The Corridor Executive role was conceived in 2015 as an effort to coordinate the many different stakeholders and jurisdictions along Memorial Drive. Past experience by stakeholders and research by the Georgia Tech studio team illustrated the need for at least one full-time staff position to plan and implement improvements.
Greg Giuffrida was hired in July 2015, soon after earning his master’s degree from Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional Planning. He was one of the graduate students who worked on the Imagine Memorial studio in Fall 2014 and stayed involved as a volunteer and nearby resident.
He grew up in Dunwoody and West Palm Beach, Fla., and worked as a journalist for 12 years in Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Georgia. His experiences living in several Southern cities and walking and riding transit in Atlanta inspired him to pursue a new career in urban planning and policy in 2013.
During his graduate studies, Giuffrida was a Housing Policy & Development Fellow at Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., where he performed research and administrative support for ABI’s goal of developing 5,600 affordable housing units. He was a Graduate Research Assistant with Georgia Tech’s Center for Urban Innovation, researching the development of university-based innovation districts. He lives in Ormewood Park.
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