Through advocacy, local organizing and support from civic leaders, Gravel’s thesis project transformed into the Atlanta BeltLine, a $3 billion public works project that is one of the most comprehensive urban redevelopment projects in North America today. The Atlanta BeltLine will integrate this abandoned 22-mile railroad corridor into a network of transit, pedestrian and cycling routes, as well as public parks, integrating affordable housing, public art and historic preservation and connecting 40 diverse neighbourhoods in downtown Atlanta. In this way, the BeltLine is very much a comprehensive urban development project — considering transit, housing, connectivity, and economic development as interconnected parts of a whole, to shape the kind of city that Atlanta wants to be.
ELSEWHERE: The Atlanta BeltLine – Catalyst infrastructure and city systems
July 9, 2014 by
Planet Bike Light Combo
Planet Bike 5 LED Tail Light
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