Georgia

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
March 2, 2012, 10am PST
Yonah Freemark reports on the conundrum faced by the 10-county Atlanta region over how to allocate expected revenues from a new sales tax intended to fund transit projects.
the transport politic
February 28, 2012, 8am PST
In the controversy over a new development planned for downtown Athens, the chain retailer seems to be a Trojan horse for a larger debate about economic development and who gets to define what is best for a community.
Salon.com
February 17, 2012, 9am PST
Eric Laine and Suzanne Steelman present LiveWork, a new take on the changing nature of living and working in a design for a mixed use development in Athens, GA.
Fast Company
February 15, 2012, 2pm PST
In one of the country's most picturesque historic cities, redevelopment plans have sparked community debate about the future of its waterfront.
Savannah Morning News
November 21, 2011, 9am PST
Aaron M. Renn dissects the rise and fall of Atlanta, concluding that lack of differentiation paired with no job growth will bring mean "game over" for the city.
The Urbanophile
November 14, 2011, 11am PST
Passenger rail used to connect Columbus, Georgia with Atlanta, but the tracks have been silent since 1970. Today, local leaders and activists are pushing for a restoration of train service to Atlanta from Macon, Athens and Columbus.
The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
November 5, 2011, 5am PDT
As part of a larger parks plan, one Atlanta suburb wants to use its bonds to build a sports complex where housing already exists. Adding to the controversy, the idea doesn't seem to have gone through a proper public review. Melissa Weinman reports.
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