Rural Planning in Georgia: Challenges and Opportunities

APA Georgia Chapter


Thursday, September 28, 2017
10:45 a.m. - noon CDT

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What are the unique challenges of planning for rural areas in Georgia, and what are some innovative solutions to those challenges? Our presenters address these questions from the perspectives of comprehensive planning, transportation planning, land use planning and zoning, and more.


Martin Laws, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Martin Laws, AICP is the Planning Director for the Central Savannah River Area Regional Commission. His department provides communities within the region multiple planning related services including, but not limited to, Comprehensive Plans, the review and creation of land use ordinances, pedestrian plans, etc. Prior to working for the CSRA ... Read More

Ariel Godwin, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Ariel Godwin, AICP is a Senior Planner with the Southern Georgia Regional Commission. Serving an 18-county region of southern Georgia, he helps local communities with land use planning, zoning, hazard mitigation planning, transportation (especially bike and pedestrian) planning, and many other planning needs. Before coming to Georgia, he was a ... Read More

Corey Hull, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Since 2008, Mr. Hull has been employed by the Southern Georgia Regional Commission, a regional planning organization. Mr.Hull’s responsibilities include oversight of Metropolitan and Rural Transportation Planning activities, Transit Operations and Environmental Planning programs for the Regional Commission. Mr. Hull and his staff operate an 18­county regional ... Read More

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