Grady Gammage

  • Senior Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Senior Research Fellow, Morrison Institute for Public Policy, College of Public Programs
  • Attorney, Gammage & Burnham PLC

Morrison Institute for Public Policy
Arizona State University
2 North Central, 18th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85004
USA
Email: ggammage@gblaw.com

Biography

Grady Gammage, Jr. is a part time academic, a practicing lawyer, an author, a sometime real estate developer and a former elected official. He thinks life is more interesting if you do lots of different things.

In his academic role, Mr. Gammage is a Senior Fellow at ASU's Morrison Institute. His work there focuses on urban growth and development, quality of life, and local economic issues. He also teaches at the College of Law and at the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

As a lawyer, he has represented real estate projects ranging from master planned communities to sprawling subdivisions to high rise buildings and intense urban mixed use redevelopment.

He served on the Central Arizona Project Board of Directors for 12 years, and was President during a period of turbulence when the CAP was suing the Federal Government over the cost of the canal.

As a real estate developer, he built an intense, urban mixed use project in the City of Tempe which won three architectural awards and has been widely acclaimed.

Mr. Gammage is the author of the book Phoenix in Perspective and numerous articles on land use and growth issues. He is also coauthor of Watering the Sun Corridor: Managing Choices in Arizona's Megapolitan Area a report published by the Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University.

Expertise

land use law; urban development; historic preservation; aesthetic regulation; state trust land; water resource management; decision-making; land use change

Education

    J.D., Stanford University, 1976

    B.A., Occidental College, 1973

Journal Articles

2008

Gammage, G. 2008. We are L.A.?. Forum 411 1(2):1-8.

Books

1999

Gammage, G. 1999. Phoenix in Perspective: Reflections of Developing the Desert. Herberger Center for Design Excellence, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ.

Book Chapters

2003

Gammage, G. 2003. Our water legacy. Greater Phoenix Regional Atlas. Arizona State University.

Posters

2011

Gammage, G. 2011. Water—is it the next oil?. Presented August 25, 2011 at the Arizona International Leadership Alumni Conference, Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers, Tucson, AZ, August 24-27, 2011.

2005

Gammage, G. 2005. Valley growth issues. Poster presented at the February 3, 2005 Leadership West Infrastructure Day, Peoria, AZ.

2004

Redman, C. L., G. Gammage, N. S. Jones, E. A. Corley, J. M. Holway, J. Keane, S. Megdal and R. Quay. 2004. Water supply in Greater Phoenix: Improving regional decision making through university partnerships. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. (link)

Presentations

2014

Gammage, G. 2014. Watering the Sun Corridor. Presentation at the Rocky Mountain Land Use Conference, March 14, 2014, Denver, CO.

Gammage, G. 2014. Watering the Sun Corridor. Presentation at the International Right of Way Association, March 26, 2014, Phoenix, AZ.

Gammage, G. 2014. Is Phoenix sustainable?. Presentation at the U.S. Green Building Council Annual Meeting, April 1, 2014, Phoenix, AZ.

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Reports

2014

Gammage, G. 2014. Sun Corridor: A competitive mindset. Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University.

2013

Gammage, G. 2013. Sustaining Phoenix; Valley of the Sun: Beyond desert survival. Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University.

2012

Gammage, G. 2012. Let’s Talk Water: A Series on the Future of Arizona’s Precious Resource. Follow up to Watering the Sun Corridor.

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