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The Science of Creating Healthy, Beautiful Places

Our Open Seating Policy will be in effect for this meetup.

Venue capacity = 40 / Estimated day-of RSVP turnout = 50%

Attendees will receive an on-line form to pre-order dinner items.

The Science of Creating Healthy, Beautiful Places

Joan M. Piccalo, Landscape Architect

JP Design Studio, LLC

The Architectural, Engineering, and Construction Industry (AEC) has a special challenge ahead of it. We must build functional buildings on-time and in-budget, while providing for the human experience, both physical and mental. Traditional development practices have met some of our needs while neglecting others. It’s time the AEC industry aligns itself to the current green trends and the growing body of evidence that suggests that man and nature are inherently linked.

Joan Piccalo is a land planner, registered landscape architect, and an accredited LEED professional. For the past 16 years, she has provided design services to commercial and residential owners seeking high-functioning outdoor spaces that seamlessly integrate architectural and engineering elements into the landscape. Joan is originally from the Southeastern U.S., and her business and personal travels have taken her to Egypt, China, Europe, and all over the Caribbean. 

Parking and Such

Java Vino is located diagonally across the street from Manuel's Tavern. There is parking behind the building and on Williams Mill Road across the street. Manuel's reserves the use of their lots at all times, but parking there hasn't presented a problem for our guests so far.

Enter the cafe on the street level and let them know that your order will count toward our collective tab. They will give you drinks to take upstairs to the Wine Lounge and your food will follow.

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  • Marc M.

    For those inspired by Joan's talk who want to start dreaming about healthy transportation possibilities in our own region, there is a wonderful diagram (PDF) that Citizens for Progressive Transit has produced call "Imagine World-Class Transit in Atlanta".

    http://www.cfpt.org/documents/worldclass_map.pdf

    March 15, 2012

  • Marc M.

    Thank you, Joan, for a great presentation! It was not only informative, but also inspirational, encouraging us to imagine the changes that are possible if we start moving toward environmentally sound approaches to creating better private and public spaces.

    March 15, 2012

  • joan

    marc, thanks for organizing!

    March 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great lecture.

    March 14, 2012

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