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.
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.