1978 - Ph.D. (Urban and Regional Planning), University of Wisconsin - Madison
1968 - Master of Architecture-Urban Design, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
1967 - Bachelor of Architecture, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Housing economics and policy
Real estate and urban land economics
Neighborhood and community development
Planning in developing countries
Professional and Community Service
American Institute of Certified Planners, Charter Member.
President, Georgia Chapter of the American Planning Association, 1991-93.
Vice President for Professional Development, Georgia Chapter of the American Planning Association, 1987-89 and 1995-97.
Metropolitan Atlanta Representative, Georgia Chapter of the American Planning Association Board of Directors, 1985-87 and 1997 - 2000.
Co-founder, Atlanta Community Design Center, Atlanta, Georgia, 1974-77.
Vice President and Treasurer, Board of Directors, Atlanta Community Design Center, 1984 to date.
Member, Georgia Residential Finance Authority Market Analysis Advisory Group, 1988 - 1996.
Member, Board of Directors, Urban Housing Committee, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978-81.
Member, Board of Directors, Committee for Open Housing, 1979-84.
Member, Board of Directors, Community Housing Resources Board, Atlanta, Georgia, 1983-86; Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, 1986 to 1989.
"Bottom Fishing: Emergent Policy Regarding Tax Delinquent Properties" (with D. Sjoquist), Public Investment (2002), 4pp.
Atlanta: Race, Class and Urban Development (Philadelphia: Temple University Press2001), 242pp.
Making New Mortgage Markets: Case Studies of Institutions, Home Buyers and Communities (with D. Listokin, E. Wiley, K. Rengert and B. Listokin) (Washington, D.C.: Fannie Mae Foundation, 2000), 444 pp.
"Redeveloping Public Housing: Relearning Immutible Lessons," Journal of the American Planning Association, (Autumn 2000), 13 pp.
"Sixty and Out: Techwood Homes Transformed by Enemies and Friends" (with C. Flores), Journal of Urban History (March, 2000), 24 pp.
"The Use of an External Organization to Facilitate University Community Partnerships" (with D. Sjoquist), Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research (2000), 27 pp.
"Peoplestown: Resilience and Tenacity versus Institutional Hostility," in Dennis Keating and Norman Krumholz (eds.), Rebuilding Urban Neighborhoods (Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications Inc. (1999), 24 pp.
"Atlanta Mortgage Consortium" and "NAACP/NationsBank Community Resource Centers," in David Listokin and Elvin K. Wyly, Successful Lending Industry Strategies (Washington, D.C.: Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1999), 19 and 17 pp.
"Community Development: Building on a New Foundation" (with M. Creighton and J. Abercrombie), in The Olympic Legacy: Building on What Was Acheived (Atlanta: Research Atlanta, 1996), 10 pp.
"Techwood and Clark Howell HOPE VI Baseline Case Study," in Linda B. Fosburg, Susan J. Popkin, and Gretchen P. Locke, An Historical and Baseline Assessment of HOPE VI, Volume II: Case Studies (Washington, D.C.: Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1996), 41 pp.
Recent Research Reports
"A City for All: Report of the Gentrification Task Force, " (with F. Alexander), Atlanta City Council Gentrification Task Force, September, 2001, 40 pp.
"Revitalizing Peoplestown," (with others), Peoplestown Redevelopment Corporation, December, 2001, 46 pp.
"Strengthening a Valuable Resource: The Fulton County/City of Atlanta Land Bank Authority," Fannie Mae Foundation, January 2001, 49 pp.
"Analyses and Recommendations for the City of Atlanta's 2000 Consolidated Plan," City of Atlanta, March 2000, 157 pp.
"Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprises," Center for Urban Policy Research/Fannie Mae Foundation, January 1999, 31 pp.
"SunTrust Bank," Center for Urban Policy Research/Fannie Mae Foundation, January 1999, 24 pp.
"City of Atlanta Community Development Block Grant Expenditures 1994-1997," Atlanta Housing Association of Neighborhood-Based Developers, April 1998, 38 pp.
"Successful Lending Industry Strategies" (with others), Center for Urban Policy Research/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, October 1997, 200 pp.
"Analysis and Evaluation of the Atlanta Mortgage Consortium," Center for Urban Policy Research/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, July 1997, 18 pp.
"Analysis and Evaluation of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)/NationsBank Community Development Resource Centers," Center for Urban Policy Research/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, July 1997, 17 pp.
"Capital View Redevelopment Plan" (with others), Capital Area Ministries, Inc., May 1997, 114 pp.
"Tax Delinquent Properties in the City of East Point: Turning Problems into Opportunities" (with K. Cooney and C. Calvert), October 1996, City of East Point, 27 pp.
"Peoplestown Redevelopment Plan" (with others), Peoplestown Revitalization Inc., 1996, 68 pp.
"Urban Revitalization Demonstration: Techwood Homes," Abt Associates/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1995, 34 pp.
"English Avenue Neighborhood Development Plan" (with others), English Avenue Civic Association, 1995, 116 pp.
"Best Scholarly Paper 2000, 2001" Society for American City and Regional Planning History, 2001 (for Journal of Urban History article with C. Flores).
Georgia Planning Association Distinguished Achievement in Planning, 1997.
Georgia Institute of Technology, College of Architecture Faculty Service Award, 1996.
Fulbright Scholar, National Institute for Urban Affairs, New Delhi, and School of Planning, Ahmedabad, India, 1992.
Director, Outstanding Student Project, "Tax Delinquent Land in Twelve Atlanta Neighborhoods," Georgia Planning Association, 1990.
Director, Outstanding Student Paper, McClure Award, "Redlining in Atlanta," Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 1989.
Director, Outstanding Student Project, "Nonprofit Housing Supply," Georgia Planning Association, 1988.