Award-Winning Student Research
"Breaking the Fourth Wall" was chosen as a finalist in the Urban Land Institute Hines Student Competition. The Georgia Tech team was made up of Meghan McMullan (MCRP '16), Florina Dutt (MCRP '16) and Yihan Wu (MCRP '16), MS/Urban Design student Shijian Huang, and MS/Computer Science student Subhajit Das.
"Junction" receives an honorable mention in the Urban Land Institute Hines Student Competition. The project team included Sarah Jane Bonn (MCRP '16), Chirag Date (MCRP '16), M.Arch. student Pegali Eghbalzad, MS/Urban Design student Grace Lu Pang, and MBA student Patrick Stephens.
Jack Cebe (MCRP + MS/CEE class of 2017) won third place in the APA Transportation Planning Division Annual Student Paper Competition for his paper "An Evaluation of Road Diet Projects on Five Lane and Larger Highways."
"School Siting and Design" planning studio, led by professor Michael Elliott, received the 2015 Georgia Planning Association "Outstanding Student Project Award." Students: Allison Bustin (MCRP '15), Brianna Rindge (MCRP '15); Lindsay Anderson (MCRP '15); Kirsten Cook (MCRP '15), Khaliff Davis (MCRP '15); Brian Mitchell (MCRP '15); Steve Monnier (MCRP '15); and Katie Perumbeti (MCRP '15)
Tracking the Effects of Sea Level Rise in Georgia's Coastal Communities" planning studio received one of three national American Planning Association (APA) Student Project Awards and is a co-winner of the 2012 Georgia Planning Association's "Outstanding Student Project Award." Students: Gillam Campbell, Marvin Clermont, Kathy Colberg, Richelle Gosman, Anna Rose Harkness, Amy Hugens Moore, Paul Lorenc, Dzung Nguyen, Jennifer Yun, Joy Zhou, and Dana Habeeb (Co-instructor).
"Notes from the Field on NSP1 and NSP3: Policy Alternatives for Mitigating the Effects Foreclosed and Abandoned Properties on Neighborhoods" winner of the 2013 ACSP Edward McClure award. Student: Jesse Zaro-Moore, MCRP Class of '14. Advisor: Professor Dan Immergluck
"Artesano" received Honorable Mention in the 2012 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition with a redevelopment plan for a Houston Neighborhood. Students: Jessica Florez (MSUD), Ryan Hagerty (MCRP '12), Logan Tuura (M.Arch/MCRP), Christina Span (MCRP/MSPP), Audrey Plummer (M.Arch/MCRP). Advisor: Ellen Dunham-Jones. Read the story.
"Action Plan for the Fort McPherson Community" received the National APA Student Project Award and an Outstanding Student Project award from the Georgia Planning Association in 2011. Students: Rati Akash, Zachary Adriaenssens, Kia Ball, LeslieCaceda, Carlos Campo, Chris Faulkner, Carolyn Knabel, Jenna E. Lee, Moki Macías, Drew Murray, Susan Prater, Neela Ram, Ruma Ram, Andrea Rattray, and StephanieWansley. Advisor: Professor of the Practice Michael Dobbins.
"Funding Supportive Housing in Georgia: Inspiration from Other States," winner of the 2010 ACSP Edward McClure award. Student: Troels Adrian (MCRP '10). Advisor: Dan Immergluck
"Hacker-Spaces: User-Led Innovation and Economic Development," received honorable mention and a scholarship from the Economic Development Division of the American Planning Association in spring 2010. Student: Evan Robertson (MCRP'11). Advisor: Nancey Green Leigh
"The Impacts of Smart Growth Strategies on Housing Prices," received a grant from the Housing and Community Development Division of the American Planning Association in spring 2010. Student: Kyungsoon Wang. Advisor: Dan Immergluck
"A Needs Assessment of Permanent Supportive Housing in Atlanta," received a grant from the Housing and Community Development Division of the American Planning Association in spring 2010. Project forthcoming. Student: Kia Ball. Advisor: DanImmergluck
"Re-Envisioning the Market," Honorable Mention in the 2010 ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. Georgia Tech & Emory joint project. Students:Renato F. Ghizoni, Arman L. Tolentino, Reginald Tabor, Alex Curlet, and Trenton Smith. Advisor: David Green
"The Stadium Neighborhoods Tad: An Urban Design Strategy for Stakeholder Decisions," an urban design studio completed in spring 2010 also received an Outstanding Student Project Award from the Georgia Planning Association. Students: Cassie Branum (MSUD & MCRP ’10), Jason Combs (MCRP & MSUD ’10), Dan Hawthorne (MARCH ‘10), Justin Chapman (MCRP ‘10) and three seniors: HrachBurtoyan, Kristin Kellogg, and Taylor Smith (BS ARCH '10). Advisor: Richard Dagenhart
"Industrial Land and Sustainable Industry in the City of Atlanta," a studio completed in Fall 2009 received an Outstanding Student Project Award from the Georgia Planning Association. Students: Kale Driemeier (MCRP ’10), Nate Hoelzel (PhD class of ’12), Jodi Mansbach (MCRP ’10), Edward Morrow (MCRP class of ’11), Charles Moseley (MCRP ’10), Rahul Jain (MCRP and MSPP class of ’11), Shelley Stevens (MCRP’10), and Ermis Zayas (MCRP ’10). Advisor: Professor Nancey Green Leigh, FAICP
"Chattanooga Downtown Westside" received the 2009 Tennessee APA chapter Outstanding Student Project Award. Students: Branum Cassie Branum, Finkelsten, Aria Finkelsten, Thompson, Claire Thompson, Caimbeul, David Caimbeul, BinhDuong, Maria Kovacheva, Alexis Faraci, Heather Hussey, Robert Thorn, Jeremy Wilhelm, and Joseph Winters. Advisors: Richard Dagenhart and Perry Yang.
A studio on English Avenue completed in Spring 2008 received an Outstanding Student Project Award from the Georgia Planning Association in 2009. Students: Brook Brandon, Stephen W. Causby, A. “Reggie” Delahanty, Brian Jacobs ElisabethKulinski, Michelle Larsen, Jessie D. Lawrence, Carl Mikalonous Heather McCarey, Reginald B. McClendon, Steven C. Simms, Brett Wearing. Advisor: Harley Etienne
A brownfield redevelopment studio, "Fort Valley: Making Connections," won an Outstanding Student Project Award from the Georgia Planning Association in 2003.
Urban Design Studio, "Hahira Town Plan," won the APA National Award for the best student project in 1996.
Stan Fitterman’s (MCP ’88) thesis, Mortgage Redlining in Metropolitan Atlanta, receives the Edward McClure award for best master’s student paper from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.