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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Interesting Opportunity for Community Activists
Got this email recently - this course looks fantastic! I really hope some Young Democrats can make plans to attend. This is the type of knowledge we need to be effective advocates of the types of communities we value.
Tech2Nite: Good Urbanism 101:
Our objective is: How can we make Atlanta a better place to live? Class lectures and discussions will focus on the principles and processes that can help create better cities. Current projects in Atlanta will be examined to apply lessons and distinguish good urbanism from the bad. This class is designed to appeal to a variety of persons:

Neighborhood activists who want to become meaningfully involved in shaping their neighborhoods and the larger city.
Architects and landscape architects who want a refresher course and want to gain continuing education credits for Georgia licensing or for the AIA.
Other professionals who are involved day-to-day in Atlanta’s development – planners, lawyers, engineers, developers, bankers, real estate agents and others.
And, importantly, citizens who will enjoy six evenings learning about cities and how to make them better.

Session 1: Principles for Good Urbanism – Ten Urban Design Lessons and Some Extra Thoughts. (Session taught by Richard Dagenhart; Douglas Allen commentator) November 1 – 6:30-8:30.

Session 2: Urban Design Process – Framework, Place, and Strategy. (Session taught by Richard Dagenhart; Ellen Dunham-Jones commentator) November 3 – 6:30-8:30.

Session 3: Implementing Urban Projects – Zoning, Subdivision Regulations, and Public Works Standards. (Session taught by Douglas Allen and David Green; Richard Dagenhart commentator) November 8 – 6:30-8:30.

Session 4: Urban Design Issues – Designing Neighborhoods, Shopping Places and Parks. (Session taught by Richard Dagenhart and David Green, Ellen Dunham-Jones, commentator) November 10 – 6:30-8:30.

Session 5: Atlanta Projects I (Session taught by Ryan Gravel and David Green, Richard Dagenhart commentator) November 15 – 6:30-8:30.
Two Proposals and a Lot of Questions – The Beltline
Power Center Meets the Neighborhood – Moreland Avenue

Session 6: Atlanta Projects II (Session taught by Richard Dagenhart; Douglas Allen and David Green commentators) November 17 – 6:30-8:30.
Hope or Hopeless – Techwood/Clark Howell and Centennial Place
Three Lives of a Neighborhood – Buttermilk Bottom, Bedford- Pine and Renaissance Park
For registration information please follow the link Good Urbanism:101

If the link doesn't work, here is the url: http://www.pe.gatech.edu/conted/servlet/edu.gatech.conted.course.ViewCourseDetails?COURSE_ID=425
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posted by Emily at 9/21/2005 06:15:00 PM


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