Video: Internship plays role planning Atlanta’s future

“I make a lot of maps,” says Rosa Fowler ’18.

The Biology major in the Public Health concentration, with Urban Ecology and Urban Leadership minors, is likely using a geographic information system (GIS) to reevaluate city features such as intersections to make them more pedestrian-friendly when she’s on the clock at her City Planning internship with the City of Atlanta’s Office of Zoning and Development.

It’s not all cartography though, as Fowler also assembles neighborhood plans that incorporate history and demographics to better prepare the areas to address issues and implement improvements.

Fowler’s interest in city planning was piqued after taking an Urban Ecology course with Dr. Roarke Donnelly.

“I really just fell in love with the subject and prospect of having a job that impacts a community and helps them grow and flourish,” Fowler said.

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