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Marian Liou cares about Buford Highway and thinks you should, too

When Marian Liou moved to Buford Highway, she started an Instagram account: We Love BuHi. She developed a fanbase of more than 4,700 followers, and the media took note. But her story didn't end with Insta-fame. She wanted to help Buford Highway grow and protect what makes it such an important part of Atlanta's cultural landscape.

Atlanta Regional Commission and the Lifelong Communities Initiative

One steamy July morning, in the dining room of a spacious Inman Park home, a group of longtime neighborhood residents strategized over muffins and coffee about how to combat the unpleasant problem of root-busted sidewalks. And how to address the fact that Inman Park is home to nearly 4,300 people and a multitude of pricey luxury apartments but not a single residence classified as senior housing.
Atlanta construction boom

Can residential builders keep up with Atlanta’s fast-growing population?

This year is shaping up to be a revolutionary one for Atlanta homebuilding. With real estate now in full recovery mode, condos and townhomes are becoming desirable again.
Ryan Gravel Where We Want to Live

An excerpt from Ryan Gravel’s Where We Want to Live

When I was a kid, the full force of sprawl was not yet in effect. The roadways were not at capacity because the region was always building more of them.

Report: Atlanta ranks No. 42 for city parks

Atlanta sometimes is called “the city in the trees,” and certainly as you fly into Hartsfield-Jackson this time of year, a green canopy appears to cover the city. But deplane and explore at ground level and you’ll soon realize things aren’t quite so verdant. For the third year in a row we have earned a low score on a national assessment of city parks. But—in large part due to the Atlanta BeltLine—Atlanta’s gaining green space and serving more residents.

Talkin ’bout my generation: Downtown developers on Millennials and the Atlanta Streetcar

For the past ten years, nonprofit organizations Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District have brought together Downtown businesses for a day of economic boosterism, toasting the past year’s successes and touting upcoming projects. Downtown Development Day, held yesterday at AmericasMart, has a real estate bent, so it was no surprise that its panel on the Atlanta Streetcar, called “Re-Shaping Atlanta Streetcar Neighborhoods for the Millennials,” included prominent real estate developers.

View from the Brain Trust

Ebenezer Aka, political science professor and director of the Urban Studies Program at Morehouse, is an expert in urban planning. (Read his extended responses here.)

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