11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
1130 Bluffs Parkway
Canton, GA 30114
$50 for Non-Members
From your friends at ARC, here’s a run-down of some upcoming planning-related calls and events in December and January!
APA Community Planning Assistance Teams Applications: Due Thursday, December 4. The American Planning Association’s Community Planning Assistance Teams (CPAT) program is accepting applications for assistance. To learn more and apply, visit https://www.planning.org/communityassistance/teams/. APA welcomes applications year-round from members interested in serving on a pro bono CPAT. Team member applications are available on the CPAT webpage along with the community applications. Contact program staff at CPAT@planning.org with questions.
Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable (SART): Friday, December 5 from 7:30-9:00am at the Southface Eco Office (241 Pine St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308). Join the Roundtable to discuss the impact of climate change on metro Atlanta. This is the same topic being presented at this month’s LUCC, so be sure to attend SART if you are not able to attend LUCC. To learn more and register, visit http://www.southface.org/get-involved/attend-event/sustainable-atlanta-roundtable.
Council for Quality Growth Annual Meeting and 2015 Economic Forecast: Monday, December 8 from 11:30am-1:00pm at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North (7 Concourse Pkwy., Atlanta, GA 30328). This annual event will feature as its keynote speaker Dennis Lockhart, President and CEO of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank. CQG’s Chairman will also deliver remarks. To learn more and register, visit http://councilforqualitygrowth.memberzone.com/events/details/12-8-2014-annual-meeting-economic-forecast-917.
Partnership Gwinnett 2015 Economic Outlook and Awards Luncheon: Tuesday, December 9 from 7:15am-1:00pm at Gwinnett Technical College, Busbee Center. This annual event will serve as an economic development year-in-review, covering major project wins, real estate hotspots, a demographic update and forecast, real estate opportunities and challenges, and what to expect in 2015 for Gwinnett County as well as the state and region. The program will feature a keynote address by renowned local economist, Dr. Roger Tutterow (Kennesaw State University) and an annual awards luncheon recognizing Gwinnett’s most influential, innovative and imaginative companies and leaders. To learn more and register, visit http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Early-Bird-Rate-Ends-Tomorrow-.html?soid=1102494319985&aid=QDj7Po7ffy4.
Georgia Water Resources Conference Manuscripts: Due Monday, December 15. The 2015 Georgia Water Resources Conference will be held at the UGA Center for Continuing Education on April 28-29, 2015. The theme of the 2015 GWRC will be “Water and Prosperity.” To learn more and to submit a manuscript, see the GWRC web page at http://www.gawrc.org.
Project for Public Spaces Technical Assistance Applications: Due Friday, January 9. Is your community working to become more livable and sustainable? Are you running into barriers? EPA grantee the Project for Public Spaces and its partner Livability Solutions will provide free technical assistance to help 8-10 communities address these challenges through EPA’s Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities Program. The assistance will include one- or two-day targeted workshops in communities across the U.S. Communities will learn how to use a tool or workshop approach—such as a walkability audit, green infrastructure valuation guide, shared use agreement, or community image survey—that can help enhance livability, create lasting economic and environmental improvements, and improve health. To learn more and apply, visit http://www.pps.org/livability-solutions/epa/.
There is still time to register for the last Atlanta Regional Housing Forum of 2014 – set for tomorrow, Wednesday, December 3 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (435 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30308). Free parking is available across the street from St. Luke’s.
The theme of this Forum is:
University Roles and Relationships in Communities
Metro Atlanta is home to 57 colleges and universities with nearly 300,000 students enrolled each year, ranking 7th in the nation in enrollment. These institutions generate nearly $11 billion in economic impact, create 130,000 jobs and pay $3 billion in state and local taxes. Their impact on communities can’t be overstated.
When a higher education institution operates within a neighborhood or community, there is often an engagement with community economic development. In many instances, formalized programs are developed and roles and relationships are deepened for the mutual benefit of the institution and the community. What is the role of a university in their home community? How are relationships created and maintained? Why is it important for a university to be in a community? And how can the community benefit from the relationship?
At this Housing Forum, we’ll explore the world of university roles in communities and speak with professionals in these anchor institutions.
Dr. Elizabeth Fuller is an associate project director at the Georgia Health Policy Center at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies of Georgia State University. Much of her work is in the intersection of research and policy and the translation of scientific findings to multiple audiences and stakeholder groups. Dr. Fuller manages and directs the Health Impact Assessment and Health in All Policies work of the GHPC. Dr. Fuller will discuss GSU’s commitment to health in communities.
Dr. Michael J. Rich is associate professor of political science and director of the Center for Community Partnerships at Emory University. He is the author of Federal Policymaking and the Poor (Princeton University Press, 1993), and several publications on federalism and a variety of urban public policy topics, including community development, housing and homelessness, crime, and economic development. His current research focuses on community building and collaborative approaches to poverty reduction, neighborhood revitalization strategies, and welfare reform, particularly concerning issues relating to the accessibility of low-income households to job opportunities and related support services.
Dr. Jacqueline Royster is Dean of Georgia Institute of Technology’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. She holds the Ivan Allen Jr. Dean’s Chair in Liberal Arts and Technology, and is Professor of English in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. Her research centers on rhetorical studies, literacy studies, and women’s studies, areas in which she has authored and co-authored numerous articles and book chapters. Dr. Royster is a strong advocate for Georgia Tech’s outreach into the Westside neighborhoods.
9:00 a.m. – Registration
9:30 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions – Bill Bolling, Atlanta Community Food Bank
9:45 a.m. – Presentations
10:45 a.m. – Discussion
11:45 a.m. – Adjourn
Please remember, the Atlanta Regional Housing Forum is a free event, but registration is requested. We also ask that you consider bringing non-perishable food items for donation to The Atlanta Community Food Bank.