Archive for October, 2014

APA Accepting Community Planning Assistance Teams Applications

October 14, 2014

From a recent American Planning Association (APA) e-blast:

Know of a community that needs planning assistance? A place that lacks the resources needed to address specific planning-related challenges? The Community Planning Assistance Teams (CPAT) program has helped a growing number of communities in recent years and is now accepting applications for assistance.

Visit for full program information and to apply. Click here for a flyer to send or hand out to community representatives who may be interested.

The application deadline for communities is Thursday, December 4th.

As a reminder, APA welcomes team member applications anytime from those interested in serving on one of CPAT’s pro bono teams. Team member applications are available on the CPAT webpage along with the community applications.

If you have questions about CPAT, contact program staff at

ARC Now Accepting Applications for 2015 LCI, Community Choices, and Lifelong Communities Funding

October 14, 2014

ARC is now accepting applications for 2015 Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) studies, Community Choices projects and Lifelong Communities demonstration projects.

The application and all supporting documents and information are available at

All applications must be received at ARC either physically or electronically by 12:00 noon on Monday, November 10, 2014.

If you are applying for a new LCI Study Area, we encourage you to discuss your proposed application with ARC Community Development staff prior to submission.

ARC anticipates announcing all awards in January 2015.

Contact Amy Goodwin ( or Marisa Ghani ( with questions.

Open Call for Abstracts and Manuscripts for 2015 Georgia Water Resources Conference

October 13, 2014

The 2015 Georgia Water Resources Conference is issuing a Call for Abstracts and Manuscripts. The Conference will be held at the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education on April 28-29, 2015.

For more information, and to submit an abstract or manuscript, please see the GWRC web page at

The theme of the 2015 GWRC will be “Water and Prosperity”. While all submittals will be considered, organizers are most interested in those that address the following general topics related to management and enhancement of Georgia’s wat​er resources:

  • Georgia’s growth industries’ water needs
  • Energy production and water availability
  • Farm water use
  • Savannah Harbor deepening
  • Water project funding
  • Climate change and changing rainfall patterns
  • Water availability for economic growth
  • New flow regimes, new TMDLs?
  • Reservoir siting and sizing
  • Conservation strategies
  • Coastal water quality
  • Stormwater infrastructure needs
  • Groundwater sustainability
  • Habitat conservation
  • Statewide water planning
  • Nonpoint source pollution
  • Aquifer storage and recovery (ASR)
  • Saltwater intrusion
  • Regulatory changes and challenges
  • Environmental ethics and justice
  • Interstate water issues

Abstracts must be 250 words or less,​ and manuscripts cannot exceed five pages.​ The deadline for submitting abstracts is November 15, 2014. The deadline for submitting short manuscripts is December 15, 2014. Conference registration will open in early January 2015.

Partnership Gwinnett Redevelopment Forum: Thursday, October 16

October 8, 2014

ARC Land Matters

Mark your calendar now for the Partnership Gwinnett Redevelopment Forum on Thursday, October 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Studio Movie Grill in Duluth.

Following the theme “Breaking Bold: Reimagining Redevelopment,” the program will feature discussions on community initiated redevelopment and maximizing redevelopment financing through public private partnerships.

Georgia Tech professor Ellen Dunham Jones will provide a keynote on “Sustaining Vibrant Communities through Redevelopment.”

Egbert Perry — Chairman and CEO of the Integral Group and Board Chairman of Fannie Mae — has also been added to the program.

Featured topics include:

  • Trend Watch: Residential and Mixed Use Redevelopment
  • Real Estate Perspective: Community First; Job Second
  • Redevelopment Costs & Benefits
  • Public Private Partnerships

Register now at

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