Talking Headways Podcast: The New Atlanta Way

This week’s guest is Odetta MacLeish White of the TransFormation Alliance in Atlanta. Tune in for a lively discussion about displacement pressures along the BeltLine, the history of segregation in planning, and big changes in advocacy and equity in the Atlanta region.

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The Garnett MARTA station in downtown Atlanta, surrounded by parking

A Fixation on Parking Threatens Transit Progress in Atlanta

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Darin Givens is frustrated with how Atlanta is planning for the future. “We don’t feel like the city is building transit that fits needs, or places that fit transit,” says the founder of local advocacy site Thread ATL. “You see nodes of density nowhere near transit, located nowhere near a MARTA station or a regular MARTA bus. We’re not matching development and transit.”

Atlanta BeltLine Visionary Speaks Out on His Very Public Resignation

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Not many planners get an opportunity to influence their city in the way Atlanta’s Ryan Gravel has. The concept Gravel laid out in visionary master’s thesis — transforming forgotten railroad tracks circling the city of Atlanta into a recreational and active transportation corridor — laid out an entirely new organizing principle for the city and inspired […]