Public is Invited to Participate on Saturday, March 10, 2012
Atlanta, March 7, 2012 – On Saturday, March 10, the Atlanta BeltLine invites the public to an educational workshop on Environmental Justice at Atlanta City Hall. As part of its mission to build a sustainable redevelopment and mobility project that benefits all communities, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. is developing an Environmental Justice Policy.
Historically, industry and other developments with onerous land uses have disproportionately affected lower income and minority communities. The Atlanta BeltLine is building parks, trails and transit, and other new public infrastructure that benefits public health and safety. Much of this development will include the remediation of roughly 1,000 acres of brownfields, making it one of the largest brownfield remediation efforts in the country. Implementing an Environmental Justice Policy for the Atlanta BeltLine will ensure that the public is educated and informed about federally regulated environmental challenges ABI discovers over the life of the project.
The public is invited to attend and participate in this educational workshop which will include an overview of ABI’s draft policy; provide details on remediation efforts to date; an interactive learning activity on Environmental Justice; a question and answer session.
Who: Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. and the general public
What: Citywide Conversation on Environmental Justice
Where: Atlanta City Hall, Old City Council Chambers at 55 Trinity Ave. S.W., Atlanta, GA 30303
When: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
About the Atlanta BeltLine:
The Atlanta BeltLine is the most comprehensive economic development effort ever undertaken in the City of Atlanta and among the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment projects currently underway in the United States. The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that will provide a network of public parks, multi-use trails, transit and affordable housing along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown and connecting many neighborhoods directly to each other. Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI), formed by Invest Atlanta (formerly The Atlanta Development Authority), is the entity tasked with planning and executing the implementation of the Atlanta BeltLine in partnership with other public and private organizations, including City of Atlanta departments. For more information on the Atlanta BeltLine, please visit www.BeltLine.org.
Ethan Davidson, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
(404) 614-8325, edavidson@atlbeltLine.org