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Atlanta's moment? Convergence of housing people can afford plus access to transit

By Guest Columnist MIKE DOBBINS, professor of the practice of planning at Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture and a former commissioner of planning and community development for the City of Atlanta

Against the backdrop of an antagonistic and often toxic campaign season, two opportunities are emerging that could begin to lift Atlanta out of its wealth gap, the city’s own divisive and persistent stain.


Commentary: Ga. Tech envisions blueprint for greener future

Original story on WABE by Maria Saporta


Georgia Tech has just selected the architectural team of Lord Aeck Sargent and the Miller Hull Partnership to design what is expected to be the most environmentally-friendly building in the Southeast.

Imagine a building that produces more energy and water than it uses.

That is the challenge that Georgia Tech and architects face as they design a “net positive” building. Read more

Morehouse College

Morehouse College – a true Atlanta story – is on the rebound

By Guest Columnist JOHN S. WILSON, president of Morehouse College

A March 15, 2016 article in SaportaReport about the Morehouse College National Alumni Association presidential elections contained inaccuracies and misinformation about Morehouse College.

We appreciate SaportaReport for making corrections to that story, and we acknowledge that even the best institutions can be hurt by misinformation and disinformation.


Morehouse College alumni to choose their president at critical moment in time

Joseph Arrington has never been a politician, although his brother Marvin Arrington is a former Atlanta City Council president and mayoral candidate, and his nephew, Marvin Jr., is a current Fulton County commissioner. Now, however, at age 78, Joe Arrington is in a hotly contested campaign to be elected president of the Morehouse College National Alumni Association.

Changing lives, perspectives, and cities: a GSU Study Abroad program

This week, guest columnist TANYA CALDWELL, Georgia State University professor of English, shares the special connection between Atlanta and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

By Tanya Caldwell

Jimmy Carter’s outstanding legacy is his work in developing understanding between different peoples. A little of that work is being done annually at Georgia State University as a direct result of President Carter’s first foreign visit to Newcastle-upon-Tyne on May 6, 1977.

This demolition was a tad ironic

The hubbub began back in 2012 when an application was submitted that would lead to the demolition of a building located at 771 Spring Street. The building in question, the Crum and Forster building, had been constructed around 1926 and it served as the Atlanta location of the the Crum and Forster Insurance Company. The […]

The sum of its parts

It is natural for any city to brag a little about itself … but in Atlanta, boosterism is a way of life. That, however, does not change the fact that there are many things about Atlanta that are worth bragging about. I guess we were just in a little bit of a reflective mood this […]


Commentary: Former Atlantan wins prize for military women aid

Original Story by Maria Saporta on WABE


Nancy Parris received Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage.

Nancy Parris received Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage.

Social justice advocate Nancy Parrish received Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage on Feb. 18.

It’s one of the most prestigious awards given in Atlanta, named in honor of late Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. He gained national respect in the 1960s for supporting integration in the South.

Allen stood up for justice, despite receiving threats from strangers and harsh criticism from friends and neighbors. Read more

The dragon that reaches out and grabs you It was the childhood drowning of his older sister in a river near Gloucester, Massachusetts that sparked Roger Babson’s life-long interest in finding a way to control the effects of gravity. So motivated was he, that Babson wrote an essay titled “Gravity – Our Enemy No. 1.” Speaking of his sister in the essay […]