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 […]
Is MARTA Really That Dangerous? Based on the Numbers, Not Really
Case Watch: Will the Georgia Supreme Court Uphold the Point of the Erosion and Sedimentation Act?
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 […]
The Death of the American South
Over the next 45 years rapid urban sprawl will dramatically affect the American Southeast, possibly altering the very essence of what the South represents both socially and environmentally. The South, for many […]
Atlanta is Suddenly a Top 10 Walkable US City; Really?
Atlanta is one of the most walkable cities in America? Really? According to a recent report by George Washington University research professor Christopher Leinberger Atlanta is the 8th (of 30 major […]
COSMOS: Climate Change and Land Use Controls
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 […]
Bees in the City: Is Your Urban Apiary Illegal?
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.
Savannah Seeking More Smiles as Bike Share Numbers Haven't (Yet) Reached Expectations
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 […]
Everything in Its Right Place: Atlanta Needs More In-Town Housing Despite a Lack of In-Town Professional Jobs
While the AJC has done a great job of reporting on the increasing demand of walkable neighborhoods and a need to slow suburban sprawl, it still seems like the paper is having […]