Smart growth and sustainable development in metro Atlanta, Georgia and the United States

Park Pride, partners given $437,500 for new west side park

Press Release provided by Park Pride ATLANTA — Park Pride and its project partners have been selected by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) to receive a Great Urban Parks Campaign grant for $437,500 to lead an effort to build a new park in Atlanta’s English Avenue neighborhood. The Great [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:37+00:00 8 August 2016|Parks, Press Releases, SMART GROWTH|0 Comments

Blueprint puts meat on bones of Atlanta Aerotropolis vision

Here's a link to the new "blueprint" for development around Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. It fills in the details on what previously had been a rambling vision for a planned "aerotropolis" approach to economic development in the area immediately surrounding the world's busiest airport. Although the study covers a huge ring [...]

By | 2016-08-02T11:33:43+00:00 2 August 2016|Air, SMART GROWTH|0 Comments

4 core cities unite around Peachtree Gateway Partnership

This could be a good thing: Four north DeKalb cities are forming the nonprofit Peachtree Gateway Partnership to help them work together on strategic priorities. Brookhaven, Chamblee, Doraville and Dunwoody are close to metro Atlanta's population center. Combined, they have about 140,000 residents. The four cities are "working to create [...]

By | 2016-06-24T16:16:45+00:00 27 June 2016|SMART GROWTH, Sprawl, SUSTAINABILITY|0 Comments

Top 10 cities for parks? None in the Southeast

SAN FRANCISCO — Minneapolis has the best park system in the United States, according to The Trust for Public Land’s 5th annual ParkScore® index, which was released today by the non-profit organization. Minneapolis narrowly edged out Saint Paul for the top spot after the cross-town rivals tied for first in [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:37+00:00 26 May 2016|Parks, Press Releases, SMART GROWTH|0 Comments

Buckhead CID wins AIA award for bridge-park design

ATLANTA — On April 16, the American Institute of Architects, Georgia Association (AIA Georgia) held its 44th annual Design & Honor Awards event, presenting 19 projects with Excellence, Honor, Merit and People’s Choice awards. Buckhead Community Improvement District’s Park over GA400 received the People’s Choice Award for its vision and [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:38+00:00 26 April 2016|Parks, SMART GROWTH|0 Comments

Can a gated vacation home project be sustainable?

A south Georgia vacation home development is marketing its first-in-Georgia green credentials hot 'n heavy. Courtesy: Flint River Preserve Flint River Preserve — in Worth County, just north of Albany — received four-star certification last fall from the National Association of Home Builders as a "green community." It's a [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:38+00:00 4 April 2016|GREEN BUILDING, SMART GROWTH, SUSTAINABILITY|0 Comments

Transportation Secretary Foxx makes the case for TODs

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx From U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, a very pithy argument for transit-oriented development of the sort that MARTA's pushing at five stations: When you build a transit station, it captures the imagination of real estate developers, and they start to build dense developments [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:40+00:00 28 January 2015|Bus & Rail, SMART GROWTH, TRANSPORT|0 Comments

Coro Realty buys Glenwood Park retail space

Coro Realty has purchased the retail component of Glenwood Park, southeast Atlanta's nationally recognized eco-village. The Buckhead-based property investment and management company holds some 50 small- to medium-sized properties in its portfolio. Most are very conventional properties, among them suburban shopping centers and a couple of Buckhead residential high rises. [...]

By | 2016-10-21T14:20:40+00:00 8 January 2015|Neighborhoods, SMART GROWTH, SUSTAINABILITY|0 Comments