Community Retention Strategies in Atlanta's Westside Neighborhoods

APA Georgia Chapter


Wednesday, September 27, 2017
4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. CDT

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This session examines how the Westside Community Retention Strategy, led by City of Atlanta agencies and local non-profits, is facilitating development without displacement on Atlanta’s Westside through anticipatory planning and philanthropic efforts.


Matt Bedsole

Confirmed Speaker

Matt has earned his Master’s degree in City in Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Matt’s previous career in marketing and project management gave him the opportunity to work around the world on various marketing and research projects, including helping to launch a B2B business portal ... Read More

Jennifer Fine, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Jennifer C. Fine, AICP is the Vice President of Planning and Strategic Initiatives at Invest Atlanta, the official economic development authority for the City of Atlanta. In this position, she oversees the City’s Tax Allocation Districts (TADs), which, to date, have provided gap financing for over $3.6 billion ... Read More

Glenda Krouse Matute, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Glenda Matute, AICP Glenda Matute has eight (8) years of professional experience in the architecture and planning fields. Prior to APD-U, Glenda participated in architecture work in the City of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on residential, mixed use and resort developments. As the Senior Planning Manager at APD-U, Glenda is ... Read More

Beth Davis

Confirmed Speaker

As a Georgia native, Beth attended the University of Georgia for her Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and Romance Languages, followed by Georgia Tech for a Masters in City and Regional Planning. Beth focused her studies in Affordable Housing and Community Development, driven by the belief that housing is ... Read More

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