Posts

LINK Forward

Atlanta region needs to refresh annual LINK trips

For 22 years, an impressive group of metro Atlanta civic, business and government leaders have spent three days a year visiting a North American city to learn how other cities are handling their urban challenges.

The LINK trips also have provided people an opportunity to get to know each other – connecting with leaders from different races, genders and sections of the Atlanta region as well as people from different circles of influence.

regional housing forum

Housing advocates call for regional fix to Atlanta’s affordability woes

Local advocates are pressing officials, planners, and developers to tackle the issue of affordable housing after it became one of the most talked-about issues during the 2017 mayoral campaign.

But to preserve affordability – one of Atlanta’s biggest selling points for attracting new companies and residents – advocates believe those efforts must happen not only within the city limits but also out in the suburbs.

San Diego

Influential Atlanta leaders to visit San Diego in May for 2018 LINK trip

Housing affordability and transit will be key focus areas of the 2018 LINK trip to San Diego, which will take place from May 9 to May 12.

Ever since 1997, a group of more than 100 Atlanta leaders – representing governments, businesses and nonprofits –  go to a different city to learn about the best practices that we can bring back to our region. And it also provides an opportunity for leaders from the 10-county region to get to know one another.