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Buford Corridor: Highways, Health, and Immigration

CM | 3.00

Date: Tuesday, April 29

Begins: 8:15AM

Ends: 11:45AM

Topics: Transportation Safety Policy, Working with Diverse Populations
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Activity Code: W031

Room: GWCC – Mobile Workshop Departure Area

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Planning and public health intersect at Buford Highway. Its retail and restaurants represent the area’s increasingly diverse heritage. But, despite the corridor’s high volume of pedestrian traffic, its infrastructure focuses on the auto. That’s why Buford Highway has one of the highest pedestrian-fatality rates in the United States. Explore recent efforts to improve safety with representatives from the Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS), PEDS, and the Hispanic Health Coalition. Forbes Magazine recently listed Atlanta as the top city for minority entrepreneurs. This mobile workshop will also explore one of the most culturally diverse corridors in the south, Buford Highway, and learn about the factors that are contributing to making Atlanta a successful springboard for minority and immigrant-owned businesses. Participants will visit Plaza Fiesta on Buford Highway and witness thriving Latino businesses in a venue that both serves as a center for a variety of retail and stands as a cultural landmark in Atlanta. (Hosted by Latinos and Planning Division) Transportation: Motorcoach, walking. Hosted by the Latinos and Planning Division.

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