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2nd Annual 2018 ILI TIME Challenge for College Students

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

The Second Annual 2018 ILI TIME Challenge for College Students to pitch their ideas on how to move NASA technology into the marketplace has officially launched!!

Please share the attached PDF with your networks and encourage students to sign up as soon as possible to maximize the time they will have to review the 90+ NASA Technologies to choose from for their first round submission for the competition.

Key Due Dates:

(1) Student Sign up by: April 30, 2018 – [the clock is ticking]

(2) First Submission Due: May 31st – via Mi Rialiti Smartphone Platform (

(3) Final Submission Due: September 21st

(4) Finalists Pitch: October 27th – Washington DC.

Between May and Aug we are providing technical assistance (TA) webinars for participating college students on (1) how to submit ideas, (2) financial modeling for startups by an Angel Investor and (3) patent research provided by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (ML) firm.

Want to be involved?

  • Host/Sponsor a Webinar?
  • Provide Travel Stipends for Students?
  • Host/Sponsor a Pre-event – Reception (Oct 26th)?
  • Host/Sponsor the main Event (Oct 27th)?
  • Something else?

Event support can be done online now via

von Nkosi, NCARB, AIA
Institute for Local Innovations (ILI)
Liquid Studios ®

Email :
Mobile: 404.909.3276
NOLA Office: 504.460.6727

2018 City of Atlanta Prepare-A-Thon

The Mayor’s Office of Emergency Preparedness would like to invite you to participate in the 2018 City of Atlanta’s PrepareAthon.  For those who may not know, PrepareAthon is a National campaign to motivate people and communities to take action to prepare for and protect themselves against disasters.  There will be presentations along with a fair-like experience. It will be held on Monday, April 30th from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center and Aquatic Center at 110 Hilliard St SE, Atlanta, GA 30312.

Eco Depot at Charm and Sustainability Ambassador Program

Councilmember Carla Smith is hosting the 8th Annual Eco Depot at the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials. The event will be held at the CHaRM center (1110 Hill Street SE Atlanta, GA 30315) from 9am to 2pm.

Also please see below for information about the Youth Sustainability Ambassador Program, along with the Summer 2018 Agenda. You can apply here

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, a new fundraising ride benefitting Grady Hospital will be staged in downtown Atlanta. Beginning at 7:30 a.m., 4 different bicycle rides will leave
from the Northside Drive entrance to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. We are very excited to be bringing this new opportunity for cycling to the City of Atlanta
and hopeful this event will become a great new tradition for our community. As with events of this nature, there is a need for limited street and lane closures.
The rides at 7:30 a.m. (100 miles), 8:30 a.m. (50 miles) and 9:30 a.m. (25 miles) will head south and west towards East Point/College Park. There will be rolling intersection
closures as the peloton passes for the first 5 miles. This will primarily impact traffic on Chapel, Peters and Lee Streets. Riders will return using “rules of the road” and will not
should not have any impact on traffic.

The ride at 9:45 will be a 5-mile closed course route through downtown Atlanta with some full and some partial street closures. Working with the Atlanta Police
Department and the City of Atlanta, closures will be implemented immediately prior to the ride start and will be lifted in a rolling manner as the last cyclist completes the
course. We expect all cyclists to be finished no later than 11:00 a.m. Lane and street closures during that time include:

Centennial Olympic Park Drive, NW, between Marietta Street and Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. (two left lanes closed)

Ivan Allen Jr., Blvd., between Centennial Olympic Park Drive and Peachtree Street (two right lanes closed)

  • Peachtree Street will be closed in all directions between Ivan Allen, Jr., Blvd., and Decatur Street (officers will allow cross traffic in between flow of cyclists)
  • Decatur Street between Peachtree Road and I-75/85 (some lanes closed)
  • Hill Street will be closed in both directions between Pratt Street and Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., between Hill Street and Jesse Hill, Jr., Dr. (right lanes closed)
  • Capitol Avenue between Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd and Trinity Avenue (lanes closed)
  • Trinity Avenue will be closed in both directions between Capitol Avenue and Ted Turner Drive
  • Haynes Street between Ted Turner Drive and Walker Street (lanes closed); with full closure between Peters and Walker Streets
  • Walker Street between Haynes Street and Andrew Young International Blvd. (lanes closed)

You can view a map of the 5-mile route here: VeloCity 5 Mile City Ride Route or VeloCity 5 mile Route We hope this notification is helpful and that you will let us know if there is any additional
information we can provide. You can contact our Event Director, Joselyn Baker, directly at

Thank you in advance for your understanding and support of this great new opportunity for our city and for Grady.

Energy / Heating Bill Assistance for Fulton County Residents

The Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority is providing help for heating and energy bills for residents in need. To receive assistance, please call 404-320-6715 between 9:00am – 4:00pm. To find out about other services and intake locations, please visit FACAA at

Wells Fargo Down Payment Assistance Program

Wells Fargo’s NeighborhoodLIFT program – with down payment assistance grants and homebuyer education – helps mortgage ready homebuyers make homeownership more affordable, achievable and sustainable.

The NeighborhoodLIFT event takes place May 4-5 at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart, where prospective homebuyers may reserve down payment assistance grants to purchase a home in the counties of Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, or Gwinnett. Prospective homebuyers are encouraged to register to attend the event at or by calling (866) 858-2151. In addition, prospective homebuyers may participate in financial education sessions.

To be eligible, annual incomes must not exceed 80 percent of the local area median income, which is about $55,750 for a single household up to a family of four. Veterans and service members, teachers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians may reserve $17,500 down payment assistance grant.

Wells Fargo will collaborate with the city of Atlanta, NeighborWorks® America and its network members, Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc. (ANDP) and NeighborWorks Columbus to implement the program. The 2018 Atlanta NeighborhoodLIFT follows the 2012 Atlanta NeighborhoodLIFT program that created 378 homeowners by offering homebuyer education plus $15,000 down payment assistance grants with an $8 million commitment by Wells Fargo. Since February 2012, LIFT programs have helped create more than 17,150 homeowners in 57 communities.

Atlanta Studies Symposium: 20 April: Register Free

Join us for the 2018 Atlanta Studies Symposium, Friday 20 April at Emory University.  Details here: 

This event is free and open to all, but please register here so we have an accurate headcount for food and seating purposes:

Pittsburgh Yards 352 Monthly Update Meeting

Please mark your calendar for our next Pittsburgh Yards 352 University Ave Monthly Update Meeting!

When: Thursday April 12th, 2018
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Where: Pittman Park Community Center

Summerhill Development Update | Quarterly Newsletter

Next Wednesday, Carter is presenting it’s quarterly update of the Summerhill / GSU development. In advance of next Wednesday’s Quarterly Meeting (April 11th at 6pm at the Fanplex), they wanted to share a newsletter with us.

Summerhill Newsletter

Carter is planning on making this a quarterly newsletter, in which they provide updates related to the development along Georgia Avenue and around Georgia State Stadium. As this is their first edition and they welcome feedback for future publications.

Toxic Substance Awareness Video from CDC

CDC is running an awareness campaign about Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). They’re sharing a brand new video about what PFAS is and what you can do about it. It’s just over two minutes long and gives a quick overview of how PFAS in drinking water affects us.

How much do you know about PFAS? This toxic chemical is found in Teflon and other non-stick, stain-resistant products, and also in the drinking water of over six million Americans. Check out this two minute video to learn more. #NationalTeflonDay