental Disputes in the United States. In H. Weidner (Ed.), Alternative Dispute Resolution in Environmental Conflicts: Experiences in 12 Countries (sigma ed., pp. 59-64). Berlin.
  • Foley, C., & Elliott, M. (1995). Systems Design and the Promotion of Pollution Prevention: Building More Effective Technical Assistance Programs. Georgia Law Review, 29(2), 449-471.
  • Elliott, M. (1994). The Use of Mediation to Resolve Environmental Disputes: Growth, Experience and Institutional Transformation in the United States. In A. Dally, H. Weidner & H.-J. Fietkau (Eds.), Mediation: Als Politischer und Sozialer Prozess (pp. 113-126). Loccum: Evangelische Akademie Loccum.
  • Susskind, L., & Elliott, M. (Eds.). (1983). Paternalism, Conflict and Co-Production:  Learning from Citizen Action and Citizen Participation in Western Europe (1 ed.). New York: Plenum Press.
Recent Courses

  • CP 6223/ PUBP 6314 | Policy Tools for Environmental Management
  • CP 6760/ PUBP 6760 | Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • COA 8811 | Doctoral Seminar in City and Regional Planning

Dissertations Supervised

  • Kathryn Frank, 2009: The Role of Collaboration in Everglades Restoration
  • Brian Stone, 2001: A Remote Sensing Analysis of Residential Land Use, Forest Canopy Distribution, and Surface Heat Island Formation in the Atlanta Metropolitan Region.

Current PhD Students

  • Ann Carpenter
  • Tae-Hyoung Gim
  • Elizabeth Keyser
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<![CDATA[Tim Welch]]> 27714 View Welch's C.V.

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.

Educational Background:
]]> Kyle James 1 1375829337 2013-08-06 22:48:57 1421165097 2015-01-13 16:04:57 0 0 profile 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

Current Research Projects:
“A Data Driven Approach to State Transportation Investment Decisions: a Transportation Project Investment and Evaluation Resource (T-Pier),” PI

The primary objective of this research is to provide a data-driven resource that planners and engineers, policymakers, service providers and researchers can use to determine how investments should be made in the future by balancing available resources to maximize return on investment (ROI). This is achieved in three ways: (1) development of a multi-criteria investment performance tool to measure the economic contributions of performance measures by simulating travel behavior in response to each potential project, (2) development of a resource allocation toolkit to prioritize all potential projects to optimally distribute funds subject to budget and other constraints and (3) inclusion of sophisticated financial instrumentation to measure long-term ROI.

 The proposed research will deliver a comprehensive decision support system in one toolbox called the Transportation Project Investment and Evaluation Resource (T-PIER). T-PIER will be equipped to examine the performance of each objective in small and medium scale transportation networks with multiple interacting modes such as driving, biking, and walking. The proposed tool will assist planners and engineers determine the optimal allocation of projects for obtaining maximum benefits when resources are limited and scarce. The proposed T-PIER framework combines both a travel demand and resource allocation model to interactively communicate and obtain an optimal set of projects to maximize ROI.

“Freight Impacts on Small Urban and Rural Areas,” Co-PI

This study focuses on the impacts of freight activity on rural and small urban areas, using hyper-local data to analyze current and forecast future truck movements along rural corridors. The current body of research and reports has relied on highly aggregate data, usually at the county level and often at an even larger geographic scale to make predictions about truck origins and destinations. Better estimates of truck activity are available and can be used to investigate individual congested freight corridors and roadways and their impact on economic activity, particularly in rural areas where freight movements are not as well understood. Improved disaggregate truck data can better inform local decisions for specific improvement strategies and projects. The study improves upon existing research by integrating the use of real-time (GPS) truck activity data, growth in major economic sectors, detailed route information and growth in port activity to analyze the flow of freight and its likely impact on smaller geographic areas

“National MAP-21 Implementation and Monitoring,” Co-PI

The “National MAP-21 Implementation and Monitoring” project examines the efforts that states and MPOs have undertaken to adopt a performance-based planning process, by contextualizing the relevance of adopted measures and comparing to other important indicators. Based on this work, and supplemented by information collected from DOTs and MPOs, a national database to benchmark performance progress will be developed. The database development process will identify desired transportation system performance characteristics and performance measures and evaluate them within the context of specific performance targets. This effort will be conducted in accordance with the recently articulated MAP-21 national requirements and those for MPOs and DOTs. It will also examine strategies to integrate these performance measures into statewide and regional planning processes. The project team will gather data from each entity to construct a database that will benchmark and track national progress on performance indicators.

“Statistical Analysis of Atlanta Parks and Recreation Department Needs Assessment Surveys,” PI

The Atlanta Parks and Recreation department has collected a large number of surveys from park users, measuring the demand for park amenities. The department is seeking assistance to statistically analyze the results of the surveys to provide meaningful results on park facility demand by local residents. The results of this analysis will uncover the underlying correlations between park users and their desire for specific park facilities.

Refereed Journal Articles:

Welch, T. F., & Mishra, S.  (2014). A Framework for Determining Road Pricing Revenue Use and Its Welfare Effects. Research in Transportation Economics. (Read It Now)

Welch, T., Mishra, S. (2014) Envisioning an Emission Diet: Application of Travel Demand Mechanisms to Facilitate Policy Decision Making, Transportation. (Read It Now)

Mishra, S., Welch, T. F., Torrens, P. M., Fu, C., Zhu, H., & Knaap, E. (2014). A tool for measuring and visualizing connectivity of transit stop, route and transfer center in a multimodal transportation network. Public Transport, 1-23. (Read It Now)

Welch, T. F. (2013). Equity in transport: The distribution of transit access and connectivity among affordable housing units. Transport Policy, 30, 283-293. (Read It Now)

Welch, T. F., & Mishra, S. (2013). A measure of equity for public transit connectivity. Journal of Transport Geography, 33, 29-41. (Read It Now)

Mishra, S., Welch, T. & Chakraborty (2013). An Experiment in Mega-Regional Road Pricing Using Advanced Commuter Behavior Analysis. Journal of Urban Planning and Development. (Read It Now)

Erdogan, S., Welch, T., Knaap, G. J., & Ducca, F. W. (2013). What to Expect in 2030: The Impacts of Fuel Price and Fuel Economy on Land Use and Transportation. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2397(1), 89-98. (Read It Now)

Mishra, S., Welch, T., & Jha, M. K. (2012). Performance Indicators for Public Transit Connectivity in Multi-Modal Transportation Networks. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, 46(7), 1066–1085. (Read It Now)

Mishra, S., Welch, T. (2012). A Joint Travel Demand and Environmental Model to Incorporate Emission Pricing For Large Transportation Networks. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2302 (December 1): 29–41. (Read It Now)

Book Chapters

Welch, T., S. Mishra, & M.K. Jha (2012). Transit Service Indicators for Alternative Route Structure Analysis, in Applied Mathematics in Electrical & Computer Engineering (Jan. 2012), M.K. Jha, M. Lazard, and A. Zaharim (eds.), WSEAS Press, 45-50, proceedings of the 2012 WSEAS International Conference on Computer Engineering and Applications (CEA' 12), Harvard University, Boston, MA, Jan. 25-27, 2012.

Book Reviews

Welch, T. and Knaap, G. J. (2012), Perverse Cities: Hidden Subsidies, Wonky Policy, and Urban Sprawl by Pamela Blais. Journal of Regional Science, 52: 527–528. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9787.2012.00780_13.x

Courses Taught:
CP 6321 - Transportation Planning Methods and Investment Decisions (Syllabus)

This course takes an applied approach to the study of transportation planning concepts, relevant investment decisions and analytical methods. The course is composed of two components. The first part focuses on the economic and financial foundations of transportation. This includes the fundamental concepts the drive transportation demand, influence costs and supply, and effect investment decisions. The course will deconstruct the complex and sometimes adverse relationships between public/private investment and highway/transit provision. These concepts provide students with the theoretical underpinning necessary to understand how transportation investment decisions are made. 

The second part of this course takes a hands-on approach to transportation planning methods. Students are introduced to travel demand modeling. The course will delve into the common 4-step transportation demand model, the basic foundation for much of the transportation demand analysis that takes place in the U.S. Students will learn the mathematical underpinnings of each of the four steps and, with the aid of spreadsheets, use what they learn to conduct a simple alternatives analysis comparing two methods of organizing transit service.

This course combines principles of economics, management, engineering, operations research, and public policy to present a comprehensive view of how analysis methods and social political contexts can lead to various observed transportation investment decisions. 

CP 6331 / CEE 6624: Land Use and Transportation Interactions (Syllabus)

This course is about the contemporary American metropolis and the forces that shape it. The objectives of the course are to develop an understanding of the complex interaction between land use and transportation systems and, building on this foundation, to assess the implications of future transportation and land use decisions for urban growth and environmental quality. In the first component of the course, readings and group discussions will examine the historical and contemporary relationship between transportation investment and land use; including the basic theories of spatial organization and travel behavior.

The second and third components of the course will examine the social and environmental costs of decentralized land use and the principal economic, regulatory, and design-based strategies that have been employed to mitigate the undesirable effects of metropolitan growth. As air quality and climate change hold significant implications for future urban development, a particular emphasis will be placed on the linkages between land use, energy consumption, and air pollution. In the final component of the course, students will be introduced to the emerging integrated transport modeling framework and the major federal statutes governing the state and regional level transportation planning process. Through two lab projects, students will have the opportunity to perform their own analysis of land use and travel behavior with census demographic and travel survey data obtained from a major metropolitan area. The course will conclude with an overview of an integrated approach to land use and transportation planning.


CP6542: Transportation and GIS (Syllabus)

This course covers the applications of GIS and emerging spatial technologies to transportation. Its primary goal is to help students understand the basic principles of geographical information science for transportation, and to equip students with the state-of-the-practice computing technology for transportation planning in a GIS environment.

The course is appropriate for those with transportation experience and interested in learning practical implementation of transportation modeling in the GIS environment. It is also appropriate for those with a GIS background and interested in gaining experience in problems specific to transportation. The learning objectives of this course are to:

1) Understand transportation GIS fundamentals, including network, route and path, etc.
2) Increase proficiency in Transportation GIS routine operations such as data conversion, matrix operation, and topology building;
3) Become experienced in applying GIS to travel demand modeling and logistics analysis; 4) Explore creatively the applications of GIS to transportation analytical tasks, for example, accessibility modeling, urban mobility performance, health impact assessment or those specific to students' own areas of study and interest.

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<![CDATA[Jennifer Clark]]> 27213 View Jennifer Clark's profile at the School of Public Policy.

]]> Teri Nagel 1 1288111935 2010-10-26 16:52:15 1420832506 2015-01-09 19:41:46 0 0 profile regional economic development policy; agglomeration economies; territorial innovation systems;  labor market restructuring and regulation

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<![CDATA[Randall L. Guensler]]> 27213 View Guensler's profile at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering website.

]]> Teri Nagel 1 1288112324 2010-10-26 16:58:44 1418324425 2014-12-11 19:00:25 0 0 profile transportation planning; vehicle activity monitoring; air quality modeling; environmental impact assessment; environmental policy analysis

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<![CDATA[Heather Alhadeff]]> 27293 Joanie Chembars 1 1359371030 2013-01-28 11:03:50 1418316091 2014-12-11 16:41:31 0 0 profile
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<![CDATA[Zhaohua Wang]]> 27213 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). 

Educational Background

1994-B.S. (Hydraulic Engineering), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

1998-Ph.D. (Hydraulic Engineering), Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Fields of Interest 

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Journal Papers

1)     Wang, Z. and Tsai, Y. (2011) “Pavement Layer Data Repository Using A Spatio-Temporal Block Model”, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering (in review).

2)     Tsai, Y., Hu, Z., Wang, Z., “Vision-based Roadway Geometry Computation” ASCE

Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 3, pp. 223-233, 2010.

3)     Tsai, Y., Wu, J., Wang, Z., Hu, Z., “Horizontal Roadway Curvature Computation Algorithm Using Vision technology”, Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 78-88, 2009. 

4)     Tsai, Y., Kim, P., Wang Z., “A Generalized Image Detection Model for Developing a Sign Inventory”, ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, No. 5, pp. 266-276, 2009. 

5)     Wang, Z., Tsai, Y., Pitt, E., Wu, Y., “Impact of Escalating Construction Cost on Long-term Pavement Performance”, Journal of Transportation Research Board, No. 2093, pp. 84-92, 2009. 

6)     Yang, C., Tsai, Y., Wang, Z., “Algorithm for Spatial Clustering of Pavement Segments”, Journal of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering. Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 93-108, 2009. 

Conference Presentations with Proceedings (refereed)

1)     Tsai, Y., Wang, Z. and Yang C., “A Prototype Real-time GPS/GIS-based Emergency Response System for Locating and Dispatching Moving Patrol Vehicles with the Shortest Path and Beat-based Spatial Search”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Traffic and Transportation Studies, Guilin, China, pp. 1361-1368,  July 23-25, 2002.

2)     Tsai, Y., Wu, M. and Wang, Z., “Re-engineered Roadway Transportation Data Inventory Using GPS/GIS”, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Application of Advanced Technologies in Transportation Engineering, Beijing, China, pp. 542-547, May 26-28, 2004.

3)     Tsai, Y., Wu, J., Wu, Y., Wang, Z., “Automatic Roadway Geometry Measurement Algorithm Using Video Images”, Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Image Analysis, Cagliari, Italy, Vol. 3617, No. 13, pp. 669-678, September 6-8, 2005.

4)     Tsai, Y., Yang, C., Wang, Z., “Spatial Clustering for Determining Economical Highway Pavement Let Projects”, Proceedings of Geotechnical Engineering in the Information Age, Atlanta, GA, February 26 – March 1, 2006.

5)     Wang, Z., Tsai, Y., Pitts, E., “Pavement Preservation: Pay Now or Pay Big Later”. Compendium of Papers from the 1st International Conference on Pavement Preservation, Newport Beach, CA, pp. 85-101, April 13-15, 2010.

Ongoing Projects

1)     Title: Enhancement of GDOT’s Pavement Rehabilitation and Design Processes by Integrating New and Existing Data Sources and Developing Data Analysis and Reporting Procedures

Sponsor: Georgia Department of Transportation, Office of Materials and Research

CO-PIs: Zhaohua Wang and James Tsai

Amount Requested: $395,150

Period of Performance: March 9, 2011 to June 9, 2013


2)     Title: A Remote Sensing GIS-Based Asset Management System (RS-GAMS) Phase 2.

Sponsor: US Department of Transportation, RITA program

CO-PIs: James Tsai and Zhaohua Wang

Amount Funded: $1,519,082 (50% cost sharing)

Period of Performance: June 15, 2011 to Jun 14, 2013

3)     Title:GIS-Based Asset Management System (RS-GAMS).

Sponsor: US Department of Transportation, RITA program

CO-PIs: James Tsai and Zhaohua Wang

Amount Funded: $1,394,554 (50% cost sharing)

Period of Performance: January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2011


4)     Title: A Remote Sensing GIS-Based Asset Management System (RS-GAMS).

Sponsor: Georgia Department of Transportation, Office of Maintenance

CO-PIs: James Tsai, Zhaohua Wang, and Yiching Wu

Amount Funded: $400,000

Period of Performance: June 2010 – June 2014


5)     Title: Spatial Traffic Volume Estimation and Projection Methodology for Pavement Resurfacing Project Prioritization

Sponsor: Georgia Department of Transportation, Office of Maintenance

CO-PIs: James Tsai, Zhaohua Wang, Seung-Kyum Shoi, and Yiching Wu

Amount Requested: $92,373

Period of Performance: April 13, 2011 to April 13, 2013

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<![CDATA[Ramachandra Sivakumar]]> 27369
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.

Educational Background
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


]]> Erin Howe 1 1273830206 2010-05-14 09:43:26 1418311772 2014-12-11 15:29:32 0 0 profile enterprise geographic information system (GIS) design and implementation; integration of GIS theory and methods in vertical domains; web-based GIS application and system development

Research Ambitions
Apply Geographic Information Systems technology, methods, and techniques to develop tools and applications to address diverse issues across domains.

Research Groups/Labs
Center for Geographic information Systems (CGIS)

Recent Reports and Publication

  • Developing a GIS Framework for Annie E. Casey Foundation NPU-V Redevelopment Efforts – Project Report.
  • GIS Database Development for Location Georgia Site Inventory – Project Report.
    Coastal Incentives Grant: development of a Database and Web-based GIS for Coastal Access Sites in Georgia - Project Report.
  • Enterprise GIS Implementation Plan for City of Albany, Georgia (Co-author, 2007) – Project Report
  • National Guard Digital Mapping Server Portal: National GIS Integration and Mapping Support.  Co-author, Sixth Annual International Crime Mapping Research Conference. December 2002.
  • Data Development, Availability, Dissemination, and Organizational Issues in building the Georgia Spatial Data Infrastructure. Co-author, Annual Conference of Geospatial Information & Technology Association (GITA), South East Chapter. August 2002.
    Digital Mapping Server Implementation for National Guard Counterdrug. Co-author, ESRI International User Conference. July 2002.
  • Georgia High-Speed Telecommunications Atlas. ESRI Telecom Summit. April 2001.
  • Using OrthoBASE to create second generation USGS CIR Digital Orthophoto Quarter Quadrangles for the state of Georgia. Annual ERDAS User Conference, Washington, D.C. May 2000.
  • Integrating Digital Orthophotos into Geographic Information Systems Data Framework to Support Planning.  Annual Conference of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) in Atlanta, GA. November 2000.
  • Establishing the National Geospatial Data Clearinghouse Node in Georgia. Georgia GIS News. Spring 1998.
  • Presenting GIS Data on the Internet.  Georgia GIS News. Spring 1998
  • Establishing the National Geospatial Data Clearinghouse Node in Georgia. Final Technical Report to FGDC. January 1998.
Recent Courses

  • Introductory Course in ArcGIS
  • Deploying Applications on the Internet using ArcIMS
  • Building Rich Internet Applications – Independent Study (CP8100) with Dr. Steve French
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<![CDATA[Liora Sahar]]> 27293 View Sahar's C.V.

Educational Background

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


]]> Joanie Chembars 1 1331541568 2012-03-12 08:39:28 1418243769 2014-12-10 20:36:09 0 0 profile Geospatial Science; Remote Sensing; Feature Extraction; Public Health; Geodesy

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<![CDATA[Katrina Patton]]> 27814 Lisa Herrmann 1 1413449486 2014-10-16 08:51:26 1418226197 2014-12-10 15:43:17 0 0 profile
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<![CDATA[Larry Keating]]> 27369 Educational Background



Professional and Community Service

]]> Erin Howe 1 1273828438 2010-05-14 09:13:58 1418157469 2014-12-09 20:37:49 0 0 profile housing economics and policy; open housing; real estate and urban land economics; neighborhood and community development; planning in developing countries

Recent Publications 

  • "Bottom Fishing:  Emergent Policy Regarding Tax Delinquent Properties" (with D. Sjoquist), Public Investment (2002), 4pp.

  • Atlanta:  Race, Class and Urban Development (Philadelphia: Temple University Press2001), 242pp.

  • Making New Mortgage Markets:  Case Studies of Institutions, Home Buyers and Communities (with D. Listokin, E. Wiley, K. Rengert and B. Listokin) (Washington, D.C.:  Fannie Mae Foundation, 2000), 444 pp.

  • "Redeveloping Public Housing:  Relearning Immutible Lessons,"  Journal of the American Planning Association, (Autumn 2000), 13 pp.

  • "Sixty and Out: Techwood Homes Transformed by Enemies and Friends" (with C. Flores), Journal of Urban History (March, 2000), 24 pp.

  • "The Use of an External Organization to Facilitate University Community Partnerships" (with D. Sjoquist), Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research (2000), 27 pp.

  • "Peoplestown: Resilience and Tenacity versus Institutional Hostility," in Dennis Keating and Norman Krumholz (eds.), Rebuilding Urban Neighborhoods (Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications Inc. (1999), 24 pp.

  • "Atlanta Mortgage Consortium" and "NAACP/NationsBank Community Resource Centers," in David Listokin and Elvin K. Wyly, Successful Lending Industry Strategies (Washington, D.C.: Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1999), 19 and 17 pp.

  • "Community Development: Building on a New Foundation" (with M. Creighton and J. Abercrombie), in The Olympic Legacy: Building on What Was Acheived (Atlanta: Research Atlanta, 1996), 10 pp.

  • "Techwood and Clark Howell HOPE VI Baseline Case Study," in Linda B. Fosburg, Susan J. Popkin, and Gretchen P. Locke, An Historical and Baseline Assessment of HOPE VI, Volume II: Case Studies (Washington, D.C.: Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1996), 41 pp.


Recent Research Reports

  • "A City for All:  Report of the Gentrification Task Force, " (with F. Alexander), Atlanta City Council Gentrification Task Force, September, 2001, 40 pp.

  • "Revitalizing Peoplestown," (with others), Peoplestown Redevelopment Corporation, December, 2001, 46 pp.

  • "Strengthening a Valuable Resource:  The Fulton County/City of Atlanta Land Bank Authority," Fannie Mae Foundation, January 2001, 49 pp.

  • "Analyses and Recommendations for the City of Atlanta's 2000 Consolidated Plan," City of Atlanta, March 2000, 157 pp.

  • "Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprises," Center for Urban Policy Research/Fannie Mae Foundation, January 1999, 31 pp.

  • "SunTrust Bank," Center for Urban Policy Research/Fannie Mae Foundation, January 1999, 24 pp.

  • "City of Atlanta Community Development Block Grant Expenditures 1994-1997," Atlanta Housing Association of Neighborhood-Based Developers, April 1998, 38 pp.

  • "Successful Lending Industry Strategies" (with others), Center for Urban Policy Research/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, October 1997, 200 pp.

  • "Analysis and Evaluation of the Atlanta Mortgage Consortium," Center for Urban Policy Research/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, July 1997, 18 pp.

  • "Analysis and Evaluation of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)/NationsBank Community Development Resource Centers," Center for Urban Policy Research/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, July 1997, 17 pp.

  • "Capital View Redevelopment Plan" (with others), Capital Area Ministries, Inc., May 1997, 114 pp.

  • "Tax Delinquent Properties in the City of East Point: Turning Problems into Opportunities" (with K. Cooney and C. Calvert), October 1996, City of East Point, 27 pp.

  • "Peoplestown Redevelopment Plan" (with others), Peoplestown Revitalization Inc., 1996, 68 pp.

  • "Urban Revitalization Demonstration: Techwood Homes," Abt Associates/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1995, 34 pp.

  • "English Avenue Neighborhood Development Plan" (with others), English Avenue Civic Association, 1995, 116 pp.



  • "Best Scholarly Paper 2000, 2001" Society for American City and Regional Planning History, 2001 (for Journal of Urban History article with C. Flores).

  • Georgia Planning Association Distinguished Achievement in Planning, 1997.

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Architecture Faculty Service Award, 1996.

  • Fulbright Scholar, National Institute for Urban Affairs, New Delhi, and School of Planning, Ahmedabad, India, 1992.

  • Director, Outstanding Student Project, "Tax Delinquent Land in Twelve Atlanta Neighborhoods," Georgia Planning Association, 1990.

  • Director, Outstanding Student Paper, McClure Award, "Redlining in Atlanta," Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 1989.

  • Director, Outstanding Student Project, "Nonprofit Housing Supply," Georgia Planning Association, 1988. 


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<![CDATA[William Drummond]]> 27369 View Drummond's full C.V.

Educational Background

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


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  • "Address Matching: GIS Technology for Mapping Human Activity Patterns." Journal of the American Planning Association. Spring 1995, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 240-251.

  • "GIS as a Visualization Tool for Economic Development." Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems. Vol 17. no. 6, pp. 469-479.

  • "The Development of GIS-Based Small Area Social Indicators." Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management. Vol. 1, pp. 185-209. July 1993.

  • "Population Projection Models" (with David S. Sawicki). Spreadsheet Models for Urban and Regional Analysis. Edited by Richard K. Brail and Richard E. Klosterman. Rutgers Center for Urban Policy Research. February 1993.

  • "Computerized Information Management in a System-Poor Environment: Lessons from the Design and Implementation of a Computer System for the Sudanese Planning Ministry" (with Craig Calhoun and Dale Whittington). Third World Planning Review, November 1987.

  • Land Data Systems: Defining a Research and Dissemination Agenda (edited with Scott A. Bollens). Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Monograph 86-6, September 1986.

  • "An Examination of EPA's Regulatory Impact Analysis of Environmental Standards for Uranium Mill Tailings" (with Dale Whittington). Environmental Impact Assessment Review, September 1986.

 Recent Courses

  • CP 4105/ CP 6105 | Land Conservation
  • CP 4190/ CP 6190 | Introduction to Climate ChangePlanning
  • CP 6024 | Quantitative and Computer Methods
  • CP 6551 | Spatial Analysis - Socioeconomics

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<![CDATA[Angelika Braig]]> 27714 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.

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<![CDATA[Nickolas L. Faust]]> 27213 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.

]]> Teri Nagel 1 1288111450 2010-10-26 16:44:10 1380226085 2013-09-26 20:08:05 0 0 profile remote sensing

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<![CDATA[Tony Giarrusso]]> 27369 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. 

Educational Background
1992 - B.S. Biology, Georgia State University
2000 - Master of City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology


]]> Erin Howe 1 1273830011 2010-05-14 09:40:11 1371481077 2013-06-17 14:57:57 0 0 profile geographic information system applications; planning, renewable energy; public health; natural resources; socio-demographics; parks and recreation; biology

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) serve as a tremendous yet underutilized resource in many academic and professional fields. The capacity to effectively and efficiently create, manage, analyze, visualize and disseminate large amounts of spatial data should not be underestimated. It is our duty as GIS researchers at Georgia Tech to develop and circulate GIS based tools and information across multiple disciplines. I intend to continue my generalist approach, providing GIS-based decision support to various research domains,  ranging from renewable energy to public health to natural resource planning.

Research Groups/Labs
Center for Geographic Information Systems

Recent Publications

  • Matthew D. Falb, MHS, Dafna Kanny, PhD, Kenneth E. Powell, MD, Anthony J. Giarrusso, MCP, 2007, “Estimating the Proportion of Children Who Can Walk to School” in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol. 33(4), pp. 269-275.
  • “Combating Urban Sprawl”, Environmental Systems Research Institute, ArcUser, Winter 2003

Recent Funded Projects

  • 2009, Principal Investigator, GIT Strategic Energy Institute’s Creating Energy Options Grant, “Biomass Resource Information and Routing System (BRIARS)”
  • 2009, Co-Principal Investigator - Southeastern Alliance for Clean Energy – “Georgia Offshore Renewable Energy Potential–Spatial Planning” 
  • 2009, Co-Principal Investigator - Chevron- “Evaluating Biomass and Feedstock Potential in the Southeast United States”
  • 2008, Co-Principal Investigator - Morehouse School of Medicine - “Integrating Medical and Laboratory Information Systems for Discovering and Analyzing Risk Factors for Resistant Bacterial Infection in Metro Atlanta”  
  • 2008, Pricipal Investigator - Georgia Department of Natural Resources - “Alternatives to Coastal Development Guidebook”
  • 2007, Principal Investigator - The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation - “Decision Support for the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation” 
  • 2007, Principal Investigator - Atlanta Development Authority - “BeltLine Mapping and Spatial Support”
  • 2006, Co-Principal Investigator - Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership - “Metro Atlanta Land Supply”
  • 2006, Principal Investigator - Georgia Department of Human Resources - “Walking to School: Assessing Neighborhood and School Connectivity for Georgia’s Public Schools using GIS ”  
  • 2004, Co-Principal Investigator - Georgia Technology Authority - “Redesign of National Wetlands Inventory Database for Georgia / Creation of GIS Tools for Wetlands Database” 
  • 2003-2005, Principal Investigator - The Nature Conservancy of Georgia - “Understanding Military Base Encroachment – Fort Benning, GA” 
  • 2002-2004, Principal Investigator - Ther Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation - “Potential Greenspace Information System”
  • 2002-2003, Principal Investigator - The Turner Foundation and Trees Atlanta - “Greenspace Acquisition Support System”

Recent Courses

CP 4510 – Introduction to GIS, 2002 - 2013

CP 6514 - Introduction to GIS, 2010-2011

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<![CDATA[Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer]]> 27213 View Juergensmeyer's C.V.


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.

Educational Background

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


View Juergensmeyer's profile at the Georgia State University School of Law.

]]> Teri Nagel 1 1288181425 2010-10-27 12:10:25 1361861556 2013-02-26 06:52:36 0 0 profile Land Use Law; Growth Management Law

Julian's teaching and research specialties are land use planning law, property law and comparative land use and environmental law and his books and articles on those topics are nearing 100 in number. They include a co-authored treatise/hornbook on Land Use Planning and Development Regulation Law that is widely used by law and planning practitioners and frequently cited by courts including the Supreme Court of the United States. He is considered a pioneer in the development of infrastructure finance oriented regulations such as impact fees and has participated in developing growth management and capital improvement programs and litigation in regard to them in over 25 states. In recent years. he has also focused on smart growth regulations designed to encourage use of renewable energy and resource conservation.


  • Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer & Thomas E. Roberts, Land Use Planning and Development Regulation Law (3d ed., 2012).
  • Arthur C. Nelson, et al., The TDR Handbook: Designing and Implementing Transfer of Development Rights Programs (Island Press 2012).
  • Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer & Carole Necole Brown, Quick Review: Property (5th ed., West 2011).
  • Arthur C. Nelson, James C. Nicholas, & Julian C. Juergensmeyer, Impact Fees: Principles and Practice of Proportionate-Share Development Fees (American Planning Association Planners Press 2009). | Call No. KF5698.N45 2009
  • Arthur C. Nelson, Julian C. Juergensmeyer, et al., A Guide to Impact Fees and Housing Affordability (Island Press 2008).
  • Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer & Thomas E. Roberts, Land Use Planning and Development Regulation Law (2d ed., Thomson West 2007). | Call No. KF5692.J84
  • Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer & Thomas E. Roberts, Land Use Planning and Development Regulation Law (2d ed., Thomson West 2007) (softbound abridegement of treatise). | Call No. KF 5898. J845
  • Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer & Thomas Roberts, Land Use Planning and Development Regulation Law (Thomson West, Practitioner Treatise Series 2003). | Call No. KF5692 .J84
  • Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer, Sum & Substance Quick Review, Property (4th ed., Thomson West 2003). | Call No. KF561 .J84
  • Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer, Sum & Substance Quick Review, Property (3d ed., West Group 2000). | Call No. KF561 .J84
  • Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer, Florida Land Use Law: Development, Growth Management, Subdivisions, and Zoning (Lexis Law Publishing 1999). | Call No. KFF458 .J8277
  • Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer & Thomas E. Roberts, Land Use Planning and Control Law (West Group, Hornbook Series 1998). | Call No. KF5692 .J84 1998 c.1
  • Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer, Sum & Substance Quick Review, Property (2d ed., Sum & Substance 1996). | Call No. KF561 .J84
  • Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer & James Wadley, Florida Land Use and Growth Management Law (Butterworth 1993).
  • Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer, Quick Review Sum & Substance Series: Real Property (Sum & Substance 1993).
  • James C. Nicholas et al., A Practitioner’s Guide to Development Impact Fees (American Planning Association 1991). | Call No. HJ9156 .N53
  • Julian C. Juergensmeyer & Donald G. Hagman, Urban Planning and Land Development Control Law (2d ed., West Pub. Co. 1986). | Call No. KF5692 .H3 1986
  • Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer, Josephson’s Essential Principles of Real Property (Center for Creative Educational Services 1982).
  • Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer & James Wadley, Agricultural Law (Little, Brown 1982 & Supp. 1983-1985).
  • J. C. Juergensmeyer & P. Schneider, Florida Residential Leases (Harrison Co. 1981 & Supp. 1982-1988).
  • Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer & James Wadley, Zoning: The Law in Florida (Harrison Co. 1980 & Supp. 1981-1985). | Call No. KFF458 .J83
  • Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer & James Wadley, Florida Land Use Restrictions: Legislative Restrictions (D&S 1976-1991).
  • Julian C. Juergensmeyer & James Wadley, Water Law and Water Resources in Eastern Africa (1975).
  • Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer, Comparative Materials on Land, Natural Resources and Environment Law (1973) (1975, 1977, 1978).
  • Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer & Harry Laughran, Legal Aspects of Environmental Preservation and Control (1971).

Articles and Other Contributions to Law Reviews and Scholarly Journals

  • Julian C. Juergensmeyer, A 2020 View of Urban Infrastructure: An Introduction and Thank You, 42-43 Urb. Law. 1 (2010-2011). | Hein | LexisNexis | Westlaw
  • Julian C. Juergensmeyer & James C. Nicholas, Loving Growth Management in the Time of Recession, 42-43 Urb. Law. 417 (2010-2011). | Hein | LexisNexis | Westlaw
  • Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer, Rainwater Recapture: Development Regulations Promoting Water Conservation, 43 J. Marshall L. Rev. 359 (2010). | LexisNexis | Westlaw
  • Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer, Infrastructure and the Law: Florida's Past, Present and Future, 23 J. Land Use & Envtl. L. 441 (2008). | Hein | LexisNexis | Westlaw | SSRN
  • Tyson Smith & Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer, Development Impact Fees 2006: A Year in Review, Planning & Envt'l L., Feb. 2007, at 3.
  • Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer, Smart Growth versus Urban Sprawl in American Growth Management Law, 3 Warsaw U. L. Rev. 39 (2004).
  • James C. Nicholas & Julian Conrad Juergensmeyer, Market Based Approaches to Environmental Preservation: To Environmental Mitigation Fees and Beyond, 43 Nat. Resources J. 837 (2003). | Hein | LexisNexis | Westlaw | SSRN
  • Julian C. Juergensmeyer, Foreword: An Introduction to Urban Sprawl, 17 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 923 (2001). | Hein | LexisNexis | Westlaw


As a strong believer in the globalization of law and the legal profession, Julian has taught and lectured throughout Europe, North and South America, and Africa and has held the title of visiting professor at such foreign universities as the Universities of Frankfurt, Aarhus, Warsaw, Strasbourg, Limoges and British Columbia. His visiting appointments in the U.S. include Duke, Louisiana State University and Hastings College of the Law.

CP 8882 | International Perspective on Urban Law and Policy

CP 8883 | Growth Management Law 



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<![CDATA[David F. Haddow, CRE]]> 27293 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.

Educational Background

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Mr. Haddow’s practice assists clients with commercial real estate decisions.


  • David F. Haddow. Determining best use for undeveloped land. National Real Estate Investor. 1991.
  • David F. Haddow. The art of real estate counseling. Urban Land. 46(5, 1987).
  • David F. Haddow. Low cost real estate consumer analysis can pay off. Real Estate Review. 16 (2, 1986).
  • David F. Haddow. How efficient is the real estate market? Real Estate Today. 1985.
  • David F. Haddow. Making the city overview meaningful. The Appraisal Journal. 52(1, 1984).
  • David F. Haddow. The perils of real estate counseling. Real Estate Issues. 9(2,1984).
CP6640  Real Estate Development Methods

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<![CDATA[Jan Youtie]]> 27213 BIOSKETCH

Jan L. Youtie, Ph.D., is manager of policy services andprincipal research associate in Innovation Partners, a unit of the EnterpriseInnovation Institute at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Shealso is an adjunct professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy, teachesin the School of City and Regional Planning, and is a co-founder of the programin Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy. Dr. Youtie’s research focuses ontechnology-based economic development, emerging-technology assessment, manufacturingcompetitiveness, regional innovation clusters, and innovation and knowledgemeasurement and evaluation. She has been principal investigator in studiessponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Science Foundation,European Commission, U.N. Development Program, AspenInstitute, Southern Technology Council, and Georgia Research Alliance amongothers. Her research received the Lang Rosen Gold Award for best article by theJournal of Technology Transfer, and it also has appeared in ResearchPolicy, Economic Development Quarterly, Technovation, Evaluation andProgram 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 ofPublic Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998 to present

Assistant Director, A.L. BurrussInstitute of Public Service, Kennesaw State College, 1990-1992

Vice President, Bank EarningsInternational, 1982-1990

Senior Research Associate,Electronic Banking, Inc., 1981-1982

]]> Teri Nagel 1 1288183498 2010-10-27 12:44:58 1352737941 2012-11-12 16:32:21 0 0 profile INTERESTS

Technology-based economicdevelopment; emerging-technology assessment; manufacturing competitiveness; andinnovation and knowledge measurement and evaluation.


Shapira,P., Youtie, J., Carley, S. forthcoming. Prototypes of emerging metropolitannanodistricts in the United Statesand Europe. Les Annales d'Economie et de Statistique. In press.

Shapira, P., Youtie, J., Kay, L. 2011. BuildingCapabilities for Innovation in SMEs: A Cross-Country Comparison of TechnologyExtension Policies and Programs" International Journal of Innovation andRegional Development, 3-4, 254-272.

Shapira, P., Youtie, J., Kay, L. 2011. National innovation systems and the globalization ofnanotechnology innovation. Journal of Technology Transfer. doi:10.1007/s10961-011-9210-0

Youtie, J., Porter, AL., Shapira, P., Tang, L., Benn, T.2011. The Use of Environmental Health and Safety Research in NanotechnologyResearch, Journal ofNanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2011, 11, 158-166.

Youtie, J. Corley, E. 2010. Federally-SponsoredMultidisciplinary Research Centers: Learning, Evaluation, and Vicious Circles.Evaluation and Program Planning, Vol 34 No. 1, pp. 13-20.

Shapira,P., J. Youtie, and A.L. Porter. 2010. The Emergence of Social Science Researchin Nanotechnology.Scientometrics. 85(2): 595-611.

Roper S., Youtie J., Shapira P. and Fernandez-Ribas A, 2010. Knowledge,Capabilities and Manufacturing Innovation: A USA-Europe Comparison, RegionalStudies, Vol. 44, No. 3, April, 2010, pp. 253-279.

Subramanian,V, Youtie, J., Porter, AL, Shapira, P, 2010. Is there a shift to “activenanostructures”? Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Vol. 12, No. 1, January2010, pp. 1-10.

Porter,AL, Youtie, J. 2009. Where does nanotechnology belong in the map of science?Nature Nanotechnology. Vol. 4, September 2009, 534-536.

PorterAL, Youtie,J. 2009. How interdisciplinary is nanotechnology? Journal of NanoparticleResearch, Vol. 11, No. 5, July 2009, pp. 1023-1041.

Shapira,P., Youtie, J. 2008. Learning to Innovate: Building Regional TechnologyDevelopment Learning Networks in Midsized Cities, European Planning Studies,Vol. 16, No., 9, October 2008, pp. 1207-1228.

Youtie, J., Shapira, P. 2008. Building aninnovation hub: A case study of the transformation of university roles inregional technological and economic development. Research Policy, Vol. 37, No. 8,September 2008, pp. 1188-1204.

Shapira P. and Youtie, J, 2008. Nanodistricts inthe United States, Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 3, August 2008,pp. 187-199.

Youtie, J., Shapira, P., Porter, A.L., 2008. Nanotechnologypublications and citations by leading countries and blocs, Journal ofNanoparticle Research, Vol. 10, No. 6, August, 2008, pp. 981-986.

Youtie, J., Iacopetta, M, Graham, S., 2008. Assessingthe Nature of Nanotechnology:  Can WeUncover an Emerging General Purpose Technology? Journal of Technology Transfer,Vol. 33, No. 3 June, 2008, pp. 315-329.

Porter, A.L., Youtie, J., Shapira, P.,Schoeneck, D., 2008. Refining search terms for nanotechnology. Journal ofNanoparticle Research, Vol. 10, No. 5 May, 2008, pp. 715-728.

Youtie, J., Shapira,P. 2008. “Mapping the Nanotechnology Enterprise: A Multi-indicator Analysis ofEmerging Nanodisticts in the US South.” Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol.33, No. 2, 2008, pp., 209-223.

Shapira, P., Youtie,J., Cheney, D., 2007. The Future of Manufacturing, International Journal ofForesight and Innovation Policy, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2007, pp. 235-239.

Youtie, J., Shapira,P., Urmenbetova, A., Wang, J. 2007. “Advanced Technology and the Future of U.S.Manufacturing” International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy. Vol 3,No. 3, 2007, pp. 311-331.

Youtie, J., Shapira,P., Laudeman, G., 2007. “Supply, Demand, and ICT-based Services: A Local LevelPerspective,” Telecommunications Policy, Vol 31, No. 6-7, 2007, pp. 347-358.Earlier version at http://www.cherry.gatech.edu/lagrange/publications.htm

Youtie, J., Libaers, D., Bozeman, B. 2006. “Institutionalization ofUniversity Research Centers: The Case of the National Cooperative Program inInfertility Research.” Technovation, Vol 26, No. 9, September 2006, pp.1055-1063.

Shapira, P., Youtie, J., Yogeesvaran, K, Jaafer,Z. 2006. “Knowledge Economy Measurement: Methods, Results and Insights from theMalaysian Knowledge Content Study. Research Policy,” Vol. 35, 2006, pp.1522-1537.

Shapira, P., Youtie, J., 2006. “Measures forknowledge-based economic development: Introducing data mining techniques toeconomic developers in the state of Georgia and the US South,” TechnologicalForecasting and Social Change., Vol. 73, 2006, pp. 950-965.

Shapira P., Youtie, J., Mohapatra, S., 2003. “LinkingResearch Production and Development Outcomes at the Regional Level.” ResearchEvaluation, Vol., 12, No. 2, August, 2003, pp. 105-116.

Youtie, J. 2000. “Field of Dreams Revisited:Economic Development and Telecommunications in LaGrange, Georgia,” EconomicDevelopment Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. 22, 2000, pp. 146-153.

Shapira, P., Youtie, J. “Teaching with Internetand Multimedia Technologies.”Journal of Planning Education & Research. Vol.21, 2001, pp. 71-83.

Youtie, J., Bozeman,B. and Shapira, P., 1999. “Using an Evaluability Assessment to Select Methodsfor Evaluating State Technology Development Programs: The Case of the GeorgiaResearch Alliance,” Evaluation and Program Planning, Vol. 22, 1999, pp. 55-64.Earlier version at http://www.cherry.gatech.edu/mod/pubs/ttconf1.html

Youtie, J., Shapira, P., 1998. “EvaluatingIndustrial Modernization: Methods, Results and Insights from the GeorgiaManufacturing Extension Alliance,” Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 23 No.1, 1998, pp. 17-27.

Springfield,R., and Youtie, J., 1998. “Evaluation of Industrial Modernization Programs: AField Agent’s Perspective,” Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 23 No. 1,1998, pp. 43-47.

Shapira, P., Youtie, J., 1998. “Contrastingperspectives on the evaluation of industrial modernization: Introduction to thesymposium” Vol. 23 No. 1, 1998, pp, 3-6.

Youtie, J., Shapira, P., 1997. “TrackingCustomer Progress: Measuring the Impacts of Industrial Extension,” Journal ofTechnology Transfer, Vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 43-52, 1997.

Shapira P, Kingsley G, Youtie J, 1997. Manufacturingpartnerships: Evaluation in the context of government reform Evaluation andProgram Planning Vol. 20 No. 1, 1997, pp. 103-112.

Shapira, P., Youtie, J., Roessner, J.D., 1996. “CurrentPractices in the Evaluation of U.S. Industrial Modernization Programs,”Research Policy, Vol. 25, No. 2, 1996, pp. 185-214. Earlier version at:http://www.prism.gatech.edu/~ps25/mod/respol1.htm

Youtie, J., Read, W. 1996. "RegulatoryReform and the Promise of New Telecommunications Infrastructure in NewJersey." The Information Society, Vol. 12, No. 4, 1996, pp. 425-437.

Read, W., Youtie, J., 1995. “Telecommunicationsand Economic Development: Assessing Public Strategies, Industrial and CorporateChange,” Vol. 4 No. 4, 1995, pp. 667-670.

Read, W., Youtie, J., 1995. “Policy StrategiesAlong the Information Superhighway,” Review of Policy Research, Vol. 14 No. 1-2,March 1995, pp. 99-106.

Read, W., Youtie, J. 1995. "LaGrange,Georgia’s ‘Field of Dreams’: Economic Development and Telecommunications in aRural Area" Economic Development Review, Vol. 13, No. 1, Winter 1995, pp.70-75.

Read, W., Youtie, J. 1994. "Texas TelecomCorridor" Economic Development Review, Vol. 12, No. 3, Summer 1994, pp.27-31.

Read, W., Youtie, J. 1993. “Public versusprivate enterprise: the lessons of high-tech Singapore” Intermedia, Vol. 21,No. 6, November/December 1993, pp. 22-24.


Youtie, J., Shapira, P. 2011. MetropolitanDevelopment of Nanotechnology: Concentration or Dispersion? In S. Cozzens &J. Wetmore (Eds.) The Yearbook on Nanotechnology in Society: Volume 2 Equity andEquality. New York: Springer.

Shapira, P., Youtie J., and S.Carley. 2011. Nanodistricts. In D. Guston & J. G. Golson (Eds.)Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society. Sage Publications.

Shapira, P., Youtie, J. 2011. UnitedStates. In D. Guston & J. G. Golson (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Nanoscience andSociety. Sage Publications.

Shapira, P., Youtie, J. 2010. TheInnovation System and Innovation Policy in the United States, in RainerFrietsch and Margot Schüller (Eds.) Competing for Global Innovation Leadership:Innovation Systems and Policies in the USA,EU and Asia. Stuttgart: Fraunhofer IRB.

Youtie, J., Shapira, P. 2007. “InnovationStrategies and Manufacturing Practices: Insights from the 2005 GeorgiaManufacturing Survey” in G. Susman (ed), Small and Medium-sized Enterprises andthe Global Economy. North Hampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc.

Youtie, J, Shapira, P., Laudeman, G. 2004. “ReducingBarriers to User Access: The LaGrange Public Internet Initiative” in E. Bucyand J. Newhagen (ed), Media Access: Social and Psychological Dimensions of NewTechnology Use. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.  Earlier version at http://www.cherry.gatech.edu/lagrange/publications.htm

Read, W., Youtie, J., 1996. Telecommunications Strategy forEconomic Development, Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers.

Lipis, A.H., Marschall, T.R., Linker, J.H., ElectronicBanking. New York,Wiley, 1985.

Linker, J, 1983. Public intervenors and the public airwaves:The effect of interest groups on FCC decisions, in J.J. Havick, (ed),Communications Policy and the Political Process. Westport, Connecticut:Greenwood Press.


Co-Principal Investigator, Research Collaboration: Socialand Ethical Aspects of Contributorship, National Science Foundation (2010-2012)

Principal Investigator: UK-US Collaboration DevelopmentAward (CDA), British Embassy and British Consulate (2010).

Senior researcher, Analysis of the evolution of the costs ofresearch – trends, drivers and impacts (COST), European Commission (2009-2011)

Co-Principal Investigator, Center for Nanotechnology inSociety at Arizona State University (2010-2015, senior researcher, (2005-2009)

Co-Principal Investigator, Nanotechnology’s Transition fromDiscovery to Commercialization in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: AnExploration of Evidence from Novel Unstructured Sources, NationalNanotechnology Infrastructure Network, Social and Ethical Issues Seed GrantCompetition.

Co-Principal Investigator, Projecton the Assessment of Fifteen Nanotechnology Science and Engineering Centers’(NSECs) Outcomes and Impacts: Their Contribution to NNI Objectives and Goals,National Science Foundation (2009-2010)

Senior Researcher, Analysis ofthe evolution of the costs of research - trends, drivers and impacts, EuropeanCommission, (2009-2011).

Senior Researcher Evaluating theImpact of MEP Services on Establishment Performance, NIST ManufacturingExtension Program, (2009)

Co-Principal Investigator, ModMeasurement and Analysis of Highly Creative Research in the US and Europe,National Science Foundation (2007-2010)

Senior researcher, Making anImpact: Assessing the Benefits of Ohio’s Investments in Technology-basedEconomic Development Programs, Ohio Department of Development (2009)

Senior researcher, Study onKnowledge Content in Key Economic Sectors in Malaysia, U.N. Development Program(2007, 2002)

Country Correspondent, ERAWATCH(European research policy network). US research system assessment, EuropeanCommission, (2007-2013)

Country Correspondent,PROINNOWATCH, TrendChart, European Commission, (2007-2010)

Co-Principal Investigator, TechnologyExtension System Development for Chile, Chilean Economic Development Agency(CORFO), (2007-8)

Principal Investigator,Intellectual Capital Partnership Program, University System of Georgia,workforce studies on energy and environment (2008), aerospace (2007), logistics(2005), bioscience (2003, 2008), supply and demand of university graduates(1998, 1999, 2001, 2003);

Eureka! Winning Ways: Analysis ofEarly Client and Center Experiences, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership,(2008)

Correlates of Innovation Activityand Performance: A US-Europe Comparison, NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership,(2008)

Product and Service Innovation, NISTManufacturing Extension Partnership, (2006)

Co-Director, Knowledge Mapping ofNanotechnology in the Southern United States, Southern Technology Council(2005).

Co-Director, GeorgiaManufacturing Survey (2010, 2008, 2005, 2002,1999, 1996, 1994)

Assessing the Value ofInformation and its Impact on Productivity in Small and Midsize Manufacturers,Advanced Technology and the Future of US Manufacturing, NIST ManufacturingExtension Partnership (2004)

Senior researcher, NICHD ResearchCenters/Network Program Review: National Cooperative Program for InfertilityResearch, National Institutes of Health (2003-2004).

Co-Principal Investigator,Impacts of Public Information Infrastructure Access, evaluation involvingsurveys, case studies, National Science Foundation (2001-2004).

Co-Principal Investigator,Special Studies and Analysis, Manufacturing Futures Group, National Instituteof Standards and Technology (2003-2004), involving technology futures workshop,pilot protocol examining role of information in productivity, product andservices innovation.

Director, bibliometric analysisof the nanotechnology industry for the Georgia Research Alliance (2004)

Principal Investigator, clusteranalysis of electronic chip design industries for the Georgia Department ofEconomic Development (2001-2002)

Principal Investigator,technology infusion project, to benchmark technology development programs in U.S. states forthe Georgia Department of Economic Development, (2000).

Principal Investigator, Mid-sizedCities Technology Development project, to enhance technology-based economicdevelopment activities in mid-sized cities in Georgia, develop a Europeannetwork of mid-sized cities, and organize workshops for the Georgia Departmentof Economic Development (2001-2003)

Senior researcher, ContractorChange at the Department of Energy’s Multi-program Laboratories, involvingfocus groups, case studies, Office of Science, Department of Energy, (2001).

Principal Investigator,Innovative Local Economic Development Programs, involving 25 case studies, U.S.Economic Development Administration (1998-1999).

Principal, case study evaluationsof the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program, successful projects (1997),exemplary projects (1998), third party partnerships (1998), transformed firms,NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (1999).

Senior Researcher, Ring Around Georgia, NTIA/Department ofCommerce

Project Director, Manufacturing Assistance Program Needs AssessmentGuide, Aspen Institute (1994-1995)


Society for Nanotechnology and Emerging Technologies,Program Committee 2011.

Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation, ProgramCommittee 2009, 2011.

Journal of Technology Transfer, Ad hoc reviewer

International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, Adhoc reviewer

International Journal of Innovation and TechnologyManagement, Ad hoc reviewer

International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, Adhoc reviewer

Telecommunications Policy, Ad hoc reviewer

R&D Management, Ad hoc reviewer

Economic Development Quarterly, Ad hoc reviewer

Evaluation and Program Planning, Ad hoc reviewer

Research Policy, Ad hoc reviewer

Foresight, Ad hoc reviewer

Technology Analysis & Strategic Management, Ad hocreviewer

Technology Forecasting & Social Change, Ad hoc reviewer

Reviewer for NSF-CAREER Proposal, 2002, 2009

Peer Recognition Award, Enterprise Innovation Institute,2007

Journal of Technology Transfer Lang Rosen Gold Award forbest paper, 1997, 1998

Member, Manufacturing Extension Partnership ProgramEvaluation Review Committee (2005-2006), Center Panel Reviews (1998), Evaluation WorkingGroup (1993-1999)

Sloan Foundation Industry Studies Affiliate (2005-2010)

Working group member, National Innovations Initiative,Council on Competitiveness (2004).

Special assistant to Governor’s task force on technology andtelecommunications (2003), natural gas deregulation(2001-2002).

Director,Telecommunications/Technology technical advisory committee, Georgia RuralDevelopment Council (2000).

Co-organization, Innovations in Economic Development Forum,(2004-2011).

Co-organization,Transatlantic Workshop on Nanotechnology Innovation and Policy (2010)

Co-organization,workshops on Telecommunications, Rural Georgia, and the New Economy, sponsor:Georgia Department of Community Affairs (1999-2000);

Co-organization, AtlantaWorkshops on the Evaluation of Industrial Modernization, Aberdeen Woods, GA, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997.

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