Photo Pick: Midtown Celebration by Maria SaportaLeft-to-right: Joe Bankoff, chairman of the Midtown Alliance; Corey Hull, president of APA (American Planning Association) – Georgia Chapter; Midtown Alliance CEO Kevin Green; Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall; and Midtown Alliance COO Shannon Powell (Photo by Maria Saporta)
The American Planning Association on Monday declared Midtown Atlanta as one of five neighborhoods to make the APA’s 2016 list of Great Places in the country.
The City of Atlanta and the Midtown community held a pop-up celebration on this designation on Tuesday at the northeast corner of 10th and Peachtree streets.
APA’s Great Places list celebrates places that demonstrate exceptional character, composition, and planning—attributes that foster community ties, spur economic growth, and raise the bar for quality of life. Recognition is given for best practices in community planning, execution, facility design, public safety, infrastructure, cultural identity, innovation and environmental sustainability.
See more in Maria’s recent column.