Placemaking for Rapidly Changing Sities and Towns - Downtown Milton / Crabapple, GA, as a Case Study

APA Georgia Chapter


Friday, September 29, 2017
9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. CDT

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Small towns throughout the country are experiencing rapid downtown growth. Milton, GA, is used as example for the importance of codifying public space, navigating the "NIMBY" mindset often prevalent in rural towns, and how to listen to constituents to make plan adjustments to support their vision.


Sarah McColley

Sarah McColley, an Associate at TSW, is a landscape designer and city planner specializing in urban design. She has managed numerous downtown and urban design projects since joining TSW in 2013. Prior to TSW, she worked at AECOM on parks system master planning and urban design projects, and in the ... Read More

Kathleen Field

Kathleen Field started her tenure with the City of Milton in September 2011. Her career in community development began in Massachusetts and came to Atlanta in 2001. She served for 10 years in Roswell’s Community Development Department, seven of those as director. She subsequently served as Community Development Director ... Read More

Thomas Walsh

• Bachelor of Landscape Architecture – Louisiana State University • Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Geography – Southeastern Louisiana University Thomas H. Walsh, PLA, a Founding Principal at TSW, has 40 years of experience as a planner and designer throughout the United States. His extensive design and planning background includes designing downtown and corridor ... Read More

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