Joseph Hurley

Masters Student

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  • School of History and Sociology
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Joe Hurley is interested in built environment change and the ideas that led to significant land use change in US cities from the early 1900s to the present.  He is a Data Services and GIS Librarian at Georgia State University where he creates open digital resources that aid in the study and teaching of urban change in Atlanta and the United States.  He also provides GIS and demographic data services.  Joe led the NEH funded Planning Atlanta digital project and also works closely with the Student Innovation Fellowship program.  His research interests include urban history, history of zoning, urban renewal, land use and built environment change, and historical GIS.

  • M.L.I.S. (Library and Information Science), 2009, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A. History, 2006, Western Carolina University
  • B.A. History, 2002, Minors: Geography, Sociology, Appalachian State University