The "Eccentric" Town of Canon, Georgia

When asked to describe their town at a charrette, the residents of Canon chose words like "rundown", "courageous" and "eccentric". University of Georgia students and professors worked with locals to create a vision for the town.

Residents of Canon are eager to see some investment in their downtown, according to opinions voiced at the charrette. Other things they are seeking include "...repair of the sidewalks, work on some of the dilapidated businesses and housing and to finish the much anticipated ballparks.

They suggested community cleanups, updating the cemeteries, more church involvement, better attitudes, removal of unsightly debris and more money."

Students quickly turned the ideas into designs and presented the ideas to a crowd of locals.

Full Story: Plan drawn to revamp Canon

Comments

Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

New! 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs just released.
Starting at $24.95

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $209

Stay thirsty, urbanists

These sturdy water bottles are eco-friendly and perfect for urbanists on the go.
$19.00
Wood necklace with city map

City Necklaces

These sweet pendants are engraved on a cedar charm with a mini map of selected cities. The perfect gift for friends and family or yourself!
$28.00