By Guest Columnist STEPHANIE STUCKEY, director of sustainability services at Southface
Public spaces create a sense of place and belonging in a city. Our streets, sidewalks, and greenspaces – and the neighborhood shops and restaurants along the way — are what connects neighbors to each other and builds community. For too long, Atlanta’s shared spaces have been dominated by roads designed to move vehicular traffic quickly and massive heat islands of parking lots. Cars and asphalt jungles foster isolation, not togetherness.