Date: Tuesday, May 16 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Georgia Tech
Topic: Importance of Urban Land Conservation for Industrial and Manufacturing Uses
Nancey Green Leigh, PhD, FAICP, a member of the LAI Atlanta Chapter, will speak about this extremely relevant and important topic for our Region. Dr. Leigh recentlycompleted a study about manufacturing and industrial preservation for DeKalb County,Georgia. The study was well-received and DeKalb County is working to implement her recommendations.
Dr. Leigh has conducted research; advised governments and stakeholders; participated on panels; and written many reports and studies about this topic. Two of these are: “Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway (Atlanta) Franchise Redevelopment Strategy”, and the APA PAS 577 report, “Sustainable Urban Industrial Development.” Dr. Leigh will talk about her research, the DeKalb County recommendation, and other studies during her presentation.
Cost: $30.00 REGISTER
Dr. Leigh’s bio:
Nancey Green Leigh is Associate Dean for Research in the College of Architecture, Professor of City and Regional Planning, adjunct professor in the School of Public Policy, and affiliate of the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and Co-Editor of the Journal of Planning Education and Research. She specializes in economic development planning and policy. Her recent research focuses on urban redevelopment and mixed land use (including brownfields), manufacturing, and the role that robotics will play in industrial transformation and labor force composition
Leigh has published over 50 articles and four books. She is the lead author of Planning Local Economic Development (6th edition, 2017), a college textbook as well as resource for practitioners working in planning and policy development.
In her funded research work, she is currently leading a National Science Foundation project entitled “Workers, Firms and Industries in Robotic Regions,” funded by the National Robotics Initiative. She is also part of a large-scale NSF research project modeling resilient infrastructure processes and systems. At the local level, she recently completed a study for DeKalb County focused on its industrial land and economy.
Leigh holds a PhD in City and Regional Planning and Masters in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and Masters in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.