New homes in old neighborhoods: Infill housing in Athens
Friday, March 24 12:00 PM
The UGA Housing and Demographic Research Center is hosting a brown bag event on Friday, March 24th from 12-1:15pm in Tate Center room 473.
Residential infill housing has been a source of contention in some Athens’ neighborhoods where smaller, older homes are being replaced by or renovated into newer, larger homes. Yet, infill housing does not always mean housing that is incompatible with the existing neighborhood. This month’s housing forum will bring together perspectives from planning, design, and construction to discuss the range of policy and design issues of infill housing.
Bruce Lonnee, Senior Planner, Athens-Clarke County Planning Department
Lori Bork, Architect at Bork Design Inc.
Michael Songster, Builder at Michael Songster Construction.
Nuclear Power and Climate Change
Friday, March 24 5:00 PM
This event explores the role of advanced nuclear reactors as one component of the global response to climate change. Fourth-generation reactor designs, currently under development, should alleviate some of the safety, waste disposal, and proliferation concerns that have impacted the current generation of reactors.
Location: Ecology Auditorium
Small Dreams Foundation 5th Annual Fun Run Toward Sustainability
Saturday, March 25 9:00 AM
An unofficial 5K to raise money for Small Dreams Foundation, the UGA Office of Sustainability, and the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Runners, walkers, and strollers welcome. Go at your own pace and learn about sustainability along the course. Register online or on the day of the race. For information and registration, visit SmallDreamsFoundation.org.
Location: State Botanical Garden of Georgia (Check in at Visitor Center front plaza)
Cost: $30 (Non-student), $20 (Student)
Ripple Effect Blue Carpet Premiere
Saturday, March 25 5:00 PM
Finalist films from the 2017 Ripple Effect Film Project ocean-themed video contest will be showcased.
Location: Morton Theatre (195 W Washington St.)
Saturday, April 22 8:00 AM
World Soil Day
Tuesday, December 05 8:00 AM
more to come...