Georgia Tech at GPA ’12: Thirteen presentations


Georgia Tech students and faculty joined planning professionals across the region for the Georgia Planning Association’s Annual Fall Conference held in Columbus, GA, 26-28 September.  The conference coincided with the first annual Southeast Student Planning Conference and extended its themes of education, advocacy, and networking to sixty-six graduate city and regional planning students from ten universities.  The twin conferences included sixteen presentations by Tech students, faculty, and alumni.


2012 GPA Fall Conference Participation by Georgia Tech Personnel:


Placemaking in the Age of Austerity – How to Create Great Places on a Shoe-String Budget

  • Johanna McCrehan (MCRP ’11)

Is Your Community “Drought Ready?”

  • Aris Georgakakos , Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

The Impact of the Built Environment on Health, Quality of Life, and Sustainability of Atlanta Neighborhoods

  • Nisha Botchwey, Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning

Sustainable Redevelopment

  • Nathanael Hoelzel (PhD Class of ’14)

Ethics of Forecasting

  • Bruce Stiftel, FAICP, Professor of City and Regional Planning

Is Georgia Ready to Share? Exploring Bike Sharing as a Transportation Option in Georgia

  • Aaron Fowler (MCRP ’09), Campus Transportation Planner

AICP Exam Review – History and Theory

  • Larry Keating, FAICP, Professor Emeritus


2012 Southeastern Schools of Planning Student Conference

Innovations in Multi-Modal Transit Mapping

  • Margaret Carragher (MCRP/MS-Civil Engineering Class of ’13)

Putting Georgia’s Cities Back to Work: Integrating Light Industry into Mixed-Use Urban Development

  • Dan Cotter (MCRP Class of ’13)

Bantum towns in the Deep South: Tiny Town Revitalization

  • Dawn Riley (MCRP Class of ’13)

Artesano: A Sustainable Neighborhood for Entrepreneurs and Craftsmen in the Heart of Houston

  • Christina Span (MCRP Class of ’13)

Ruination to Revitalization: Rebuilding a War-Torn City in Baghdad

  • Christopher Allen (MCRP Class of ’14)

German Approaches to Brownfield Redevelopment: Insights for Georgia’s

  • Peter Buchmann, Visiting Scholar
  • Anna-Theresa Richter, Visiting Scholar
  • Carsten Schittko, Visiting Scholar
  • Nancey Green Leigh, Professor of City and Regional Planning
  • Nathanael Hoelzel, Ph.D. Class of ‘14

Energy Consumption and Population Density in Metro Atlanta

  • Sinan Sinharoy (MCRP Class of ’13)

Reflections on Healthy Communities Summit six

  • Mackenzie Madden (MCRP Class of ’13)


For more information about the conference, read 2012 GPA Fall Conference in Review

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