This study examines the interaction between Georgia State University (GSU) and downtown Atlanta. As the university has grown since 2000, the dynamic between GSU and its host city has brought to light many changes. This study investigates how the university and city have changed through economic impact, crime patterns, and sense of community over the past decade of campus expansion. Three distinct, but related projects explore the topics of economic impact, crime patterns, and sense of community. The economic results show that the university's campus expansion has not significantly increased property values surrounding GSU. The crime analysis reveals that the increasing student population and campus footprint have not significantly changed crime patterns on and near campus. The sense of community study shows that students have a greater sense of school pride, and sections of downtown are painted in GSU blue as more students are wearing university-affiliated T-shirts than ever before.
|Advisor:||Comer, Jonathan C.|
|Commitee:||Bays, Brad A., Finch, Bryan, Finchum, G. Allen|
|School:||Oklahoma State University|
|School Location:||United States -- Oklahoma|
|Source:||DAI-A 76/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Atlanta, Economic impact, Georgia, Sense of community, University crime, Urban geography|
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