|Present||Assistant Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law ‐ Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth|
|B.A., University of Notre Dame|
|M.A., University of Texas at Austin|
|J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law|
How Cities Will Save The World: Urban Innovation in the Face of Population Flows, Climate Change and Economic Inequality Faculty Publications By Year (2016)
Cities are frequently viewed as passive participants to state and national efforts to solve the toughest urban problems. But the evidence suggests otherwise. Cities are actively devising innovative policy solutions and they have the potential ...
Contributions to Books (3)
Superstorm Sandy at Five: Lessons on Law as Catalyst and Obstacle to Long-Term Recovery Following Catastrophic Disasters Environmental Law Reporter (2018)
Nine of the 10 costliest U.S. hurricanes on record have ravaged the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts in the first two decades of the 21st century, yet federal, state, and local governments continue to struggle with ...
Rating the Cities: Constructing a City Resilience Index for Assessing the Effect of State and Local Laws on Long-Term Recovery from Crisis and Disaster Tulane Law Review (2015)
Superstorm Sandy, the 2008 Iowa floods, and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita all supply recent reminders that U.S. cities can no longer adopt an ad hoc approach to threats presented by climate change and natural hazards. ...
The Smart Cities Movement and Advancing the International Battle to Eliminate Homelessness - Barcelona as Test Case Revista de Derecho Urbanístico y Medio Ambiente (2015)
Barcelona is a leader in the smart cities movement, a movement that aims to help cities deliver services to citizens more efficiently and economically as a way of making the city a more inviting and ...
Urban Wreckage and Resiliency: Articulating a Practical Framework for Preserving, Reconstructing, and Building Cities Idaho Law Review (2014)
The federal government along with many state and local governments, has gained painful, firsthand knowledge about how major disasters, such as Katrina or Sandy, can envelop and cripple American cities. Disasters carve in stark relief ...
Weathering NEPA Review: Superstorms and Super Slow Urban Recovery Ecology Law Quarterly (2014)
Delays in implementing long-term neighborhood housing recovery measures following urban disasters profoundly disrupt a city's revitalization and resurgence. Following recent large-scale urban disasters, some blame the National Environmental Policy Act environmental and historical review requirement ...
Crisis Management: Principles That Should Guide the Disposition of Federally Owned, Foreclosed Properties Indiana Law Review (2012)
Residential home values in the United States have fallen considerably from their highs in the mid-2000s. This has had profound effects on consumer wealth and spending, creating a significant drag on the U.S. economy. What ...
FLORIDA'S DOWNTOWNS: THE KEY TO SMART GROWTH, URBAN REVITALIZATION, AND GREEN SPACE PRESERVATION Fordham Urban Law Journal (2002)
This article reviews Florida's growth management system, which has spurred suburban development, and its negative impact on Florida's cities. As Florida's governor and legislature have turned their focus to this issue, this article evaluates policy ...