Placemaking as an economic development tool.

Start: Thu, 04/14/2011 (All day)
End: Thu, 04/14/2011 (All day)
Location: Decatur, Georgia, 30030, USA

Leveraging form-based codes to gain competitive advantage.

The New Normal is shaking out to be anything but. With municipalities facing increasing pressure to do more with less, the need to attract and focus investment is greater than ever. Bottom line, it’s a competition that not every city or town can win.

This important ARC event presents the advantages of traditional urban design as an economic development strategy, explores the form-based SmartCode as a key tool for making it happen, and concludes with some round table discussions on next steps for form-based codes in the Atlanta region. 1.5 hours continuing education credit for APA & AIA are offered.

Then, join us afterwards for Placemaking@the Pub and choose from a variety of great Decatur establishments. The City of Decatur will even pick up the tab on your first pint.

This free, public lecture is made possible through the generosity of the City of Decatur and is presented in conjunction with the PlaceMaking@Work webinar education series. Find out more at or call (204) 989-0217.

Placemaking as an economic development tool: Thursday, April 14, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Placemaking@the Pub: thereafter

Host Organization(s): PlaceMakers, City of Decatur, Atlanta Regional Commission
Contact name: Hazel Borys
Contact phone and/or email: (204) 989-0217,