Chattahoochee Greenway Study

Help Shape the Future of the Chattahoochee River

By Paul Donsky and Marquita Bundrage | Atlanta Regional Commission | June 5, 2019

The Chattahoochee River holds a special place in our region, even if the closest some of us get to this vital natural resource is a fleeting glance from a highway bridge. While parts of the river are lined with parks and paths, access remains limited in many areas. That’s why a regional effort called the … Continue Reading →

Atlanta’s 2019 LINK Trip visits Pittsburgh.

LINK Recap: What Metro Atlanta Leaders Learned from a Trip to the Steel City

By Kate Sweeney | Atlanta Regional Commission | June 4, 2019

So, a metro ATL arts leader, parks expert, and government leader walk into a Primanti Brothers… Okay, fine: We don’t know if anyone on the 2019 LINK trip actually visited Pittsburgh’s famously sloppy sandwich dive, but here’s what we do know: About 100 leaders from the Atlanta region converged on the city of Three Rivers … Continue Reading →

Aerial view of downtown Woodstock

How Downtown Woodstock Transformed into a More Lively, Walkable Place

By Marquita Bundrage and Kate Sweeney | Atlanta Regional Commission | May 21, 2019

When Economic Development director Brian Stockton moved to the city of Woodstock in 2007, there were only three or four restaurants within walking distance of City Hall. Now there are 22. Between the late 1990s and early 2000s, the south Cherokee County city witnessed a rapid growth spurt. This inspired Woodstock to start redeveloping its … Continue Reading →

Hulsey Yard

5 Ideas for Redeveloping Atlanta’s Hulsey Yard

By Paul Donsky and Kate Sweeney | Atlanta Regional Commission | May 9, 2019

For about four decades, the Hulsey train yard just east of downtown Atlanta bustled with activity nearly 24 hours a day. But last week, the yard suddenly grew silent. Owner CSX closed the 70-acre facility, shifting freight traffic to a facility in south Fulton County, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. While CSX … Continue Reading →

A sky view of the Chattahoochee River.

Exploring the Chattahoochee’s Potential: A Q&A with SCAPE’s Gena Wirth

By Paul Donsky and Marquita Bundrage | Atlanta Regional Commission | April 23, 2019

The Chattahoochee River is one of the region’s natural wonders. But in many parts of metro Atlanta, access to the river is limited. The Atlanta Regional Commission, The Trust for Public Land, City of Atlanta and Cobb County have commissioned a $1.5 million study of 100 miles of the river corridor to create a new … Continue Reading →

Emory e-Course Uses Metro Atlanta as Lab to Explore the Meaning of Progress

By Paul Donsky | Atlanta Regional Commission | April 12, 2019

Metro Atlanta is young, vibrant place, but we’ve got a fair amount of history, too. Think Civil Rights, Civil War, and even Coca-Cola. An innovative, two-week online course from Emory University that starts Monday is using metro Atlanta as a textbook of sorts to explore the region’s progress and development – and how views about … Continue Reading →