Michael L. Poirier Elliott
Director, MCRP Program
Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning and Public Policy
Architecture-East Building, 204-J
Specialization Area: Health and Environment
Michael Elliott is an associate professor, jointly appointed to the Schools of City and Regional Planning and Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the director of the Masters in City and Regional Planning program. He is a co-founder and has served as co-director of both the Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and the Southeast Negotiation Network. Before coming to Georgia Tech, Elliott served as the executive assistant for program development for the New York City Deputy Mayor of Economic Development.
Elliott has served as principal investigator on 37 research projects and co-PI on an additional 13. Elliott current research and intervention work focuses on women’s action towards climate resilience of urban poor in South Asia. More broadly, his research focuses on environmental dispute dynamics, evaluating the effectiveness of dispute management processes and systems, and examining the social impact of collaborative processes, with emphasis on risk perception, conflict assessment, political analysis, and strategies for managing conflict in complex, multi-party disputes associated with public policymaking. Elliott has conducted over 50 professional training workshops in the field of public policy collaboration, conflict management and negotiation. Internationally, he has provided dispute system and process design consultations for resolving environmental and land disputes in Estonia, Israel, Nicaragua, Kazakhstan, and Germany.