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Panel Discussion: The Future of Housing

  • The Plaza, Ponce City Market 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30308 (map)
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MODA, Ponce City Market, and The microLife Institute are proud to present a panel discussion on The Future of Housing as part of The Big Huge Tiny House Festival!

Join us at The Plaza at Ponce City Market (near the BeltLine) as our panelists — visionary experts leading the charge of new sustainable methodologies transforming the way we consider home and place — explore innovations in housing design.

This event is free but you must register in advance.


Garnie Nygren, Director of Operations, Serenbe

Garnie Nygren, the eldest daughter of Serenbe founder Steve Nygren is the
Director of Operations for all things Serenbe. She grew up in Atlanta and
Chattahoochee Hills, attended Woodward Academy and is a 1995 graduate of
Cornell University’s Hotel School. Not only does she run operations for Serenbe
Development and Serenbe Real Estate, she is the General Manager of The Inn at Serenbe that includes The Farmhouse restaurant. She is also co-owner of cold-pressed Bamboo Juices and retail boutique Resource. Garnie is also on multiple boards, is an avid cyclist and runner. Board positions include IGEL (Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership), Woodward Academy, Cornell Hotel Society, Wholesome Wave Georgia, and Serenbe Playhouse.

Wanona Satcher,  Founder and CEO of ReJuve Corp and Mākhers Studio LLC 

Wanona Satcher is an urban designer, landscape architectural designer, and city planner originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She is Founder and CEO of ReJuve Corp a manufacturing nonprofit, and Mākhers Studio LLC a for-profit “urban design for social impact” company. Wanona’s work combines landscape architecture, shipping container manufacturing, systems design, community engagement, and innovative fintech models to facilitate equitable revitalization. Ms. Satcher has written for the Huffington Post, participated in the Aspen Institute, Bloomberg Philanthropies and was a Next City Vanguard Top 40 Under 40 Program. She is the first African American graduate of Auburn University’s College of Architecture, Design and Construction Landscape Architecture program.

Will Johnston: Executive Director, microLife Institute

Founder and Executive Director of MicroLife Institute Will Johnston, the Executive Director of the MicroLife Institute, is a thought leader and innovator in the microliving world. Over the past four years, his organization has enabled policy change and brought acceptance of microstructures in the Southeast through events, projects and advocacy. His philosophy is allowing people to think outside the box by putting them in one.