Faculty Research

Great Teaching and Great Research go Hand in Hand

Our faculty members are able to to provide students with the tools they need to thrive after graduation in large part because of their own passion for planning, GIS, and design research. Relevant research work supports timely and better teaching, and the real-world impact our faculty and students have through their studies and analyzes epitomizes this idea. In the past year, faculty secured 27 new grants and contracts; published 4 books, 26 refereed journal articles, and 12 book chapters; and held the editorship of the Journal of Planning Education and Research as well as places on 17 journal editorial boards and the governing boards of 2 national learned societies. 

The School's faculty have expertise in economic development, land use planning, environmental and health planning, urban design, housing and community development, transportation planning, and geographic information systems. They've worked with non-profit, governmental, and for-profit agencies and organizations around Atlanta, other cities in the US, and in different countries. If you would like our help with a research project or initiative, please contact one of our program directors to start the process. 

Michael Elliott, MCRP Program Director
Bill Drummond, MS/GIST Program Director
Ellen Dunham-Jones, MS/UD Program Director
Brian Stone, PhD Program Director
Bruce Stiftel, SCaRP School Chair

Faculty Publications

Our faculty publish books, book chapters, and refereed journal articles that are highly respected and well read throughout the planning community and beyond. Click on the link to see a complete list of their publications. 

Faculty Projects

Our faculty members are responsible for an average of more than $3 million per year of externally funded research, serve on sixteen editorial boards, and are widely sought after to frame and advise on many issues.