This is re-post of an article originally titled “Local Theatre Groups Need a Zoning Change” posted on June 15, 2013. A recent story by the Washington, DC blog Greater Greater Washington highlighted […]
Social Engineering and Transit-Oriented Development: The Rhetoric That Keeps Atlanta From Progressing
As the Atlanta streetcar officially opened on Tuesday, it seems like a good time to address thoughts and ideas being expressed in the mainstream local media concerning transit and development in between […]
This is just to name the major legal players. Countless other people are impacted by how water is allocated in the ACF Basin, though they may not have legal standing to bring suit. The waters have extensive recreational and aesthetic value, which serve both economic and emotional purposes. The unpredictable flow of the Chattahoochee River and rise and fall of Lake Lanier hurts the economic interest of adjacent landowners and recreational outfitters. Countless individuals use the waters of the ACF Basin for boating, fishing, and other recreational purposes. These are just the economic uses. An un-quantifiable value lies in the sheer beauty of the area. People buy and rent homes in the area for the aesthetic value. People hike, bird-watch, and camp in the area for the aesthetic value. These incidental users have largely been reduced to the sidelines as state leaders continually fail to reach compromise.
Crime on MARTA is rampant. You’re almost guaranteed to be a victim of theft or assault while riding any train or any bus anywhere in metro Atlanta. This is clear just from looking […]
Case Watch is a new piece that will highlight ongoing legal battles over land use, environmental, and development issues in Georgia (and occasionally throughout the country). What’s the point of the controlling sedimentation and […]
COSMOS. The updated version of the classic Carl Sagan miniseries has generally been welcomed with open arms by anyone with any interest in space. The show is a great introduction to science and history for […]
Updated 24-Feb-2018. Despite a Georgia law that appears to prohibit local governments from regulating backyard honeybee-keeping, some municipalities are passing ordinances that restrict aspects of backyard beekeeping. While honeybees have gained a mainstream following, our local native bees are the hero pollinators that deserve much more love.
This is a general update on a previous piece about bike-share systems and Georgia’s need to get in on the action. Georgia’s first bike-share system isn’t quite as successful as planned, but […]