Nancey Green Leigh, a Professor of City and Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology since 1994, holds a PhD in City and Regional Planning from the University of California Berkeley. She specializes in economic development planning with a particular focus on sustainability and redevelopment, and is a national Brownfields Redevelopment expert. She is a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Regents Fellow of the University of California and past Vice President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning. She was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners in 2008.

  She is the author of over 50 articles and three books, Stemming Middle Class Decline: The Challenge to Economic Development Planning (1994); and Economic Revitalization: Cases and Strategies for City and Suburb (2002 with Joan Fitzgerald), and Planning Local Economic Development (4th edition, 2010, with Edward J. Blakely).

  Leigh¡¯s teaching focuses on sustainable approaches to local economic development planning, urban and regional development, green industrial restructuring, brownfield redevelopment, and, the cinema of city. Since 2006, Dr. Leigh has led a large scale research effort focused on sustainable industrial systems for urban regions, funded by the National Science Foundation.

  Leigh¡¯s long-term brownfield redevelopment work led to her testimony before the U.S. House Subcommittee on reauthorizing the national brownfields program in 2008. Outside of the university, she co-chairs the Sustainable Economic Development Committee for the new city of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia.

For more detailed information please refer to Dr. Leigh¡¯s website.