Archive for April, 2014

ARC Regional Leadership Institute Call for Applications Open Until Friday 4/25

April 22, 2014


ARC’s Regional Leadership Institute (RLI) is a comprehensive leadership program designed to prepare a diverse group of community, government, business and non-profit leaders to work collaboratively to address regional issues.

Only three days remain to submit applications to ARC on or before Friday, April 25.

RLI will be held in Savannah at the Westin Savannah Harbor on September 7-12.

For more information and to apply, visit

“EcoDistricts for Practitioners” Training Set for April 25 in Atlanta

April 18, 2014

Designed for practitioners of all kinds — from public policymakers to urban designers — EcoDistricts for Practitioners delivers vital tools for accelerating urban regeneration projects and spurring neighborhood-driven change.

This EcoDistricts training is set for April 25, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in Atlanta.

The urban marketplace is rapidly growing with opportunity to change the way we revitalize our cities. In this engaging half-day training course, you’ll get a guided tour of the EcoDistricts Framework — a research-driven tool for cultivating public-private-civic partnerships and creating innovative district-scale projects — and learn firsthand how to fit all of the pieces together and accelerate sustainable development in your community, from the neighborhood up.

Objectives for this course include:

  • Exploring the business case for EcoDistricts and why scale matters
  • Identifying the key opportunities of development
  • Studying the EcoDistricts Framework and Performance Areas
  • Understanding practical governance and engagement models
  • Assessing an EcoDistrict, setting goals, and prioritizing projects
  • Applying the EcoDistricts approach to real or mock projects

Credits available: 3.5 LEED CE, 3.5 AIA LU

For more information, visit

For further information about EcoDistricts Training events, contact:

Rina Brulé, Events and Training Director at

To learn more about EcoDistricts, visit

“One Day in Atlanta” Media Creation Event in Atlanta on April 26

April 18, 2014

On Saturday, April 26, hundreds of filmmakers, non-profits, and citizens will document stories and investigate ten questions for the future of Atlanta as part of a city-wide, participatory media-creation event called One Day in Atlanta.

The resulting media will be showcased in an interactive geo-tagged archive and a TV series on the future of the American city. Local media partners will also showcase the most inspiring videos created during the one-day event. This effort is sponsored by the Surdna and Ford Foundations.

To learn more and find out how to participate, visit

DeKalb Seeks Input on the Draft Comprehensive Transportation Plan Recommendations

April 18, 2014

ULI Atlanta Accepting 2014 Awards for Excellence Nominations

April 7, 2014

The Urban Land Institute Atlanta District Council is set to celebrate 20 years of recognizing outstanding leadership in development in the Southeast as part of its annual Awards for Excellence program.

ULI Atlanta is accepting nominations until May 2, 2014 for awards in three categories relating to “best in class” real estate development. These are the Awards for Excellence and two lifetime achievement award categories: the Frank Carter Community Achievement Award and the Dan & Tally Sweat Community Leadership Award.

The annual Awards event is one of the most esteemed nights where representatives from all parts of the development industry gather for great conversation, inspiring stories, delicious food and good laughs. Last year’s Awards’ Opener made a splash throughout the country as ULI celebrated amidst challenging times.

Worked on a recent real estate development project that you thought transformed a community? Is there someone whose vision and career has made a lasting impression in metro Atlanta you feel should be recognized? The Awards Committee is asking you to nominate great projects and influential people to be chosen and celebrated at the 20th Annual Awards for Excellence Dinner in September 2014.

For more information and to submit a nomination, visit

GDOT Kicks Off Statewide Rail Plan Update

April 7, 2014

GDOT Kicks Off Statewide Rail Plan Update

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