Georgia

The improving economy will allow planners and city officials to expand work on the Atlanta BeltLine.
3 days ago   SaportaReport
<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
<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