GwMA's February 2019 Meeting Looks At Placemaking

February 11, 2019
Meeting Presenters
Presenters from Left (Denise Brinson, Geoff Koski) with GwMA President Barbara Bender

For the first general session of 2019 the Gwinnett Municipal Association met in Suwanee City Hall with a program theme focusing on our cities and economic development.  Several cities provided information and ED representatives talked with the meeting attendees during the networking portion of the event.  Suwanee City Hall was decorated with a February winter theme and members enjoyed the food catered by Suwanee’s Ippolito’s Restaurant.

Bender
The program was introduced by Suwanee’s Assistant City Manager Denise Brinson.  Denise provided some updates about work in Suwanee and progress in the metro region.  Denise introduced Geoff Koski from the Bleakly Advisory Group to deliver his presentation about Walkability and Placemaking in cities.
Geoff Koski offed vies about city mixed use development, public spaces , housing options and transportation options.  Geoff’s characteristics for “Good Form” in cities are:
  • Mass, density and scale appropriate to place
  • Human scale – designed for people
  • Walkable – pedestrian-oriented and bikeable

Geoff summed his presentation with predictions about Gwinnett’s continued growth and applauded cities for embracing development that leading to a desirable communities and improved quality of work and living.
 
 

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