Emory University. Image via Wikimedia Commons.
Emory University will be hosting a conversational meeting tonight regarding the future of Atlanta. Stakeholders in diverse fields have been invited to discuss how their visions can align to create equitable growth opportunities. This is the first in a series of events Emory is planning to discuss progress in the city.
Welcoming statements will be made by Dan Gordon, Emory university’s chief engagement officer. Following will be remarks from Mike Alexander, director of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Center for Livable Communities and Tim Keane, Atlanta’s commissioner of city planning. This will be followed by a moderated panel discussion and Q&A with audience members, according to program materials. Panelists include:
- Ambrish Baisiwala, chief executive officer, Portman Holdings
- Rohit Malhotra, founder and executive director, Center for Civic Innovation
- Rashad Taylor, chief equity officer, City of Atlanta
- Bentina Terry, senior vice president, Northwest Region, Georgia Power
- Facilitator: Jordan Stein, founder and principal, CityMatters
The session, titled “Exploring Atlanta: Inclusive Growth and Opportunities,” seeks to bring together business, community, government and academic leaders to explore how collective community consciousness can drive Atlanta’s progress, according to program materials.
The program will be held this evening, Nov.14, with a networking reception from 6-6:30 p.m., the session starting at 6:30 and running until 8 p.m. Another networking session will follow from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. The program will be held at the Miller-Ward Alumni House, at 815 Houston Mill Road, NE. Free onsite parking is available.