Weekly Links: Led by coastal lawmakers, a bi-partisan group in the Georgia Legislature pushes for a ban on offshore drilling. And, western US cities may soon look a little more like New York. Plus, new poll numbers show a minority of Gwinnett residents oppose MARTA expansion – unfortunately those people are most likely to get their voices heard.
Major US Cities Threaten to Erase Their Population Deficits of the 1950's-1980's
Look no further than almost any film produced or set during that time period. While Taxi Driver and Blade Runner are less subtle in their portrayal of the city as a place of terror, even films such as Ghostbusters, Back to the Future II, and Woody Allen’s cache during that era can’t help but show the city in poor form. Certainly cities back then had many charms, but there really is no avoiding the fact that they were largely in a free fall, a decline that society assumed to be perpetual.
Well a lot has changed over the past 20 years.
The Fourth Week. A Georgia Farmer Once Said "So Goes Atlanta, So Goes the Rest of the State."
Last week didn’t deliver the expected buzz surrounding the Transportation Funding Act (TFA), but it did deliver the introduction of two noteworthy bills and dramatic and profound statements about Atlanta from a prominent rural […]