People on bikes ride along paved Atlanta BeltLine bike trail

BeltLine Construction Projects Delayed

Atlanta officials say delays in relocating fiber lines are slowing construction on the walking and biking trail.

April 19, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

People biking and rollerblading on Atlanta BeltLine trail

What Should Transit on the BeltLine Look Like?

Supporters of a proposed streetcar extension argue that Atlanta’s popular BeltLine corridor was always meant to include transit, making it more than just a recreational area.

February 7, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

Pedestrians and people on bikes on Atlanta BeltLine multiuse trail

How To Prevent ‘Green Gentrification’: Lessons from the BeltLine

For one author, the key is focusing on affordable housing from the start.

January 27, 2023 - The Conversation


As Projected Beltline Costs Rise, Atlanta Considers Other Options

MARTA's light rail project could cost more than twice original estimates, prompting the agency to weigh different routes and the potential for bus rapid transit as an alternative to rail.

March 2, 2022 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

People on bikes and pedestrians using the Southside Trail at Pittsburgh Yards in Atlanta.

Southside Trail Takes Atlanta's Beltline to the Next Level

Doubters questioned whether Atlanta had the political will to bring the Beltline to the Southside. The city overcame those doubts last week.

October 17, 2021 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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How to Prevent 'Green Gentrification'

A new report examines a range of strategies that limit the displacement effects of park projects.

September 28, 2019 - CityLab

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Big Development Opportunities Envisioned for Atlanta's Hulsey Yard

CSX moved operations away from Hulsey Yard, so what should the land become?

May 21, 2019 - What's Next ATL

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Affordable Housing Funding Reaches New Heights for Beltline Neighborhoods

The city of Atlanta has allocated $11.9 million of its $45 million budget for the Beltline for affordable housing.

May 11, 2019 - Curbed Atlanta

San Francisco Bay bridge and Treasure Island aerial view

The Lost Art of Great Infrastructure in America

Writing in the New York Times, Allison Arieff asks what happened to the great works of public infrastructure from years past that stand as today's monuments to America’s achievements.

February 22, 2016 - The New York Times

Atlanta Streetcar

Streetcar Extension Plan Approved in Atlanta

The transit map is being redrawn in Atlanta.

December 10, 2015 - Atlanta Journal Constitution

Proposed Atlanta BeltLine Budget Jumps 27 Percent

The improving economy will allow planners and city officials to expand work on the Atlanta BeltLine.

May 26, 2015 - SaportaReport

Clara Meer

Atlanta Beltline Symbolizes Efforts to Reverse Tide of Sprawl

Famously far-flung Atlanta is finding a comforting psychic barrier in the BeltLine, a 45-mile greenbelt in the place of former railroad tracks. The city and developers are trying to make the urban core more functional and attractive.

May 10, 2015 - The Architect's Newspaper

Surveying the Results of 150 Years of Persistent Growth in Atlanta

The American Institute of Architects will visit Atlanta this year, a month after the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. What should we know about the city as it exists today?

March 18, 2015 - Architect

Friday Eye Candy: New Renderings for the Atlanta BeltLine's Westside Trail

Atlanta's BeltLine is one of the country's most exciting public space projects, and residents have even more reason for excitement after released a fresh batch of renderings for the forthcoming expansion of the Westside Trail.

July 18, 2014 - Curbed Atlanta

Can Atlanta's BeltLine Achieve its Potential?

The Eastside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine is immensely popular. With funding still in question and construction behind schedule on some of the transit that would integrate with the BeltLine, one writer re-examines the trail's vast potential.

May 8, 2014 - Atlantic Cities

After a Slow Start, Can the BeltLine Speed a Culture Shift in Atlanta?

Much to the chagrin of those who partake in the city's congested commute, cars dominate as Atlantans' prime means of mobility. The city's wildly ambitious BeltLine project seeks to change this, but can it be built fast enough to have an impact?

June 5, 2013 - ASLA The Dirt

Atlanta Skyline Dusk

Atlanta Looks to Expand New Streetcar Line

With Atlanta's first new streetcar line in a century set to be completed next year, transit advocates are putting recent defeats behind them and studying how to expand the system.

March 20, 2013 - Creative Loafing Atlanta

BeltLine Success a Symbol of a Changing Atlanta

With just two miles of an eventual 22 transformed from old rail tracks to trails, Atlantans are enjoying a taste of the planned $2.8 billion BeltLine. Despite its early success, the future of the ambitious project is far from settled.

February 16, 2013 - The New York Times

Tools For Measuring Health Impacts Being Prescribed More Often

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.

March 9, 2012 - The Atlantic Cities

Turning a Foreclosed Community Into A Sustainable Neighborhood

In the housing crash of 2007, Atlanta's Pittsburgh community was a focal point for mortgage fraud, mortgage defaults, and foreclosure. By forming a nonprofit community land trust, Atlanta is working to turn the neighborhood around.

April 7, 2011 - Shelterforce

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