Georgia

July 16, 2015, 6am PDT
An article in City Observatory's City Commentary sheds light on an underreported fact of life in some parts of the country: suburban displacement.
City Commentary
July 2, 2015, 6am PDT
Carl Davis, Research Director of the Institute on Tax and Economic Policy (ITEP) writes where gas taxes used to fund transportation infrastructure increased, if only by decimal points, and about the aberration—the six-cent plunge in California.
Tax Justice Blog
June 29, 2015, 12pm PDT
Climate change and sprawl are identified as the culprits in the eradication of critical natural habitat by the year 2050.
SaportaReport
June 28, 2015, 11am PDT
In the wake of recent tragedy, cities like Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia still take pride in their architectural heritage. Debate abounds over whether modern architecture should be given freer rein.
Next City
June 26, 2015, 7am PDT
The Atlanta metropolitan area is bucking the trends established by its recent history of sprawling development by building a majority of its new developments as walkable urban places.
ATL Urbanist
June 18, 2015, 12pm PDT
The Georgia Express Lanes project will add managed traffic lanes to routes along I-85 and two separate stretches along I-75.
SaportaReport
June 9, 2015, 12pm PDT
Invest Atlanta has announced a plan to finance a complete streets project for a 7.2-mile stretch of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
SaportaReport
May 26, 2015, 12pm PDT
The improving economy will allow planners and city officials to expand work on the Atlanta BeltLine.
SaportaReport
May 26, 2015, 11am PDT
A proposed plan to connect Chattanooga and Atlanta via high-speed rail, 17 years in the making, appears to be dead in the water. Chattanooga will now turn its attentions to a possible light rail system.
Chattanooga Times Free Press
May 22, 2015, 8am PDT
The Citi Foundation and Living Cities announced $3 million in grant funding to help cities adopt innovative practices in community engagement. Albuquerque, Atlanta, Baltimore, New Orleans, and Seattle will have 18 months to empower citizens.
Next City
May 10, 2015, 5am PDT
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.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 5, 2015, 9am PDT
Checking in on the status of negotiations for the redevelopment of Fort McPherson's 488 acres of rolling hills, historic buildings, and a lake, among much more, the Saporta Report argues that Atlanta has been far too accommodating.
Saporta Report
April 15, 2015, 7am PDT
A plan in the earliest possible stages of outreach and environmental review would extend the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's existing Red Line north of Atlanta farther into Fulton County.
ATL Urbanist
April 3, 2015, 11am PDT
Gov. Nathan Deal will sign legislation to increase gas taxes through a state sales tax conversion to an excise tax. With new weight-based truck fees, motel fees, and electric vehicle fees, it will add $1 billion in new transportation funding.
WJBF Augusta
April 2, 2015, 12pm PDT
Even movies set long ago and far, far away have to be filmed somewhere. With uncanny frequency, many of them, including "The Hunger Games" and "Insurgent," have been filmed in the futuristic/dystopian landscape designed by John Portman in Atlanta.
The Atlantic
March 25, 2015, 10am PDT
The LEED green building rating system doesn't acknowledge lumber from the state of Georgia as sustainable, so one state lawmaker suggests throwing out LEED altogether. Critics call it throwing the baby out with the bathwater.
WABE
March 18, 2015, 12pm PDT
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?
Architect
March 13, 2015, 6am PDT
The Atlanta Regional Commission is engaging Millennials in an ongoing planning effort that will determine the shape of the region through 2040.
Atlanta Regional Commission
March 4, 2015, 1pm PST
The contract is signed, after years of planning, Bikeshare is coming to Atlanta as part of an ambitious goal to double the number of bike commuters in the city by 2016.
Atlanta Creative Loafing
March 3, 2015, 1pm PST
The Nissan Leaf, the world's best selling electric vehicle (EV), has a major depreciation problem: leasing contracts are so favorable that when the lease expires, dealers return many of them to the manufacturer because of low demand.
The Wall Street Journal - Business