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National Conference

Don't miss any of the GALIP sponsored events at the 2014 National Planning Conference in Atlanta. This year's activities include

Saturday

Capstone Presentation

Kickstarting Community: How crowdfunding can help improve neighborhoods

Saturday 1:-2:30 p.m.

Struggling neighborhoods have recently seen a surge in Kickstarter projects and campaigns to spur economic and community development. View, a neighborhood in Washington D.C., has seen several Kickstarter projects in a one year period. The report titled, "Kickstarting Community," leverages the projects in Park View and conducts several interviews in the neighborhood to examine the efficacy of Kickstarter projects and how it is bringing change to the neighborhood. The report looks at an arts co-op, two restaurants, and a community garden. If you miss this, you have a second opportunity on Monday at the Poster Sessions!

Sunday

Networking event

GALIP Brunch at BLT

Sunday 10 a.m.-noon

After the Sunday morning APA National Conference Opening Keynote session, join the Gays and Lesbians in Planning Division at BLT Steak in Downtown Atlanta for a delicious Sunday Brunch. Located just a few blocks from the Georgia World Congress Center, the brunch will offer fine regional cuisine as well as a chance to catch up with old and new friends and colleagues.

Location: BLT Steak (W Hotel), 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30308, 15 minute walk from Georgia World Congress Center

Cost: $25 — includes appetizers, entrée from the menu, non-alcoholic beverages, tax, and tip.

Purchase tickets: http://galip.ticketleap.com/brunch/

Social networking event

Pub Crawl

Sunday 4 p.m.-?

Join GALIP members as we check out a neighborhood in Atlanta and toast a few drinks of cheer. We will meet at 4pm at "Zocalo" in the 10th and Piedmont neighborhood. GALIP has forgone its traditional mobile workshop this year despite best attempts to coordinate, and instead has set the destination to begin our social evening all together. Hop over to "10" (restaurant) next door when you need at bite to eat... back across the street to "10th and Piedmont" at your leisure, or keep moving on to "Blakes". There are a number of other restaurant options available for feeding time in the immediate vicinity.

Monday

Facilitated Discussion

Recent Planning Grads in the Working World

Monday 9-10:15 a.m.

Did you just enter the planning work world? Are you looking to join the workforce soon? Join the crowd as experienced planners, working in the private and public sectors, explain what their first job was like. Come find out what skills are expected and what job functions are assigned to entry-level planners. Hosted by the Gays and Lesbians in Planning Division.

Speaker Session

Planning for LGBT Families Post DOMA

Monday 10:30-11:45 a.m.

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act has complex implications for LGBT families. Take part in a wide-ranging discussion of what the decision means for planners and where immigration policies fit into the post-DOMA landscape. This spirited conversation illuminates a contemporary American social justice issue that transcends borders.

Poster Sessions

Commercial Corridors to Community Corridors

Monday Noon-2 p.m.

Please join GALIP Student Jennifer Nalbantyan for a discussion of her poster that highlight findings from her Master's Project for the University of Illinois at Chicago (MUPP, 2013) "Towards a Typology for Neighborhood Commercial Corridor Planning: Humboldt Park Case Study," which she developed to address retail vacancy and oversupply of commercial space that has disproportionally led to disinvestment in lower-income neighborhoods in Chicago.

Poster Session

Kickstarting Community: How crowdfunding can help improve neighborhoods

Monday Noon-2 p.m.

Struggling neighborhoods have recently seen a surge in Kickstarter projects and campaigns to spur economic and community development. View, a neighborhood in Washington D.C., has seen several Kickstarter projects in a one year period. The report titled, "Kickstarting Community," leverages the projects in Park View and conducts several interviews in the neighborhood to examine the efficacy of Kickstarter projects and how it is bringing change to the neighborhood. The report looks at an arts co-op, two restaurants, and a community garden.

GALIP Business Meeting

Monday 6-7 p.m.

Come meet the Executive Committee and find out more about Division activities. Get your silicon rainbow at the meeting if you don't already have one. After the meeting, we will walk over to the GALIP Joint Reception.

Social networking

GALIP Joint Reception

Monday 7-10 p.m.

The GALIP Division joins Latinos and Planning Division, Transportation Planning Division, Housing and Community Development Division, City Planning and Management Division, and Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division, APA CA, and APA New York Metro Joint Reception for what will surely be the most fun social networking event of the conference! The group is closing down an entire bar, Sidebar, a few blocks from the convention center for a private party not to be missed.

GALIP members get in free and get free drink tickets.

We need volunteers to help out at this event to help with registration and handing out silicon rainbows for short shifts.

Bring friends: if they sign-up to join a Division, the $20 cover is waived, and they get free drink tickets for joining... spread the word.

Tuesday

Facilitated Discussion

Solving Problems through Soft Skills

Tuesday 9-10:15 a.m.

Negotiation. Facilitation. Visioning. Networking. Even in the digital age, these and other "soft skills" still make up much of the planner's toolbox. Learn how planners have used soft skills to build a plaza in an inner-city neighborhood, extend evening bus service in a college town, and work successfully with developers in a suburban municipality.

The Gay Ghetto and its Consequences in Planning

Tuesday 2:30-3:45 p.m.

Census data suggests that many established gay neighborhoods in the United States are losing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) men and women. Why? Discuss this demographic trend and its consequence for planning practice. Explore what the dispersion of LGBT households means for the broader community. Hosted by the Gays and Lesbians in Planning Division.