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What makes this era of Atlanta’s gentrification different?

The ongoing pandemic has sped up changes already occurring in the metro-Atlanta housing market, accelerating gentrification and worsening the already critical shortages in affordable housing. But this era is different for our sprawling metro region because of a shift in the demographic profile of the suburbs–and the increasingly regional effects of gentrification. That means both Atlanta and […]

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A conversation with TransFormation Alliance’s Odetta MacLeish-White

By King Williams  The TransFormation Alliance (TFA) is a diverse collaboration of 30 plus partners – ranging from nonprofits, government agencies, business partners and MARTA. They work in advancing equitable transit-oriented development as a pathway to opportunity for every resident in Metro Atlanta, especially in minority communities. Odetta MacLeish-White is their managing director.  King Williams: […]

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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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A conversation with Carter’s Adam Parker about Summerhill and ‘The MET’

Back in October of 2018, my second post for Saporta Report was published. In “Let’s build Atlanta as a city, not a suburb” I mentioned a few places I saw around the city and had concerns about.  

That article mentioned the Turner Hill-Summerhill development, spearheaded by the developer Carter. After a conversation with Carter, I was invited to tour one of their current projects – The MET.

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The Atlanta Jazz Festival and the future of events conversation with James Pulliam

By King Williams The 42nd annual Atlanta Jazz Festival took place over Memorial Day weekend. While the event a success by many metrics, it is still facing the pressures of changing times. In order to address these changes proactively, the Atlanta Jazz Festival has in 2019 partnered with Concert Logic, the brainchild of Morehouse graduate […]

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Nipsey Hussle, new developers Ryan Gravel, Donray Von and transforming The Mall West End

By King Williams “When we speak of place-making, we assume that the place being made was devoid of life, culture and context. Place-making indicates that nothing exists. It is inherently colonialist. Place-keeping uplifts an area’s culture, provides resources and enriches.” – Miranda Kyle, Atlanta Beltline Arts and Culture Program Manager On the afternoon of Sunday, […]