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Doug Young received a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Affairs from the College of Architecture at Virginia Tech in 1991. Doug came to Atlanta to attend graduate school at Georgia Tech, where he received a Master’s degree in City Planning (1994) from the College of Architecture. In 1996, Doug was hired by the City of Atlanta’s Urban Design Commission as the agency’s Historic Preservation Planner in order to more fully integrate historic preservation into the City’s overall planning efforts. In late 2008, he took on management of all of the day-to-day operations of the Urban Design Commission and Historic Preservation Division. In June, 2010, Doug was promoted to Assistant Director for Historic Preservation within the Office of Planning and Director of the Urban Design Commission. He is now an Assistant Director for Historic Preservation in the Office of Design.