Planning in the Midst of a Pandemic

While we would like to see all of our fellow planners in person, the 2021 GPA Spring Conference will be a virtual event. This full day of virtual sessions will cover climate disaster, comprehensive planning and transportation. Join us at the end of the day for a virtual social hour. 

  • GPA Member – $100
  • Non-Member – $125
  • Planning Official – $100
  • Retired/Unemployed – $50
  • Student – Free

Register Today

Deadline to register is Wednesday, April 21st. 

For more information about the Spring Conference or Spring Conference Sponsorship, please contact Andrea Foard, GPA Vice President of Programs.

Keynote Address

“What We Know (or Don’t Know) About the Impact of COVID-19.”

The presentation will reflect on the economy, jobs, housing, tax impacts, evictions, general COVID information, racial disparities related to COVID and more.

Keynote Speakers

Michael D. Alexander, AICP

Director of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Center for Livable Communities

Mike Carnathan

Manager of the Research & Analytics Division at the Atlanta Regional Commission

Tentative Schedule

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM: Better Plans, Better Communities: Three Things to Take Your Comprehensive Plan to the Next Level

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM:  BREAK

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM:  Balancing Multiple Priorities in the Southern Fulton Comprehensive Transportation Plan

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM:  Mini Session / Student Presentation: Evacuation with Efficiency: An Inland and Coastal Flood Based Emergency Evacuation Planning Scorecard Proposal

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM:  Climate Disaster in the Headlights. Is Georgia Ready?

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM:  BREAK

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM:  Pandemic Impacts on Transit in the Atlanta Region

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM:  BREAK

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM:  Keynote Address: What We Know (or Don’t Know) About the Impact of COVID-19

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM:  BREAK

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM:  Pandemic Policy Playbook

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM: BREAK

2:45 PM – 4:15 PM:  Ethics in Planning – 2021

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM:  Virtual Social / Happy Hour 

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A special thanks!

Georgia Planning Association thanks the following Annual Sponsors at the Premier and Supporter Levels that provide support for Chapter programs throughout the year including the 2021 Spring Conference.

Click each logo to visit the sponsor’s website.