Recently, my son and I experimented with catching the MARTA bus instead of driving. One experiment went pretty well while the other one… Not so much.Read more "A Tale of Two Bus Rides"
Is gentrification just the natural ebb and flow of people in cities or can its negative effects be curtailed? And what can one person do about it?Read more "The Big Question: To Gentrify or Not To Gentrify?"
For the sake of walkability, please.Read more "Tech Companies: Count My Steps To Make Walking Directions Better"
“Avalon:” A legendary country covered by fruit trees and clean cut glades of grass, where King Arthur found Excalibur and later became his retreat in times of trouble. According to what little record was left, this place of wealth and wellbeing required a sea voyage to reach, leaving its true location up to speculation and […]Read more "Walking in Avalon: A New Direction For Alpharetta?"
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"
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"
With MARTA coming to Clayton County, how does walkability there compare to Midtown Atlanta’s “walkers’ paradise,” and what does that mean for the future of our suburban cities?Read more "A Stroll In Midtown, A Struggle In Morrow"
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"