Georgia Tech to make a strong showing at 2012 ACSP Conference

The 53rd Annual Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Conference, 1-4 November at the University of Cincinnati, will address the “Resurgence of Planning in a New Century” by exploring investigative and practical approaches to planning in a regional context.

Nine current or former Georgia Tech students and twelve faculty members will make 20 presentations at the ACSP meetings. Alumni, faculty, students, and friends are encouraged to join Georgia Tech as they co-host a reception with the universities of Illinois, Michigan and North Carolina on Friday, 2 November from 7:00 – 8:30pm at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherlands Plaza Hotel. A complete list of Georgia Tech presentations at ACSP 2012 is below:

Thursday, Nov. 1, 8:00am-9:30am

  • Brian Stone and Jason Vargo: Regional Greening for Urban Climate Change Management

Thursday, Nov. 1, 9:45am-11:15am

  • Dana Habeeb and Brian Stone: Hot Cities: Are Cities Becoming More Vulnerable to Extreme Heat?

Thursday, Nov. 1, 1:00pm-2:30pm

  • Thomas Douthat and Nancey Green Leigh: The Role of First Source Hiring Agreements in an era of High Unemployment and Reduced Fiscal Capacity
  • Brian Stone, Moderator/Discussant: Local Climate Action and Adaptation Planning

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2:45pm-3:45pm

  • Subhrijit Guhathakurta: Planning at Crossroads: Charting a Path Through Post-Normal Theory and Practice
  • David Jung-Hwi Lee (Research Scientist) and Catherine Ross (Professor of City and Regional Planning): A Retrospective Assessment of socio-economic forecasting for medium and small sized metropolitan planning organization (MPO)

Thursday, Nov. 1, 5:30pm-6:30pm

  • Nisha Botchwey, Moderator: Green Health: School-Centered Environmental Design to Promote Health

Friday, Nov. 2, 2:30pm-4:00pm

POCIG & FWIG Roundtable: Dismantling White Privilege in the Planning Academy, Part II of a Provocation

  • Lisa Scweitzer, Facilitator, University of Southern California


  • Julian Agyeman, Tufts University
  • Tridib Banerjee, Tridib [University of Southern California
  • Catherine Ross, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Lois Takahashi,  University of California, Los Angeles

Friday, Nov. 2, 4:15pm-5:45pm

  • Nisha Botchwey, Moderator/Discussant: Community Risk, Resilience and Recovery
  • Michael Elliott, Catherine Ross and Myungje Woo: Constructing and Implementing a Multi-attribute Decision Support Tool for the Atlanta Beltline: Integrating Stakeholder Involvement and Technical Design
  • Dan Immergluck, Moderator/Discussant: Foreclosures: Who is Affected and What is the Cost?
  • Abimbola Omiyale and Steven P. French: PHEVS and the Electric Inrastructure: Impacts, Challenges and Planning Approaches

Saturday, Nov. 3, 8:00am-9:30am

  • Steven French and William Drummond: Estimating Building Energy Use of Climate Action Planning
  • Jason Vargo, Moderator/Discussant: Urban Environments and Health Equity

Saturday, Nov 3, 11:00am - 12:30pm

  • Taelim Choi and Nancey Green Leigh: The Contribution of Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling to Sustainable Metropolitan Development: Insight from Input-Output Analysis
  • Thomas Douthat, Yi Zhou and Steven P. French: Advanced Inventory Techniques for Comparative Urban Disaster Hazards Analysis in the Caribbean
  • Dan Immergluck: Too Little, Too Late and Too Timid: The Federal Response to the Foreclosure Crisis at the Five-Year Mark
  • Yun Sang Lee: The Effects of Low Down-Payment and High Payment-to-Income Loans on Home Purchase Price and Neighborhood Attainment
  • Elora Raymond: An Empirical Test of the Secondary Circuit of Capital: Hot Money and Real Estate Development in the 2007-2012 Financial Crisis
  • Myungje Woo and Catherine Ross: Megaregions: Opportunities and Challenges of Multi-jurisdictional Cooperation and its Implicationas for Transportation and Infrastructure Planning: Integrating Health into Regional Planning

Saturday, Nov 3, 11:00am - 12:30pm

  • Sangwoo Sung and Steven P. French: Forecasting sustainable urban water demand using GIS: A case study of Metro Atlanta area, GA   

Saturday, Nov. 3, 4:30pm-6:00pm

  • Jennifer Clark: The Siting of “Scientific Spaces” in the US: The Push and Pull of Regional Development Strategies and the Implications for SMES
  • Michael Elliott, Moderator/Discussant: The Limits of Collaboration

Sunday, Nov. 4, 8:00am-9:30am

  • Jason Vargo and Jonathan Patz: Incorporating the County Health Rankings Data in Local Planning Research and Practice


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  • Conference Hall at the University of Cincinnati