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Bike Share 101 Class with Atlanta Bicycle Coalition
Want to learn more about Atlanta’s new bike share program? Then this class is for you! These free classes include a free access code for you to try bike share!
Things you’ll learn:
Basics of Bike Share
Safety and etiquette overview
Group riding skills
Things you should bring:
Water bottle and sunscreen
Comfortable clothing for being outside/riding
Desire to have fun!
WHEN: Saturday, January 7, 2017, 1 – 2:30 PM
WHERE: Meet at the Bikeshare station at Midtown Marta
2-Way Snow Day BeltLine Hike with Urban Explorers Atl
What is a 2-Way First Saturday Beltline Hike, you ask?
+ First Saturday hike on the Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail
+ Two starting points > Cabbagetown Park and Piedmont Park
+ No charge to participate; just an optional donation
+ All hikers must pre-register online. No walk-ons….
+ You can join the hike at one of four locations (see below)
+ The Cabbagetown group will head north, stopping at Krog Street Market for a hot toddy (or cold beer)
+ The Piedmont Park group will head south, stopping at Ponce City Market for a hot toddy (or cold beer)
+ The two groups will eventually converge somewhere along the Eastside Trail
+ Where we go from there is anyone’s guess. Some may continue their hikes. Others may head to one of the many Beltline restaurants for lunch.
+ Any members who guess the exact location of the “convergence” win a $25 event credit
+ Any non-members who guess the exact location of the “convergence” win a complimentary one-year Explorer membership to Urban Explorers of Atlanta
+ All hikers must pre-register online. No walk-ons!
WHEN: Saturday, January 7, 2017, 11 AM – 2 PM
WHERE: Multiple locations (see registration link)
Lunchtime Forum @ Atlanta City Studio
Atlanta City Studio is launching a new program on Tuesdays in January at the Studio. Stop by the Food Hall and pick up lunch or bring your own to the Studio at 12:30 PM for a conversation with a member of our Studio Team on topics inspired by Atlantic Media’s CityLab.
The first conversation will be on January 10 inspired by the article “Why Quality of Place Matters by Richard Florida and Andrew Small”(December 28, 2016). You are encouraged to read the articles in advance but it is not required. We will have copies on hand at the Studio that day as well. (Article here.)
WHEN: 12:30 PM on Tuesday, January 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st.
WHERE: Atlanta City Studio @ Ponce City Market
Atlanta City Studio Book Club
What is Atlanta’s Vernacular Landscape? Join our January book club on Wednesday, January 11th and discuss our city’s landscape issues. Used copies of ‘Discovering the Vernacular Landscape’ are readily available. Cassie Branum, a multi-faceted urban designer at Perkins+Will Atlanta will be moderating the book club discussion this month. More info here.
WHEN: Wednesday, January 11th at 6:30 – 8 PM
WHERE: Atlanta City Studio @ Ponce City Market
Design Over Doughnuts @ Atlanta City Studio
Join the Studio team the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at 8 AM for a conversation about architecture, public space and more as we look at Atlanta and images of great cities that inspire us. Start the New Year with design!
WHEN: Friday, January 13th & 27th, 2017, 8:00 AM
WHERE: Atlanta City Studio, Ponce City Market
Urbanism Meetup w/ Thread ATL
Join Thread ATL for some informal conversation about Atlanta’s urban form. If you’re interested in pedestrian safety, housing affordability, transit use, cycling, livability — and the way we can affect these things through advocacy — let’s get together and talk!
WHEN: Monday, January 16, 2017, 7 – 9 PM
WHERE: Condesa Coffee, 480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
CAP/ADID Town Hall Meeting
Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District want to keep you informed about all things Downtown. To stay connected, don’t miss the next Town Hall meeting on January 26th. All are invited to attend this informal, public event that is intended to keep the community “in the know.”
WHEN: Tuesday, January 26, 7:30 – 9 AM
WHERE: GSU Student Center Auditorium East, 55 Gilmer St SE, Atlanta, GA 30303
Westside Trail Walking Tour with Urban Explorers of Atlanta
This special (7-mile) walking tour will focus on the Westside Trail, which is currently under construction and scheduled to open in late 2017. In recent weeks, construction crews have begun pouring concrete for the multi-use trail. Other exciting developments, such the Monday Night Brewing announcement are drawing significant attention to this area. The purpose of this tour is to allow those who are interested to get a first-hand look at the construction of this new trail as well as the neighborhoods that surround it.
WHEN: Sunday, January 29, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
WHERE: Meeting at Oakland City MARTA Station
COST: Varying prices for members, $20/non-members.
Early Bird Registration–16th Annual Parks & Greenspaces Conference
Each spring, Park Pride hosts the annual Parks & Greenspace Conference, the largest parks conference in the southeast, to explore a selected theme about parks and greenspaces. It is a wonderful environment for networking with elected officials, community leaders, and park advocates who are driven to improve parks and strengthen communities.
The 16th Annual Conference, themed “Connecting with Parks,” will explore how parks and greenspaces bridge gaps between individuals, communities, political jurisdictions, and ecosystems to become places of regional importance.
The keynote speakers for this years conference will be Audrey Peterman, President of Earthwise Productions and author of Legacy on the Land: A Black Couple Discovers Our National Inheritance and Tells Why Every American Should Care, and Kaid Benfield, senior counsel for environmental strategies at PlaceMakers, LLC, senior adviser to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Law, and author of People Habitat, who also spoke at CNU 24 in Detroit last year.
Whether a transportation corridor such as a green street, a linear park spanning several neighborhoods, or a network of parks designed to capture rainwater, our parks and greenspace serve a vitally important role in connecting us to the environment, to our neighborhoods, to commerce, and to each other.
WHEN: March 27th, 8 AM – 5 PM
WHERE: Atlanta Botanical Garden
COST: $135 Early bird registration/$165 regular price.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Open and available to the first 75 registrants, or by January 31st. Register here.