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Posts Tagged ‘Atlanta’

Expanding Specialized Transportation: New Opportunities under the Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Table 2 Programs within the Affordable Care Act That Could Promote Transportation

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides new but limited opportunities to promote or fund specialized transportation services for older people and adults with disabilities. This paper explains how states can use these largely untapped options to expand services for targeted low-income populations with mobility needs. It also presents two case studies illustrating how the Atlanta region and the state of Connecticut are making this work.

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Learning from Sprawl

Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Learning from Sprawl

What is urban sprawl? In this 3-minute history of urban form, Ryan Gravel, Senior Urban Designer at Perkins+Will in Atlanta, explores the cultural motivations for today’s sprawl, then connects the dots to predict a hopeful future for our cities.

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Great American Infrastructure: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Friday, June 27th, 2014
Great American Infrastructure: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

What: The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the busiest airport in the world

Where: Ten miles south of Downtown Atlanta

When: ATL first opened its gates in 1925, after leasing property from an abandoned auto racetrack. The first international flight out of Atlanta took place in 1956, and flew to Montreal, Canada.

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This Infra Week

Friday, March 21st, 2014
Streetsblog Parking Madness 2014

Parking Mad!
Report of Significant Rulemaking
Want to Build A Wildly Successful Startup?

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Atlanta, GA: Innovation Report

Friday, March 21st, 2014
Atlanta Streetcar

All across our city, we are making remarkable progress to ensure that Atlanta continues to be the capital of the Southeast. From forging public-private partnerships and developing initiatives that support our youth, to launching the world’s first 311 system on the cloud, the work we are doing in Atlanta is not only moving our city forward, but is setting a standard for cities nationwide.
-Mayor Kasim Reed

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This Infra Week

Friday, January 31st, 2014
San Bernadino I 215

San Bernardino, California: Divided No More
Miami Transportation Planners Light the Way
Big Energy Buildings Go Greener
Sprucing Up the Waiting Game
Atlanta Snowstorm Strands Drivers

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The WalkUP Wake-Up Call: Walkable Urban Development in Atlanta

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
WalkUP Atlanta

Written by Christopher B. Leinberger
This research has found the surprising and overwhelming recent emergence of walkable urban development and places in metropolitan Atlanta. Walkable urban development represents not only a growing share of new development in the Atlanta region, but recently the majority of most real estate development. Walkable urban real estate projects now command an impressive rent premium over their drivable sub-urban competition. The amount of walkable urban square feet built in each of the last three real estate cycles in metropolitan Atlanta has mushroomed, growing from a small fraction in the 1990s to a majority in the current real estate cycle.

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Atlanta, GA: State Road and Tollway Authority I-85 Express Lane Project Documentary

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

State Road and Tollway Authority: I-85 Express Lane Project Documentary from ECG Productions on Vimeo.

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Atlanta, GA: The New Ralph McGill Bridge

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Raw footage of a crane lifting the first 35,000 lbs steel beam into place alongside the old Ralph McGill Bridge. This new bridge is being constructed for the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. – beltlineatl on YouTube

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Atlanta Freeways At Night

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

This video is a co-production between Freewayjim ( and myself and features the Atlanta skyline from three different angles along some of the widest, busiest freeways in the world. Along the way, you’ll see a panoramic view of the Downtown and Midtown skylines, the Downtown Connector,and the new I-285 runway tunnel at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International […]

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