Atlanta’s Main Street – Its Past, Present And Future
This is a Saporta Report Thought Leadership piece by Jim Durrett, executive director – Buckhead CID
With apologies to Farmers Insurance, regarding Atlanta’s growth and development, I know a thing or two because I’ve seen a thing or two. My career in the field of land use, city planning and growth management began in 1996. This was about the time when my friend Chris Leinberger dubbed Atlanta “the poster child for urban sprawl.” However, the term “smart growth” was also coming into vogue, and the Horizon Section of the AJC was being launched and lauded for its focus on issues of growth, development, planning and quality of life in metro Atlanta.