Atlanta Studies + AI

Project Lead: Ben Miller (Emory, Department of English)

Project team: Roy Chang (Emory, Quantitative Theory and Methods), Ra’Niqua Lee (Emory, English), and the Atlanta Studies Editorial Board

Over a two-year period, Atlanta Studies looks to publish short and long-form perspectives on how data science, machine learning, and AI shape decisions, policies, and the built environment of Atlanta. These posts can include autobiographical stories of encounters with algorithmic decision making in Atlanta, compelling new infographics and data-driven storytelling, research-driven, empirical, critical frameworks of AI’s influence on the city, and more. Submissions of blog posts of 500–1,500 words and articles of up to 5,000 words should be sent to the Atlanta Studies editors at

Atlanta Studies also looks to provide a venue for these conversations at its annual Atlanta Studies Symposium. Taking place each spring, the symposium provides a forum for the community, policy makers, non-profits, and academics to come together and discuss topics related to the histories, planning, and possible futures of Atlanta and the region.

Call for Proposals!

Atlanta Studies is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the Eleventh Annual Atlanta Studies Symposium, to be held on April 12th, 2024, at Emory University. The theme for this year’s symposium is:

Visions of Atlanta

Our city emerges at the confluence of lived experience, policy experiments, the built environment, history, the environment, and a myriad of other factors and influences. Among those factors are peoples’ visions and imaginations for what the city can and should be. This year, the symposium would like to invite submissions on all topics related to the many pasts and possible futures of the greater metropolitan Atlanta region. In particular, the symposium invites submissions on “Visions of Atlanta,” or how people and institutions imagine, design, develop, and engineer the city. The symposium looks for people to share work from perspectives including the humanities, social sciences, planning, engineering, sciences, and the arts.

To learn more or to submit a proposal, visit: