Third Round Awarded Proposals
Contact: Margo Brinton, Professor, Department of Biology
Contact: Eddy Nahmias, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy & Neuroscience Institute
The starting point for shaping the future of cities is literally to shape the cities themselves ‘to focus on cities’ design and physical and social infrastructure, with a view to procuring desirable places in which to live, work, and play. This means providing affordable housing, efficient transportation, and urban amenities like green space, clean air, and clean and abundant water supplies.
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies (AYSPS), with its departments of Economics and Public Management and Policy (PMAP), the College of Law (COL), and the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Sociology share a common strength in urban policy, with internationally recognized experts in the area of urban and local public economics, social networks, urban planning, growth management, smart growth, zoning, and environmental and land use law.
This initiative builds on these existing strengths with a cluster hire of four faculty members working in urban policy and land use law. This proposal directly advances the university’s strategic cities initiative, building momentum behind GSU’s proposed Council for the Progress of Cities and advancing the university’s goal of global distinction, while simultaneously building on and tying together the existing infrastructure of the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth (COL), Fiscal Research Center (AYSPS), and the Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies (A&S).
Contact: H. Spencer Banzhaf, Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Contact: Jenny Yang, Professor, Department of Chemistry