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Auburn Avenue’s ‘jewel’ — Prince Hall Masonic Lodge — receives grant for restoration

History is being saved on Auburn Avenue thanks to a $2 million grant from the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, part of the Woodruff-Whitehead family. The Prince Hall Masonic Lodge, one of the most significant buildings of Atlanta’s civil rights movement, is finally garnering community-wide support for its restoration. The Trust for Public Land (TPL) is […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: Atlanta welcomes new Atlanta Symphony Orchestra music director, Emory Nursing receives $12 million to support health services, Atlanta to host ‘Historic Preservation Week’

This week, one of Atlanta’s universities and a top technology institute in the nation turns 137 years old. Georgia Tech was established in 1885 to bring the Industrial Revolution to Georgia, beginning with $65,000 in state funding and only 84 students.  The university initially only offered mechanical engineering, but later expanded to include other disciplines, […]

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New 48-mile Camp and Paddle Trail in the works along Chattahoochee River

Residents of Atlanta and the metro area have likely been hearing a lot of buzz about the city’s neighboring river — the Chattahoochee — and local leaders’ visions of how to better use the natural oasis. Their solution? The Chattahoochee RiverLands, including its Camp and Paddle Trail. The Chattahoochee RiverLands is a multi-generational initiative by […]

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Deal to give former park to developer in exchange for affordable housing raises concerns

The City Council has given a thumbs-up to a deal that would give the former Gun Club Park in Northwest Atlanta to developer Brock Built in exchange for an unspecified number of affordable housing units, developed green space, and a small parcel of land the developer currently owns. As of now, the deal is lacking specificity, but it’s already raising concerns about open bidding and a nonprofit’s longstanding effort to start a public visioning process for the site.

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Hope Springs Eternal in our Neighborhood Parks

By George Dusenbury, Georgia state director for The Trust for Public Land Like you, my family is sheltering-in-place to safeguard our health and the wellbeing of our community. Yet, oblivious to the troubles of humankind, spring is happening around us.  Through this crisis, my family has found that taking daily walks to observe this season […]

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How Would You Make Atlanta a More Inviting Place? Tell Us—And We Just Might Help You Do It!

By George Dusenbury, Georgia State Director for Trust for Public Land, and  Timothy J. Keane, Commissioner, Department of City Planning, City of Atlanta Have you taken in the view of Atlanta from the Jackson Street Bridge? It is undeniably one of the most incredible spots in Atlanta to take a photo. The sweeping skyline view […]

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Blazing Trails in Columbus: The Trust for Public Land Presents the 2019 Georgia Trail Summit May 5-6

George Dusenbury, Executive Director for The Trust for Public Land in Georgia From the Appalachian Trail and the Silver Comet, to PATH 400 and the Atlanta BeltLine, the Aerotropolis and the Augusta Canal to the Chattahoochee Riverwalk in Columbus, Georgia is traversed by a multitude of trails that define communities, connect neighbors and get people […]