Georgia

October 15, 2012, 9am PDT
Despite recent controversy that claimed the BeltLine Inc’s president, when the 2.25-mile Eastside Trail opens this week, Atlanta's long-awaited Beltline will take its “most significant step forward yet,” reports Bill Torpy.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 14, 2012, 5am PDT
Lively walkable streets teeming with tourists bouncing between unique stores make Savannah's downtown the envy of many cities. But this state of affairs hasn't always been the case. Greg Bluestein looks at the secrets to Savannah's success.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 7, 2012, 9am PDT
Atlanta is getting its first green bicycle lane, raised cycle track, bicycle signal and two-stage left-turn box near Tech Square.
Creative Loafing Atlanta
October 3, 2012, 7am PDT
The high-profile case of Raquel Nelson, who was arrested when her four-year-old son was killed as she attempted to cross the street with him, and another recent episode demonstrate the Atlanta region's abysmal attitude toward pedestrians.
Streetsblog D.C.
September 14, 2012, 8am PDT
New research conducted by the CDC in Atlanta is aimed at understanding just how prevalent exposure to dangerous levels of highway noise is. Such exposure can play a detrimental role in one's health.
NPR
September 12, 2012, 5am PDT
Cities consistently experience higher temperatures than the surrounding countryside due to the 'heat island' effect. With global warming exacerbating these effects, cities are trying to lower local contributors to urban heat.
NPR
August 26, 2012, 11am PDT
Suffering from widespread blight from foreclosures and absentee owners, a new "unofficial" Facebook page lets Atlanta residents play code compliance officer.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 20, 2012, 5am PDT
With pedestrian deaths on the rise in Georgia, despite falling automotive fatalities, Andria Simmons and Jeremiah McWilliams look at what is being done to make the Atlanta region's streets safer for those on foot and in wheelchairs.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 3, 2012, 5am PDT
In light of the resounding defeat of Atlanta's regional referendum on a transportation sales tax that could have brought 'transformative infrastructure' to the sprawling region, Brookings' Adie Tomer provides a brief post-mortem on the historic vote.
TNR (The New Republic)
August 1, 2012, 11am PDT
Voters in the Atlanta metro area overwhelmingly rejected a 1% sales tax increase to fund $7.2 billion in transportation improvements. The result is being framed as a victory for anti-government Tea Party allies and a loss for the region's economy.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 30, 2012, 12pm PDT
Whatever Atlanta area voters decide when they head to the polls tomorrow to vote on a proposed 10-year, 1 percent sales tax to fund transit and road projects, the outcome will be a historic moment in the area's history. Ariel Hart puts it in context.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 17, 2012, 9am PDT
In a 2-part series, NPR reports on the rapid downfall of coal as an energy source and its replacement by natural gas - each now produces about one-third of America's electricity. Fracking is key to increased NG supplies - but it carries its own risks
National Public Radio
June 27, 2012, 9am PDT
Everyone has seen the phenomenon of "bus bunching" - no matter what the schedule, buses end up clustered together in packs, resulting in some full buses and some empty ones and a long wait for some. Two professors say they have a solution.
World Transit Research
June 25, 2012, 12pm PDT
Sandy Springs, Georgia has taken the libertarian tip and privatized almost every city service - including planning. So does it work?
The New York Times
May 2, 2012, 12pm PDT
Atlanta area residents will go to the polls on July 31st to vote on a one-cent sales tax increase that provides an opportunity to transform mobility and growth patterns for decades to come. So why is the Sierra Club of Georgia opposing the measure?
Streetsblog D.C.
April 22, 2012, 11am PDT
Cities like Atlanta, that have grown up in the age of the automobile and air conditioning, are making efforts to green their environmentally unfriendly buildings and spaces, explains Emily Badger.
The Atlantic Cities
April 5, 2012, 10am PDT
Maggie Comstock looks at what it takes to be considered a "Smart City", and asks what an organizationally and infrastructurally challenged city like Atlanta can do to raise its IQ.
Sustainable Cities
April 4, 2012, 2pm PDT
Atlanta area business and civic groups are starting an advertising campaign this week to build support for a historical referendum to fund transportation projects for the region, reports Ariel Hart.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 24, 2012, 11am PDT
Peter R. Orszag, President Obama's former director of the Office of Management and Budget, pens an article on Atlanta's water war, and the coming flood of water crisis that await the United States.
Bloomberg View
March 9, 2012, 6am PST
Eric Jaffe reports on the growing use of "health impact assessments" (HIA), which are used in a similar fashion to environmental reviews, to determine the public health side effects of major projects.
The Atlantic Cities