Christopher Burke

Chris began his career in as the Assistant Housing Coordinator for The Atlanta Project, a non-profit organization created by former President Jimmy Carter to address the social ills of impoverished communities in Atlanta.  While at The Atlanta Project Chris began studying land use patterns, recognizing a common theme of poor underserved communities as those designed with uniform development patterns of dense low-income rental property.  This led him to the American Planning Association (APA) as a Research Associate in Chicago.

As a Research Associate, Chris had the opportunity to review comprehensive land use plans from around the world noting the good elements of each plan respectively.  The review of such plans allowed the APA to create an annotated database for professional planners to access.

In 1999, Chris moved back to Atlanta and joined the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association.  Armed with a strong writing background, Chris helped create the associations’ weekly political newsletter, The Watchdog, and regularly provided opinion editorials to the Atlanta Journal Constitution as well as outside academic publications such as the Southern Journal for Public Policy.  In addition to serving the needs of the Home Builders Association, Chris was managing partnered of an Alabama real estate firm, East Coast Development, LLC, which focused on land development and housing renovation in metro-Birmingham, AL.

Chris has extensive expertise in housing regulations, social interaction and land-use patterns, workforce housing, and foreclosure prevention.

Christopher Burke Director of Community Relations Office of Government & Community Relations Georgia Institute of Technology

Christopher Burke

Director of Community Relations Office of Government & Community Relations Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Civic Engagement
Housing & Community Design
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