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Welcome to the new Urban Studies Institute

The creation of the Urban Studies Institute marked an important moment in the development of Georgia State University as an urban university and in Atlanta’s transformation into a major, diverse, international urban region.

With a metro population of nearly six million, Atlanta is among the 10 biggest urban regions in the country. Its civil rights history is unique and it has in the more recent past transformed into a large, diverse, international metropolis. As such, the Atlanta region provides a compelling environment for urban research.

The Institute is housed in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, one of the leading public policy schools in the nation, with extensive research networks in Atlanta and cities around the world.

If you are interested in the Institute’s programs, please contact us at urban@gsu.edu.

 

Read more from our Director’s recent column here: http://leadership.saportareport.com/higher-education/2017/04/10/new-institute-will-raise-atlantas-profile-addressing-urban-issues-worldwide/.