Happenings/Events Streets Forum

Published on November 9th, 2015 |

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Forum at Ga. Tech tonight to address uses of our city’s streets

Streets may be the most valuable land in our cities and they have many uses, only one of which is moving cars. The equal allocation of space for those many uses often results in disagreements within communities, such as in Buckhead in regards to Peachtree Road.

Who should have authority to make decisions about our streets? The parties that own the land? The people who currently use the streets? Or the people who live in communities that roads run through?

Just as important, how can we equitably distribute the physical space between users and uses?

Those are all valid questions that are likely to be discussed by a panel of historians, advocates, developers and transportation professionals during a forum tonight (Nov. 9) from 6 to 8:20 p.m. at the Georgia Tech College of Architecture Reinsh-Pierce Auditorium, 245 4th Street.

The panelists will include: Timothy Crimmins, Georgia State University; Jim Durrett, Buckhead Community Improvement District; Sally Flocks, PEDS; Andrew Heath, Georgia Department of Transportation, Becky Katz, City of Atlanta, and Katherine Kelley of Green Street Properties.

The program is open to the public. Sponsors suggest the Tech Trolley, which has a stop at the Midtown MARTA station, is the best choice for getting there by transit.

Rep. Barry Loudermilk to host town hall meeting tonight
U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk will host a town hall meeting tonight (Nov. 9) at 6 p.m. at North Atlanta High School and apparently plans to discuss federal policy issues and listen to constituent concerns.

Elected in 2014, Loudermilk represents most of those who live inside I-285 and west of Roswell Road, which includes a large portion of north Buckhead.

North Atlanta High School is located at 4111 Northside Parkway.

PATH400 photo contest extended to Nov. 10
The first phase of PATH400 is celebrating its first fall season, and Livable Buckhead is looking to the public to help show the colors of autumn on the trail in photographs, even despite the days-upon-days of rain.

Livable Buckhead began in October with a photo contest searching for the best image of the greenway to be highlighted in the organization’s annual holiday card. Finalists will have their photographs printed and displayed at Lenox Square throughout the Holiday Season.

Due to all of the recent rain, the deadline for submission of photos has been extended until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. To read the earlier story, including contest rules and ways to submit photos, click here.

“Everyone loves of the vibrancy of the changing of the seasons and what better way to highlight the natural beauty along the PATH400 greenway than through the lens of photography,” said Denise Starling, executive director of Livable Buckhead. “Everyone from the amateur with an iPhone in their pocket to the professional is welcome. We look forward to seeing this community asset through their eyes.”

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