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Community Planning Academy

Atlanta Regional Commission

Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Community Planning Academy

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Planning Academy (Thursday, June 19th) Ended $50.00 $1.99
Build-Out: Living Laboratory and Tactical Urbanism Workshops (Friday, June 20th) Ended Free $0.00

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ARC Community Planning Academy
Living Beyond Expectations: Tactical Urbanism

Thursday, June 19, 2014 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Build-Out (Hands On Lab) Friday, June 20, 2014  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Optional)

Ebenezer Baptist Resource Center | 101 Jackson Street, Atlanta

What is Tactical Urbanism and how can it help revitalize our cities? How do older adults experience the aging process, and still desire to remain active in their communities? And how do these two ideas connect?

The Planning Academy workshop on Thursday will provide an overview of the concept of Tactical Urbanism – in use in many cities throughout the world as a way to engage residents in reclaiming spaces for all users. Participants will then be invited to see this concept – and the resulting build-out and project demonstration – through the lens of older adults. Those in attendance will come away with a better understanding of this concept and how it will be implemented on the ground in concert with the Old 4th Ward community of Atlanta.

This training will feature Mike Lydon, internationally recognized planner and expert in the field. Lydon has been featured on CNN, The New York Times, and NPR for his work on livable cities.

Sessions include:

  • Why This Matters: Making the Economic Case
  • The Biology of Aging
  • Tactical Urbanism 101: An Introduction
  • Tactical Urbanism 202: Case Studies and the “How-To”
  • Walking Tour of the Old 4th Ward Area


Cost is $50 and includes breakfast, lunch and all workshop materials.

Those who attend the Workshop on Thursday are encouraged to participate in the Lifelong Communities Demonstration Project on Auburn Avenue in the Old Fourth Ward. For this project, ARC will work with stakeholders and volunteers to temporarily transform two blocks of Auburn Avenue in the Old 4th Ward (from Fort to Jackson Streets) into a model Lifelong Community - a healthy, walkable place that provides work, live, and play options for persons of all ages. 

Join us for a series of free Living Laboratory and Tactical Urbanism Workshops as part of the project Build-Out on Friday, June 20th. Build-Out day activities will provide hands-on instruction in site clean-up and preparation, bike lane construction/enhancement, pallet furniture construction, street art demonstrations and more. A detailed list of Build-Out day workshops will be emailed to interested participants in advance of the event. After the Build-Out on Friday June 20th, the project will be open to the public Saturday June 21st and Sunday June 22nd. For more information on the Demonstration Project, please visit our Facebook page

Have questions about Community Planning Academy? Contact Atlanta Regional Commission

When & Where

Ebenezer Baptist Community Resource Center
101 Jackson Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30312

Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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