Emily Lasser, AICP

Emily Lasser, AICP is an Associate Project Manager at the Center for Economic Development Research (CEDR), a unit of Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2). Emily is a planner that specializes in community and economic development. She is passionate about mapping and visualizing data in a meaningful way that can be easily understood by all. Through her use of data analysis, mapping, community engagement, and storytelling, Emily strives to create equitable, sustainable places that reflect the needs of the community. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Emily worked as a Land Planning Analyst at Kimley-Horn where she worked on various land use and transportation projects across the metro Atlanta region.

Emily is an active member of the American Planning Association (APA)/Georgia Planning Association (GPA) and currently serves as the Programs Chair on the Emerging Planners of Georgia (EPG) Board. She also holds an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification. Emily holds a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from Wayne State University and a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan in Urban and Regional Planning.


Emily Smith, AICP

Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute

Center for Economic Development Research

75 Fifth St. NW, Suite 300

Atlanta, GA 30308