1st Edition

Planning Atlanta

Edited By Harley Etienne, Barbara Faga Copyright 2014
    368 Pages
    by Routledge

    368 Pages
    by Routledge

    More than any other major U.S. city, Atlanta regularly reinvents itself. From the Civil War’s devastation to the 1996 Olympic boom to the current housing crisis, the city’s history is a cycle of rise and fall, ruin and resurgence.

    In Planning Atlanta, two dozen planning practitioners and thought leaders bring the story to life. Together they trace the development of projects like Freedom Parkway and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. They examine the impacts of race relations on planning and policy. They explore Atlanta’s role as a 19th-century rail hub—and as the home of the world’s busiest airport. They probe the city’s economic and environmental growing pains. And they look toward new plans that will shape Atlanta’s next incarnation.

    Read Planning Atlanta and discover a city where change is always in the wind.

    Introduction Harley F. Etienne and Barbara Faga  Part 1 History  1. Learning from Atlanta Douglas Allen  2. Changing Demographics and Unprecedented Growth John Heath and Ellen Heath  3. Downtown Atlanta After Bedford Pines: Creating Urban Reinvention Paul Kehlman  4. The Historic District Development Corporation and the Challenge of Urban Revitalization Mtamanika Youngblood  5. Crazy Like the Fox: Atlanta’s Preservation Schizophrenia Leslie Sharp  6. Public-Private Partnerships, Atlanta Style Joseph Martin  7. Downtown Atlanta: Central Business District, Meeting Place and Sportsman’s Paradise A. J. Robinson  8. Building Atlanta’s Freedom Parkway Barbara Faga  Part 2 Diversity and Development Downtown and in the Neighborhoods  9. The History and Evolution of the Neighborhood Planning Units Leon Eplan  10. HOPE VI and the Evolution of Public Housing in Atlanta Thomas D. Boston  11. How Business Leaders Have Built Atlanta Maria Saporta  12. Finding Gay Atlanta in the History of the City’s Growth Harley Etienne and Zachary Adriaenssens  13. Neighborhood Quality of Life and Health in Atlanta Nisha Botchwey, Susannah Lee, Audrey Leous, and Suhhrajit Guhathakurta  Part 3 Travel, Traffic and Transit Define a City  14. Regional Growth, Transportation and Congestion: The Atlanta Problem Catherine L. Ross, Georgia Institute of Technology  15. Building Public Transit in Atlanta: From Streetcars to MARTA Harry West  16. From Transit as a Social Service to Transit as Congestion Relief: The Failure of Transit Planning in Atlanta Laurel Paget-Seekins  17. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport: A City of Its Own Ben DeCosta  18. Modern Streetcars Return to Atlanta Jennifer Ball  19. Planning to Get Stuck? Transforming Atlanta with the Beltline Project Doug Noonan  Part 4 Boom and Bust in the Resurgent City  20. The Legacy of the Centennial Olympic Games on the City of Atlanta Randy Roark  21. Rethinking Atlanta’s Regional Resilience in an Age of Uncertainty: Still the Economic Engine of the South? Jennifer Clark  22. After the Crash: Foreclosures, Neighborhood Stability and Change Mike Carnathan  23. Building Atlanta’s Land Bank Frank Alexander  Part 5 Planning Innovations and Challenges Shaping Atlanta’s Future  24. Atlantic Station and Glenwood Park: New Urbanism Comes to Atlanta Brian Leary  25. Troubled Waters: Contextualizing the Failed Privatization of Atlanta’s Water Supply System Eric M. Hardy  26. Planning for the Forest and Trees Jason Vargo  27. Atlanta’s Academic Urbanism: University-Driven Real Estate Development Harley Etienne  28. Atlanta’s Role in the State of Georgia David Pendered  Epilogue Shirley Franklin


    Harley F. Etienne is an assistant professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    Barbara Faga is a PhD candidate at Georgia Tech and was a 2011 Fellow at AECOM.