DREW MURRAY currently serves as a City Planner for the City of Albany- Dougherty County Planning & Development Commission in Southwest Georgia. He joined the MAEA project in the summer of 2012 as part of a team of mapping consultants who developed some of the initial MAEA maps, but has since become the projects lead mapping consultant.
Mr. Murray has been intrigued by urban planning since childhood and grew up collecting maps of all kinds. His interest in cartography stems from a keen desire to understand the broad range of connections between socioeconomic issues. As an artist, Mr. Murray aims to produce visuals which provide a bridge between the extremities of complex data analysis and common understanding for the everyday activist and their audiences. Mr. Murray’s planning studio project, Action Plan for the Fort McPherson Community, was recognized by the American Institute of Certified Planners as the 2012 Student Project Award for Contribution of Planning to Contemporary Issues.
Mr. Murray holds a Master of City and Regional Planning in Transportation Planning and Urban Design from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Regional Economic Development from Georgia Southern University with a minor in Geographic Information Science.