Upcoming Events: SART, Council for Quality Growth and Partnership Gwinnett Annual Meetings, and More!

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/.

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