The potential state takeover of Atlanta’s airport did not weigh on the airport’s recent credit rating by analysts who say federal law will control debt payments no matter who controls the facility, according to a recent rating action by Moody’s Investors Service.
Ludacris is the latest Atlanta rapper to bridge the divide between Atlanta’s hip hop and legacy civic communities. Ludacris is joining Georgia State University as an artist-in-residence, where he’s to advise on subjects including entrepreneurship in the entertainment industry.
Atlanta has packed a lot into the stated goals of the city’s newly named chief sustainability officer – oversight of both resilience and sustainability. The appointment comes as the city’s main backer of its resiliency program, the Rockefeller Foundation, has all but eliminated its sponsorship of its worldwide, city-focused program.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammed Yunus once seemed ever-present in Atlanta, until he lost his bid to bring a summit of Nobel laureates to Atlanta in 2015. On Monday, Yunus’ theories on the use of microloans to lift women and the poor out of poverty were debunked – at least partially – by the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics.
A decline in the estimated number of same-sex partner unmarried households in metro Atlanta, as the Census reports, does not appear to have affected Atlanta’s reputation as an LGBTQ capital, nor diminished turnout for the weekend’s Pride Parade and Dyke March, and related festivals.
A new search engine allows users to enter a ZIP code to get a list of the bird species that are threatened by climate change in that neighborhood. The National Audubon Society released the tool Thursday along with a new report: “Survival by Degrees: 389 Bird Species on the Brink.”
The state’s new highway construction schedule in metro Atlanta adds two years to the overall completion date – now early 2032. It extends the timeline for toll lanes on westside and eastside I-285 by two to four years, and cuts the schedule by more than a year on a stretch of I-75 south to Macon that’s often ridden by tractor-trailer traffic.
Atlanta isn’t likely to swiftly build its way out of the shortage of affordable housing. Case in point: The clock’s been ticking more than a year on one project near the Atlanta BeltLine that’s to be built by a non-profit developer on land that was donated. The first shovel could hit the ground late this year or in early 2020.
Many housing experts have said one of the best ways to wrangle Atlanta’s affordability crisis is to diversify the housing stock, and one local start-up is on a mission to corner some of that untapped market.
An overwhelming percentage of voters with a child in the Atlanta Public Schools (75 percent ) support extending Superintendent Meria Carstarphen’s contract beyond June 30, 2020, according to a new poll by Landmark Communications Inc.
Ten-year-old goalie Kelan Watkins was a phenomenal shot blocker in the inaugural play Saturday on Soccer in the Street’s new field. The play represented a tender moment in metro Atlanta, a time when the first winds of autumn accompanied what may be a major shift in everyday life for a lot of people.