For the future of Turner Field, take a lesson from the past. Bring Atlanta Streets Alive (& walkability) to Georgia Ave and let Summerhill shine.
Three years ago, I attended a conference hosted by the Livable Communities Coalition, then still a part of the Atlanta Regional Commission. It was a day long affair of presentations and discussions, with one led by famous author and city planner Jeff Speck. My favorite part of the event came towards the end of the […]Read more "Walkabout With PEDS & Amanda Rhein, MARTA’s Director of TOD"
The modern environmental movement is seen as a shadow of its former glory, really bumming out many environ’s. But is it really such a big deal?Read more "Confessions Of An Environmentalist: I Kind Of Hate Earth Day"
You can learn a lot about a place just from sitting and listening to the people on the streets.Read more "A Look At The People Walking By & The Week Ahead"
Surprising, right?Read more "Want Transit To Be “Cool?” Follow Atlanta’s Lead."
What happens when planning goes bad? A look at Atlanta’s quaint, kitschy, creepy ruin porn down in Clayton County.Read more "Photo Essay: Olde Towne Morrow"
Readers, Let me preface this week by saying: I’m sorry. I haven’t been posting or providing you with content as much as I want to, but I have been working continually to fulfill my promise of shedding light on cities and sustainability. You’ll see the results of that labor soon, you have my word and […]Read more "Up Next on The Suburban City"
I’ve been thinking a lot about walking lately. Last week I attended a walking tour of downtown led by PEDS’ Ian Sansom and Dr. Nancy Kropf, GSU’s Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Planning. The other attendees were a mixture of students and professors from Georgia State, local community members, and a planner from the […]Read more "The Streets Downtown"
This morning I attended Southface’s Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable, which was focused on the concept of “Tactical Urbanism” in Atlanta. For the uninitiated, tactical urbanism is the practice of temporarily reclaiming urban spaces dedicated to cars (i.e. parking lots, roads, street parking, etc.) and repurposing that space for other, more enjoyment-oriented uses instead. For instance, taking one lane […]Read more "On Tactical Urbanism (Briefly)"