What makes a city lovable? As Atlanta enters a period of transformation, it’s important for city leaders, developers, planners and everyday citizens to take a moment and reflect on what we love most about where we live. That’s why this year’s theme for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Atlanta Awards of Excellence is “The Lovable City” – an invitation to celebrate the people, projects and places we love in Atlanta.
Taking time out to celebrate what we love about our city and its built environment keeps us honest about creating, designing and developing more of what we want to see. Because let’s face it, we are at a critical point in time and the decisions we make today will affect us generations to come. So now is the time to be intentional and mindful of what makes Atlanta special, and to seek to preserve, protect and nurture what makes Atlanta lovable.
The ULI Atlanta Awards program has a 22-year history of celebrating excellence in our industry – the people, projects and initiatives that demonstrate leadership in responsible land use. We celebrate and elevate those that contribute to a more sustainable Atlanta. At the core of that excellence, is working toward a more livable and lovable Atlanta. Read more
by Jenn Graham Stokell, ULI Atlanta Awards Committee with Amanda Rhein, ULI Atlanta Awards Dinner Chair
Appeared in Saporta Report July 17, 2017