This is a re-post of an article published on August 19, 2014. It’s one of our most viewed articles as well as one of our most consistently relevant articles. In it we […]
Fulton County Hits 1 Millions Residents, But the Atlanta Region Continues to Sprawl
Updated county population estimates were recently released by the US Census Bureau and the big news is that the 10-county metro region’s population is projected to have grown to 4.5 million while Fulton County passed […]
When Lighting The Streets Makes Us Lose Our Sight
This is an update/re-post of an article titled “Want to See the Milky Way and Live in the Eastern Time Zone? Good Luck” published back in 2013. That article, re-printed below, advocated […]
In Rejecting MARTA Expansion, North Fulton Hands Atlanta a Major Gift
Atlanta is set to take a major step forward in creating desirable development while North Fulton and the rest of the northern suburbs continue along the path of roads and traffic. After the […]
MARTA: "I would ride it if it just went somewhere."
Sigh. Any hope of MARTA expansion has once again been taken off the table. After several bills were introduced in the Georgia Senate with bi-partisan support to allow citizens to vote on […]
Staunchly Opposing Transit is Reckless and Irresponsible
Roads can be built in a year or two, but a train may easily take at least 5 years to build. A train costs more too. Much more. Therefore, we should not build the […]
More MARTA, More Local Government, and Other Updates from the Georgia Assembly
Two things may soon be coming to Georgia and metro Atlanta: another layer of local government and many more trains. In the coming week a bill that would pave the way for a massive […]
Tax-On, Tax-Off; Could a Dynamic Transfer Tax Buffer the Spread of Gentrification?
Taxes have long been used by policymakers to promote and discourage particular behaviors in both individuals and societies. The use of such taxes touches all aspects of life and spans the political spectrum; from […]