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Fernando Costa

Fernando Costa


Georgia Institute of Technology
Master of City Planning

Georgia Institute of Technology
MS, Civil Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Civil Engineering


Fernando Costa enjoys serving as a part-time faculty member at the University of Oklahoma, where he teaches graduate courses in public finance and organizational management as they pertain to city planning.  He also serves as a full-time assistant city manager for the City of Fort Worth, overseeing a group of five departments and three units of the city manager’s office.  Before accepting both jobs in 2008, he worked for ten years as Fort Worth’s planning director, eleven years as planning director for Atlanta, and eleven years as a planner for the Middle Georgia Area Planning and Development Commission in Macon.  He studied civil engineering and city planning at Georgia Tech and served as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  For more information about Professor Costa, please see his curriculum vitae (PDF).

Classes taught at OU

P SC 5353, State and Local Public Finance
RCPL 5053, Planning Management
RCPL 5353, State & Local Public Finance