Georgia

In a significant first, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority is seeking ideas for developing the air rights above four urban rail stations.
5 days ago   Atlanta Business Chronicle
<p>The City of Atlanta and a group of investors have purchased another plot of land for the city's Beltline project -- a loop of open spaces, rail lines, and housing and retail developments. This is the first plot purchased in more than a year.</p>
Aug 9, 2007   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
<p>Ellen Dunham-Jones, director of the architecture program at Georgia Tech, thinks architects and planners need to understand suburbia better before they can begin the work of retrofitting our sprawling development patterns towards smart growth.</p>
Aug 1, 2007   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
<p>Planners and environmentalists are hopefully that the use of transfer development rights (TDR) in the Chattahoochee Hill Country south of Atlanta can serve as a model for land conservation efforts nationwide.</p>
Jul 31, 2007   USA Today via Builder Online
<p>An Atlanta city councilwoman is trying to launch an affordable-housing program based on leveraging homes abandoned due to the mortgage-lending crisis.</p>
Jul 30, 2007   Atlanta Business Chronicle
<p>In Atlanta, one gardening enthusiast has taken on the challenge of improving MARTA stations using his green thumb.</p>
Jul 26, 2007   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
<p>Tax incentives of nearly $10 million have been approved for hotel and condo development on one of Georgia's struggling state parks, but some worry that providing tax breaks leaves little or no money left for park maintenance and improvements.</p>
Jul 26, 2007   The Atlanta Jounral-Constitution
<p>Metro Atlanta ranks highly in many "best places" lists. But there's one ranking the region is not proud of -- it has the second least healthy commute in the nation.</p>
Jul 26, 2007   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
<p>Despite doomsayers' claims that low-density Atlanta would never take to car sharing, Flexcar, the largest car sharing company in the U.S., is expanding its presence in the city.</p>
Jul 19, 2007   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
<p>The city council is considering new rules to prevent oversized homes on small lots, but some residents in older areas of the city are worried that the new regulations will stall redevelopment.</p>
Jul 11, 2007   Atlanta Journal Constitution
<p>Having gone 25 years without a comprehensive review of all routes and operations, officials at MARTA -- metro Atlanta's transit system -- have decided that the time is finally right for an overhaul.</p>
Jul 6, 2007   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution