(ideas.videos.) On Saturday, February 11, 2011, over 450 people showed up to see the southern end of the old Southern Railway for the very last time in its raw state. The idea for the walk started with Angel Poventud, one of the Atlanta Beltline’s biggest fans. He organizes hikes along the […]
(ideas.) Translation: “Atlanta’s changes will be quite dramatic.” This text first appeared in the Saporta Report as a guest column. “Atlanta can gain inspiration from the “little belt” in Paris.” It was […]
(videos.) My 18 minute TEDx Atlanta talk gives a solid overview of the ideas behind the Atlanta Beltline.
(research.) Since the Midtown Greenway is an early conversion of a railroad corridor that has reserved space for a future transit line, we used it a lot in the early days of the Atlanta Beltline’s grassroots effort as our most relevant case study. Crossing below nearly 40 streets as it […]
(press.) Esquire Magazine‘s “Best & Brightest” for 2006. Link: “Ryan Gravel is Remaking Atlanta.” Excerpt: “Five years of local support and city studies have turned Gravel’s Beltline into one of the most ambitious modern ideas for the refurbishing of an American city on the verge of actually happening (though it’ll […]
(press.) Front page of the Arts section in the New York Times. Link: “The Greening of Downtown Atlanta.” Excerpt: “But it has taken on a life of its own, exhibiting a rare power to capture the imagination of diverse interest groups, from cyclists to powerful developers, and to flatten opposition. It […]