April Atkins

April Atkins represents the bridge that brings the policy development, urban planning and real estate development worlds together. An award-winning advocate, throughout her career, she has successfully balanced the promotion of smart growth and sustainable development measures, with the political savvy and stakeholder buy-in necessary to create and implement good and effective public policy.

April works in process improvement for county operations.  April is also a lecturer at Georgia Institute of Technology in the building construction program, where she created and teaches graduate-level courses that focus on residential development trends, policies and the process of financing different types of developments.  Her past professional tenures have been with local governments, the Urban Land Institute and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association.

April is a Board member of the DeKalb Initiative for Children and Families; a member of the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnerships’ Mixed Income Communities Initiative; the Livable Communities Coalition’s Policy Committee; the Georgia and American Planning Associations; and the National Foundation for Black Public Administrators.  A published researcher, April received her bachelor’s from the University of Florida in History and her master’s in City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  She also received her certification through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

April Atkins Planner Georgia Institute of Technology

April Atkins

Planner Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Civic Engagement
Housing & Community Design
Career Stage
  • Fellow
  • Next Gen
  • Mid-Career
  • Bridge
  • Encore
  • Emeritus