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

Atlanta United has announced that it will begin its inaugural MLS campaign in 2017 by playing games at Bobby Dodd Stadium on the campus of Georgia …

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 …

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

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

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

Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District has unveiled renderings and details of an ambitious project called The Stitch …

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

By David Allison <br>– Editor, Atlanta Business Chronicle<p>Aug 17, 2016, 6:57am EDT<p>Downtown Atlanta was split in half in the 1960s when construction of the …

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

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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

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Partners In Preservation

Your votes helped unlock $2 million in preservation funding.<p>A full list of the results, and the funded projects can be found at voteyourpark.org/results.

Photos: Bike share program launches in Atlanta

All photos by Isadora PenningtonA crowd of bike enthusiast gathered at noon today at Woodruff Park for the launch of Atlanta’s new bike sharing …

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Free Yoga in the Park at Woodruff Park in Atlanta

If you’re looking for free yoga in Atlanta, you’re in luck, thanks to this deal:On Wednesdays through October, get your stretch on with free Yoga in …

Atlanta kicks off bike sharing with a ride through downtown

Atlanta kicked off its bike share program at Woodruff Park Thursday with sunny pageantry and a ride through downtown under police escort.

Metro Chamber picks new downtown home

The Metro Atlanta Chamber plans to move from its longtime home at Centennial Olympic Park to downtown’s 191 Peachtree tower.<p>The chamber of commerce …

Olympia Building at Five Points is Finally Coming Together

With work wrapping up, Art Deco building could inject new life into the neighborhood<p>The iconic Olympia Building, filling a prime spot at Five Points in the heart of downtown, is undergoing a protracted renovation to restore it to its Art Deco glory. And it's almost ready.<p>Topped by a large Coca-Cola …

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Photos: 5-Stage Shaky Knees Rocked Downtown Atlanta

Musical blitz including Bloc Party, Huey Lewis, The Kills, Jane's Addiction, and My Morning Jacket proves again that this city can handle large-scale urban festivals<p>The fourth annual Shaky Knees Festival made its downtown debut this year, and — if it hadn't already — should have solidified itself …

Sweet Auburn Springfest Draws Crowds Downtown

Spectacular weekend weather draws tens of thousands to the streets of Sweet Auburn<p>If anyone had a doubt that Sweet Auburn knows how to party, this weekend offered evidence to the contrary. The 32nd annual Sweet Auburn Springfest drew tens of thousands of people to the burgeoning, transit-connected …

National Park Service hits home with King-Carter exhibit - possible peek into future

Maria's Metro<p>Share78<p>Tweet<p>Reddit<p>Share4<p>Pin<p>Flip<p>Share<p>Email<p>WhatsApp<p>Buffer2<p>Pocket<p>Shares 84<p>By Maria Saporta<p>An axis of peace. That’s probably the best way to …

6 Hot Spots in Downtown Atlanta

Downtown Atlanta's nightlife has been buzzing with new energy since attractions like SkyView, the College Football Hall of Fame and the Georgia …

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Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge hosting Energy Summit on May 5

The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge, a program of the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, in conjunction with Ocean Exchange, will …

Atlanta's 11 Biggest Renovations in Recent Memory

Over the last few years, projects have transformed dated and dilapidated buildings across the city — for a change<p>Renovations come in all shapes and sizes. And with Atlanta experiencing a development boom, a slew of projects is reinventing buildings and sites across the city, taking old spaces and …

Urban Design

Commentary: Coca-Cola, Atlanta Still Together After 130 Years

The Coca-Cola Co. will turn 130 years old on May 8, and there’s no company that brands Atlanta more than the beverage giant. As goes Coke, so goes …

Psssst. An Urban Farmers Market has Launched Downtown

Just so happens the location has Atlanta's highest Walk Score<p>In another sign that downtown Atlanta is not only resurgent but conducive to healthy human existence, a bona fide urban farmers market has launched this month — at an iconic location that's like a New Urbanist utopia.<p>The Peachtree Center …

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