Monthly Archives: February 2014

Georgia Tech Named a Finalist in the 2014 Hines Competition

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has released the short list of finalist teams in the twelfth annual ULI Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. The four graduate-level student teams – representing Georgia Tech, Harvard University, University of Maryland, and the University of Texas, Austin – will advance to the final round of competition in April. This year’s competition tasked multidisciplinary student teams with the opportunity to propose a development vision for Nashville’s Sulphur Dell, which was required to be comprehensively designed and operated with all the elements necessary to … Read More

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City Building is All About Choices

by Carlos Perez Day 5 of our ULI Center for Leadership Class taught us that city building, through housing and urbanism, is all about choices; choices that ultimately have an impact on facilitating healthy living and positive human interaction. As professionals in the field of building cities, we may sometimes take for granted that the the cities that we inhabit today were not a product of inevitability, but rather a result of past choices. Choices that professionals, like us, made related to planning cities at a regional or city-wide scale, … Read More

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Watch: Video of Back to the Future TOD event

Atlanta, once with an annual ridership of over 96 million on its streetcar network has for decades epitomized the meaning of sprawl, losing a record number of residents to the suburbs. However, the last decade has been marked by a flurry of new development in the city’s urban core, most notably in transit served areas. The City of Atlanta’s annual population growth has almost quadrupled since 2010, while the 10-county area tracked by the Atlanta Regional Commission has grown at a rate less than half the pace of the previous … Read More

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