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‘Changing Face of Atlanta’ Shows Stark Transformation in Region

Posted On May 24, 2017
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Research by Lakshmi Pandey and David Sjoquist on the dramatic demographic changes in metro Atlanta over the past 45 years made numerous headlines in Georgia news coverage, including those listed below. “The Changing Face of Atlanta” can be accessed on our website.

Saporta Report: “Think Metro ATL isn’t the place you remember? You’re right,… more »

Bluestone’s Rural Georgia Research Informing Debate, Solutions

Posted On May 24, 2017
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Peter Bluestone’s research on rural Georgia, “Jobs in Georgia’s Urban and Rural Regions and Counties: Changes in Distribution, Type, and Quality from 2007 to 2014,” is highlighted in several Atlanta-Journal Constitution articles, as state lawmakers get started with the recently created House Rural Development Council.

Problems of rural Georgia east to find, difficult to… more »

Study Finds Start-up Charter Schools in Large Metropolitan Area Boost Home Values

ATLANTA – Homes closer to start-up charters schools in Georgia experience higher property values than those farther away, the greatest impact being for homes located within priority attendance zones in Atlanta, according to a new study by Georgia State University’s Center for State and Local Finance. The report, commissioned by the more »

Doubling of Nonwhite Population Leads Demographic Changes Over Past 45 Years in Atlanta Metropolitan Region, Study Shows

ATLANTA—The nonwhite population has doubled and segregation has decreased as the Atlanta metropolitan region has grown by more than 300 percent over the past 45 years, according to new research by the Center for State and Local Finance at Georgia State University.

Now, more than 5.7 million people call metro Atlanta home. The… more »