Closer Look: Community Members Respond to Controversial Quarry Yards Marketing; Eviction In GA’s Urban & Rural Communities

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Dan Immergluck, professor in the Urban Studies Institute at Georgia State University, Elora Raymond, assistant professor in the School of City and Regional Planning in the College of Design at Georgia Tech, Daniel Pasciuti, assistant professor of sociology at Georgia State University, Lauren Sudeall, associate professor of law Georgia State University College of Law. She also serves as the founding faculty director of the Center for Access to Justice and Michael J. Rich, professor of political science and environmental sciences at Emory University.
(L to R) Dan Immergluck, professor in the Urban Studies Institute at Georgia State University, Elora Raymond, assistant professor in the School of City and Regional Planning in the College of Design at Georgia Tech, Daniel Pasciuti, assistant professor of sociology at Georgia State University, Lauren Sudeall, associate professor of law Georgia State University College of Law. She also serves as the founding faculty director of the Center for Access to Justice and Michael J. Rich, professor of political science and environmental sciences at Emory University.
Credit Grace Walker

Monday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott”:

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a new brief on some controversy surrounding marketing materials that appear to have been released by Quarry Yards, a 70-acre mixed-use development being built in Atlanta’s Grove Park neighborhood. We hear reaction from city council leaders and community advocates who have raised concerns that the marketing materials lack diversity and exclude current residents.
  • 10:39: Nearly one million American households received eviction notices in 2016, according to a Princeton University study. That year in Georgia, there were more than 56,000 evictions — a rate of 155 evictions a day. Today, “Closer Look with Rose Scott” begins a two-part series on evictions in metro Atlanta and Georgia. We begin with a conversation about the impact of evictions in the metro Atlanta area with a roundtable of experts, and researchers, including Dan Immergluck, Professor in the Urban Studies Institute at Georgia State University, Elora Raymond, Assistant Professor in the School of City and Regional Planning in the College of Design at Georgia Tech and Michael J. Rich, Professor of Political Science and Environmental Sciences at Emory University.

  • 38:47: Georgia State University’s Center for Access to Justice was recently awarded a $24,000 Opportunity Grant from the American Bar Endowment to study evictions in Georgia’s “semi-rural” communities. Lauren Sudeall, founding faculty director of the Center for Access to Justice and associate professor of law Georgia State University College of Law, and Daniel Pasciuti, assistant professor of sociology at Georgia State University, join Closer Look in studio discuss their research, which is still underway, and the lack of data on evictions in “semi-rural” communities.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.