Land Talks

Co-founded in 2005 by the Madison-Morgan Conservancy, Smart Growth Newton County, Friends of Walton County, and the Center for Community Preservation and Planning, our objective is to provide a venue for the continued conversation about the future of this region of Georgia – a region rich in natural, agricultural, and historic resources and one facing increasing pressure from rapidly expanding Metropolitan Atlanta.  As our region continues to grow, Land Talks is taking a closer look at economic development, and what that development means to local governments and communities, both financially and socially.

Land Talks 2010

Topics of past Land Talks include:

2005 – Sustainable Development

2006 – Transferable Development Rights (TDR) and other Land Use Ordinances

2007 – Economics of Development and Economic Development

2009 – Greening Downtown, Good for Business

2010 – The Future is Farming

2011 – Newton County 2050 Plan

Update: Friends of Walton County has disbanded and Land Talks is on hold with no future events scheduled.

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