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, 2017-2019
- Emerging Robotic Regions in the United States: Insights for Regional Economic Evolution, 2017
- Rethinking the Warehouse: Urban Space and Economy in an Age of Smart Logistics Video and Presentation, 2019
- Ethics & Values for Reflective Urban Automation Video and Transcript, 2019
- Working Paper Robotics Skills Demand, 2018
- Process-based Workforce, Alabama Robotics Technology Park, 2017
Resilient Economic Development
- Sustainable and Resilient Urban Water Systems: The Role of Decentralization and Planning, 2019
- Decentralized Water Infrastructure for Growing Urban Neighborhoods, ACSP presentation, 2018
Economic Restructuring and Urban Revitalization