Bleakly Advisory joins academics, planners at 6th Annual Atlanta Studies Symposium

Bleakly Advisory Group's Jonathan Gelber joined a panel discussion hosted by the Douglas C. Allen Institute at the Sixth Annual Atlanta Studies Symposium, "Atlanta: City + Region," held at Emory University's Woodruff Library on April 20th, 2018. In addition to Jonathan, the panel, titled "Urban Form in Gwinnett County: Evolution or Revolution?", included Gateway85 CID's Executive Director, Marsha Anderson Bomar, Jerry Miller of Fabric Developers, and was moderated by Doug Allen Institute board member and Central Atlanta Progress Vice President of Planning and Economic Development, Jennifer Ball. While Marsha discussed the evolving nature of the Jimmy Carter Boulevard corridor and Jerry discussed town center development in Duluth and other parts of urbanizing Gwinnett, Jonathan discussed the challenges and external factors at play in suburban redevelopment.

 Jonathan discussing the difficulties of redeveloping large tracts typical of Gwinnett County.

Jonathan discussing the difficulties of redeveloping large tracts typical of Gwinnett County.

The Symposium also featured Ellen Dunham-Jones, Director of Georgia Tech's Master of Science of Urban Design program as well as long-time friend and colleague of Bleakly Advisory Group, for the Cliff Kuhn Memorial Keynote Lecture. For a full look back on the Symposium, click here.