Connectivity Studio Presentation

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We’re inviting you to come to the final presentation of the Georgia Tech “Connectivity” studio, studying the impacts of the Falcons stadium on the surrounding neighborhoods. My students, Bruce Gunter and I are eager to share with you what we’ve come up with. We will present ideas, analyses, questions, and suggestions for this complex, changing, and very important part of the core city. Most among the stakeholders are acknowledging that the investment of the City, GWCCA, and the Falcons needs to benefit all impacted by that investment, with the goal of having a community-guided transformational outcome. How that shared transformational vision can move toward reality is yet to be determined, even as the time to get beyond words is now. We hope that this work will assist in determining priorities and timelines for actions that can fulfill commitments and build a basis for trust between the Falcons, the City, and the Vine City, English Avenue, Castleberry Hill, and Downtown neighborhoods.

Our work synthesizes the issues that we shared with many of you at our last meeting on October 30. The presentation will focus on ten program and project topics that involve persistent connectivity issues, like environmental and green space frameworks, east-west transportation options, civil rights legacy, and the provision of community services, to name a few. Sub group discussions will break into four topic sections including Housing and Community Development, Transportation, Quality of Life, Environment and Health.

This will be the last formal presentation of our four month effort, yet we intend to incorporate feedback from this meeting into our final report. Altogether, our work represents what we have learned from participation in several meetings, both large and small, with a wide range of individuals and groups. Further, we have incorporated work from the many studies that have gone before. And we have  studied what people do in other places in dealing with comparable issues and opportunities. We have tried to group our findings in ways that make sense and that facilitate your guidance and feedback.

We hope you’ll be able to join us. (The agenda is on the next page).






WHEN: December 4th, 2013

WHERE: Central United Methodist Church, Atlanta. 503 Mitchell St SW, Atlanta, GA 30314

WHO: Open to everyone


3:15 pm: Open to guests for posters review and networking

3:30 pm: Introductions by Prof. Michael Dobbins

3:45 - 4:30 pm: Presentations on the CONNECTIVITY themes

4:30 - 4:40 pm: General questions

4:40 - 5:30 pm: Small group discussions on the above themes

We are concerned about the impacts of these major new investments, yet excited about the possibilities. We need widespread and diverse guidance from you to complete our final report. Materials will be posted on the studio website: www.connect.gatech.edu 

Refreshments provided



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