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4 days ago
A financial plan to get the Atlanta Beltline across the finish line.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
5 days ago
The "Atlanta City Design: Housing" initiative is one of the most ambitious planning reform efforts of any large U.S. city, but it's just getting started.
City Monitor
January 14, 2021, 6am PST
Atlanta continues its commitment to ensuring affordable housing supply in the city, announcing the most recent in a series of funded programs earlier this month.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 6, 2021, 5am PST
A down payment on a $100 million investment in affordable housing is moving forward in Atlanta.
The Atlanta Voice
December 17, 2020, 11am PST
Dozens of cities and states are considering legislation allowing alternatives to upfront security deposits, such as "security deposit insurance." The only problem? It's not actually insurance.
Shelterforce Magazine
December 7, 2020, 6am PST
A new initiative designed to implement the goals of the One Atlanta Housing Affordability Action Plan was announced last week in Atlanta.
The Atlanta Voice
November 13, 2020, 5am PST
Coronavirus and a heavy rail project doomed a transit sales tax in Gwinnett County, Georgia, according to this election post-mortem.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 18, 2020, 5am PDT
The first-ever Bus Rapid Transit system for the region surrounding Atlanta is making progress, and ready to hire consultants.
October 8, 2020, 11am PDT
A trio of freeway cap proposals around the country—in St. Paul, Atlanta, and Austin—embody the potential of infrastructure change to undo the mistakes of the past.
October 1, 2020, 6am PDT
Gwinnett County voters living have rejected proposals to pay taxes for the MARTA transit system before, so the latest proposal for a transit sales tax is going to great lengths to prove its local control bonafides.
September 24, 2020, 6am PDT
Observers can only speculate about the development plans of the new owners of one of the city of Atlanta's largest development opportunities.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 7, 2020, 7am PDT
Chicago and Atlanta both approved development moratoriums in areas surrounding new urban amenities this year. Other cities could soon add to the number.
The Washington Post
September 6, 2020, 5am PDT
Heatwaves are the leading cause of deaths related to weather. A new study seeks to understand the impact of heatwaves and extreme heat exposure on humans and the cities in which they live.
Cities Today
August 31, 2020, 5am PDT
A new proposal could lead to legislation that sweeps $100 million into Atlanta's housing market to build affordable housing and purchase key land for future development.
Saporta Report
August 25, 2020, 11am PDT
Former Houston METRO Board Member Christof Spieler highlights the racism embedded even in the way transit agencies were created.
Urban Edge
August 24, 2020, 12pm PDT
Shortly after a private White House report blasted Georgia's pandemic response, Gov. Brian Kemp issued an executive order allowing cities and counties to impose requirements on mask-wearing. The report was leaked to The Atlanta-Journal Constitution.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 30, 2020, 7am PDT
Designers have gone back to the drawing board to keep proposals moving through the development pipeline in light of lessons from the pandemic.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 26, 2020, 5am PDT
SWA Group was selected by the Freedom Park Conservancy to create a new master plan and reimagine the park with its legacy in mind.
The Architect's Newspaper
July 20, 2020, 10am PDT
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) has sued Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D) and the Atlanta City Council over the city's mask mandate, which is stricter than mask provisions defined in the governor's July 15 executive order.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 20, 2020, 7am PDT
An Atlanta case study.
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