February Topic: Planning For A Sustainable Atlanta
The biggest new development boom we’ve seen since the 1996 Olympics is currently underway in the City of Atlanta. What does this mean for Atlanta’s future? Will we expand our city’s walkable urban spaces or will we compound suburban sprawl and highway congestion?
The City of Atlanta Planning Commissioner, a position currently vacant, is responsible for the city’s comprehensive planning, and therefore has significant influence over the direction of new development in Atlanta. On February 6, three of Atlanta’s prior planning commissioners will convene to discuss Atlanta’s new development and what we need in a commissioner in order to position Atlanta as a forward-thinking sustainable city of the future.
Panelists: Michael Dobbins, Leon Eplan and Tom Weyandt
Cost: Online pre-registration - $10 Members, $20 Non-members; Student/Young professional - $10; Walk-in registration - $20
Date/Time: Friday, February 6, 2015; 7:30 - 9:00 am (doors open at 7:00 for networking)
Location: Southface Eco Office (241 Pine Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30308
The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable convenes once a month to discuss the region’s current environmental issues – from water to energy, urban planning to government policy, and much more. Members of the audience are encouraged to ask questions, make comments, network, and learn about Atlanta’s current and future opportunities for sustainable development.