HPRG: Making Healthy Places Happen

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"Making Healthy Places Happen": This special event of HPRG is intended to give real-life, local examples of how to make healthy places. While the Atlanta metro faces many challenges to maintain and enhance quality of life and community health, there are many beacons of hope and success that offer practical and realizable strategies to support healthy lifestyles for all. In a panel discussion we will hear about local government policies and plans to promote wellbeing; development practices to create livable places; and approaches to retrofit an auto-oriented urban area to support walking, biking and transit.

Confirmed Panelists: Mayor Bill Floyd, City of Decatur, GA; David Green, AIA, LEED-AP, Georgia Tech College of Architecture and Lord, Aeck & Sargent; Mack Reese, partner, Gateway Development Services, Inc.

Moderator: Catherine L. Ross, Ph.D., Executive Director, Georgia Tech's Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development

When: Tuesday, May 6, 7:15 - 9AM

Where: Georgia Tech's College of Management, 800 West Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta, GA (http://mgt.gatech.edu/about_us/map_directions.html). We will be meeting in the second floor auditorium (room # 200).

We wish to thank Highland Bakery (http://www.highlandbakery.com/) for their generous support of this special event of the Healthy Places Research Group.

About Healthy Places Research Group: HPRG is sponsored by Georgia Tech's College of Architecture and Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, and Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Group was formed to foster multi-disciplinary discussions and partnerships to create healthy places…which include neighborhoods, cities and regions that promote good health, support community values, and restore vitality to communities. HPRG sessions are open to anyone interested in creating healthy places.

NOTE THE CHANGE OF LOCATION. HPRG usually meets at CQGRD, but for this special session we will be meeting at Georgia Tech's College of Management. Like CQGRD, the College of Management is located in Technology Square.


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