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Making Atlanta proud – Purpose Built Communities

Atlanta-based Purpose Built Communities is gaining traction with a $6 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a total of seven new community members in its network.

Those two significant developments were announced at Purpose Built Communities 10th annual conference, meeting in Atlanta Monday through Wednesday at the Loew’s Atlanta Hotel in Midtown.

Betty Willis, Clifton Road Corridor Traffic

Next stop for Atlanta transit: Jobs

By Guest Columnist BETTY WILLIS, president of the Clifton Corridor Transportation Management Association

As far back as 1961, transportation planners at the predecessor of the Atlanta Regional Commission had the foresight to anticipate where MARTA rail lines would best serve the metro region’s transit needs, years before construction began in 1975 on the heavy rail system.

Little package – Big voice

They say, big things come in small packages and, usually, when a phrase like that populates our lexicon, there is a reason. Most often, that reason is because, more times than not, it’s true. Another such phrase that comes to mind is don’t judge a book by its cover. Whichever phrase you lean to, there’s […]

A conversation with Rebecca Serna of the Atlanta Bike Coalition

On Sunday, Sept. 29, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition brings its massively popular event – Atlanta Streets Alive – to the Southwest and Southside of Atlanta.

To get a better feel of what Atlanta Streets Alive is, check out last year’s event which shut down 3.1 miles of Peachtree Street from Downtown at Ellis Street to the Colony Square building on 14th Street in Midtown Atlanta.


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