December 12, 2007

Shops, cafes, parks, plazas and walkability sprout in Atlanta

"The buzzword for Atlanta developers in the aughts is walkable," the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. "From the recent announcement of an $8 million grant from the Woodruff Foundation for a new 35-acre park in the Old Fourth Ward to spanking new streetscapes in Buckhead, development around the region is forming a whole new ethic aimed at putting Atlantans on their feet."

"You have to think about extending [residents'] life beyond their living rooms," one developer told the paper.

Indeed you do. Or you should. There is increasing demand for walkable communities that some developers and local officials understand, while others don't.

Thanks to the National Center for Bicycling & Walking's CenterLines newsletter for the link.

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