Clifton Community Partnership October Newsletter

Contents: Stream Cleaning; Cars on Clifton Make Room for Bicycles; Update on Emory Village Roadwork; Luminaries Participate in Program with Dalai Lama at Emory; Emory Launches Mobile Suite of Apps; Relief Work Displayed in CDC Photo Essay; Georgia's School Superintendent Candidates Debate; Freshman Class at Emory is Diverse and Talented; Attorney General Debate Held at Emory; Faculty-Taught QUEST Courses Open; Blazing a New Path for Development Work; Awash with Fun at Fernbank!

Stream Cleaning
Take a walk about 200 feet inside verdant Lullwater Preserve, to the streambank next to the granite weir, and notice the recent improvements that have been made.
Emory's Lullwater Management Plan made recommendations concentrating on streambank erosion and restoration throughout the preserve. "We've removed invasive plants, fallen trees and reused the mulch for erosion control and stabilization," said university architect James Johnson. "We also constructed a rock filter ring at the outlet pipe to reduce the velocity of water allowing it a longer ponding period and we added a stabilizing runoff channel from Woodruff Residential with stone cross vanes."
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Cars on Clifton Make Room for Bicycles
Last month, DeKalb County installed shared-lane or "sharrow" markings along with bicycle signage along Clifton Road, between Briarcliff and North Decatur roads.
"The Clifton Road sharrows remind motorists that they could expect to see bicyclists on Clifton Road," says Jamie Smith, who oversees the Bike Emory initiative. Smith also adds that sharrows show bicyclists the appropriate position to take when riding in narrow travel lanes along Clifton Road.
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Update on Emory Village Roadwork
Phase 1 of the Emory Village road project continues. The first phase includes the renovation of sidewalks, curbs and other streetscape features on the southwest side of North Decatur Road (between Peavine Creek, Panera Bread and Supercuts). Access to the business parking lots along this side of North Decatur Road will remain open. This work began in earnest in late August and included reducing North Decatur Road to one lane in each direction and adding a turn lane between Clifton Road and the Lullwater roundabout. This first phase of roadwork will end sometime in October.
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Luminaries Participate in Program with Dalai Lama at Emory  
Internationally known humanitarian and award-winning actor, Richard Gere, will join Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet, Alice Walker, for "The Creative Journey: Artists in Conversation with the Dalai Lama on Spirituality and Creativity" at Emory on Tuesday, Oct. 19. This event is part of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama's return visit to the Emory campus on Oct. 17 -- 19 in his capacity as a Presidential Distinguished Professor.   
The "Creative Journey" takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Woodruff P.E. Center on Emory's campus. Tickets are available for purchase at

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