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2018 was a very successful year for the Emerging Planners of Georgia (EPG). Over the past 12 months, EPG continued to provide multiple opportunities for students and planners who are in the early stages of their careers to learn, network, and just have a good time with each other. EPG leaders planned and held several …Continue Reading
It is with sadness that I am writing these notes about Myles Smith who was a great friend and inspiration. I have many fun stories and positive thoughts about Myles. Myles and I collaborated on metro Atlanta regional policy over the years from 1999 until his retirement from Georgia Power. Probably my earliest engagement with Myles occurred with the Regional Development Plan (RDP) “Team”.
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for this year’s joint meeting between the Georgia Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the Georgia Planning Association (GPA). Together, we hosted more than 130 engineers and planners at Park Tavern to have a meaningful presentation and discussion on transportation and health.
Georgia Tech’s Student Planning Association (SPA) is launching a professional mentorship program that matches emerging planners with current graduate students in SCaRP.
We have lost a giant in the planning profession. A person that touched and taught planners across the country, and in Georgia. The following is an excerpt from Paul’s obituary. Well known planner and management consultant Paul Zucker passed away on July 20, 2018.
Georgia Supreme Court Hoechstetter v. Pickens County Decision Poses Zoning Process Challenges for Georgia Local Governments
The Georgia Supreme Court’s recent opinion in Hoechstetter v. Pickens County partially clarified the public hearing requirements of the Zoning Procedures Law but left many questions unanswered, creating a number of challenges for local governments seeking to assure meaningful public input into zoning decisions.