The 2020 Spring Conference will take place on
Wednesday, April 15, 2020.
City Springs in Sandy Springs
Registration opens soon.
|Registration Type||By March 31st||April 1 – 10||Onsite|
Can I pay my registration fees with a check?
Yes, you can pay your registration fees by check after you complete your registration online.
Please send checks payable to GPA to the following address:
Sidney E. Douse, II, AICP
Atlanta Regional Commission
229 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30303
If you pay by check, please be sure that your office/accounting system has our current mailing address. The address changed in 2017, but some systems still have our previous mailing address, while others have even older addresses on file. This has resulted in GPA receiving many late payments by check, which was particularly a problem last fall.
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Breakout Sessions 1
9:00 AM – 11:45 AM: Dunwoody Mobile Workshop
9:00 AM – 11:45 AM: Greenspace Mobile Workshop
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM: Morning Break
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM: Breakout Sessions 2
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM: Keynote Presentation and Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:45 PM: Breakout Sessions 3
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM: Sandy Springs Mobile Workshop
1:30 PM – 4:15 PM: Brookhaven Mobile Workshop
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM: Afternoon Break
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM: Breakout Sessions 4
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM: EPG Event (Location TBD)
Building Greenspace in a Built-Out Community
9:00 AM – 11:45 AM
20 spots available
As the City of Sandy Springs is built out, greenspace must be intentionally preserved, and new greenspace must often be created from greyfields. This session will be led by Sandy Springs Recreation & Parks and Public Works, as well as those involved in the creation of the greenspaces. It will consist of visits to several greenspaces in the City of Sandy Springs (i.e., Marsh Creek Rain Garden, Abernathy Greenway Park, Lost Corner Preserve, Heritage Sandy Springs Park, the City Green).
Meet in the lobby of City Springs 5-10 minutes before the start time for transportation departure. This workshop requires being outdoors and some walking, including on trail surfaces.
From Collaborating in New Ways to Greenways: City of Brookhaven
1:30 PM – 4:15 PM
40 spots available
This mobile workshop will provide a first-hand perspective of the opportunities and challenges faced and innovations achieved in the unique urban environment of the City of Brookhaven’s priority redevelopment areas. Stops include major activity hubs for employment, education, research, and healthcare throughout the city. The workshop will include stops at the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Center for Advanced Pediatrics, the site of the Emory Musculoskeletal Institute, the Emory Sports Medicine Complex/Atlanta Hawks Practice Facility, the Brookhaven/Oglethorpe University MARTA station, and the Perimeter Summit development. The tour will also include a brief stop at the city’s recently opened Phase 1 of the $36 million Peachtree Creek Greenway (known as The Model Mile), which stretches 1.27 miles from North Druid Hills Road to Briarwood Road.
Meet in the lobby of City Springs 5-10 minutes before the start time for transportation departure. Greenway stop will include walk to bridge overlooking greenway from office park parking lot.