William Drummond


Associate Professor, School of City and Regional Planning
MS-GIST Program Director
(404) 894-2350

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Educational Background

1989 - Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

1980 - Master of Theology, Biblical languages and Biblical theology, Union Theological Seminary

1979 - M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

1975 - A.B., History, Duke University


Geographic Information Systems

Economic development applications of Geographic Information Systems

Social service planning with geographic information systems

Growth management, land use policy and planning

Statistical analysis of land and housing markets

Planning analytical methods




Drummond, W. (2010). Statehouse versus Greenhouse; Have State-Level Climate Action Planners and Policy Entrepreneurs Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Journal of the American Planning Association

Drummond, W.J. (2009). Book Review Essayist: 50 Years of Urban Land Use Planning. Journal of the American Planning Association, 75(4), 261-262.

Drummond, W., & French, S. (2008). The Future of GIS in Planning: Converging Technologies and Diverging Interests. Journal of the American Planning Association, 74(2), 161-174. doi:10.1007/s11116-007-9148-2

"Extending the Revolution: Teaching Land Use Planning in a GIS Environment." Journal of Planning Education and Research. Summer 1994, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 280-291.

"Address Matching: GIS Technology for Mapping Human Activity Patterns." Journal of the American Planning Association. Spring 1995, vol. 61, no. 3, pp. 240-251.

"GIS as a Visualization Tool for Economic Development." Computers, Environment, and Urban Systems. Vol 17. no. 6, pp. 469-479.

"The Development of GIS-Based Small Area Social Indicators." Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management. Vol. 1, pp. 185-209. July 1993.

"Population Projection Models" (with David S. Sawicki). Spreadsheet Models for Urban and Regional Analysis. Edited by Richard K. Brail and Richard E. Klosterman. Rutgers Center for Urban Policy Research. February 1993.

"Computerized Information Management in a System-Poor Environment: Lessons from the Design and Implementation of a Computer System for the Sudanese Planning Ministry" (with Craig Calhoun and Dale Whittington). Third World Planning Review, November 1987.

Land Data Systems: Defining a Research and Dissemination Agenda (edited with Scott A. Bollens). Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Monograph 86-6, September 1986.

"An Examination of EPA's Regulatory Impact Analysis of Environmental Standards for Uranium Mill Tailings" (with Dale Whittington). Environmental Impact Assessment Review, September 1986.



Recent Courses

CP 4105/ CP 6105 | Land Conservation

CP 4190/ CP 6190 | Introduction to Climate Change Planning

CP 6024 | Quantitative and Computer Methods

CP 6551 | Spatial Analysis - Socioeconomics