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Atlanta United to play first part of 2017 season at Georgia Tech

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER<p>Atlanta United has announced that it will begin its inaugural MLS campaign in 2017 by playing games at Bobby Dodd Stadium on the …

Dragon Con 2016 attracts 77,000 people to Atlanta

[No, Dragon Con isn’t a music event – though there is certainly some of that – but since I’m a fan of the event, this blog has served as the landing …

5 reasons Atlanta is the best place for an SEC fan: The sports scene

Atlanta and sports go together like chicken and waffles. Whether you keep chopping with the Atlanta Braves or enjoy the tradition and pageantry of a …

Neofuturist architect John Portman bet on cities just as people fled them

The visionary developer-architect wanted to redevelop the core of American urban centers<p>A decade later, parts of downtown were beginning to buzz again, he says, thanks in part to the work of a maverick architect and developer named John Portman, Jr. In an era which saw Americans flee cities towards …

Architecture

'The Stitch' would connect downtown and midtown above I-75/85

ATLANTA - An ambitious project will hope to connect downtown and Midtown through a portion of highway on the Downtown Connecter.<p>Or rather, a portion …

Central Atlanta Progress Wants To Cap The Downtown Connector

A new project could heal the 50-year-old gash cut through the heart of Atlanta by interstate highways. The idea? Build a platform over the Downtown …

The Stitch would reconnect Downtown by capping interstate

Renderings of the three zones imagined for The Stitch: Emory Square (top), Peachtree Green (middle) and Energy Park (bottom). Courtesy CAP.Central …

Urban Design

CAP launches study of capping Downtown Connector with urban greenspace - Atlanta Business Chronicle

An aerial view of "The Stitch," looking from over Midtown south toward downtown.<p>Jacobs Engineering/Central Atlanta Progress<p>Downtown Atlanta was split …

The Stitch: An ambitious proposal to build parks and housing above The Connector

Central Atlanta Progress’s concept, which would turn a half-mile stretch of interstate highway into a tunnel, could reunite downtown and …

Why Companies Are Moving Back Downtown

<b>Ryan Woodings</b> owns a 15-person tech startup in Boise, Idaho.<p>His company, MetaGeek, specializes in helping businesses fix and maintain their Wi-Fi …

International Downtown Association

MASTER TALK SPEAKERS<p>Shirley Franklin<p>President, Clarke-Franklin & Associates<p>Daniel Arrigg Koh<p>Chief of Staff, City of Boston<p>Matt Bronfman<p>Chief …

Downtown Atlanta Blog: Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week FAQ Guide

Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week FAQ Guide<p>July 19, 2016<p>We’re here to answer a few key questions you may have as #DARW2016 approaches.<p><b>Why a restaurant</b> …

Downtown Restaurant Week in Atlanta: here’s where to eat

More than 35 restaurants will offer prix-fixe menus to customers starting this weekend.<p><b>Downtown Restaurant Week kicks off on July 23 and lasts until</b> …

Rialto to celebrate centennial by screening “Space Jam,” “Shaft” and more

Space Jam