Metro Atlanta’s 2013 Planning Conference Lineup

Several major planning-related conferences are coming to the Atlanta area this year, joining a host of perennial local and regional conference events. Here’s a look at the lineup as of today:

South Metro Development Outlook: February 20. This annual event brings together planners, thinkers, and business and civic leaders to address the future of growth and development on the south side of our region, including the City of Atlanta and the counties of Clayton, Coweta, Douglas, Fayette, Henry, South Fulton and Spalding.

Brookings Institution Global Cities Initiative Forum: March 19-20. This initiative aims to help U.S. city and metropolitan leaders strengthen their regional economies by becoming more competitive in the global marketplace. Check back to the Brookings site in the near future for more information on this event.

Transforming Local Government (TLG) Conference: April 9-12. Coordinated by the Alliance for Innovation, this conference convenes local government leaders from around the country to share knowledge, enhance their skills, and promote innovation in the local government management profession. This year’s event is combined with the Georgia City-County Management Association (GCCMA) annual conference.

Georgia Planning Association (GPA) Spring Conference: May 1. This annual event brings together professionals in planning and zoning, design, local government management and law from across the state of Georgia to discuss relevant issues. GPA is currently accepting session proposals.

National Brownfields Conference: May 15-17. Co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), this conference is the largest event in the nation focused on environmental revitalization and economic redevelopment.

Center for Transportation Excellence (CFTE) Conference: June 23-26. This conference brings together transit agencies, local officials, transportation supporters, advocates, and ballot measure campaign professionals to discuss the latest information on transportation ballot measures.

National Housing Conference (NHC) Annual Event: September 16-18. NHC convenes its members, stakeholders and others to improve coordination of housing agendas and build consensus on key housing issues. This conference date is still tentative. Check back to the NHC site periodically for more information on this event.

In addition, two national conferences are already scheduled to take place in Atlanta in 2014:

American Planning Association (APA) Conference: April 26-30, 2014

Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO) Conference: October 2014

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