Christy Dodson

Christy is an Urban Designer at Code Studio, with a background in architecture and planning. Her work focuses on implementing creative zoning strategies that reduce development barriers for small-scale, community-driven projects with an emphasis on affordable housing and equitable development. Christy relies on her experience working at every stage of the development process to bring together high-level policy goals with practical implementation. She teaches a popular graduate-level seminar at Georgia Tech on zoning fundamentals and best practices, and she has served as chair of the City of Atlanta Zoning Review Board since 2020. Christy holds a Master of City and Regional Planning and a Master of Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology, where she also received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture.

Courses taught by Christy Dodson

Right-Sizing Zoning for Better Outcomes

By framing elements of the built environment that contribute to a community’s unique sense of place and using examples from codes adopted by communities across the United States, this course explores how to realign zoning with the goals and policies adopted in community plans.

129 Mins