ICSC and GEDA Set to Host TOD/Retail Forum on April 18

The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), in partnership with the Georgia Economic Developers Association (GEDA), will host an upcoming Atlanta Alliance Program on Thursday, April 18 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

The program will focus on the relationship between transit-oriented development (TOD) and retail.

“Transit-Oriented Development: What’s Retail Got to Do With It?”

As communities across metro Atlanta work to capitalize on transit-oriented development (TOD) opportunities, it is important to consider the role of retail. Developing mixed-use projects around transit stations, in particular, is a popular notion, but it is often difficult to bring to life. Come hear from experts who have real life stories to share about their experiences with TOD retail, and take lessons learned back to your communities so that we can create successful projects in this new economy.

Moderator: Barbra Coffee, CEcD, EDFP, Economic Development Director, City of College Park


  • Allison Gilder, Cassidy Turley
  • Jared Lombard, Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Art Lomenick, The Integral Group
  • Shannon Powell, Midtown Alliance

Date & Time: Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.

  • 4:00-4:30 p.m. Registration
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. Networking Reception

Location: W Atlanta Buckhead, 3377 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

Registration: http://www.icsc.org/events-and-programs/details/atlanta-alliance-program-reception

Event Contact: Jaymie Conte at Phone 646-728-3598 or Email jconte@icsc.org

The Alliance Program is an ICSC forum for the public and private sectors to network, share ideas and discuss development issues and mutually desired retail projects. Positive relationship building is paramount for successful development. ICSC Alliance meetings are both time and cost effective opportunities for public officials, developers, retailers and other industry leaders to grow their relationships and learn from one another.

Founded in 1957, ICSC is the global trade and professional association of the retail real estate industry. ICSC’s more than 55,000 members throughout the world include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, lenders, retailers and other professionals, as well as academics and public officials.

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