The Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber is hosting a series of community meetings to discuss “placemaking” strategies in the city as part of an effort to define ways to grow the city.

The meetings are set for Sept. 28, Oct. 12 and Oct. 26 at at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Perimeter Mall as part of “Shape Dunwoody” breakfasts. All meetings begin at 7:30 a.m. The restaurant is located at 4400 Ashford-Dunwoody Road.

Because there will likely be a quorum of Dunwoody City Council members attending the meetings, the city has publicly stated there will be special called meetings on those dates. No city business will actually take place or votes taken.

The Sept. 28 breakfast will feature Will Herbig, urban designer and planner with Kimley-Horn & Associates, who will introduce the concept of “placemaking” to Dunwoody and provide examples of how other communities have used placemaking concepts to grow their economies, attract new business and encourage civic engagement.

Placemaking investments include multi-use trails, parks and green space, streetscaping, activating empty lots, creating community events, public art, walkability, gathering places, local retail, wayfinding signage and more.

The meeting is open to the public. Cost to attend is $20 per person and includes a breakfast prepared by Maggiano’s Little Italy.

Registration will end two days prior to the event; no walk-ins will be accepted and no refunds will be given. Payment is required by credit card at the time of registration.

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