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“The birds stopped singing”: Inside the battle for Atlanta’s South River Forest
Over the centuries, the South River Forest has been many things: Indigenous land, a prison farm, a dumping ground—and the keystone of an ambitious proposal to incorporate nature into Atlanta’s growth. But in 2021, people living nearby were surprised to learn that the city had different plans for it: a massive new police training facility.
In car-obsessed Atlanta, does Peachtree Street’s pedestrian-friendly transformation have legs?
A short stretch of downtown’s Peachtree Street is going on a diet—the kind of diet that slims down the notoriously car-choked corridor from four lanes to just two, freeing up space to provide pedestrians some much-needed breathing room.
“Pocket neighborhoods” could be crucial for variety and affordability in Atlanta
La France Walk—a 24-home “pocket neighborhood,” in urbanist lingo—has entered its final construction phase, aiming for a timeless look that reflects the farmhouse style of the lot’s original house (which still stands).
The wrecking ball isn’t bound for the Highland Inn—not yet, at least
An attorney for owner Thomas Carmichael says that Carmichael just wants to weigh his options as the building ages and withers and the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on the hospitality industry.
Bird Invasion: Atlanta’s electric scooters are fun, dangerous, exciting, annoying, and unstoppable
In early May, without much of a heads up to Atlanta City Hall, Bird, founded by a former Lyft and Uber executive, dropped off 200 of its electric scooters in the city. The electric vehicles—which include Lime, Spin, Ofo, Muving, and Relay—have since become fun, dangerous, exciting, annoying, revolutionary, and polarizing. What can Atlanta do?
Ryan Gravel and Tim Keane are sketching a smarter city plan for Atlanta
“Atlanta has an opportunity over the next 25 years to completely shift [its] way of developing,” says Tim Keane. “But we will not be successful if we don’t have a design.”
Will residents actually have a say in the future of Turner Field?
Residents will undoubtedly be heard, but whether they’re actually listened to will likely continue to be a concern.
Atlanta’s bike share program delayed until summer 2016
“To me, the bike share program isn’t about the day we launch. What happens on day two? What happens on day 100? What does it accomplish? That’s paramount in the discussion.”