Revenues from Atlanta’s 10 tax allocation districts (TADs), districts where incremental growth in property tax revenues is used to finance economic development projects, are expected to be up significantly in the current tax year, according to a new Georgia State University report.
A decade after Hurricane Katrina decimated swaths of New Orleans, the Lower Ninth Ward—drowned in flood waters, homes shoved off of their slab concrete foundations—will never look the same.
Georgia State professors have recently been cited in stories about urban food deserts, how major sporting events affect local economies, street crime and a range of other issues.
Focused On Cities
Increasing the well-being of those who make their homes in the world’s cities, and making cities more creative, productive, livable, and sustainable are known grand challenges of the 21st century. Urban research universities have a unique responsibility in addressing these challenges. In accordance with Goal 4 of GSU’s strategic plan, the Council for the Progress of Cities advances the urban mission of the University by strengthening and promoting interdisciplinary research and teaching activities aimed at developing effective solutions to complex challenges facing cities and their regions.
Areas Of Focus
The following three overarching and overlapping research themes are based on a faculty survey conducted in late Spring 2015. Details on research interests of our faculty in various Schools and Colleges are available on the individual Faculty pages.