Let’s just say, this is the only time our editors condone using the term “Hotlanta.”
It’s a hot one today–with a smog alert, to boot. Especially after a few unseasonably (and gloriously) cool days, maybe now is the time to stay inside and check out this “1001 Blistering Future Summers” interactive from New Jersey-based news and research nonprofit Climate Central. Type your city into the search box to see its […]Read more
While the metro area is still tops for sprawl, pockets of walkability are projected to grow.
It often seems that every week brings a new report underscoring metro Atlanta’s woeful sprawl and its host of associated ills. Well, here’s a bit of better news. A report to be released today ranks the growth of walkable areas in the country’s 30 largest areas, and here’s the stunner: Atlanta comes in eighth place.Read more
Over the past decade, more than 800 people were killed walking our streets.
Metro Atlanta’s sprawl has contributed to our appalling traffic and a host of problems that range from high obesity to low economic mobility. Here’s another cause for alarm: our car-centric development is a reason that walking here can be deadly.Read more
A study released today by Smart Growth America looks at the impact of sprawl on healthy, safety, and economic opportunity
The study examined the correlation between sprawl and economic mobility. People who live in high-sprawl metro areas have lower rates of economic opportunity than those who live in more densely developed cities. “A low income person in a compact area has much better access to jobs,” said lead research Reid Ewing.Read more