March 1 – 2, Greenprints 2010. Sheraton Atlanta Downtown. Greenprints is the Southeast region’s most thought-provoking forum on sustainability. The community of practitioners, policy makers, building owners and concerned citizens use this conference and tradeshow to explore better ways to link planning, architecture, construction and the use of natural resources. For more information or to register online, visit www.greenprints.org.
March 4, Atlanta BeltLine Quarterly Briefing. 6 – 8 p.m. Atlanta Public Schools Auditorium, 130 Trinity Ave. Highlights of the first quarterly briefing of 2010 include updates on master plans underway, design and construction happenings, and arts and the BeltLine. For more information go to www.beltline.org.
March 18, BeltLine Volunteer Night. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Park Tavern, 500 10th Street NE. Mark your calendars to join BeltLine staff and volunteers for a fun evening learning about the variety of ways you can get involved with the BeltLine. Socialize with other volunteers, get updated on the latest BeltLine progress, and find a BeltLine volunteer opportunity that works for you. All current, future and potential volunteers are encouraged to attend! For more information visit www.beltline.org.
March 20, Green Infrastructure Tour. 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., departs from City Hall East, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. Offered in conjunction with the Park Pride annual conference. For more information and a detailed schedule, visit www.parkpride.org.
March 21, Community Garden Tour. 1 – 5 p.m., departs from City Hall East, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. Offered in conjunction with the Park Pride annual conference. For more information and a detailed schedule, visit www.parkpride.org.
March 22, Park Pride 9th Annual Parks & Greenspace Conference. 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Atlanta Botanical Garden. “The Role of Parks in the New Economy.” Each year the Park Pride Conference attracts hundreds of attendees from Atlanta and surrounding cities, providing excellent networking opportunities. Conference highlights include the morning plenary session”From Red Fields to Green Fields: the macro economics of transforming $3 billion of under-performing commercial real estate into parkland,” the luncheon keynote “From Brown to Green to Gold: Chattanooga’s Success, Atlanta BeltLine’s Promise,” and four distinct concurrent session tracks –Design, Build, Manage & Community. For more information or to register, visit www.parkpride.org.
March 24, Central Atlanta Progress Annual Meeting. 7 – 7:45 a.m., coffee and registration; 8 – 9:30 a.m., breakfast meeting. Thomas B. Murphy Ballroom, Georgia World Congress Center. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.atlantadowntown.com.
March 31, Small Business Monthly Information Session. 5 p.m. at the offices of the Atlanta Development Authority. To RSVP, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (404) 614-8295.