Dan Immergluck is professor of urban studies at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. His new book, Red Hot City: Housing, Race, and Exclusion in Twenty-First Century Atlanta delves into the financial interests and political wrangling that has contributed to the metro’s housing crisis.

The Clayton Crescent’s Robin Kemp spoke with Immergluck about how these forces affect people’s ability to buy homes in Clayton County, planning that prioritizes developers over residents, and why it’s so hard to get sidewalks on Tara Boulevard, among other issues:



Here’s Immergluck’s bio from his GSU faculty page:

Dan Immergluck is Professor of Urban Studies at Georgia State University. His research concerns housing, race, neighborhood change, gentrification, segregation, real estate markets, and community development. Dr. Immergluck is the author of five books, and over 120 scholarly articles, book chapters, and research reports. He has consulted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of Justice, philanthropic foundations, and local legal aid and other nonprofits and government agencies. Professor Immergluck has been cited and quoted in the New York Times, the Washington Post, National Public Radio, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, WABE Radioand many other international, national, and local media outlets. He has testified several times before the U.S. Congress and the Federal Reserve Board.  He has served as a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Community Progress in Washington, D.C. Recently, Dr. Immergluck served on Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens’ Transition Committee. His most recent book, Red-Hot City: Housing, Race, and Exclusion in Twenty-First Century Atlanta, will be published in October by the University of California Press.

Read The Clayton Crescent’s review of Red Hot City

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Robin Kemp

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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