Joseph Hurley

Ph.D. Student

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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 was previously a Data Services and GIS Librarian at Georgia State University where he created digital resources about urban change in Atlanta.  Joe was the PI on the NEH funded Planning Atlanta digital project and he directed Sprawling of Atlanta: Visualizing Metropolitan Area Change, 1940s to Present.  His current research interests include urban history, history of zoning, urban renewal, land use and built environment change, and historical GIS.

  • M.S. History and Sociology of Technology and Science (HSTS), 2019, Georgia Tech
  • 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