World Town Planning Day

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    • Sunday November 8, 2015
      11:00 pm
  • Location: College of Architecture Auditorium
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Summary Sentence: Symposium for World Town Planning Day

Full Summary: Who Owns the Streets? A discussion about how AtlantaŹ¼s streets can be shaped for the future to equitably meet the needs of all uses and users.

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Who Owns the Streets? A discussion about how AtlantaŹ¼s streets can be shaped for the future to equitably meet the needs of all uses and users.

For World Town Planning Day 2015, the Student Planning Association at Georgia Tech's School of City & Regional Planning will continue it tradition of presenting dynamic panel dicussions about relevant and timely planning issues in greater Atlanta. This year's topic will ask "Who owns the streets?" As Atlanta moves away from a principally car-focused orientation for its roads and looks towards more complete streets, how can planners and designers equitably distribute these physical spaces between different uses and users? Who should have the authority to make decisions about streets-- the parties that own them, the current users that take advantage of them, potential future users, or the communities through which the roads run and often play a large part in defining? As we move in this direciton, there does not seem to be an understood precedent on many of this issues, and this has been made clear through the clashes surrounding the addition of bike lanes, potential transit priority, and even painting rainbow crosswalks on the street. Join us as we bring together traffic engineers, cyclists, and representatives from PEDS, MARTA, GDOT, and local communities in order to engage this necessary conversation.

The program starts a little after 6:30 pm in the Georgia Tech College of Architecture Auditorium, with a reception serving light refreshments beforehand at 6:00 pm.

Check out the facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1714653888753990/

Any questions can be sent directly to Blake Reeves at b_reeves@gatech.edu

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College of Design, School of City & Regional Planning, CQGRD - Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, CSPAV - Center for Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization

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  • Created On: Aug 4, 2015 - 11:02am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:12pm