Archive for June, 2013

Take the Civic League/ARC Community Engagement Survey Now!

June 26, 2013


Metro Atlanta’s Regional Transportation Plan will be undergoing an update this fall in response to the re-authorization of federal transportation funding through legislation known as MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century).

As part of an effort to involve more residents in this and future planning initiatives, the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Civic League for Regional Atlanta are seeking your advice regarding community engagement by way of a brief (approximately 10-minute) online survey. The goal is to collect responses from a diverse mix of at least 1,000 people living in the 18-county* area by July 3.

We want to hear from you! Take the online survey at, and invite your neighbors, friends, family members and co-workers to participate too.

ARC and the Civic League look forward to sharing the results next month and announcing opportunities for citizens to participate in updating the regional transportation plan.

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* Barrow, Bartow, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Rockdale, Spalding and Walton.

APA 2014: Call for Session Proposals Now Open

June 19, 2013

The American Planning Association is now accepting conference session proposals for its 2014 National Conference, taking place April 26-30, 2014 in Atlanta, Ga.

Proposals must be submitted online by August 20, 2013. For more information and to submit a proposal, go to

More details from APA’s website:

APA members are invited to propose a complete session. The session proposer has full control of the speakers and the session topic. If selected, you will be responsible for confirming speakers, creating the content of the session, assigning a session organizer, and ensuring that the session is appropriately implemented.

Sessions are 75 minutes in length and take place starting Saturday through Wednesday.

One-half of the conference program is devoted to proposals submitted by volunteers. The other half of the program comprises symposia, training workshops, division sessions, Local Host Committee sessions, and special APA research and policy initiatives. The competition for the volunteer sessions/general submissions is heavy, and approximately one in three proposals is selected.

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