Savannah 2033 –
Where do We
Go from Here?
In 15 years, Savannah will be celebrating the 300th anniversary of its founding by General James Oglethorpe. To prepare for this landmark event, a unique community led effort has produced a new vision of how Savannah can grow and change over the next decade.
The plan includes a unique network of public space, new transportation system and choices for urban living. Join the three men, Kevin Klinkenberg, John R. Bennett, and Eric Brown, who masterminded this forward-thinking plan for a conversation about the future. Sponsored by the Friends of Massie.
Date: Tuesday June 26, 2018
Place: Massie Heritage Center
Address: 207 East Gordon Street
Time: 7 PM- 8 PM
(Doors open at 6 :30)
Reservations are necessary
For over twenty years Kevin Klinkenberg has worked as an urban designer, using the various skills of design, planning and zoning to create walkable communities. He’s worked for developers, cities, not-for-profits and public agencies to create environments that are successful and sociable. Kevin’s been blogging about these issues for years, and wrote a book called “Why I Walk” published in 2014. Today, Kevin lives in Savannah, GA, with his wife and small children and is the Executive Director of the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority, whose mission is to renew, revitalize and develop greater downtown Savannah.
John R. Bennett is the executive director of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign and an adjunct professor at Valdosta State University. He is chair of the Savannah Development and Renewal Authority board, co-chair of the City of Savannah's Mobility Advisory Committee, co-chair of the Coastal Georgia Indicators Coalition Quality of Life Project Team, a member of the Technical Coordinating Committee of the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization, and vice president of the Ardsley Park / Chatham Crescent Neighborhood Association. Bennett moved to Savannah in 1993.
Eric Brown is a long term practicing New Urbanist Architect. who opened his own practice in Savannah in 1998 to promote and create work following the principles of the Charter of New Urbanism and the practice of traditional architecture and urbanism. Under Eric’s leadership, Brown Design Studio has won national level awards for design work and local awards as well. Eric has lectured and presented to national level organizations and the firm’s work has been published in several national and local level publications. Eric is also a member of many national level organizations that promote place making and traditional design.