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Applied Research Papers & Master’s Theses

Applied research papers are completed by MCRP students as practice-oriented alternatives to theses. These papers utilize practical skills and draw conclusions related to professional planning practice.

The following applied research papers and theses were completed in the last five years. For a complete archive, please visit the SmarTech collection hosted by the Georgia Tech Library.

Applied Research Papers

2022 Applied Research Papers

Ling, Sharon . " An Atlanta-Based Analysis on the Feasibility of Employee Commute Options Programs and Switching from Driving Alone to Alternative Commute Modes . " 2022. Supervised by Kari Watkins .

Maurer, Colin . " Drawing Connections between Railway Station Ridership and Adjacent Urban Form ." 2022. Supervised by Paige Clayton .

Newman, Ian . " Evacuation with Efficiency: An Inland and Coastal Flood Based Emergency Evacuation Planning Scorecard Proposal . " 2022. Supervised by William J. Drummond .

White, Reginald Jr . " Preservation of African American Spaces: Case Study of Sweet Auburn Neighborhood of Atlanta,Georgia. " 2022. Supervised by Elora Raymond .

2021 Applied Research Papers

Chatman, Olivia E . " An Analysis of COVID-19, Air Quality, Race and Socioeconomic Status in Georgia . " 2021. Supervised by Brian Stone, Jr.

2020 Applied Research Papers

As-Salaam, Kamau. " Neighborhood Security and Resiliency: Reviving East Washington ." 2020. Supervised by Catherine Ross.

Barnum, Christopher. "Climate Resiliency Planning: Clarkston, Georgia." 2020. Supervised by Michael Elliott.

Braun, Jonathan. "Light Rail Transit & Home Values in New Jersey" 2020. Supervised by Elora Raymond.

Burnett, Jasmine. " Displacement after Revitalization? An Exploration of the Effects of Revitalization Projects on Neighborhood Composition. " 2020. Supervised by Elora Raymond.

Colburn, Ryan. "Syncing the Sound: Analysing the Potential for Bringing MaaS to the City of Seattle." 2020. Supervised by Catherine Ross.

Corrao, Laurel. " Perspective on Planning for Sea Level Rise . " 2020. Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

Dervarics, Kelly. " Staying Afloat in Affordable Housing Production: An Initial Examination and Framework of Cost Savings for Mercy Housing Southeast. " 2020. Supervised by Michael Dobbins.

Ferreira, Andrea. " A Tale of Two (Modern) Cities: A Comparison of the Attempts to Regulate Airbnb in San Francisco and Boston. " 2020. Supervised by Michael Dobbins.

Haley, Victor. " The Impact of Eviction on Student Displacement: An Atlanta Case Study. " 2020. Supervised by Elora Raymond.

Hart, Haley. " Combating Food Insecurity within Universities ." 2020.  Supervised by Brian Stone.

Highfield, Robert. "Identifying Spatial Mismatch and the Resulting Need for Affordable Housing in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale MSA." 2020.  Supervised by Elora Raymond.

Jerath, Shikha. " Racial Discrimination in the Atlanta Mortgage Market, 2012 - 2017 ." 2020.  Supervised by Elora Raymond.

Keane, Kelsey. "Framework for Youth Council Evaluation & Best Practice Recommendations for Revitalizing the Atlanta Youth Commission." 2020.  Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

Macbeth, Joshua. " Affordable Atlanta ." 2020.  Supervised by Michael Dobbins.

Martin, Katherine. " Leveraging Technology as a Community Engagement Strategy. " 2020.  Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

Orsini, Callie. " In the Mix: Middle Housing and Income Diversity in Atlanta ." 2020.  Supervised by Elora Raymond.

Pimentel, Ruth. " Funding Parks for Community Interests ." 2020.  Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

Prendergast, Kyla. " The Influence of Transit - Oriented Developments on Housing Cost and Ridership in Denver, Colorado ." 2020.  Supervised by Elora Raymond.

Jiang, Qian. " The Impact of Traffic Density on Lane-Changing Frequency ." 2020. 

Raytchev, Luben. "The Bigger Picture: Impacts and Implications of the Use of Renderings in the Architecture, Urban Design, and City Planning Fields." 2020. 

Scott, Lucie. " The Impact of Rural Hospital Closures on Local Economies: Findings from a Comparative Case Study of Newton County, Mississippi, and Mercer County, Kentucky." 2020.  Supervised by Nancey Green Leigh.

Scranton, Cooper. " A Comparative Analysis of Downtown Revitalization Trends in Mid-Sized Cities." 2020.  Supervised by Nancey Green Leigh.

Seidenberg, Alex. " Bridging the Affordability Gap: How Can Faith Based Organizations Leverage Their Real Estate Assets? " 2020.  Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

Staley, Rachel. " Historic Preservation and Downtown Revitalization: How Does the Georgia Main Street Program Affect the Population Size, Racial Makeup, Median Household Income, and Retail Sales of Designated Cities? " 2020.  Supervised by Brian Stone.

Stickels, Charles. "Autonomous Vehicle Technology: Best Practices, Implications, and Preparedness." 2020.  Supervised by Perry Yang.

Whitacre, Jacob. "A Solar Suitability Study of Atlanta." 2020.  Supervised by Brian Stone.

Zakas, Chelsea. " Climate Mitigation Planning: Are Plans with Policy Tools Measurably More Effective? " 2020.  Supervised by Brian Stone.

Zhen, Shuhui. " Increasing Bicycles’ Share of Commuter Trips in Atlanta through Improved Trip Routing Methodologies. " 2020.  Supervised by Michael Dobbins.

2019 Applied Research Papers

Baggett, Anna. " Combatting the Urban Heat Island Effect: What Trees Are Suitable for Atlanta’s Current and Future Climate? " 2019. Supervised by Brian Stone.

Bleckley, Claire. " Georgia’s Regional Planning System: An Evaluation of the State’s 12 Regional Development Commissions .” 2019. Supervised by Nancey Green Leigh.

Brice, Paul-Emile. " Resort Towns: Making a Case Study of Montego Bay and Bavaro Punta Cana .” 2019. Supervised by Alberto Fuentes.

Carpenter, Sophia. " Planning for Blue and Green: A Case for Green Infrastructure .” 2019. Supervised by Michael Dobbins.

Carter, Melody. " Federal Opportunity Zones: The newest gentrification tool? ” 2019. Supervised by Nancey Green Leigh.

Cooper, Carson. " Does distributed green infrastructure or centralized green infrastructure have a greater effect on urban stormwater flow & pollutant loads? ” 2019. Supervised by Brian Stone.

Coyle, Tyler. " Houston Townhomes & Affordability: Relative townhome prices 2005-2018 .” 2019. Supervised by Timothy Welch.

Davison, Brianna. " A Case for Expanding Heritage Tourism in Atlanta, Georgia by Exploring Sites From the Negro Motorist Green Book .” 2019. Supervised by Nancey Green Leigh.

DeMerritt, Paul. “ The Right to the Climate: Towards New Principles for Radical Participation in Climate Adaptation Planning ” 2019. Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

Denison, John. "  The Determinants and Implications of Local Minimum Wage Adoption .” 2019. Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

Everhart, Justina. " Coastal Wetlands and Sea-Level Rise: A Case for Climate Adaptation Zones in Coastal Georgia .” 2019. Supervised by Brian Stone.

Friedman, Mirit. " Promoting the Economic Mobility of Clients Through Identifying Leverage Points in the Atlanta Community Food Bank Partner Network. ” 2019. Supervised by Nisha Botchwey​

Furman, Seth. “Do Not Delay Airport Cities: The Need to Redesign Aerotropolises in America as Livable Communities through Case Studies of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson and Seattle’s Seattle-Tacoma International Airports” 2019. Supervised by Catherine Ross.

Gao, Meng. " Bike Infrastructure Evaluation of Midtown Atlanta, A GIS and Statistics Based Study. ” 2019. Supervised by Timothy Welch.

Geronimo, Laura. " Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge: Incorporating Uncertainty and Equity into Transportation Planning for the San Juan Metropolitan Area, Puerto Rico. ” 2019. Supervised by Catherine Ross.

Graszer, Grace. " Closing Peachtree and Pine: Evaluating Homeless Strategies in Atlanta, Georgia .” 2019. Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

Hanus, Andrew. "Public Sector Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems: Literature review and future research prospect.” 2019. Supervised by Nancey Green Leigh.

Healy, Clare. " Middle Ground: Market Demand and the Housing Supply Mismatch for Middle Housing in the United States. ” 2019. Supervised by Michael Dobbins.

Huffman, Leigh. " The Impact of Urbanization on Biodiversity in the Asheville-Brevard Combined Statistical Area. ” 2019. Supervised by Brian Stone.

Johnson, Nicholas. " Expanding Equity in Sustainability Projects Through Community Engagement: Can Organizations Adapt? ” 2019. Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

Johnson, Jennifer. " Using K-12 Schools to Promote Sustainable Communities. ” 2019. Supervised by Michael Dobbins.

Jones, Regan. "Community Engagement on Buford Highway.” 2019. Supervised by Michael Elliott.

Ma, Jiayan. " Understanding Flood Risk in City of Houston: A Case Study of Hurricane Harvey.” 2019. Supervised by Subhrajit Guhathakurta.

McCoy, Trevor. “ Reallocating Food Waste: Evaluating Food Waste Management Options for Atlanta ” 2019. Supervised by Michael Elliott.

Pang, Jian. " A Review on The Concept of Transit-dependency And The Research on The Multidimensional Transit-dependency Index .” 2019. Supervised by Timothy Welch.

Schlom, Ryan. " How Has U+2 Enforcement Affected Housing Affordability in Fort Collins? Using the Synthetic Control Method to Analyze the Affordability Implications of Residential Occupancy Regulation .” 2019. Supervised by Thom Malone.

Scott, Eric. " Parking at Megachurches - Managing accessibility, hospitality and stewardship: A Case Study of Peachtree Presbyterian Church .” 2019. Supervised by Timothy Welch.

Sherman, Andrea. " Rural Mobility for Older Adults: Matching Georgia’s Future Needs with Potential Capacity for Volunteer Driver Programs .” 2019. Supervised by Timothy Welch.

Sherman, Jonathan. " A Flood Resilience Policy Analysis: New York City .” 2019. Supervised by Brian Stone.

Smith, Andrew. " Envisioning a Complete Streets Prioritization Scheme for Georgia’s Small and Medium-Sized Cities. ” 2019. Supervised by Timothy Welch.

Smith, Michael. "The Short-Sighted Vision of the Smart City: A critique of the smart city movement.” 2019. Supervised by Michael Dobbins.

Stephens, Nicholas. " Toward a Complete Park: Pursuing ideals of social equity, ecological enrichment and economic empowerment for the Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry, a regional-scale park in Atlanta, Georgia. ” 2019. Supervised by Michael Dobbins.

Tyger, Curtis. " Church-Based Transportation: A New Shared Mobility Service That Converts Church Parking Lots into Transportation Hubs for Metro Atlanta Communities .” 2019. Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

Gibbs, Taylor. "Identifying factors of Equity Gaps in MARTA service levels through the Development of a Transit Equity Planning GIS-based Workflow.” 2019. Supervised by Subhrajit Guhathakurta.

2018 Applied Research Papers

Agnew, Darian. " Extending homeownership opportunities to prospective borrowers burdened by student loan debt. " 2018. Supervised by Anna Kim.

Binder, Robert. "Detroit: Scales of Transit and the Five Million Lives Competition." 2018. Supervised by Catherine Ross.

Browne, Samantha. "  The Causes and Effects of Environmental Gentrification: An Examination of the Impacts of the Trinity River Balanced Vision Plan on West Dallas, TX. " 2018. Supervised by Thomas Debo.

Carmenate, Sigal. "An Explanation of the Built Environment's Influence on Mode Choice to Access Transit in the Atlanta Metropolitan Region." 2018. Supervised by Catherine Ross.

Davis, Tate. "Suitability, Siting, and Scenerios of Green Infrastructure within the Procter Creek Watershed." 2018. Supervised by Brian Stone.

Dieg, Melanie. " Is Columbia a Different Neighbor? A Comparative Analysis of University Real Estate Acquisition Practices. " 2018. Supervised by Anna Kim.

Diwangkari, Andyan. " Urban Form and Neighborhood Vulnerability to Climate Change Case Study: Jakarta, Indonesia. " 2018. Supervised by Perry Yang.

Dodson, Christy. " Neighborhood Diversity and Middle Housing in an Atlanta Context. " 2018. Supervised by Michael Dobbins.

Duncan, Dorraine. " Participatory Solid Waste Management A Proposal for Jamaica's Informal Settlements. " 2018. Supervised by Michael Elliott.

Dutt, Florina. " Reclaiming Public Realm to Improve Human Heatlh and Enviornment in Indian Cities. " 2018. Supervised by Subhro Guhathakurta.

El Joundi, Imane. "Understanding Power, Politics and Planning in theTimes of Digital Social Mobilization City of AL Hoceima, Morocco." 2018. Supervised by Michael Dobbins.

Epstein, Dara. "Adaptive Mitigation in Atlanta for Promoting Equitable Flood Resilience." 2018. Supervised by Brian Stone.

Erwin, Lexi. " Working Moms and Economic Development Policy: Are We Planning for Women? " 2018. Supervised by Anna Kim.

French, Megan. " Accuracy of a Heat Vulnerability Index for Estimating Heat Mortality in Dallas, Texas. " 2018. Supervised by Brian Stone.

Galloway, Allison. " Slow Urbanism as a Sprawl Antidote Winning the Race on Foot Borrowing from Slow Urbanism's Place-Based Sustainable Practices. " 2018. Supervised by Michael Dobbins.

Hirt, Mary. " Homeownership and Racial Wealth Disparity in the Southeast: Factor Ratio Reweighting Analysis of Homeownership in Six Southeast States and the Importance of Race-Conscious Housing Policies. " 2018. Supervised by Anna Kim.

Horadam, Nathaniel. "Exploring an Automated Highway System in Georgia: the Driverless Roads Ahead." 2018. Supervised by Catherine Ross.

Howard, Symone. "The Prospect of Climate-Change Driven Community Resettlement of Vulnerable Coastal Louisiana Communities." 2018. Supervised by Michael Elliott.

Ijaz, Mishele. " Growth versus Development: The Case of China Pakistan Economic Corridor. " 2018. Supervised by Nancey Green Leigh.

Johnson, Erin. "Public Libraries as Community Catalysts: Optimizing Opportunities for Organizational Co-Location & Collaboration." 2018. Supervised by Michael Dobbins.

Kim, Rebekah. "Developing Station Design Guidance for Bus Rapid Transit in Gwinnett County." 2018. Supervised by Catherine Ross.

Lancaster, Zachary. " Information Theory as a Measure of Sociodemographic Change. " 2018. Supervised by Perry Yang.

Marinelli, Abigail. " Curbing Zombie Cars: Implementing a VMT Tax on Zero-Occupant AVs to Discourage Unnecessary Trips. " 2018. Supervised by Catherine Ross.

Meng, Chao. " Evaluation of the Equity of Bikeshare System Accessibility: A Case Study of Chicago. " 2018. Supervised by Timothy Welch.

Mildner, Caitlin. " Planning for Local Agency Transportation Asset Management An Analysis of Knowledge and Resource Shortcomings within Local Georgia Agencies. " 2018. Supervised by Subhro Guhathakurta.

Morrison, Marc. " Atlanta's Urban Ecosystem Services: A Neighborhood Comparison Analysis. " 2018. Supervised by Brian Stone.

Rao, Pooja. " Transit fare structure and equity: Case of MARTA, Atlanta. " 2018. Supervised by Timothy Welch.

Rogers, Ian Michael. " Historic Preservation & Progress in Atlanta: Zoning Strategies for Adaptive Reuse and Revitalization ." 2018. Supervised by Michael Dobbins.

Sawyer, Sarina. "Activate, Educate, Serve: Examining Georgia Tech's Public Scholarship Endeavors." 2018. Supervised by Anna Kim.

Saxton, John. " A High-Injury Network for Atlanta. " 2018. Supervised by Brian Stone.

Sepkowitz, Isabel. " The Great Retail Metamorphosis: How Americans Shop is How Americans Live Metro Atlanta Case Study. " 2018. Supervised by Subhro Guhathakurta.

Steidl, Paul. "An Opening for Distributed Development: The Accessory Dwelling Unit as an Avenue for Value Creation and Equitable Growth." 2018. Supervised by Michael Dobbins.

Thayer, Chris. " Contesting Conventional Wisdom: The Link Between Subsidy Layering and Legal Expenses in the LIHTC Program. " 2018. Supervised by Anna Kim.

Van Dyke, Rebecca. " The Impact of Gender, Race, and Income on Transit Travel Behavior in Boston and Atlanta. " 2018. Supervised by Michael Elliott.

Veriah, Revathi. " Classification of Informal Settlements Based on their Susceptibility to Climate Change. " 2018. Supervised by Michael Elliott.

Waidhas, Kelsey. " An Academic Addendum for the Sandy Springs Wayfinding System: An Option Paper Report. " 2018. Supervised by William Drummond.

Walls, Daniel. "Assessing the Potential of Autonomous Transit Shuttles as a First-and-Last Mile Public Transportation Solution." 2018. Supervised by Tim Welch.

Woods, Gloria. " Resilient Black Neighborhoods in Urban Environments Through Effective Community Planning. " 2018. Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

Wu, Yanlin. " Modifying and Extending the Geodesign Framework for Eco Campus Design Project. " 2018. Supervised by Perry Yang.

2017 Applied Research Papers

Anand, Spandana. " The Future of Transportation: Autonomous Vehicles. " 2017. Supervised by Tim Welch.

Barrow, Megan. " As Sea Level Rise in the Southeast, Are Transportation Planners on Board with Climate Justice? " 2017. Supervised by Tim Welch.

Bedsole, Matthew. " Developing a Charitable and Targeted Property Tax Relief Fund: An Anti-Displacement Initiative for Atlanta’s Westside Neighborhoods. " 2017. Supervised by Mike Dobbins. 

Behera, Abhishek. "Re-imagining Contemporary Urban Planning with Place-making." 2017. Supervised by Tim Welch.

Boyd, Nicholas. " The Urban Forest and Environmental Justice: A Review of the Literature. " 2017. Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

Bozarth, Ashley. " Permanent Supportive Housing in the City of Atlanta: Transitioning to a Comprehensive Housing First Approach. " 2017. Supervised by Dan Immergluck.

Brasgalla, Karina. "Developing Community Schools Through the Co-location of Resources in El Paso, Texas." 2017. Supervised by Bill Drummond.

Burnette, Caroline. " Predicting Revitalization: a descriptive narrative and predictive analysis of neighborhood revitalization in Atlanta, Georgia. " 2017. Supervised by Subhro Guhathakurta.

Butler, Catherine. " Green Development Assessing Opportunities for the City of Atlanta. " 2017. Supervised by Dan Immergluck.

Carnes, Sarah. "Economic Success: Re-evaluating the traditional approach to economic development in order to broaden opportunity for all." 2017. Supervised by Nancey Green Leigh.

Day, Anna. " In Favor of Farm to Fork: An assessment of the local food system in metropolitan Atlanta. " 2017. Supervised by Michael Elliot.

De Leon, David. " Bridging the Gap: an Analysis of the Spatial Mismatch Hypothesis and Social Service and Affordable Housing Accessibility in Atlanta ." 2017. Supervised by Tim Welch.

Debnath, Anindya. "Assessing Public Transit Accessibility and Equity of 10-County Atlanta Region using General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) Data." 2017. Supervised by Alex Karner.

Duckworth, Richard. " Preparing for Light Rail in the Purple Line Corridor. " 2017. Supervised by Alex Karner. 

Estes, Emily. " Do Young Children Affect Travel Behavior for Parents in Atlanta? " 2017. Supervised by Anna Kim.

Fleming, Ryan. " Strip Clubs in Portland, Oregon and Atlanta, Georgia: The Tension between First Amendment Free Speech & Crime-related Secondary Effects. " 2017. Supervised Nancey Green Leigh.

French, Emma. " People-centered Planning for Smart Cities: Exploring the Use of Smart Cities Technologies in Efforts to Engage the Public in Planning in and around Proctor Creek Watershed. " 2017. Supervised by Anna Kim.

Garnet, Dontrey. "Metropolitan Parkway: Complete Street Redesign." 2017. Supervised by Michael Dobbins.

Hanson, Alex. " Measuring the Impact of Complete Streets Projects on Bicyclist and Pedestrian Safety in Sacramento County, California. " 2017. Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

Hashemi Toroghi, Shahaboddin. " Toward a Sustainable Neighborhood: Examining the Impact of the Mixed-use Development on Neighborhood Energy Consumption. " 2017. Supervised by Tim Welch.

Haston, Joshua. " Planning the Next BRAC: Redevelopment Alternatives for Dobbins Air Reserve Base and Air Force Plant No. 6. " 2017. Supervised by Brian Stone. 

Howard, Jordan. "Utilizing Transit-oriented Development Funds to Finance Affordable Housing Near Transit Corridors." 2017. Supervised by William Drummond. 

Jeena, Zahra. "Insight into the Incipient Smart Cities Phenomena in India." 2017. Supervised by Nancey Green Leigh.

Kent, Margaret. " Prioritizing Low-Stress Bicycle Accessibility in Baltimore. " 2017. Supervised by Alex Karner.

Kong, Jing. " Impact Analysis of the Built Environment on Quality of Life. " 2017. Supervised by Tim Welch.

Lele, Shriram. "Reimagining Local Neighborhoods & Employments in Lake City, FL." 2017. Supervised by Mike Dobbins.

Mara, Kevin. " Large-Scale Mixed-Use Developments as Catalytic Real Estate Projects: Evaluating the Narrative of Neighborhood Revitalization. " 2017. Supervised by Dan Immergluck.

Mayor, Phoebe. " Striking the Balance between Neighborhood Change and Income Diversity Lessons from Metropolitan Atlanta. " 2017. Supervised by Anna Kim.

Metal, Melanie. " Tailoring Green Stormwater Infrastructure to Hawiian Lansdcapes. " 2017. Supervised by William Drummond.

Moreno, Marcela. "Sustainable Wastewater Systems for Texas Colonias: Alternatives Analysis for El Paso County." 2017. Supervised by Bruce Stiftel.

Park, Chulhong. "Population Density and Urban Design Features' Relationship to Mental Health." 2017. Supervised by William Drummond.

Patterson, Grant. " Arts-Based Neighborhood Revitalization Engaging Artists & Creative Entrepreneurs to Identify Policy Recommendations to Support Arts-Based Revitalization in South Downtown, Atlanta. " 2017. Supervised by Anna Kim.

Ray, Ellen. "MARTA in Clayton County: An Opportunity for Equitable Transit-Oriented Development." 2017. Supervised by Alex Karner.  

Shelton, Austin. " This Place Matters: Exploring Rural Planning through Funding a Rail-Trail in Harris County, Georgia. " 2017. Supervised by William Drummond.

Silwal, Deepti. "Planning for Earthquake Resilience in Heritage Settlements of Kathmandu Valley." 2017. Supervised by Steven French.        

Smith, Cole. "Building a More Sustainable Atlanta: An urban design review of multi-family development along the Atlanta Beltline." 2017. Supervised by Michael Elliott.

Smyth, Andrew. "Investigation of Aircraft Wingtip Collisions on the Ground." 2017. Supervised by Catherine Ross.

Yang, Wenhui. " Analysis on Social Impacts of Atlanta Streetcar Systems Emissions. " 2017. Supervised by TIm Welch.

Zeng, Tianran. " Transit as Solution for Spatial Mismatch. " 2017. Supervised by Tim Welch.

2016 Applied Research Papers

Albert, Austin. "Community-Based Real Estate Investment in Georgia through Real Estate Investment Cooperatives (REICs)." 2016. Supervised by Dan Immergluck.

Bonn, Sara Jane. " Digital Media and the Built Environment: the Potential Impact of Digital Devices on Public Space ." 2016. Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

Bourget, Jean-Pierre. "Developing a Strong Workforce Development System for Clayton County." 2016. Supervised by Anna Kim.

Boyd, Joseph. " Walkability, Pedestrian Infrastructure, & Transit Access in Atlanta: A Case Study on Ashby, Inman Park/Reynoldstown, and Lindbergh MARTA Stations ." 2016. Supervised by Tim Welch.

Buker, Allison. " Mapping the Morphological History of Westside Savannah ." 2016. Supervised by Richard Dagenhart. 

Collot, Adeline. " A Culture of High Speeds and Accumulating Debt: A Case Study of French High-Speed Rail Financing Practices. " 2016. Supervised by Time Welch.

Date, Chirag. " Virtual and Fantastic Urban Perceptions through Cinema and Their Relation to Contemporary Cities ." 2016. Supervised by Mike Dobbins.

Davis, Elizabeth. "Developments of Regional Impact: A Program Analysis." 2016. Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

Heath, Simone. "Expanding Landscapes: An Exploration of Large-Scale Privately Owned Private Spaces." 2016. Supervised by Ellen Dunham-Jones. 

McKinney, Mia. " A Dream Deferred? Utilizing the Limited-Equity Housing Cooperative Model as a Solution to Atlanta's Affordable Housing Issue. " 2016. Supervised by Mike Dobbins.

Kao, Mindy. " Creating Fair Housing Metrics and Milestones Using Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) Data " 2016. Supervised by Dan Immergluck. 

Li, Mingyang. "Neighborhood Racial Composition, Neighborhood Wealth, and the Surrounding Food Environment in Metro Atlanta Area." 2016. Supervised by Catherine Ross.

Mitchell, Kimberly. "Land Use Planning: An Introduction for Newcomers to Planning." 2016. Supervised by Bill Drummond.

Lueders, Abram. "J ane Jacobs, Quantified: Exploring the Legacy of the 20th Century’s Most Provocative Urban Theorist ." 2016. Supervised by Dan Immergluck.

Maines, Katherine. " How Observation Can Enhance Understanding of Walkability and Bikability around Transit Stations ." 2016. Supervised by Brian Stone. 

Martin, Tyler. " Assessing the Influence of Policy Factors on Alternative Fuel Vehicle Adoption in Georgia ." 2016. Supervised by Catherine Ross. 

McMullen, Meghan. "Sears, Roebuck & Company Distribution Centers: A Comparative Study in Large-Scale Adaptive Reuse." 2016. Supervised by Dan Immergluck.

Price, Shelley. " Enhancing National Parks for Visitors with Disabilities through Customer-Experience-Based Decision Making ." 2016. Supervised by Michael Elliott.

Pringle, Jeshua. "Parking Policies for Resurging Cities: An Atlanta Case Study." 2016. Supervised by Catherine Ross.

Queen, Carly. "Urban Transit Mode Comparison and Selection." 2016. Supervised by Catherine Ross.

Reasoner, Jane. "To Convert or Preserve? Urban Industrial Land's Big Question." 2016. Supervised by Bill Drummond. 

Reeves, William. " Activating the Alleys of Austin ." 2016. Supervised by Mike Dobbins.

Riddell, Briana. "Blue Zones: Rethinking the American Landscape." 2016. Supervised by Mike Dobbins.

Risher, Matthew. "Identification of Strategies for a More Comprehensive Bicycle Planning Framework: Analysis through Case Studies and Recommendations for Atlanta." 2016. Supervised by Michael Elliott.

Samarripas, Stefen. "Planning for Urban Health Access: Supporting Community Development & Healthcare Partnerships." 2016. Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

Sanker, Rishi Raghav. " Urban Tourism and Transportation: A Lesson For Atlanta. " 2016. Supervised by Catherine Ross. 

Smith, Stephanie." An Evaluation of the Physical and Demographic Characteristics Contributing to On-Site Sewage Management System Failure in Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia ." 2016. Supervised by Brian Stone.

Snyder Kelly, Anna. "Artistic Infrastructure: Public Art Building Community around Transit in Atlanta." 2016. Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

Tatum, Kimberly. "Sea-Level Rise and Migration: Understanding Future Climate-Driven Population Movements to the Atlanta Region." 2016. Supervised by Brian Stone.

Woodworth, Erik. "Compact Urban Form in Small US Cities." 2016. Supervised by Michael Elliott.

Yanten, Angelica. " School Closures and Their Impact on Local Communities ." 2016. Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

2015 Applied Research Papers

Anderson, Lindsay. “Long Walk to Nowhere: Strategies of Reducing Walk Distance.” 2015. Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

Ashdown, Marcus. “ Alternative Intersection Design Strategies: How Georgia and the US are Changing Outdated Transportation Design Techniques .” 2015. Supervised by Michael Dobbins.

Auguin, Corentin. " Toward Financially Sustainable Public Transportation Systems-Type of Service Impacts on Cost Efficiency. " 2015. Supervised by Tim Welch.

Bowman, Ryan. “ Planning and Policy Implementation Strategies for Green Stormwater Best Management Practices in the Proctor Creek Watershed, Atlanta, Ga .” 2015. Supervised by Brian Stone.

Bustin, Allison. “ Zoning For Obesity: Incorporating Context-Based Strategies For Improved Health In Municipal Zoning Codes.” 2015. Supervised by Michael Dobbins.

Byars, Kristin. “Stream Daylighting: A Case Study of Saw Mill River and Rocky Branch.” 2015. Supervised by Bill Drummond.

Chang, Eileen. "Signals Through the Storm: A 120-Hour Plan for Municipal Communication to Low Income Communities Before, During, and After Hurricane Landfall." 2015. Supervised by Michael Elliott. 

Cook, Kirsten.  “Planning Through the Shared Use of Resources: A Case Study of DeKalb County, Georgia.” 2015. Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

Davis, Khaliff.  “Can Pop-Up Shops Improve My Community? An Analysis of the Linkages between Tactical Urbanism and Community Development.” 2015.  Supervised by Dan Immergluck.

Giuffrida, Gregory. “Development and Design of University-based Innovation Districts.” 2015. Supervised by Michael Dobbins.

Grimes, Jennifer.  “The Atlanta Beeline: Invertebrate Pollinator Corridor Suitability Analysis of the Metropolitan Atlanta Region.” 2015. Supervised by Bill Drummond.

Guthart, Robert.  “Analysis of Transportation Accessibility to Hospitals in Jacksonville, Florida.” 2015. Supervised by Perry Yang.

Hamed, Thomas. "Predicting Demand for On-Street Parking Spaces in San Francisco with Land Use and Economic Factors." 2015. Supervised by Tim Welch.

Height, Bakari. “Daytime Train to Georgia: An Examination of the Feasibility of Commuter Rail In One of America's Most Congested Cities.” 2015. Supervised by Catherine Ross.

Hutchison, Alyssa. “Aerotropolis: Rethinking Atlanta's Airport Region.” 2015. Supervised by Michael Dobbins.

Ingram, Carlton.  “An Infill Station in Atlanta: Evaluating a MARTA rail stop at Hulsey Yard.”  2015. Supervised by Tim Welch.

Karim, Soleen. "Improving Mobility for Immigrant and Refugee Settlements: A Study and Recommendation for Mobile Accessibility in Georgia Immigrant Neighborhoods." 2015. Supervised by Ellen Dunham-Jones.

Mingus, Charlene Deanne.  “Bicyclist Perceived Level of Traffic Stress: A Quality-of-Service Measure.” 2015. Supervised by Tim Welch.

Novsam, Jason.  “The Decline and Asymmetrical Resurgence of American Transit: A Case Study of Seattle.” 2015. Supervised by Tim Welch.

Perumbeti, Katherine.  “An Assessment of Social and Health Equity in Atlanta Streets Alive Events.” 2015. Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

Plante, Jessica.  “LIHTC Developments in Atlanta and Neighborhood Effects .” 2015. Supervised by Dan Immergluck.

Revercomb, Catherine. “Strategy for Master Planning the Chattahoochee River.” 2015. Supervised by Nancey Green Leigh.

Rindge, Brianna.  “Sustainable Development for Professional Sports Stadiums.” 2015. Supervised by Bill Drummond.

Shields, Madelyn.  “Women's Participation in Seattle's High-Tech Economy.” 2015. Supervised by Anna Kim.

Thomas, Brian Eddie. “Utilizing the Franchise Business Model as a Tool for Sustainable Local Economic Development (SLED) in Low-Wealth Urban Business Districts: Recommendations for the Local Economic Developer's Toolbox.” 2015. Supervised by Nancey Green Leigh.

Vason, Elizabeth. “Howell Mill Community Improvement District Feasibility Analysis.” 2015. Supervised by Dan Immergluck.

Wilson, Katherine. “Aging in Place: Transportation and Housing Solutions that Work in the Atlanta Region.” 2015. Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

Yi, Li. "Using Social Media Data to Track Transitions of Atlanta Urban Area of Interest." 2015. Supervised by Tim Welch. 

Featured Applied Research Papers

One side of a duplex home located in Atlanta, Ga.

Caledonia Orsini (MCRP '20)

A hand reaches into a bin of markers set out at a community engagement event to gather community information.

Katherine Martin (MCRP+MS-PP '20)

2021 theses.

Kim, Ilsu. " Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed People’s Attitudes about Where to Live? Some Preliminary Answers from a Study of the of the Atlanta Housing Market ." 2021. Supervised by Subhrajit Guhathakurta.

Lee, Seolha. " The Shape of Discourse in Urban Movements through the Lens of Social Media: A Case Study of the Anti-Redevelopment Movement in South Korea ." 2021. Supervised by Clio Andris.

Miller, Bryce Curtis. " Cluster-based Delineation of Megaregions in the United States: Identifying administrative boundaries that reflect meta-communities to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of governments ." 2021. Supervised by Catherine Ross.

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Arias, Daniel Fernando. "Estimating the Effects of Vehicle Speeds on Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety on the Georgia Arterial Roadway Network." 2020.

Jiang, Qian. " Transit-Oriented Development Parking Demand Analysis: A Case Study of MARTA." 2020.

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Postma, Deborah E. " The Future of Streets in an Age of Pandemics ." 2020.

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2019 Theses

Boddupalli, Sreekar-Shashank. “Estimating Demand for an Electric Vertical Landing Takeoff (eVTOL) Air Taxi Service Using Discrete Choice Modeling” 2019. Supervised by Timothy Welch.

Borsch, Adam. “Analyzing the Difference Between Bike Share Trips Made on Regular and Electric Bicycles” 2019. Supervised by Catherine Ross.

Chang, Chia-Huai. “Estimating Managed Lanes Door-to-door Travel Timesavings using Shortest Path Algorithms” 2019. Supervised by Timothy Welch.

Greenwald, Jeremy. “It Takes Green to Go Green: An Atlanta-Based Evolution of Employer-Provided Commuting Incentives as a Method to Overcome  Worksite Car-Dependency” 2019. Supervised by Timothy Welch.

Patel, Deep. “Economic and Social Sustainability of Sidewalk Infrastructure” 2019. Supervised by Timothy Welch.

2018 Theses

Douglass, Sara. "Federal Transit Funding Implications of Urbanization: A Nationwide Assessment" 2018. Supervised by Timothy Welch.

Dyess, Chelsea. "An Assessment of Pedestrian Infrastructure Quality and the Effect on Travel Time and Mobility for Users with Physical Limitations." 2018. Supervised by Timothy Welch.

Nord, Anna. " A Statewide Assessment of Trending Urban Areas in Georgia and the Implications on Rural Public Transit Funding." 2018. Supervised by Catherine Ross.

Senthilkumar, Sanjay. "Making Bike Share Transit Compatible." 2018. Supervised by Timothy Welch.

Tobey, Michael. "Linking MPBN and System of Systems Thinking: To Improve Outcomes in Urban Environments." 2018. Supervised by Perry Yang.

2017 Theses

Koo, Bonwoo. "Spatio-temporal Patterns of Urban Tree Canopy and Environmental Equity in Atlanta." 2017. Supervised by Nisha Botchwey.

Sperling, Elliot. "Advancing Strategic Focuses through Performance-based Evaluation – the Growth of State DOT Approaches." 2017. Supervised by Catherine Ross.

2016 Theses

Martin, Tyler. "Assessing the Influence of Policy Factors on Alternative Fuel Vehicle Adoption in Georgia." 2016. Supervised by Catherine Ross.

Smith, Stephanie. "An Evaluation of the Physical and Demographic Characteristics Contributing to On-Site Sewage Management System Failure in Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia." 2016. Supervised by Brian Stone.

2015 Theses

Bearn, Cary. "Measuring Low Stress Bike access to MARTA." 2015. Supervised by Catherine Ross.

Maier, George. "Forecasting Ridership Impacts of Transit Oriented Development at MARTA Rail Stations." 2015. Supervised by Tim Welch.

Plummer, Audrey. "Retroffiting Closed Golf Courses." 2015. Supervised by Richard Dagenhart.

Prabhakar, Niranjani. "Measuring Cost-Effectiveness of Idle Reduction Technologies in Heavy Duty Trucks." 2015. Supervised by Catherine Ross. no longer supports Internet Explorer.

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