Atlanta

2 days ago
No freeway no cry.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 16, 2017, 1pm PDT
The destruction of an expanse of I-85 in Atlanta means the heavily travelled freeway will be closed for months. The disaster that was predicted to follow, however, has so far failed to materialize.
City Observatory
April 4, 2017, 10am PDT
While Atlanta gets ready for new transit service, its suburbs may not be so lucky.
Curbed Atlanta
March 8, 2017, 5am PST
The city of Atlanta is building new housing, but very little of it is affordable. A new bond is intended to make a dent in that trend.
WABE
February 15, 2017, 1pm PST
Six regions have been selected for funding as part of the Strong, Prosperous and Resilient Communities Challenge, or SPARCC. A local news outlet reports on the potential benefits of the program for Atlanta.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
February 15, 2017, 6am PST
The Atlanta Braves are decamping for the suburbs this spring.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 9, 2017, 5am PST
The best city for taking transit to the airport, according to one ranking, is also known for car culture and sprawl.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 6, 2017, 2pm PST
Atlanta's quickly growing region means many communities are seeking to incorporate. Several controversial processes, however, have compelled the state to reform the incorporation process.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 15, 2017, 9am PST
A call to action for Atlanta: some of the city's treasured landmarks could disappear in 2017 if the city doesn't embrace a culture of preservation.
SaportaReport
January 12, 2017, 1pm PST
About 50 transportation measures appeared on local ballots on November 8, 2016. To date, Planetizen reviewed outcomes in nine regions in six states. Here we compare the measures in terms of revenue, taxes, projects, and reasons for failure.
Planetizen
December 24, 2016, 11am PST
In a move that will enable the $350 million redevelopment of Underground Atlanta, the city has agreed to hand over ownership and control of public streets to the developer.
Creative Loafing
December 12, 2016, 8am PST
A motion in City Council would open the door to new protections for gentrifying areas.
Atlanta Daily World
December 10, 2016, 7am PST
The city's public works department hopes the app will improve efficiency, sustainability, and customer service.
Forbes
December 4, 2016, 5am PST
These Atlanta neighborhoods stand to gain in the long term from the city's new permeable pavement system and water retention park. But the project has displaced some residents.
Next City
December 1, 2016, 12pm PST
Currently owned by the state of Georgia, Atlanta's Pullman Yard may get a lot harder (but not impossible) to redevelop. Atlanta's Urban Design Commission is considering a proposal to grant protected status to the property.
Saporta Report
November 28, 2016, 7am PST
Three sales tax measures in Fulton County all won on Nov. 8. Two city ballot measures sets a course for investment in public transit and active transportation for Atlanta, while Fulton County will invest in road projects to reduce traffic congestion.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 24, 2016, 9am PST
Brightly lit pedestrian and commercial districts like Times Square and Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo are some of the most famous urban environments in the world. But that doesn’t mean they work in every city.
CityLab
November 9, 2016, 9am PST
Sometimes the day-to-day operations of the most fundamental of citywide responsibilities comes down to the details of a contract.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
October 12, 2016, 11am PDT
A river flows through Atlanta, but few of the city's residents have any access to it. A new vision plan produced by the advocacy group Chattahoochee Now aims to change that.
WABE
October 10, 2016, 9am PDT
Streetsblog USA shares an interview with the visionary behind the Atlanta BeltLine, who discusses how the city's booming economy has conflicted with the mission of the project.
Streetsblog USA