Catalyze and support development of cultural assets and programming through strategic collaborations and partnerships that capture Buford Highway's unique, multicultural identity.
In collaboration with Atlanta's last video store, Videodrome, We Love BuHi has hosted Buford Highway Foreign Cinema, a series of international films hosted in local restaurants featuring international cuisine.
Our signature event in 2017 is our collaboration with Atlanta-based arts nonprofit Living Walls to host the annual Living Walls Conference, a 10-day free event focusing on street art and urbanism, on Buford Highway. This year's conference will feature nine artists of color working closely with local community organizations to celebrate Buford Highway's cultural diversity through street art while creating a safe walking path through the area's shopping centers and parking lots.
Our Arts Initiative is led by Kate Warner, Development Director, Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences.
Utilize place-making principles to spark innovative approaches to design, community development, land use, sustainability, and transportation and mobility.
In 2016, as part of the Atlanta Regional Commission's Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) Program, we were part of the urban planning and design team led by Aaron Fortner of Canvas Planning Group, along with Ryan Gravel of Sixpitch, Calvin Gladney of Mosaic Urban, Joel Mann of Nelson\Nygaard, and Carlos Perez of Perez Planning and Design, that created the Buford Highway Master Plan. The Plan is currently in the approval process.
Our Design Initiative is led by Deanna Murphy, Principal, Sizemore Group.
Make Buford Highway more fun, playful and active by encouraging the development of public space, opportunities for play and physical activity, and community festivals and events.
Our signature events include our Halloween/Dia de los Muertos Parade, our Bikes and Bites bicycle food tours, and our trolley tours.
In early 2017, we partnered with Atlanta-based nonprofit Concrete Jungle, which harvests untended fruit trees and donates the produce to area shelters and food banks, and local community organizations to plant persimmon trees and paint a pedestrian path through a Buford Highway shopping center parking lot.
Our Play Initiative is led by Clara Kwon, Principal, Stand Landscape Architecture.