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Building Schools, Building Communities – A School Siting Symposium

October 14, 2011 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Who: Decision makers, leaders and planners from local school districts, local government, state agencies and advocacy groups in the metro Atlanta Region and State of Georgia. 

What: A one-day symposium to introduce leaders from across disciplines to the factors that influence school siting decisions in Georgia and the Southeast. This workshop will explore alternatives for enhancing collaboration around school siting through policies and actions on the local, regional and state level. 

Why: The purpose of this symposium is to facilitate discussion about how schools and communities can work together to create thriving, vibrant places to live in the Atlanta region and throughout the state. Throughout the day, decision makers and practitioners will explore strategies and best practices including multi-modal access, environmental protection, high performance buildings, schools as community centers, and co-location and shared use.

Keynote Address: Facilitating Intergovernmental Collaboration in School Facility Planning – Dr. David Salvesen, Center for Sustainable Community Design at the Institute for the Environment, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

AICP CM credits are being sought for this event.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities contact: cjackson@atlantaregional.com.  

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October 14, 2011
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Loudermilk Center for the Regional Community
Atlanta, GA United States