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FAQ > why did you leave the ABP board?

(faq.) Yesterday, after weeks of deliberation, Nathaniel Smith and I resigned from the board of the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership. He’s the Founder and Chief Equity Officer of the Partnership for Southern Equity. While this was not an easy decision for either one of us, our earnest hope is that it […]

FAQ > are we willing to settle for less?

(faq.) Related to my recent “Our Beltline” post, here’s a specific example. Below is my letter to the Inman Park Neighborhood Association Board regarding the redevelopment of 670-690 DeKalb Avenue and the future Atlanta Beltline tunnel.  >> Ryan Gravel UPDATE > Thanks to an amazing collaboration between North American Properties and […]

Catalytic Gift Idea

(work.) HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA. Looking for the perfect stocking-stuffer or business present? Give the gift of catalyst infrastructure this holiday season by buying WHERE WE WANT TO LIVE for all your friends […]

Loop Network in Baltimore.

(research.) The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy asked me to meet them in Baltimore to share our Atlanta Beltline story. Also inspired by similar projects across the country, RTC and some civic leaders there are looking at a 35-mile loop around the city. Starting right at the Inner Harbor in the heart of […]

Looking at Ludlam.

(research.) Some of the controversy in Miami around real estate development in the railroad that might one day carry the Ludlam Trail reminded me of an early challenge we had on the Atlanta Beltline, but I hadn’t seen it for myself. I finally made it out there on a borrowed […]

A Beerline is My Kind of Artery

(research.) I went to share our story in Milwaukee as part of Newaukee’s YP Week and while I was there, I met with some people working on a reclaimed section of the old “Milwaukee Road” railroad just north of downtown. Roughly half its 1.2-mile length has already been converted into […]