2023 Housing 202 – A Deep Dive for Planners: November 2023
ARC’s Community Planning Academy hosted “Housing 202: A Deep Dive for Planners” on November 14, 2023 at the Georgia Municipal Association in downtown Atlanta. Designed for local government planning staff and “citizen planners” (members of Planning Commissions and similar bodies), this training sought to demystify concepts and terms; define common housing challenges in our region and state; and illuminate strategies and solutions that planners can pursue to improve their communities. Presenters covered a range of tools, programs and concepts that local government officials can implement or advocate for in leadership, policy, regulation, finance, and partnerships. Participants included alumni of previous Community Planning Academy programs.
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2023 Training for Planning Officials
This training provides knowledge, resources, and tools that give local planning commission members and others involved in the planning process confidence in making educated, effective decisions to help shape their communities. Attendees will learn about the history and legal foundations of planning and zoning; the creation and implementation of a comprehensive plan; and how to incorporate best practices in their own communities in meeting management, preparation, and leadership. Sessions will also expose participants to the broader role of planning in the Atlanta region in functional areas such as land use; urban design; transportation; natural resources; equity; resiliency; housing; and arts and culture.
2022 Training for Planning Officials: April-May 2022
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2021 Economic Development 101: June 2021
ARC’s Community Planning Academy was pleased to offer Economic Development 101, a foundational training designed to assist planners and community stakeholders alike with their understanding of economic development. The success of planning and economic development go hand-in-hand. By exploring goals, tools, and activities related to economic development, we found common ground and opportunities to better connect planning and economic development efforts.
Economic Development 101