Rendering of TOD with two glass towers abovw MARTA transit station in Kensington near Atlanta, Georgia.

New TOD Breaks Ground in Atlanta Area

The project will include over 500 housing units, commercial and retail space, and park spaces.

November 28, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta


Mixed-Use Project Planned for Southeast Atlanta Neighborhood

A nonprofit-led housing development will include 72 housing units and retail space.

November 21, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

Blue Atlanta Streetcar to Olympic Park on street in downtown Atlanta with colorful mural on building in background.

Atlanta Launches Regional Transit App

The app streamlines transit information from the region’s sometimes disjointed public transit system, which covers 13 counties.

November 17, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

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Parking Takes up One-Quarter of Downtown Atlanta

The city’s downtown core devotes an abnormally high percentage of its historic blocks to parking.

November 9, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

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Atlanta Approves Funding for 500 ‘Micro’ Housing Units

The city is promoting quick-build, low-cost solutions to stem the homelessness crisis.

October 27, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

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Atlanta Approves New Affordable Housing and Eviction Protection Funds

Several city resolutions will fund projects that help residents find housing and eviction prevention services.

October 19, 2023 - Rough Draft Atlanta

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Suburban Atlanta County to Bring Transit Plan Back to Voters

After residents rejected transit expansion proposals in 2019 and 2020, local officials went back to the drawing board, removing heavy rail plans and focusing on microtransit and local buses.

October 5, 2023 - Governing

Google street view of brick two-story building housing Salvation Army supportive housing shelter in Atlanta, Georgia.

Atlanta Supportive Shelter Facility Looks to Expand

A Salvation Army shelter near the Georgia Aquarium plans to expand its facility to include 437 shelter beds, as well as educational, financial, and other assistance programs for residents.

October 4, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

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Atlanta Streets Alive Returns

The city’s open streets event is back after a four-year hiatus.

September 28, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

Aerial view of Atlanta BeltlLine greenway with yellow umbrellas

New Study Commissioned for Atlanta BeltLine Transit

The study will assess alignment options for a 13-mile segment of the greenway.

September 12, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

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Georgia Makes Clean Energy History in U.S.

The first newly constructed nuclear power plant to generate electricity in the U.S. in over 30 years began operation in Waynesboro, Georgia on July 31.

September 6, 2023 - Georgia Power

Pedestrians and people on bikes on Atlanta BeltLine multiuse trail

Atlanta Advances Automobile Alternatives; Parking Minimums Persist

The Atlanta City Council passed a pair of ordinances recently to improve conditions for modes other than cars, but a proposal to remove parking requirements for development around the Atlanta Beltline are in limbo.

August 29, 2023 - ThreadAtl

Aerial view of downtown Atlanta, Georgia

Quantifying the Losses Caused by New Freeways

Data shows cities lose millions in potential property taxes when highways displace homes and businesses.

August 17, 2023 - Bloomberg CityLab

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Developer Proposes Luxury Container Home Village in Atlanta

The community would be the first of its kind in the region, with micro-homes built inside shipping containers surrounded by luxurious amenities.

July 26, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

Abandoned, decaying building behind locked chain link fence in Atlanta, Georgia

Map Identifies DeKalb County Brownfield Sites

The GIS tool is designed to help developers find vacant and blighted lots that could be restored for new housing or other uses.

July 12, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

Close-up of front og MARTA public transit bus in Atlanta, Georgia with logo wrap

Atlanta’s First Bus Rapid Transit Route to Break Ground This Week

Officials in the city of Atlanta are planning a groundbreaking ceremony this week for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority’s first bus rapid transit line.

June 12, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

Close-up of front og MARTA public transit bus in Atlanta, Georgia with logo wrap

What Is ‘Arterial Rapid Transit?’

Atlanta is planning to build ‘BRT lite,’ a version of bus service that offers signal priority and fewer stops but keeps buses in mixed-traffic lanes.

June 7, 2023 - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Empty Decatur Square plaza with fall trees in Decatur, Georgia

Decatur Approves New Food Cart Program

Mobile food vendors can now apply for permits to operate in several of the city’s public spaces.

June 5, 2023 - Eater Atlanta

Aerial view of Atlanta BeltLine paved bike trail surrounded by green trees

Trees Beautify Segment of Atlanta’s BeltLine

A local nonprofit planted 500 trees along a previously unimpressive segment of the bike and walking trail, creating an ‘instant forest’ effect.

May 30, 2023 - Urbanize Atlanta

Old single-story home with porch in run-down condition

The Ugly Truth Behind “We Buy Ugly Houses”

HomeVestors of America, the self-proclaimed “largest homebuyer in the U.S.,” trains its nearly 1,150 franchisees to zero in on homeowners’ desperation.

May 23, 2023 - Shelterforce Magazine

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