Faculty Projects

2015

Principal Investigator: Nisha Botchwey 
Project: Sustainability Research Network (SRN): Integrated Infrastructure Solutions for Environmentally Sustainable, Healthy, and Livable Cities, Partnership led by University of Minnesota
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Dates: 2015-19

Principal Investigator: Subhro Guhathakurta
Project: Strategic Energy Institute
Funding Agency: Internal Grant
Dates: 2015-17

Principal Investigator: Alex Karner
Project: Building Equitable Student Transit
Funding Agency: California Endowment
Dates: 2015-16

Principal Investigator: Alex Karner
Project: National Center for Sustainable Transportation White Paper on Transportation Equity
Funding Agency: UC Davis National Transportation Center
Dates: 2015-16

Principal Investigator: Alex Karner
Project: Analysis Tool to Quantify Impacts of High-Wage Job Growth on Housing Demand and Affordability 
Funding Agency: Metropolitan Transportation Commission and US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Dates: 2015

Principal Investigator: Alex Karner
Project: Understanding Regional Disparities in Public Transit Performance Using Realtime Transit Data
Funding Agency: University of Maryland National Transportation Center
Dates: 2015-16

Principal Investigator: Michael Elliott
Project: Women’s Action toward Climate Resilience for Urban Poor in South Asia
Funding Agency: Global Resilience Partnership
Dates: 2015-17

Principal Investigator: Anna Kim
Project: Documenting the Undocumented: Stories and Dreams from Georgia
Funding Agency: American Studies Association Community Partnership Grant
Dates: 2015-16

Principal Investigator: Anna Kim
Project: Georgia Immigration Research Network
Funding Agency: Georgia Tech Innovation and Collaboration in Liberal Arts, Science, and Technology
Dates: 2015-16

Principal Investigator: Anna Kim
Project: Georgia Immigration Research Network
Funding Agency: Georgia Tech CUI Faculty Seed Grant
Dates: 2015

Principal Investigator: Anna Kim
Project: Norcross Immigrant Residential Survey and Analysis
Funding Agency: City of Norcross
Dates: 2015

Principal Investigator: Anna Kim
Project: CID Business Needs Assessment
Funding Agency: Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District
Dates: 2015

Principal Investigator: Catherine Ross
Project: Multimodal Planning at the Megaregional Scale
Funding Agency: American Planning Association
Dates: 2015-16

Principal Investigator: Catherine Ross
Project: SHRPSHRP 2 – Implementation Assistance Program
Funding Agency: Atlanta Regional Commission
Dates: 2015-17

Principal Investigator: Catherine Ross
Project: Challenges to CV and AV Applications in Truck Freight Operations
Funding Agency: Booz Allen Hamilton
Dates: 2015-16

Principal Investigator: Brian Stone
Project: NSF Hazards-SEES: Enhancing Emergency Preparedness for Critical Infrastructure Failure During Extreme Heat Events
Funding Agency: National Science Foundations
Dates: 2015-19

Principal Investigator: Brian Stone
Project: Trust for Public Land Urban Heat Management Program: Review and Validation of Methods
Funding Agency: Trust for Public Land
Dates: 2015-16

 

2014

Principal Investigator: Nisha Botchwey
Project: Building Bridges between Public Health and Community Civic Planning
Funding Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dates: 2014-15

Principal Investigator: Nisha Botchwey
Project: Building HIA Capacity in Atlanta Freight Focus
Funding Agency: Health Impact Project, Pew Advancing Smarter Policies for Healthier Communities
Dates: 2014-19

Principal Investigator: Nisha Botchwey
Project: HIA Model Curriculum, Website and Manuscript
Funding Agency: Georgia Tech Foundation
Dates: 2014

Principal Investigator: Nisha Botchwey
Project: Impact assessment course: North Birmingham Community Plan
Funding Agency: Regional Commission of Greater Birmingham
Dates: 2014

Co-Principal Investigators: Nisha Botchwey and Subhro Guhathakurta
Project: Growing Health in Fulton
Funding Agency: Fulton County Partnership to Improve Community Health (PICH) and CDC ‐ Fulton County
Dates: 2014‐2017

Co-Principal Investigators: Subhro Guhathakurta and Nancey Green Leigh
Project: Participatory Modeling of Complex Urban Infrastructure Systems
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation, RIPS Program

Principal Investigator: Mike Dobbins
Project: Imagine Memorial: the Memorial Drive Corridor Study
Funding Agency: City of Atlanta Council Member Natalyn Archibong and Planning Office
Dates: 2014‐2015

Principal Investigator: Mike Dobbins
Project: West End, the Southwest Hub of Atlanta’s Core
Funding Agency: Ford Foundation
Dates: 2014

Principal Investigator: Michael Elliott
Project: The Impact of Civic Engagement on Sustainable Development: Chattanooga and Seattle Citizen Participation Study
Funding Agency: Georgia Tech Foundation
Dates: 2014-2015

Principal Investigator: Michael Elliott
Project: Studio Project on the Siting and Design of Public and Charter Schools in Georgia
Funding Agency: The Georgia Conservancy
Dates: 2014-2015

Co-Principal Investigators: Anthony Giarrusso and Subhro Guhathakurta
Project: Tracking the Atlanta Streetcar
Funding Agency: AREA Research
Dates: 2014

Co-Principal Investigators: Subhro Guhathakurta and Anthony Giarrusso
Project: Proposal to Establish a Professional Certificate in GIS for Clients of Harris Corp. in Abu Dhabi
Funding Agency: Harris Corp
Dates: 2014-2015

Co-Principal Investigators: Subhro Guhathakurta, Catherine Ross, and Tim Welch
Project: Freight impacts of small urban areas (CGIS portion)
Funding Agency: UTCGDOT
Dates: 2014

Principal Investigator: Subhro Guhathakurta
Project: Development of an Application for Locational Intelligence and Geospatial Navigation (ALIGN) to Enhance Activity, Participation and Health Outcomes of Individuals with Mobility Disabilities
Funding Agency: NIDRR and RERC (D1.2)
Dates: 2014

Principal Investigator: Anna Kim
Project: Immigrant Integration in Norcross, GA
Funding Agency: City of Norcross and Gwinnett Village CID
Dates: 2014

Principal Investigator: Anna Kim
Project: Outside the Perimeter: Uneven Growth and Immigration in Atlanta Metro
Funding Agency: GT Faculty Award 
Dates: 2014

Principal Investigator: Anna Kim
Project: Documented the Undocumented: Stories from the South
Funding Agency: American Studies Association
Dates: 2015

Principal Investigator: Mike Dobbins
Project: Presence, Impact, and Investment in Atlanta’s Westside
Funding Agency: GT FIRE Award
Dates: 2014

Principal Investigator: Catherine Ross
Project: Eisenhower Fellowship, Peter Hylton
Funding Agency: Federal Highway Administration
Dates: 2014-2015

Principal Investigator: Catherine Ross
Project: Managing Transportation System Health
Funding Agency: Georgia Department of Transportation
Dates: 2014-2015

Co-Principal Investigators: Nisha Botchwey, Michael Elliott, Catherine Ross, Harry West
Project: PLAN 2040 Health Impact Assessment (HIA): Creating a National Model for Regional HIA Implementation
Funding Agency: PEW Foundation
Dates: 2014

Principal Investigator: Bruce Stiftel
Project: Habitat III Flagship Report: Urban and Regional Planning
Funding Agency: UN Human Settlements Program
Dates: 2014

Principal Investigator: Brian Stone
Project: Urban Heath Management Program: Review and Validation of Methods
Funding Agency: Trust for Public Land
Dates: 2015

Principal Investigator: Brian Stone
Project: Hazards SEES: Enhancing Emergency Preparedness for Critical Infrastructure Failure During Extreme Heat Events
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation, Hazards SEES Program
Dates: 2015-2019

Principal Investigator: Brian Stone
Project: Development of a Heat Management Plan for Louisville, Kentucky
Funding Agency: Louisville Metro Government
Dates: 2014-2015

Principal Investigator: Tim Welch
Project: A Statistical Analysis of Parks Surveys
Funding Agency: City of Atlanta, Parks and Recreation Department
Dates: 2014

Principal Investigator: Perry Yang
Project: Shuidong Bay Waterfront City Design, Guangdong China
Funding Agency: Guangdong Urban Planning and Design Institute
Dates: 2014

 

2013

Principal Investigator: Nisha Botchwey
Project: Impact Assessment Course: North Birmingham Community Plan 
Funding Agency: Regional Commission of Greater Birmingham
Dates: 2013

Principal Investigator: Michael Dobbins
Project: Connectivity
Funding Agency: Ford Foundation
Dates: 2013 - 2014

Principal Investigator: Michael Elliott
Project: Health Impact Assessment 
Funding Agency: Georgia Department of Community Health, Division of Public Health, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program
Dates: 2011 - 2013

Principal Investigator: Anthony Giarrusso
Project: Georgia Ocean Planning Initiative: Year Three
Funding Agency: Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Dates: 2013

Principal Investigator: Anthony Giarrusso
Project: Designing a Multi-State and Regional Framework for CMSP and Decision-Making: A South Atlantic Initiative
Funding Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Dates: 2013

Principal Investigator: Anthony Giarrusso
Project: Wetland Toolkit for Georgia
Funding Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Dates: 2013

Principal Investigator: Anthony Giarrusso 
Project: Project Greenspace Plan Update
Funding Agency: City of Atlanta
Dates: 2013

Principal Investigator: Anthony Giarrusso
Project: Interactive Virunga Vegetation Map
Funding Agency: Smithgall-Watts Foundation
Dates: 2013

Principal Investigator: Subhro Guhathakurta and Anthony Giarrusso
Project: Tracking the Atlanta Streetcar
Funding Agency: AREA Research/Atlanta Downtown Improvement District
Dates: 2013 - 2014

Principal Investigator: Subhro Guhathakurta and Anthony Giarrusso
Project: Proposal to Establish a Professional Certificate in GIS for Clients of Harris Copr. in UAE
Dates: 2013 - 2015

Principal Investigator:  Subhro Guhathakurta and Rimachandra Sivakumar
Project: US Afghanistan University Partnership with Kabul Polytechnic to Deliver GIS Curriculum
Funding Agency: US Department of State
Dates: 2013

Principal Investigator: Anna Kim
Project: Examining the Geographies of Immigrant Sex Work
Funding Agency: Asia Pacific AIDS Intervention Team, University of California, Loss Angeles
Dates: 2013

Principal Investigator: Nancey Green Leigh
Project: Atlanta Brownfield Redevelopment Plan
Dates: 2013

Principal Investigator: Nancey Green Leigh
Project: Planning Advisory Service Report on Urban Industrial Land Planning and Retention
Funding Agency: American Planning Association
Dates: 2013

Principal Investigator: Catherine Ross
Project: Local Beneficiaries Analysis of TIA Project Expenditures: Phase I
Funding Agency: Georgia Department of Transportation
Dates: 2013 - 2015

Principal Investigator: Catherine Ross and Nisha Botchwey 
Project: HIA Training and Tool Development
Funding Agency: Georgia Department of Public Health
Dates: 2013

Principal Investigator: Catherine Ross and Subhro Guhathakurta 
Project: Freight Movement, Port Facilities, and Economic Competitiveness
Funding Agency: National Center for Transportation Productivity and Management
Dates: 2013 - 2016

Principal Investigator: Subhro Guhathakurta 
Project: Interdisciplinary Center on Technologies to Support Successful Aging and Disability (RERC TechSAge)
Funding Agency: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Dates: 2013 - 2017

Principal Investigator: Rimachandra Sivakumar
Project: Developing GIS System Capabilities and Provide Support for Georgia Tech Police Department
Funding Agency: GT Office of Capital Planning and Space Management
Dates: 2013

Principal Investigator: Sarah Smith
Project: Plan 2040 HIA: Creating a National Model for Regional HIA Implementation 
Funding Agency: Pew Cheritable Trusts
Dates: 2013 - 2014

Principal Investigator: Brian Stone
Project: Urban Heat Island Network
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Dates: 2013 - 2017

Principal Investigator: Timothy Welch and Catherine Ross
Project: A Data-driven Approach to State Transportation Investment Decision: a Transportation Project Investment and Evaluation Resources (T-Pier)
Funding Agency: National Center for Transportation Systems Productivity
Dates: 2013

Principal Investigator: Perry Yang
Project: Ecological Urban Design Laboratory
Funding Agency: Global Fund for International Research and Education, GT Executive Vice President for Research
Dates: 2013

 

2012

Principal Investigator: Nisha Botchwey
Project: Building Bridges between Public Health and City and Regional Planning
Funding Agency: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Network of Public Health Institutes
Dates: June 2012 - 2013

Principal Investigator: Tony Giarrusso
Project: Building the Regional Information Management System to Support Coastal Planning
Funding Agency: Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Dates: 2012

Principal Investigator: Subhro Guhathakurta
Project: Urban Form and Energy Use Explored through Dynamic Infrastructure Network Model
Funding Agency: U.S. National Science Foundation, Civil Infrastructure Systems Program
Dates: 2012 - 2014

Principal Investigator: Subhro Guthathakurta and Nancey Green Leigh
Project: Journal of Planning Education and Research
Funding Agency: Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
Dates: 2012

Principal Investigator: David Jung-Hwi Lee
Project: Bringing Freight Components into Statewide and Regional Travel Demand Forecasting
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Transportation
Dates: 2012 - 2014

Principal Investigator: Michael Meyer and Catherine Ross
Project:  Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC): Center for Transportation System Performance Management
Funding Agency: Research and innovative Technology Administration (RITA), United States Departmetn of Transportation (US DOT), Georgia Department of Transportation, and Woodruff Foundation
Dates: 2012 - 2014

Principal Investigator: Catherine Ross and Michael Elliot
Project: Health Impact Assessment Training and Technical Assistance
Funding Agency: Georgia Department of Community Health, Division of Public Health
Dates: 2012

Principal Investigator: Catherine Ross and Michael Elliot
Project: Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail: Population Comparison Measuring Changes in Behavior Related to Health
Funding Agency: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georiga, Inc.
Dates: 2012

Principal Investigator: P. Snyder (University of Minnesota) and Brian Stone
Project: Urban Heat Island Network
Funding Agency: U.S. National Science Foundation
Dates: 2012 - 2014

Principal Investigator: Jiawen Yang
Project: Collaborative Research on China's High Speed Railway Investment
Funding Agency: Beijing Digplan Consulting Co.
Dates: 2012

 

2011

Principal Investigator: M .Woo and Catherine Ross
Project: Freight Movement, Port Facilities, and Economic Competitiveness
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Transportation
Dates: 2011 - 2014

Principal Investigator: Dan Immurgluck
Project:  Vacant Property Registration Ordinances: Characterizing , Developing a Database, and Describing Key Trends
Funding Agency: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Dates: October 2011 - March 2013

Principal Investigator: R. DesRoches and Steve French
Project: Caribbean Hazard and Mitigation Project (CHAMP)
Funding Agency: Georgia Tech Foundation
Dates: 2011 - 2012

Principal Investigator: Nancey Green Leigh
Project: Brownfield Area-wide Planning 
Funding Agency: City of Atlanta
Dates: 2011 - 2012

Principal Investigator: Mary hunt and Tony Giarrusso
Project: Georgia Ocean Planning Initiative: Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning
Funding Agency: Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Dates: 2011 - 2012

Principal Investigator: Perry Pei-Ju Yang
Project: Low Carbon Urban Design
Funding Agency: Macau Urban planning Institute
Dates: March - July 2011

Principal Investigator: Catherine Ross and Michael Elliot
Project: Health Impact Assessment Training and Technical Assistance
Funding Agency: Georgia Department of Community Health, Public Health Division
Dates: December 2011

Principal Investigator: Michael Dobbins
Project: Planning and Development Strategies for Holy Trinity, Alabama
Funding Agency: Missionary Servants of the Holy Trinity
Dates: 2011

Principal Investigator: Catherine Ross and Michael Elliot
Project: Health Benefits of the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail: a Pre-post Impact Assessment
Funding Agency: BeltLine Partnership
Dates: February 2011

 

2010

Principal Investigator: Catherine Ross
Project: Development and Implementation of a Decision Support Tool for the Atlanta BeltLine
Funding Agency: Atlanta BeltLine Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee (TADAC)
Dates: June 2010 – July 2011

Principal Investigator:  Nancey Green Leigh and Bert Bras,  Senior Research Scientist – Jiawen Yang
Project: Effects of Private Transportation Improvements on Economic Development
Funding Agency: DOT/GT UTC (matching from Ford & Jacoby)
Dates:  July 2010 – June 2011

Principal Investigator:  Nancey Green Leigh
Project: Women, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Clean Tech Industry
Funding Agency:  Georgia Tech Advance Program
Date:  June 2010 - June 2011

Principal Investigator: Catherine Ross
Project: Estimating Safety Benefits of Context-Sensitive Design
Funding Agency: Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)
Dates: June 2010 – June 2011

Principal Investigator: Jiawen Yang
Project: Collaborative Data Development for Transportation Asset Management
Funding Agency: City of Atlanta
Dates: June 2010 – June 2011

Principal Investigator: Catherine Ross
Project: Health Impact Assessment (HIA) on the Aerotropolis Atlanta Brownfield Redevelopment Project
Funding Agency: Pew Charitable Trusts
Dates: June 2010 – May 2011

Principal Investigator:  Nancey Green Leigh
Project:  CRP Studio  NPU-G Blueprint Plan:  A Live-Work-Play Approach to Upward Mobility
Funding Agency:  Georgia Conservancy
Dates:  June – December 2010

Principal Investigator: Catherine Ross
Project: Health Impact Assessment on the Aerotropolis Atlanta Brownfield Redevelopment Project
Funding Agency: Pew Charitable Trust
Dates: April 2010

Principal Investigator: Perry Yang
Project: Assessing Solar Availability of Urban Form Using 3D GIS, PI, USD13, 800
Funding Agency: Georgia Tech Foundation
Dates: January - December 2010

Principal Investigator:  Dan Immergluck
Project:  A Proposal to Identify Promising Policies and Programs for Reducing Foreclosures in Non-judicial Foreclosure States
Funding Agency: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Dates: January - December 2010

Principal Investigator: Nancey Green Leigh
Project: Designing E-Waste Material Flow Systems for Sustainable Regional Economic Development:  Exploring U.S. and Chinese Approaches
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Dates: 2010

Principal Investigator: Michael Elliot
Project: Assessment and Community Revitalization at 10th and Monroe
Funding Agency: U.S. Micro
Dates: October 2010

 

2004-2009

Principal Investigator: Brian Stone (with Ted Russell, CEE)
Project: Impact of Climate-Responsive Design on Heat-Related Morbidity and Mortality in Large U.S. Cities: 2010 – 2050
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health
Dates: October 2009 – September 2012

Principal Investigator: Brian Stone
Project: Measuring the Role of the Built Environment as an Effect Modifier of Climate Change and Mortality in U.S. Cities 
Funding Agency: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dates: October 2009 - February 2011

Principal Investigators:  Harley Etienne and Dan Immergluck
Project:  Comprehensive  Neighborhood Housing Assessments for Chosewood Park and Joyland/High Point
Funding Agency: Atlanta Renewal Community Coordinating Responsible Authority, Inc
Dates: May - December 2009

Principal Investigator: Steven P. French
Project: Assessment of Energy Production Potential from Tidal Streams in the United States
Funding Agency: U.S. Department of Energy
Dates: 2008 - 2010

Principal Investigator: Steven P. French
Project: NEESR-GC: Simulation of Seismic Performance on Non-Structural Systems
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Dates: 2007 – 2012

Principal Investigator: J. Crittenden and Steve French
Project: Resilient and sustainable infrastructure (RESIN)
Funding Agency: U.S. National Science Foundation
Dates: 2006 - 2012

Principal Investigator: Nancey Green Leigh with Steve French, Bert Bras, John Muzzy, and Joyce Cooper, University of Washington, Seattle, and Randall Jackson, University of West Virginia
Project: Modeling Material Flows for Urban Regions 
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Dates: September 2006 – August 2011

Principal Investigator: Steven P. French
Project: Materials Flow Modeling for Sustainable Industrial Systems for Urban Regions
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Dates: 2006 – 2011

Principal Investigator: David Sawicki
Project: Journal of the American Planning Association
Funding Agency: American Planning Association
Dates: 2004-2010