Planning Local Economic Development Lab
Georgia Tech’s Planning Local Economic Development (PLED) Lab researches tools and strategies that local and regional planners can use to help communities achieve sustainable economic development. The lab is led by Professor Nancey Green Leigh, an expert in economic development planning with nearly 30 years of research on economic restructuring and its differential impacts on localities, regions, and their populations.
Our work spans urban and rural scale and focuses on generating sustainable planning and policy solutions that elevate living standards and quality of life, while decreasing inequalities between demographic groups and places.
Robots, Automation, and Jobs
- Workers, Firms, and Industries in Robotics Regions National Science Foundation Grant
- Working Paper Robotics Skills Demand
- Emerging Robotic Regional in the United States: Insights for Regional Economic Evolution
Resilient Economic Development
Economic Restructuring and Urban Revitalization