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Good Urbanism 101 – Augusta (CM | 4.0)

June 11, 2011 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lessons for Designing Cities

Good Urbanism 101 travels to Augusta for a half-day seminar focusing on the history, principles, and current practices of community design, including an emphasis on walkability, integration of alternative transportation options, sustainability, and the relationship between public infrastructure and the pedestrian experience in Augusta. Join the Georgia Conservancy’s Growth Management Program and Georgia Tech professors Richard Dagenhart, David Green, and Doug Allen to learn about sustainable community design and how different professions can collaborate to improve our cities, including Augusta.

Themes include platting and subdivision, street design and transportation, zoning, and urban design. The course contextualizes growth and development issues in the history of urban design while paying special attention to the specific challenges facing Augusta.

The course will be presented in an informal PowerPoint lecture with questions welcomed at any time. Handouts and breakfast will be included, as well as a midway break with light snacks available.

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in planning , designing and building a better Augusta – neighborhood residents, government officials, engineers, non-profit advocacy and advisory groups, architects, historic preservationists, landscape architects, planners, attorneys, financial professionals, developers, and real estate brokers.

Register Now! Space is Limited

Good Urbanism 101 is sponsored by the Georgia Conservancy in partnership with the Urban Design faculty in the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech.

The Georgia Conservancy collaborates, advocates and educates to protect Georgia’s natural environment. Through its focus on clean air and water, land conservation, coastal protection, growth management and education, the Georgia Conservancy works to develop solutions to protect Georgia’s environment and promote the stewardship of the state’s vital natural resources.


  • Richard Dagenhart is associate professor of architecture and urban design at Georgia Tech, where he teaches urban design seminars and studios in both the Architecture and City and Regional Planning programs and heads the master’s of science-Urban Design Program. He is an architect and city planner with more than 35 years’ experience in teaching, practicing and learning about urban design in the United States and across the globe.
  • David Green is an architect and professor of practice in the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech, teaching urban design and architecture studios while also being involved in an emerging national and international urban design practice as associate principal with Perkins+Will in Atlanta. He has been involved in all stages of urban design practice from urban design visions, neighborhood participation, zoning and subdivision processes and building design.
  • Doug Allen is professor and associate dean of the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech where he teaches the most popular course in the college, The History of Urban Form. His teaching focuses on the American City and American Landscape and includes undergraduate, master’s degree and Ph.D. students in architecture and city and regional planning. Prior to becoming associate dean, he maintained a landscape architecture practice, winning numerous awards in Atlanta and across the Southeast.

Continuing Education Credit:

Continuing education credits are available for some professions.

  • Four (4) AICP Certificate Maintenance Credits are available.
  • Four (4) AIA Health, Safety, and Welfare and Sustainable Design Continuing Education Credits are being pursued.
  • For Professional Engineers and other fields that are self reporting, the Georgia Conservancy is happy to provide assistance.

Additional Information:

Cost: $25

ALL PROCEEDS from Good Urbanism 101 support urban design education at Georgia Tech by supporting graduate students with scholarships or research assistantships.

Any questions? Please contact:

Katherine Moore, Georgia Conservancy, kmoore@gaconservancy.org

Deanna Murphy, Georgia Conservancy, dmurphy@gaconservancy.org


Augusta State University, Allgood Hall, 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA
Allgood Hall is located on the west side of ASU’s campus.
Turn onto Arsenal Avenue from Walton Way and park in lot 16.
Free parking voucher available upon registration.

Visit the Good Urbanism 101 Web page for more information.

This event is co-sponsored by the Georgia Planning Association and the American Institute of Architects

Thank you to Augusta State University for generously providing their lecture room for

Thank you to The UPS Foundation for underwriting the Georgia Conservancy’s 2011 Good Urbanism programs.


June 11, 2011
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Augusta State University, Allgood Hall
2500 Walton Way
Augusta, GA United States
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