Growth in urban cores in the US result in a rising number of urban infill and redevelopment projects that are changing the faces of many cities. While our cities become more and more populated, are we replacing suburban living models with a more public and pedestrian oriented design that enriches urban experience? How can we make use of culture and history sufficiently to create local identities while welcoming innovation? What strategies can we use to avoid cultural homogenization and support equity in our neighborhoods? How can art and design become a catalyst for place memory, local culture and equity and preserve existing communities and their culture?

Malcolm E. Davis, Senior Associate, Perkins + Will, Charlotte, NC
Tim Keane, Commissioner of Planning and Community Development, City of Atlanta
Katherine Dirga, Arts Administrator, MARTA

Moderated by:
Victoria Camblin, Editor + Artistic Director, Art Papers

Organized by AIA Georgia, Architecture Design Center, EEC Place Making Initiative of Architecture Department of Kennesaw State University, Art Papers, Atlanta Regional Commission, Generator, and Modern Atlanta. Sponsored by Kennesaw State University Department of Architecture and Marmoluna Tile and Stone, Inc.

Program: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Reception: 8:00 – 9:00 pm

This event is free, but registration is required. Please visit for more information.