The Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies is an interdisciplinary
group created to focus academic research, teaching, and service on
the needs of neighborhoods where people live and confront localized
issues. Created from a recommendation made by GSU’s Arts and
Sciences Urban Group, the Center also addresses the whole of the metropolis
to allow the study of problems that affect all cities and encourage
a comparative focus.
The Center’s goals are:
- to fully implement a multidisciplinary
approach to problems of the cities
- to bring together faculty
and students with urban interests across GSU departments and schools
- to build on the critical mass of faculty with strong reputations
and extensive experience both in basic and applied research
advance faculty research in areas of neighborhood and metropolitan
development planning by facilitating interdisciplinary
projects dealing with metropolitan urban growth locally, nationally,
- to give greater visibility to the neighborhood
and metropolitan teaching and research accomplishments of GSU
- to bring speakers to the University whose critical analysis of
cities will enlighten members of the GSU and metropolitan Atlanta
- to serve as a link between the academic world, local professionals,
and neighborhood groups in Atlanta so that they will
better understand their urban environment
- to serve as a resource for teachers
in the metropolitan area by providing electronic access to materials
that will help middle
and secondary students understand the complexity of metropolitan Atlanta.
There are currently no events scheduled.
Please check back often for new event announcements.