Georgia

August 21, 2006, 12pm PDT
Though the central city's numerous building cranes and new developments fueled population-gain assumptions, new government and regional estimates seem to confirm that intown Atlanta is experiencing a continuing renaissance.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 26, 2006, 7am PDT
An investor from Los Angeles grabs Atlanta's tallest tower for its biggest price.
The Slatin Report
July 18, 2006, 2pm PDT
Neal Peirce comments on the role of private investment in mega-road projects.
The Washington Post Writers Group
July 5, 2006, 6am PDT
With a history of bulldozing older buildings to accommodate the new, it is not surprising that many modernist structures are threatened by Atlanta's growth. The question remains, are these buildings people want to save?
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 29, 2006, 9am PDT
Joining cities like Austin and Philadelphia that are implementing city-wide wireless networks, Atlanta is seeking partners to help provide on-demand access in a 132-square-mile area.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 24, 2006, 7am PDT
The Fulton County commission's decision to sell park land in one of the Southeast's wealthiest counties could set a precedent that would have far-reaching consequences for other government entities looking for solutions to a financial crisis.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 21, 2006, 2pm PDT
Georgia law targetting illegal immigrants drives legal residents away from buying homes.
The Los Angeles Times
June 6, 2006, 12pm PDT
Increased demand for water in the metropolitan Atlanta area is forcing the Atlanta Regional Commission to look to South Carolina and Tennessee for additional supplies.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
May 25, 2006, 9am PDT
The success of Atlantic Station, a large scale mixed-use urban development, proves the need for a more pedestrian friendly environment in auto-dominated Atlanta.
The New York Times
May 11, 2006, 10am PDT
In Buckhead, a 6,000 square foot Norman-style house dwarfs its 2,700 square foot neighbors, while the City Council's Zoning Committee defeats the moratorium on "McMansions".
Creative Loafing
May 5, 2006, 9am PDT
Long the bane of developers and individual homebuilders alike, the Atlanta Bureau of Buildings now averages 40 to 80 days to provide building permits. Meanwhile, in suburban Gwinnett and Cobb Counties, the turnaround time is under one hour.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 29, 2006, 7am PDT
Westside Village, a failed pet project of former Atlanta mayor Bill Campbell, has been given a new lease on life through public incentives and private investment. Officials hope the revitalization of its downtrodden neighborhood will follow.
Creative Loafing Atlanta
April 21, 2006, 9am PDT
Briarcliff Summit, built in 1925, has 200 units that are falling apart. Are the owners taking advantage of federal housing subsidies? Should the building be restored? If so, how will residents be impacted?
Creative Loafing Atlanta
April 13, 2006, 6am PDT
National Public Radio covers the success of Glenwood Park, a new urbanist development in car-dependent Atlanta.
National Public Radio
March 31, 2006, 9am PST
The ambitious park and transit plan for the city shows promise, but will low-income residents be left behind, as has been the case with similar city planning projects?
Grist
March 27, 2006, 9am PST
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority is one of the only major transit agencies in the U.S. not to receive state funding, and one reverend is trying to change that.
Creative Loafing Atlanta
March 16, 2006, 2pm PST
"Soft-core urbanism" and gentrification are changing Atlanta's demographics and local politics.
The New York Times
March 13, 2006, 9am PST
The Georgia Department of Transportation proposes adding eight lanes to the already 15 lane wide stretch of Interstate Highway 75 that runs through the northern Atlanta suburbs.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
March 5, 2006, 7am PST
The Georgia ACLU has successfully petitioned the City of Atlanta to amend a law banning all graffiti, including commissioned graffiti art.
Creative Loafing Atlanta
March 4, 2006, 11am PST
A 'transportation visionary' running for office in Georgia may have the solution to controversial transit problems in the state.
Creative Loafing Atlanta