Urban Fold

Atlanta

With a tradition of bicycle and pedestrian planning dating back to 1973, the Atlanta Regional Commission is currently updating its Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, with an expected completion date of December 2015.
Aug 15, 2015   WABE
Especially for parties with more than one passenger, summoning a car can make more sense, according to a recent op-ed. Transit still wins out for longer trips, but streetcars might just not be worth it downtown.
Aug 7, 2015   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
An Atlanta City Councilmember and local advocates are pushing for the city to join the ranks of cities that have allowed tiny houses as a solution to housing challenges.
Jul 30, 2015   Atlanta Magazine
After a stunning financial turnaround and with new political support, MARTA is proposing a massive expansion of commuter rail, with rail links from Atlanta into Fulton and DeKalb counties.
Jul 23, 2015   Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Atlanta metropolitan area is bucking the trends established by its recent history of sprawling development by building a majority of its new developments as walkable urban places.
Jun 26, 2015   ATL Urbanist
The Georgia Express Lanes project will add managed traffic lanes to routes along I-85 and two separate stretches along I-75.
Jun 18, 2015   SaportaReport
Invest Atlanta has announced a plan to finance a complete streets project for a 7.2-mile stretch of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Jun 9, 2015   SaportaReport
The improving economy will allow planners and city officials to expand work on the Atlanta BeltLine.
May 26, 2015   SaportaReport
A proposed plan to connect Chattanooga and Atlanta via high-speed rail, 17 years in the making, appears to be dead in the water. Chattanooga will now turn its attentions to a possible light rail system.
May 26, 2015   Chattanooga Times Free Press
The Citi Foundation and Living Cities announced $3 million in grant funding to help cities adopt innovative practices in community engagement. Albuquerque, Atlanta, Baltimore, New Orleans, and Seattle will have 18 months to empower citizens.
May 22, 2015   Next City
Famously far-flung Atlanta is finding a comforting psychic barrier in the BeltLine, a 45-mile greenbelt in the place of former railroad tracks. The city and developers are trying to make the urban core more functional and attractive.
May 10, 2015   The Architect's Newspaper