Weekly Links: Atlanta Planning Commissioner Tim Keane is taking a real hard look at your building design proposal and it better not be bad. Also, should we try a cap-and-trade system for affordable housing? No. And, a hyper loop prototype is finally unveiled.
A new revision to the Clean Water Act pits private property rights against clean water and makes us question whether we should just prevent pollution in the first place.
Weekly Links: Savannah doesn’t need a report detailing the effects of climate change; residents already see those effects on a routine basis. Also, Atlanta may allow residents to propose and vote on community projects. And, Minneapolis just upped the ante on zoning reform.
Weekly Links: Athens isn’t down with being forced to quickly respond to problems unleashed by companies. Plus, Atlanta to Charlotte passenger rail could be on the way…there’s only one problem. And, Atlanta may finally allow garages to be rented out in more parts of the city.
Weekly Links: Dust off your contract law books because car booting in Atlanta may be here to stay. Plus, 1.) many cities are offering cash to lure new residents, 2.) large cities may actually alter the structure of hurricanes to produce more rain, and 3.) libraries are getting in the seed-sharing business.
Old vs. Young. Criminal vs. Dog. Pedestrian vs. Passenger. The thorny issue of who should be saved when autonomous vehicles encounter danger only has one solution: better urban design.
Weekly Links: Our incentives to lure the company included Amazon-only MARTA rail cars and renaming streets after Amazon products. Plus:
1.) Atlanta plans to combat minimum parking requirements, something that should unite the left and right; and
2.) How NIMBYism and anti-density movements are eerily similar to voter suppression efforts.
Weekly Links: The 800-pound marker that’s stood for 150 years marking the original terminus of incoming rail lines is moving to Buckhead. Plus, Tornado Alley has been moving closer to Georgia over the past few decades and in a twist, Gulch re-development is approved by the city council while Amazon chooses two other cities for its second headquarters.