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John Travis Marshall is an assistant professor at the Georgia State University College of Law. He is interested in how better local laws and heightened capacity of local governments can improve resilience to disasters and economic shocks. He is a co-author of "Market Demand-Based Planning and Permitting," published in 2017, and co-editor of "How Cities Will Save the World," published in 2016.

Marshall entered law practice with Holland & Knight LLP's Tampa office, where he became a partner specializing in land use and zoning as well as real-estate litigation. In 2007, he joined the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority, helping implement post-Katrina revitalization efforts. He received a master's degree in government from the University of Texas at Austin and his law degree from the University of Florida.

June 6, 2018

Local Governments’ Hidden Barriers to Disaster Recovery

Now is the time to look at zoning and building rules that, however well intentioned, make it harder for a community to come back.