Urban Histories


The Center for Urban Innovation supports and celebrates the diversity of cities and the histories that make them distinct, complex, and compelling places.  The Center takes an interdisciplinary approach to research in urban environments with an emphasis on providing access to public histories and digital archives.

The faculty and students working with the Center include urban and architectural historians as well as faculty and students who actively build public archives through interviews with residents and community groups.

Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts serves as a living legacy of Atlanta’s Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. as well as the home of his digital archives.