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  • Sustainable Cities Studio Final Report (2018) 

    Chasteen, Fletcher; Finkelstein, Will; Garcia, Michelle; Kronowski, Danielle; Nakajima, Christi; Ventura, Ariella; Weinberg, Emma; Weinberg, Yonaton; Yang, Taotao (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018)
    This interdisciplinary studio aims to demonstrate that any major can contribute to sustainable community development. We partnered with Central Atlanta Progress to advance two goals of the 2017 Downtown Atlanta Master Plan: ...
  • Do Robots Increase Wages? 

    Leigh, Nancey Green; Lee, Heonyeong; Kraft, Benjamin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-02-11)
    Paper published in the Western Regional Science Association (WRSA) 58th Annual Meeting.
  • International Urban Design Studio 2018, Kyojima-Sumida District, Tokyo 

    Ali, Abaan; Binder, Robert; Chen, Boruo; Coulter, Ghazaleh; Davis, Tate; Dyess, Chelsea; Garcia Baez, Ricardo; Horadam, Nathaniel; Kim, Rebekah; Kimura-Thollander, Phillippe; Lancaster, Zachary; Marinelli, Abigail; McKay, Alyssa; Sepkowitz, Isabel; Starbuck, Zachary; Steidl, Paul; Tanglao, Jed Mick; Van Dyke, Rebecca; Waldon, James; Walls, Daniel; Wu, Yanlin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-04)
    The Tokyo Smart City Studio is a practical capstone project housed within the Eco Urban Lab at Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional Planning and School of Architecture. Throughout the four-month semester, students ...
  • International Urban Design Studio 2017, Urawa-Misono District, Tokyo 

    Aragon, Abigail; Binder, Robert; Brasgalla, Karina; French, Emma; Garnett, Dontrey; Hicks, Zachary; Koo, Bonwoo; Lancaster, Zachary; Moreno, Marcela; Pang, Gabriel Jian; Ray, Ellen; Rencurrell, Sean; Samartzis, Patricia; Steidl, Paul; Veriah, Revathi Roopini; Yang, Wenhui; Zeng, Tianran (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04)
    In the face of critical concerns about climate change and explosive urban population growth, cities worldwide are beginning to explore how “Smart City” approaches can address these challenges. The 2017 Urban Design Studio ...
  • Powder Springs: Corridor and Connectivity Plan 

    Agnew, Agnew, Darian T.; Bleckley, Claire; Denison, Jack; Graszer, Grace; Greenwald, Jeremy; Hanus, Andrew; Healy, Clare; Ma, Jiayan; Scott, Eric; Sherman, Jonathan; Stephens, Nick (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-12)
    Powder Springs charged the studio to focus its attention on two of the major access corridors into the city, Powder Springs Road from the east and Austell-Powder Springs Road from the southeast. In contemplating and then ...
  • Cultivating Connections: A Housing & Economic Development Implementation Strategy for the Mechanicsville Neighborhood of Atlanta 

    Barrett, Grace; Burge, James; Carter, Melody; Coyle, Tyler; Davison, Brianna; Furman, Seth; Sherman, Andrea; Smith, Andrew; Smith, Michael; Wolfe, Andreas (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-12)
    The future of Mechanicsville has been laid out in several previous plans, but they have resulted in little additional development for the neighborhood. Rather than creating another plan, the goal of this studio was to ...
  • Linking Buford Highway Redevelopment with the Peachtree Greenway, Brookhaven, GA 

    Carmenate, Sigal; Dodson, Christy; Douglass, Sara; Epstein, Dara; Erwin, Alexandra; French, Megan; Hirt, Mary; McIntosh, Chris; Caitlin, Mildner; Rogers, Ian Michael; Saxton, John; Waidhas, Kelsey (2017-12)
    The sponsor and client for this studio was the City of Brookhaven, where the 3-mile long Buford Highway was identified as a rapidly transforming character area in the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The goal of the Studio was ...
  • Gateway 85 Community Improvement District, Jimmy Carter Blvd, GA 

    Browne, Samantha; Diacetis, Bryan; Diwangkari, Andyan; El Joundi, Imane; Galloway, Allison; Glass, Gordon; Ijaz, Mishele; Johnson, Erin; Meng, Chao; Sawyer, Sarina; Kumar, Jeevan Sanjay Senthil; Thayer, Chris (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-12)
    This studio set out to develop a comprehensive understanding of the diverse, rich, and vibrant Gateway 85 Gwinnett Community Improvement District. From that, our purpose was to create a placemaking framework to spotlight ...
  • Chapala Climate Action Plan: Capstone Studio 

    Dieg, Melanie; Duncan, Dorraine; Howard, Symone; Kelley, Maggie; Morrison, Alex; Rao, Pooja; Yildirim, Ali (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-05)
    Given evidence of the Earth’s warming trends, cities worldwide have undertaken mitigation and adaptation strategies to deal with climate change. Climate Action Plans (CAPs) are primarily used to identify relevant opportunities ...
  • DeKalb County Industrial Land and Economy Study 

    Leigh, Nancey Green; Kraft, Benjamin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-08-31)
    Study for DeKalb County, GA on industrial land and the local economy
  • Decentralized Water Infrastructure for Growing Urban Neighborhoods: Environmental, Social, and Financial Implications 

    Lee, Heonyeong; Leigh, Nancey Green (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-08-27)
    Presentation of original research on decentralized water infrastructure in Atlanta, GA.
  • What metropolitan-level factors affect Latino-owned business performance? 

    Doyle, Jessica L. H. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-11-07)
    An estimated 1.54 million Latinos are self-employed in unincorporated businesses, while the 2012 national Survey of Business Owners counted 3.3 million Latino-owned firms, with a total of $474 million in annual sales or ...
  • Federal transit funding implications of urbanization: A nationwide assessment 

    Douglass, Sara Caroline (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-08-24)
    Between 2000 and 2010, the percentage of the US population residing in urban areas increased by over 12% (US Census Bureau 2011). Using variables to predict urbanization (proximity and economic variables, among others) and ...
  • Extending homeownership opportunities to prospective borrowers burdened by student loan debt 

    Agnew, Darian T. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-07)
    Since 2006, Student loan debt has ranked second in national consumer debt, falling second only behind household debt and exceeding debt from auto loans and credit cards (Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 2018). While there ...
  • Modeling Transit Dependency Index and the Analysis on the Intersecting Transit-Dependent Groups: A Spatial Microsimulation Approach 

    Pang, Jian (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-12)
    This research is primarily focused on building a methodology framework to model a Composite Transit Dependency Index (CTDI) that incorporates various Transit-Dependent groups. The application of Spatial Microsimulation in ...
  • School Closures and Their Impact on Local Communities 

    Yanten, Angelica (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016)
    Due to a number of factors, traditional school closings and consolidations have become very common in cities across the United States. Many forces at play cause a public school district to shut down or merge neighborhood ...
  • Information Theory as a Measure of Sociodemographic Change 

    Lancaster, Zachary (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-08)
    The current discourse around gentrification has been primarily focused on an economic understanding of gentrification. That is, that the gentrification can be primarily viewed through changes in housing prices in an area. ...
  • What statistical and spatial relationships exist between health insurance, race, income, and education in the state of Georgia immediately before and after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act? 

    Walker, Evan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-08)
    What statistical and spatial relationships exist between health insurance, race, income, and education in the state of Georgia immediately before and after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act?”. To answer this ...
  • Highways, Urban renewal, and patterns in the Built Environment: Exploring Impacts on Atlanta Neighborhoods 

    Leonard, Matthew (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-08)
    During the mid-twentieth century, cities across the United States underwent drastic changes known broadly at the time as “urban renewal.” In many cases, these changes included widespread demolition of varied neighborhoods ...
  • Economic Shifts Along the US-Mexico Border: Investigating the Changes in Location Quotient at the Block Level in Four US Border 

    Cunningham, James (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-08)
    US border cities are often considered “city-pairs” with coinciding Mexican industrial cities. Current literature suggests that the export economy of these Mexican cities increases employment in US border cities for the ...

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