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Georgia

Companies looking for creative class cache have begun to locate in Atlanta's Midtown and spilling over into neighboring districts.
Aug 25, 2015   Upstart Business Journal
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
Checking in on the status of negotiations for the redevelopment of Fort McPherson's 488 acres of rolling hills, historic buildings, and a lake, among much more, the Saporta Report argues that Atlanta has been far too accommodating.
May 5, 2015   Saporta Report
A plan in the earliest possible stages of outreach and environmental review would extend the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's existing Red Line north of Atlanta farther into Fulton County.
Apr 15, 2015   ATL Urbanist
Gov. Nathan Deal will sign legislation to increase gas taxes through a state sales tax conversion to an excise tax. With new weight-based truck fees, motel fees, and electric vehicle fees, it will add $1 billion in new transportation funding.
Apr 3, 2015   WJBF Augusta
Even movies set long ago and far, far away have to be filmed somewhere. With uncanny frequency, many of them, including "The Hunger Games" and "Insurgent," have been filmed in the futuristic/dystopian landscape designed by John Portman in Atlanta.
Apr 2, 2015   The Atlantic