Preserving African American Historic Districts
Join us on this exciting and unique mobile tour, “Impacts of Preservation & Reinvestments: African American Historic Districts,” that will visit three African-American historic districts in the City of Atlanta associated w ith the Civil Rights Movement – Sunset Avenue; Collier Heights; and Sweet Auburn.
Learn about the history, leveraged resources, and impacts of reinvestment to preserving the heritage of African-American communities. Explore how public and private reinvestment and historic preservation support the revitalization of these neighborhoods. Attendees will be introduced to the architectural and planning features of these three historic districts, development projects, and the challenges and opportunities experienced with this type of designation. View first-hand historic architecture, infill development projects, urban farming, new transit corridor, Main Street initiatives, community development revitalization efforts and so much more !
Engage with over a dozen mobile tour speakers including elected officials, residents, nonprofit groups, architects and planners. Travel by motorcoach and walking. Snacks and handouts provided. Attendees will be invited to an optional post-mobile tour networking dinner at a soul food restaurant.
S P O N S O R S : Planning and the Black Community Division (PBCD) of the American Planning Association (APA); Atlanta Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA); and The City of Atlanta Office of Planning
Mobile Tour Code: W008 CM Cost: $85 April 26-30, 2014 Atlanta, Georgia