Georgia

The LEED green building rating system doesn't acknowledge lumber from the state of Georgia as sustainable, so one state lawmaker suggests throwing out LEED altogether. Critics call it throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
4 days ago   WABE
<p>Property taxes along Atlanta's proposed Beltline -- a 22-mile loop of park and trails ringing downtown -- are rising sharply, threatening to displace the poor that live in adjacent areas.</p>
Sep 17, 2007   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
<p>An analysis of Census figures shows that the number of long-distance commuters -- those who spend more than 90 minutes on their average commute -- has increased.</p>
Sep 13, 2007   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
<p>A landowner in suburban Atlanta who had planned to sell his property to Wal-Mart is now suing the city of Duluth over a big-box moratorium that he claims is not in the best interest of the city.</p>
Sep 6, 2007   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
<p>Transportation planners in metropolitan Atlanta have drawn up a preliminary map that outlines what an ambitious 12-county transit system could look like.</p>
Aug 31, 2007   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
<p>Neighbors are so far unsuccessful in their attempts to prevent one homeowner from erecting a 45-foot high windmill turbine generator in his yard.</p>
Aug 24, 2007   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
<p>Four unincorporated communities in Atlanta have become new cities...and outsourced neary all government services to private corporations.</p>
Aug 20, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<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