April: Bike Commuters and Newbies Breakfast
Join us Thursday April 6th for our monthly commuter breakfast at The General Muir. This will be a SPECIAL, NEWBIE-FRIENDLY breakfast. In light of the I-85 collapse, we’re asking all of our bike commuters to BRING A NON-BIKE COMMUTER. Our goal is to provide a welcoming place where bike commuters, and those who have never bike-commuted but who are interested/amused/terrified, can ask their questions and receive some inspiration and tips. There is no shame for those who drive to the event! Our hope is that you’ll leave inspired to commute, and maybe make a new friend who’ll help you do it!
WHEN: April 6th, 7:00 – 10:00 AM
WHERE: The General Muir, 1540 Avenue Pl, Atlanta, GA 30329
Memorial Drive Sunset Tour w/Urban Explorers Atlanta
Join Urban Explorers Atlanta for a tour of Memorial Drive and to learn more about the future Memorial Drive Greenway.
5:00, Pre-tour mixer at Augustine’s
6:00, Tour* begins at Augustine’s
6:45, Arrive at Liberty Plaza
7:00, Depart Liverty Plaza
7:45, Optional get-together at Six Feet Under rooftop bar
8:02, Sun sets
WHEN: April 7th, 5:00 – 8:30 PM
WHERE: Augustine’s, 327 Memorial Dr. SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Atlanta Green Drinks at Cast Iron
Green Drinks (greendrinks.org) is a monthly gathering for people interested in the environment & sustainability. With 500+ cities participating worldwide, Atlanta’s event is held the second Wednesday each month 6-9 (atlgreendrinks.org), free to attend & open to everyone…
Cast Iron, a brand new O4W restaurant (occupying the former P’cheen/Last Word space) that serves “timeless food and handcrafted drinks,” will be hosting our April event! And we’re hoping for good weather to enjoy their lovely outdoor space overlooking Highland Ave. April is Earth Day month (4/22), so expect some extra freebies & eco-friendly raffle prizes…
Located right off the BeltLine; bike rack out front; MARTA bus stop at Ralph McGill & Glen Iris (0.3 mi away); free street parking + at the Highland Bakery lot (both limited); paid lot on Sampson behind Cast Iron’s brick building.
WHEN: April 12th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
WHERE: Cast Iron, 701 Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
2017 IPaT Industry Innovation Day
The Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) will host its annual Industry Innovation Day on April 13th in Tech Square. The event serves to showcase research at IPaT and Georgia Tech as well as highlight the many avenues of collaboration. Industry Innovation Day builds on the success of the previous IPaT industry-oriented event, which we hosted for five years, the People and Technology Forum.
After breakfast, Industry Innovation Day will begin with thought-provoking keynotes and panel discussions on this year’s theme of Digital Transformation. Business leaders, researchers, city officials, entrepreneurs and government and non-profit leaders will examine the transformative impact and value of emerging tools, platforms and technologies, especially in the fields of healthcare and smart & connected communities.
WHEN: April. 13, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
WHERE: The Garage at Tech Square, 848 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Atlanta Transportation Plan Update with Gabe Klein
Join the City of Atlanta, CNU Atlanta, Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) Atlanta, and more for an update the Atlanta’s Transportation Plan with Gabe Klein.
WHEN: April 18th, 8:00 – 10:00 AM
WHERE: Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
COST: Free, RSVP to email@example.com
2017 Spring GPA Conference
The Georgia Planning Association invites you to historic Downtown Woodstock for the 2017 Spring Conference. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to experience Downtown Woodstock, earn CM credits, and network with your fellow colleagues!
Woodstock, Georgia has seen tremendous growth in recent years, with its population growing by nearly 70% between 2000 and 2016. What was originally a railroad town in the late 1800s, became a bedroom community of Atlanta and then a destination within its own right, attracting nearly 25,000 residents today.
During the height of the City’s growth, Woodstock took careful steps to revive and restore one of the City’s most treasured assets, the historic Downtown. In 2002, the City received funds from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) to complete its first Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Plan, and received subsequent funding to enhance Main Street in the downtown area. Today, brick-paved sidewalks offer a beautiful setting for residents and visitors to stroll among the Downtown’s shopping and dining options. Surrounding Downtown is a higher-density residential area with more than 1,000 housing units located within a five-minute walk of over 40 shops and 20 restaurants.
WHEN: April 19th, 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
WHERE: City Center, 8534 Main Street, Woodstock, GA
COST: $50.00/planning officials; $100.00/GPA members; $150.00/non-members
Georgia Trails Summit
The Georgia Trail Summit is back for the fourth year. Join us April 20, 21 and 22 in Columbus. The longest urban whitewater course in the world. Biking, walking, paddling and heritage trails. All right downtown.
Our theme is PLAN. FUND. BUILD. MANAGE. Enjoy an intensive experience to learn how to make trails happen. Half day of sessions on Thursday. A full day of sessions on Friday. And a half day of mobile workshops Saturday.
30+ Relevant presentations. 13 Mobile workshops. 2 Networking parties, meals and more.
All sponsorships include free registrations. AICP CM credits available for the first time from GPA.
The Georgia Trail Summit is open to everyone – trail builders, users, policy makers, planners, advocates, designers, nonprofits, conservationists, paddlers, hikers and urban walkers, cyclists, equestrians, land trust and park managers. Our 2017 headquarters is the beautiful Columbus Convention and Trade Center. Our program is online at: www.georgiatrailsummit.com/program
It’s not too late to reserve your hotel room across the street at the Columbus Marriott group rate of $109.
WHEN: April 20th-22nd
WHERE: Columbus Convention and Trade Center, 801 Front Avenue, 2nd Floor, Columbus, GA 31901
DCA Community Planning Institute
Is your city about to start updating your local comprehensive plan? Have you recently updated your plan, but need help implementing your new plan? DCA has just the workshop to help get you on the road to successful local planning for a brighter future for your community! The Office of Planning and Environmental Management for the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has scheduled its spring Community Planning Institute, “Preparing and Implementing your Comprehensive Plan”, at Unicoi State Park & Lodge on Thursday and Friday, April 20 and 21. Unicoi State Park & Lodge is a 1,050-acre state park located immediately north-northeast of Helen, Georgia.
This 2-day workshop focuses on preparing and implementing a comprehensive plan, beginning with how and why a community plans for its future and concluding with information on putting the plan into practice. Governments with plan due dates in late 2017 and 2018 are encouraged to attend this course.
WHEN: April 20th-21st
WHERE: Unicoi State Park
COST: $70.00/day (early registration ends April 14th); $100.00/day (regular registration)
CNU 25 in Seattle
A rapidly expanding transit network runs through green, dense neighborhoods full of historic homes and local businesses. A thriving startup economy sparks innovation in tech and civic spaces. Surrounding it all, Puget Sound and the Cascade and Olympic Mountain Ranges provide a constant bridge to the natural world. Seattle and the Pacific Northwest are creating the next frontier of urbanist innovation. But as the pace of change quickens, the region is struggling to maintain its affordability, character, and pioneer spirit.
At our 25th annual Congress, CNU will celebrate the last quarter-century of New Urbanist accomplishments and pivotal moments—while looking forward to the future of building sustainable, equitable, livable places.
WHEN: May 3rd – 6th
WHERE: Seattle Art Museum & Benaroya Hall
COST: Variable pricing, register here.
Jane’s Walk Atlanta 2017
For the second annual Jane’s Walk Atlanta, we’ll walk nearly 3 miles through Midtown Atlanta to observe the new developments going up, how Midtown Atlanta’s master plan is playing out, the importance of good street design, and more. The walk will be lead by Candler Vinson of CNU Atlanta, with Bakari Height of MARTA Army, Ian Sansom of Alta Planning, and Kemberli Sargent of PEDS. Join us outside the main entrance to the Midtown MARTA Station on 10th St. at 5:30 PM on Sunday, May 7th.
WHEN: May 7th, 5:30 – 7:30 PM
WHERE: Midtown MARTA Station, 10th St Entrance
For more information and the route, click here.