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  • Emory University's Contest Lifts Region's Role in Global Health Arena (3/31/14) Saporta Report: Teams from Dallas and Baltimore took home top honors, but in a sense Emory and metro Atlanta were the real winners in this weekend's Emory Global Health Case Competition.
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    Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/12/04/5970122/atlantas-clean-economy-driving.html#storylink=cpy
    Metro Atlanta residents believe the economy (24.4 percent) is the region’s most pressing problem followed by traffic (21.4 percent), according to a new survey released Friday by the Atlanta Regional Commission. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/11/metro-atlanta-speaks-survey-shows-strong-support-for-public-transportation/#sthash.q33Mnqnj.dpuf
    After the new $1.2 billion Atlanta Falcons stadium design was unanimously approved by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority board Tuesday afternoon, the lead architect — Bill Johnson — expressed excitement rather than concern. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/10/falcons-stadium-architect-bill-johnson-cant-wait-for-the-retractable-roof-to-open-for-the-first-time/#sthash.ncDhML5i.dpuf
    After the new $1.2 billion Atlanta Falcons stadium design was unanimously approved by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority board Tuesday afternoon, the lead architect — Bill Johnson — expressed excitement rather than concern. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/10/falcons-stadium-architect-bill-johnson-cant-wait-for-the-retractable-roof-to-open-for-the-first-time/#sthash.ncDhML5i.dpuf
    Now that it’s no secret that Wall Street investors are buying distressed houses in metro Atlanta for the emerging homes-for-lease industry, the question is what that means for the surrounding neighborhoods and the future of homeownership. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/10/as-wall-street-buys-houses-as-investments-local-leaders-plan-their-response/#sthash.PbfS8Luc.dpuf
    Now that it’s no secret that Wall Street investors are buying distressed houses in metro Atlanta for the emerging homes-for-lease industry, the question is what that means for the surrounding neighborhoods and the future of homeownership. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/10/as-wall-street-buys-houses-as-investments-local-leaders-plan-their-response/#sthash.PbfS8Luc.dpuf
    The financial consequences of last year’s transportation sales tax referendum are starting to appear in the coffers of local governments throughout Georgia. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/higher-local-match-for-state-road-funding-appears-in-counties-that-rejected-sales-tax/#sthash.pkkTEn8d.LL00oK3E.dpuf
    The financial consequences of last year’s transportation sales tax referendum are starting to appear in the coffers of local governments throughout Georgia. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/higher-local-match-for-state-road-funding-appears-in-counties-that-rejected-sales-tax/#sthash.pkkTEn8d.LL00oK3E.dpuf
    In his book “Political Ideals,” British philosopher Bertrand Russell opined political and social institutions should “encourage creativeness rather than possessiveness” and should “embody a spirit of reverence between human beings.” - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/colab-atlanta-region-must-think-big-start-small-move-fast/#sthash.jvU2wnHt.KdOTiVDx.dpuf
    In his book “Political Ideals,” British philosopher Bertrand Russell opined political and social institutions should “encourage creativeness rather than possessiveness” and should “embody a spirit of reverence between human beings.” - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/colab-atlanta-region-must-think-big-start-small-move-fast/#sthash.jvU2wnHt.KdOTiVDx.dpuf
    In his book “Political Ideals,” British philosopher Bertrand Russell opined political and social institutions should “encourage creativeness rather than possessiveness” and should “embody a spirit of reverence between human beings.” - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/colab-atlanta-region-must-think-big-start-small-move-fast/#sthash.jvU2wnHt.KdOTiVDx.dpuf
    For the life of me, I don’t know why or when regionalism became a dirty word. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/as-regionalism-is-under-attack-metro-atlantas-prosperity-will-suffer/#sthash.U37cHcVG.dpuf
    It’s amazing to witness the moment when a plan is no longer just a plan but a living document that is part of a community’s lifeblood. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/beltline-vision-grant-park-and-glenwood-park-show-power-of-a-plan/#sthash.DxuyLKPD.dpuf
    It’s amazing to witness the moment when a plan is no longer just a plan but a living document that is part of a community’s lifeblood. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/beltline-vision-grant-park-and-glenwood-park-show-power-of-a-plan/#sthash.DxuyLKPD.dpuf
    It’s amazing to witness the moment when a plan is no longer just a plan but a living document that is part of a community’s lifeblood. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/beltline-vision-grant-park-and-glenwood-park-show-power-of-a-plan/#sthash.DxuyLKPD.dpuf
    Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell applied the brakes Wednesday to efforts to hurry the city into providing $200 million in construction financing for the new Falcons stadium. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/atlantas-200-million-for-falcons-stadium-now-bottled-up-in-committee/#sthash.L1rcMd9h.UabPdhn6.dpuf
    Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell applied the brakes Wednesday to efforts to hurry the city into providing $200 million in construction financing for the new Falcons stadium. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/atlantas-200-million-for-falcons-stadium-now-bottled-up-in-committee/#sthash.L1rcMd9h.UabPdhn6.dpuf
    Atlanta is poised to complete in August a significant component of its overall plan to provide safer routes for bicyclists. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/atlantas-new-cycle-track-is-short-but-is-a-milestone-in-citys-mobility-options/#sthash.MlX2brwf.dpuf
    Atlanta’s effort to bring more of the planning for the expansion of the Atlanta Streetcar under the wing of the Atlanta BeltLine has hit a snag at Atlanta City Hall. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/proposal-to-have-atlanta-streetcar-planning-done-by-beltline-hits-snag-over-whos-to-pay/#sthash.Dx21XO6z.dpuf
    Atlanta’s effort to bring more of the planning for the expansion of the Atlanta Streetcar under the wing of the Atlanta BeltLine has hit a snag at Atlanta City Hall. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/proposal-to-have-atlanta-streetcar-planning-done-by-beltline-hits-snag-over-whos-to-pay/#sthash.Dx21XO6z.dpuf
    A pivotal property to the future of the westside of downtown Atlanta is what is best known as the Morris Brown campus — a college that is a shadow of its former self. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/future-of-morris-brown-land-offers-atlanta-a-distinct-development-choice/#sthash.OjybOWi9.DB1gmduO.dpuf
    A pivotal property to the future of the westside of downtown Atlanta is what is best known as the Morris Brown campus — a college that is a shadow of its former self. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/future-of-morris-brown-land-offers-atlanta-a-distinct-development-choice/#sthash.OjybOWi9.DB1gmduO.dpuf
  • ARC Updates $59 Billion Transportation Plan Projects (3/28/14) Atlanta INtown: The Atlanta Regional Commission’s (ARC) has announced an update to its 2040 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) after a meeting yesterday. Many of the improvements around the region will be implemented within the next five years in the 18-county region with a price tag of $59 billion.
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    Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/12/04/5970122/atlantas-clean-economy-driving.html#storylink=cpy
    Metro Atlanta residents believe the economy (24.4 percent) is the region’s most pressing problem followed by traffic (21.4 percent), according to a new survey released Friday by the Atlanta Regional Commission. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/11/metro-atlanta-speaks-survey-shows-strong-support-for-public-transportation/#sthash.q33Mnqnj.dpuf
    After the new $1.2 billion Atlanta Falcons stadium design was unanimously approved by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority board Tuesday afternoon, the lead architect — Bill Johnson — expressed excitement rather than concern. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/10/falcons-stadium-architect-bill-johnson-cant-wait-for-the-retractable-roof-to-open-for-the-first-time/#sthash.ncDhML5i.dpuf
    After the new $1.2 billion Atlanta Falcons stadium design was unanimously approved by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority board Tuesday afternoon, the lead architect — Bill Johnson — expressed excitement rather than concern. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/10/falcons-stadium-architect-bill-johnson-cant-wait-for-the-retractable-roof-to-open-for-the-first-time/#sthash.ncDhML5i.dpuf
    Now that it’s no secret that Wall Street investors are buying distressed houses in metro Atlanta for the emerging homes-for-lease industry, the question is what that means for the surrounding neighborhoods and the future of homeownership. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/10/as-wall-street-buys-houses-as-investments-local-leaders-plan-their-response/#sthash.PbfS8Luc.dpuf
    Now that it’s no secret that Wall Street investors are buying distressed houses in metro Atlanta for the emerging homes-for-lease industry, the question is what that means for the surrounding neighborhoods and the future of homeownership. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/10/as-wall-street-buys-houses-as-investments-local-leaders-plan-their-response/#sthash.PbfS8Luc.dpuf
    The financial consequences of last year’s transportation sales tax referendum are starting to appear in the coffers of local governments throughout Georgia. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/higher-local-match-for-state-road-funding-appears-in-counties-that-rejected-sales-tax/#sthash.pkkTEn8d.LL00oK3E.dpuf
    The financial consequences of last year’s transportation sales tax referendum are starting to appear in the coffers of local governments throughout Georgia. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/higher-local-match-for-state-road-funding-appears-in-counties-that-rejected-sales-tax/#sthash.pkkTEn8d.LL00oK3E.dpuf
    In his book “Political Ideals,” British philosopher Bertrand Russell opined political and social institutions should “encourage creativeness rather than possessiveness” and should “embody a spirit of reverence between human beings.” - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/colab-atlanta-region-must-think-big-start-small-move-fast/#sthash.jvU2wnHt.KdOTiVDx.dpuf
    In his book “Political Ideals,” British philosopher Bertrand Russell opined political and social institutions should “encourage creativeness rather than possessiveness” and should “embody a spirit of reverence between human beings.” - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/colab-atlanta-region-must-think-big-start-small-move-fast/#sthash.jvU2wnHt.KdOTiVDx.dpuf
    In his book “Political Ideals,” British philosopher Bertrand Russell opined political and social institutions should “encourage creativeness rather than possessiveness” and should “embody a spirit of reverence between human beings.” - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/colab-atlanta-region-must-think-big-start-small-move-fast/#sthash.jvU2wnHt.KdOTiVDx.dpuf
    For the life of me, I don’t know why or when regionalism became a dirty word. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/as-regionalism-is-under-attack-metro-atlantas-prosperity-will-suffer/#sthash.U37cHcVG.dpuf
    It’s amazing to witness the moment when a plan is no longer just a plan but a living document that is part of a community’s lifeblood. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/beltline-vision-grant-park-and-glenwood-park-show-power-of-a-plan/#sthash.DxuyLKPD.dpuf
    It’s amazing to witness the moment when a plan is no longer just a plan but a living document that is part of a community’s lifeblood. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/beltline-vision-grant-park-and-glenwood-park-show-power-of-a-plan/#sthash.DxuyLKPD.dpuf
    It’s amazing to witness the moment when a plan is no longer just a plan but a living document that is part of a community’s lifeblood. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/beltline-vision-grant-park-and-glenwood-park-show-power-of-a-plan/#sthash.DxuyLKPD.dpuf
    Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell applied the brakes Wednesday to efforts to hurry the city into providing $200 million in construction financing for the new Falcons stadium. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/atlantas-200-million-for-falcons-stadium-now-bottled-up-in-committee/#sthash.L1rcMd9h.UabPdhn6.dpuf
    Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell applied the brakes Wednesday to efforts to hurry the city into providing $200 million in construction financing for the new Falcons stadium. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/atlantas-200-million-for-falcons-stadium-now-bottled-up-in-committee/#sthash.L1rcMd9h.UabPdhn6.dpuf
    Atlanta is poised to complete in August a significant component of its overall plan to provide safer routes for bicyclists. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/atlantas-new-cycle-track-is-short-but-is-a-milestone-in-citys-mobility-options/#sthash.MlX2brwf.dpuf
    Atlanta’s effort to bring more of the planning for the expansion of the Atlanta Streetcar under the wing of the Atlanta BeltLine has hit a snag at Atlanta City Hall. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/proposal-to-have-atlanta-streetcar-planning-done-by-beltline-hits-snag-over-whos-to-pay/#sthash.Dx21XO6z.dpuf
    Atlanta’s effort to bring more of the planning for the expansion of the Atlanta Streetcar under the wing of the Atlanta BeltLine has hit a snag at Atlanta City Hall. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/proposal-to-have-atlanta-streetcar-planning-done-by-beltline-hits-snag-over-whos-to-pay/#sthash.Dx21XO6z.dpuf
    A pivotal property to the future of the westside of downtown Atlanta is what is best known as the Morris Brown campus — a college that is a shadow of its former self. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/future-of-morris-brown-land-offers-atlanta-a-distinct-development-choice/#sthash.OjybOWi9.DB1gmduO.dpuf
    A pivotal property to the future of the westside of downtown Atlanta is what is best known as the Morris Brown campus — a college that is a shadow of its former self. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/future-of-morris-brown-land-offers-atlanta-a-distinct-development-choice/#sthash.OjybOWi9.DB1gmduO.dpuf
  • Amid Push to Join MARTA, Clayton Still Mulling County-Run Transit Service (3/27/14) WABE: Four years after budget issues forced its transit service to shut down, Clayton County appears poised to offer transit once again.
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    Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/12/04/5970122/atlantas-clean-economy-driving.html#storylink=cpy
    Metro Atlanta residents believe the economy (24.4 percent) is the region’s most pressing problem followed by traffic (21.4 percent), according to a new survey released Friday by the Atlanta Regional Commission. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/11/metro-atlanta-speaks-survey-shows-strong-support-for-public-transportation/#sthash.q33Mnqnj.dpuf
    After the new $1.2 billion Atlanta Falcons stadium design was unanimously approved by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority board Tuesday afternoon, the lead architect — Bill Johnson — expressed excitement rather than concern. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/10/falcons-stadium-architect-bill-johnson-cant-wait-for-the-retractable-roof-to-open-for-the-first-time/#sthash.ncDhML5i.dpuf
    After the new $1.2 billion Atlanta Falcons stadium design was unanimously approved by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority board Tuesday afternoon, the lead architect — Bill Johnson — expressed excitement rather than concern. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/10/falcons-stadium-architect-bill-johnson-cant-wait-for-the-retractable-roof-to-open-for-the-first-time/#sthash.ncDhML5i.dpuf
    Now that it’s no secret that Wall Street investors are buying distressed houses in metro Atlanta for the emerging homes-for-lease industry, the question is what that means for the surrounding neighborhoods and the future of homeownership. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/10/as-wall-street-buys-houses-as-investments-local-leaders-plan-their-response/#sthash.PbfS8Luc.dpuf
    Now that it’s no secret that Wall Street investors are buying distressed houses in metro Atlanta for the emerging homes-for-lease industry, the question is what that means for the surrounding neighborhoods and the future of homeownership. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/10/as-wall-street-buys-houses-as-investments-local-leaders-plan-their-response/#sthash.PbfS8Luc.dpuf
    The financial consequences of last year’s transportation sales tax referendum are starting to appear in the coffers of local governments throughout Georgia. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/higher-local-match-for-state-road-funding-appears-in-counties-that-rejected-sales-tax/#sthash.pkkTEn8d.LL00oK3E.dpuf
    The financial consequences of last year’s transportation sales tax referendum are starting to appear in the coffers of local governments throughout Georgia. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/higher-local-match-for-state-road-funding-appears-in-counties-that-rejected-sales-tax/#sthash.pkkTEn8d.LL00oK3E.dpuf
    In his book “Political Ideals,” British philosopher Bertrand Russell opined political and social institutions should “encourage creativeness rather than possessiveness” and should “embody a spirit of reverence between human beings.” - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/colab-atlanta-region-must-think-big-start-small-move-fast/#sthash.jvU2wnHt.KdOTiVDx.dpuf
    In his book “Political Ideals,” British philosopher Bertrand Russell opined political and social institutions should “encourage creativeness rather than possessiveness” and should “embody a spirit of reverence between human beings.” - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/colab-atlanta-region-must-think-big-start-small-move-fast/#sthash.jvU2wnHt.KdOTiVDx.dpuf
    In his book “Political Ideals,” British philosopher Bertrand Russell opined political and social institutions should “encourage creativeness rather than possessiveness” and should “embody a spirit of reverence between human beings.” - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/colab-atlanta-region-must-think-big-start-small-move-fast/#sthash.jvU2wnHt.KdOTiVDx.dpuf
    For the life of me, I don’t know why or when regionalism became a dirty word. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/as-regionalism-is-under-attack-metro-atlantas-prosperity-will-suffer/#sthash.U37cHcVG.dpuf
    It’s amazing to witness the moment when a plan is no longer just a plan but a living document that is part of a community’s lifeblood. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/beltline-vision-grant-park-and-glenwood-park-show-power-of-a-plan/#sthash.DxuyLKPD.dpuf
    It’s amazing to witness the moment when a plan is no longer just a plan but a living document that is part of a community’s lifeblood. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/beltline-vision-grant-park-and-glenwood-park-show-power-of-a-plan/#sthash.DxuyLKPD.dpuf
    It’s amazing to witness the moment when a plan is no longer just a plan but a living document that is part of a community’s lifeblood. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/beltline-vision-grant-park-and-glenwood-park-show-power-of-a-plan/#sthash.DxuyLKPD.dpuf
    Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell applied the brakes Wednesday to efforts to hurry the city into providing $200 million in construction financing for the new Falcons stadium. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/atlantas-200-million-for-falcons-stadium-now-bottled-up-in-committee/#sthash.L1rcMd9h.UabPdhn6.dpuf
    Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell applied the brakes Wednesday to efforts to hurry the city into providing $200 million in construction financing for the new Falcons stadium. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/atlantas-200-million-for-falcons-stadium-now-bottled-up-in-committee/#sthash.L1rcMd9h.UabPdhn6.dpuf
    Atlanta is poised to complete in August a significant component of its overall plan to provide safer routes for bicyclists. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/atlantas-new-cycle-track-is-short-but-is-a-milestone-in-citys-mobility-options/#sthash.MlX2brwf.dpuf
    Atlanta’s effort to bring more of the planning for the expansion of the Atlanta Streetcar under the wing of the Atlanta BeltLine has hit a snag at Atlanta City Hall. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/proposal-to-have-atlanta-streetcar-planning-done-by-beltline-hits-snag-over-whos-to-pay/#sthash.Dx21XO6z.dpuf
    Atlanta’s effort to bring more of the planning for the expansion of the Atlanta Streetcar under the wing of the Atlanta BeltLine has hit a snag at Atlanta City Hall. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/proposal-to-have-atlanta-streetcar-planning-done-by-beltline-hits-snag-over-whos-to-pay/#sthash.Dx21XO6z.dpuf
    A pivotal property to the future of the westside of downtown Atlanta is what is best known as the Morris Brown campus — a college that is a shadow of its former self. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/future-of-morris-brown-land-offers-atlanta-a-distinct-development-choice/#sthash.OjybOWi9.DB1gmduO.dpuf
    A pivotal property to the future of the westside of downtown Atlanta is what is best known as the Morris Brown campus — a college that is a shadow of its former self. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/future-of-morris-brown-land-offers-atlanta-a-distinct-development-choice/#sthash.OjybOWi9.DB1gmduO.dpuf
  • Chick-fil-A Bowl had $35.5M Economic Impact (3/26/14) Atlanta Business Chronicle: The 2013 Chick-fil-A Bowl brought in $35.5 million, including $1.5 million in direct governmental tax revenue, to Atlanta, according to analysis by Georgia State University economist Bruce Seaman.
    Morris Brown College, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in August, 2012, is shifting gears to try to keep operating. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2014/03/morris-brown-college-moves-closer-to-getting-court-okay-to-sell-land/#sthash.3RQkGxWU.ozigiqoo.dpuferia.
    Civic leaders in south DeKalb County are trying – again – to improve the area, and this time their goals include the extension of MARTA bus and rail service along the I-20 corridor east to Mall at Stonecrest. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2014/02/marta-expansion-along-i-20-in-dekalb-county-a-goal-of-proposed-east-metro-cid/#sthash.wLmOZNrr.dpuf
    Metropolitan Atlanta is going through what might be called an era of de-regionalization. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2014/01/as-metro-atlanta-becomes-more-splintered-lets-keep-core-strong/#sthash.o9U3bPeL.tNfVTSyQ.dpuf
    Last month the Buckhead Community Improvement District, or “CID,” now 14 years old, celebrated 10 continuous years offering free bus service for workers, residents and visitors, featuring our shuttle, which we named “the buc.” - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/12/believing-in-the-buc-as-metro-surveys-show-increased-desire-for-transit/#sthash.5tiH0eHV.dpuf
    Last month the Buckhead Community Improvement District, or “CID,” now 14 years old, celebrated 10 continuous years offering free bus service for workers, residents and visitors, featuring our shuttle, which we named “the buc.” - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/12/believing-in-the-buc-as-metro-surveys-show-increased-desire-for-transit/#sthash.5tiH0eHV.dpuf
    Among other changes, MARTA CEO Keith Parker has instituted casual Fridays at the agency’s Lindbergh Center headquarters. But staffers suited up this morning to entertain local politicians and civic leaders at a “State of MARTA” breakfast. - See more at: http://www.atlantamagazine.com/agenda/2013/12/13/state-of-marta-back-in-black-brighter-than-ever#sthash.mQdkE9mn.dpuf

    Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/12/04/5970122/atlantas-clean-economy-driving.html#storylink=cpy
    Metro Atlanta residents believe the economy (24.4 percent) is the region’s most pressing problem followed by traffic (21.4 percent), according to a new survey released Friday by the Atlanta Regional Commission. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/11/metro-atlanta-speaks-survey-shows-strong-support-for-public-transportation/#sthash.q33Mnqnj.dpuf
    After the new $1.2 billion Atlanta Falcons stadium design was unanimously approved by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority board Tuesday afternoon, the lead architect — Bill Johnson — expressed excitement rather than concern. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/10/falcons-stadium-architect-bill-johnson-cant-wait-for-the-retractable-roof-to-open-for-the-first-time/#sthash.ncDhML5i.dpuf
    After the new $1.2 billion Atlanta Falcons stadium design was unanimously approved by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority board Tuesday afternoon, the lead architect — Bill Johnson — expressed excitement rather than concern. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/10/falcons-stadium-architect-bill-johnson-cant-wait-for-the-retractable-roof-to-open-for-the-first-time/#sthash.ncDhML5i.dpuf
    Now that it’s no secret that Wall Street investors are buying distressed houses in metro Atlanta for the emerging homes-for-lease industry, the question is what that means for the surrounding neighborhoods and the future of homeownership. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/10/as-wall-street-buys-houses-as-investments-local-leaders-plan-their-response/#sthash.PbfS8Luc.dpuf
    Now that it’s no secret that Wall Street investors are buying distressed houses in metro Atlanta for the emerging homes-for-lease industry, the question is what that means for the surrounding neighborhoods and the future of homeownership. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/10/as-wall-street-buys-houses-as-investments-local-leaders-plan-their-response/#sthash.PbfS8Luc.dpuf
    The financial consequences of last year’s transportation sales tax referendum are starting to appear in the coffers of local governments throughout Georgia. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/higher-local-match-for-state-road-funding-appears-in-counties-that-rejected-sales-tax/#sthash.pkkTEn8d.LL00oK3E.dpuf
    The financial consequences of last year’s transportation sales tax referendum are starting to appear in the coffers of local governments throughout Georgia. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/higher-local-match-for-state-road-funding-appears-in-counties-that-rejected-sales-tax/#sthash.pkkTEn8d.LL00oK3E.dpuf
    In his book “Political Ideals,” British philosopher Bertrand Russell opined political and social institutions should “encourage creativeness rather than possessiveness” and should “embody a spirit of reverence between human beings.” - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/colab-atlanta-region-must-think-big-start-small-move-fast/#sthash.jvU2wnHt.KdOTiVDx.dpuf
    In his book “Political Ideals,” British philosopher Bertrand Russell opined political and social institutions should “encourage creativeness rather than possessiveness” and should “embody a spirit of reverence between human beings.” - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/colab-atlanta-region-must-think-big-start-small-move-fast/#sthash.jvU2wnHt.KdOTiVDx.dpuf
    In his book “Political Ideals,” British philosopher Bertrand Russell opined political and social institutions should “encourage creativeness rather than possessiveness” and should “embody a spirit of reverence between human beings.” - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/colab-atlanta-region-must-think-big-start-small-move-fast/#sthash.jvU2wnHt.KdOTiVDx.dpuf
    For the life of me, I don’t know why or when regionalism became a dirty word. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/as-regionalism-is-under-attack-metro-atlantas-prosperity-will-suffer/#sthash.U37cHcVG.dpuf
    It’s amazing to witness the moment when a plan is no longer just a plan but a living document that is part of a community’s lifeblood. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/beltline-vision-grant-park-and-glenwood-park-show-power-of-a-plan/#sthash.DxuyLKPD.dpuf
    It’s amazing to witness the moment when a plan is no longer just a plan but a living document that is part of a community’s lifeblood. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/beltline-vision-grant-park-and-glenwood-park-show-power-of-a-plan/#sthash.DxuyLKPD.dpuf
    It’s amazing to witness the moment when a plan is no longer just a plan but a living document that is part of a community’s lifeblood. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/beltline-vision-grant-park-and-glenwood-park-show-power-of-a-plan/#sthash.DxuyLKPD.dpuf
    Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell applied the brakes Wednesday to efforts to hurry the city into providing $200 million in construction financing for the new Falcons stadium. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/atlantas-200-million-for-falcons-stadium-now-bottled-up-in-committee/#sthash.L1rcMd9h.UabPdhn6.dpuf
    Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell applied the brakes Wednesday to efforts to hurry the city into providing $200 million in construction financing for the new Falcons stadium. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/atlantas-200-million-for-falcons-stadium-now-bottled-up-in-committee/#sthash.L1rcMd9h.UabPdhn6.dpuf
    Atlanta is poised to complete in August a significant component of its overall plan to provide safer routes for bicyclists. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/atlantas-new-cycle-track-is-short-but-is-a-milestone-in-citys-mobility-options/#sthash.MlX2brwf.dpuf
    Atlanta’s effort to bring more of the planning for the expansion of the Atlanta Streetcar under the wing of the Atlanta BeltLine has hit a snag at Atlanta City Hall. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/proposal-to-have-atlanta-streetcar-planning-done-by-beltline-hits-snag-over-whos-to-pay/#sthash.Dx21XO6z.dpuf
    Atlanta’s effort to bring more of the planning for the expansion of the Atlanta Streetcar under the wing of the Atlanta BeltLine has hit a snag at Atlanta City Hall. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/proposal-to-have-atlanta-streetcar-planning-done-by-beltline-hits-snag-over-whos-to-pay/#sthash.Dx21XO6z.dpuf
    A pivotal property to the future of the westside of downtown Atlanta is what is best known as the Morris Brown campus — a college that is a shadow of its former self. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/future-of-morris-brown-land-offers-atlanta-a-distinct-development-choice/#sthash.OjybOWi9.DB1gmduO.dpuf
    A pivotal property to the future of the westside of downtown Atlanta is what is best known as the Morris Brown campus — a college that is a shadow of its former self. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/future-of-morris-brown-land-offers-atlanta-a-distinct-development-choice/#sthash.OjybOWi9.DB1gmduO.dpuf
  • Charities Worry Over Homeless Efforts (3/25/14) The Marietta Daily Journal: Efforts by a local charity group to feed the homeless on a sliver of land north of Marietta were stopped by Cobb police when officers ordered a group to leave the space Sunday afternoon.
    Morris Brown College, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in August, 2012, is shifting gears to try to keep operating. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2014/03/morris-brown-college-moves-closer-to-getting-court-okay-to-sell-land/#sthash.3RQkGxWU.ozigiqoo.dpuferia.
    Civic leaders in south DeKalb County are trying – again – to improve the area, and this time their goals include the extension of MARTA bus and rail service along the I-20 corridor east to Mall at Stonecrest. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2014/02/marta-expansion-along-i-20-in-dekalb-county-a-goal-of-proposed-east-metro-cid/#sthash.wLmOZNrr.dpuf
    Metropolitan Atlanta is going through what might be called an era of de-regionalization. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2014/01/as-metro-atlanta-becomes-more-splintered-lets-keep-core-strong/#sthash.o9U3bPeL.tNfVTSyQ.dpuf
    Last month the Buckhead Community Improvement District, or “CID,” now 14 years old, celebrated 10 continuous years offering free bus service for workers, residents and visitors, featuring our shuttle, which we named “the buc.” - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/12/believing-in-the-buc-as-metro-surveys-show-increased-desire-for-transit/#sthash.5tiH0eHV.dpuf
    Last month the Buckhead Community Improvement District, or “CID,” now 14 years old, celebrated 10 continuous years offering free bus service for workers, residents and visitors, featuring our shuttle, which we named “the buc.” - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/12/believing-in-the-buc-as-metro-surveys-show-increased-desire-for-transit/#sthash.5tiH0eHV.dpuf
    Among other changes, MARTA CEO Keith Parker has instituted casual Fridays at the agency’s Lindbergh Center headquarters. But staffers suited up this morning to entertain local politicians and civic leaders at a “State of MARTA” breakfast. - See more at: http://www.atlantamagazine.com/agenda/2013/12/13/state-of-marta-back-in-black-brighter-than-ever#sthash.mQdkE9mn.dpuf

    Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/12/04/5970122/atlantas-clean-economy-driving.html#storylink=cpy
    Metro Atlanta residents believe the economy (24.4 percent) is the region’s most pressing problem followed by traffic (21.4 percent), according to a new survey released Friday by the Atlanta Regional Commission. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/11/metro-atlanta-speaks-survey-shows-strong-support-for-public-transportation/#sthash.q33Mnqnj.dpuf
    After the new $1.2 billion Atlanta Falcons stadium design was unanimously approved by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority board Tuesday afternoon, the lead architect — Bill Johnson — expressed excitement rather than concern. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/10/falcons-stadium-architect-bill-johnson-cant-wait-for-the-retractable-roof-to-open-for-the-first-time/#sthash.ncDhML5i.dpuf
    After the new $1.2 billion Atlanta Falcons stadium design was unanimously approved by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority board Tuesday afternoon, the lead architect — Bill Johnson — expressed excitement rather than concern. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/10/falcons-stadium-architect-bill-johnson-cant-wait-for-the-retractable-roof-to-open-for-the-first-time/#sthash.ncDhML5i.dpuf
    Now that it’s no secret that Wall Street investors are buying distressed houses in metro Atlanta for the emerging homes-for-lease industry, the question is what that means for the surrounding neighborhoods and the future of homeownership. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/10/as-wall-street-buys-houses-as-investments-local-leaders-plan-their-response/#sthash.PbfS8Luc.dpuf
    Now that it’s no secret that Wall Street investors are buying distressed houses in metro Atlanta for the emerging homes-for-lease industry, the question is what that means for the surrounding neighborhoods and the future of homeownership. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/10/as-wall-street-buys-houses-as-investments-local-leaders-plan-their-response/#sthash.PbfS8Luc.dpuf
    The financial consequences of last year’s transportation sales tax referendum are starting to appear in the coffers of local governments throughout Georgia. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/higher-local-match-for-state-road-funding-appears-in-counties-that-rejected-sales-tax/#sthash.pkkTEn8d.LL00oK3E.dpuf
    The financial consequences of last year’s transportation sales tax referendum are starting to appear in the coffers of local governments throughout Georgia. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/higher-local-match-for-state-road-funding-appears-in-counties-that-rejected-sales-tax/#sthash.pkkTEn8d.LL00oK3E.dpuf
    In his book “Political Ideals,” British philosopher Bertrand Russell opined political and social institutions should “encourage creativeness rather than possessiveness” and should “embody a spirit of reverence between human beings.” - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/colab-atlanta-region-must-think-big-start-small-move-fast/#sthash.jvU2wnHt.KdOTiVDx.dpuf
    In his book “Political Ideals,” British philosopher Bertrand Russell opined political and social institutions should “encourage creativeness rather than possessiveness” and should “embody a spirit of reverence between human beings.” - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/colab-atlanta-region-must-think-big-start-small-move-fast/#sthash.jvU2wnHt.KdOTiVDx.dpuf
    In his book “Political Ideals,” British philosopher Bertrand Russell opined political and social institutions should “encourage creativeness rather than possessiveness” and should “embody a spirit of reverence between human beings.” - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/09/colab-atlanta-region-must-think-big-start-small-move-fast/#sthash.jvU2wnHt.KdOTiVDx.dpuf
    For the life of me, I don’t know why or when regionalism became a dirty word. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/as-regionalism-is-under-attack-metro-atlantas-prosperity-will-suffer/#sthash.U37cHcVG.dpuf
    It’s amazing to witness the moment when a plan is no longer just a plan but a living document that is part of a community’s lifeblood. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/beltline-vision-grant-park-and-glenwood-park-show-power-of-a-plan/#sthash.DxuyLKPD.dpuf
    It’s amazing to witness the moment when a plan is no longer just a plan but a living document that is part of a community’s lifeblood. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/beltline-vision-grant-park-and-glenwood-park-show-power-of-a-plan/#sthash.DxuyLKPD.dpuf
    It’s amazing to witness the moment when a plan is no longer just a plan but a living document that is part of a community’s lifeblood. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/beltline-vision-grant-park-and-glenwood-park-show-power-of-a-plan/#sthash.DxuyLKPD.dpuf
    Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell applied the brakes Wednesday to efforts to hurry the city into providing $200 million in construction financing for the new Falcons stadium. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/atlantas-200-million-for-falcons-stadium-now-bottled-up-in-committee/#sthash.L1rcMd9h.UabPdhn6.dpuf
    Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell applied the brakes Wednesday to efforts to hurry the city into providing $200 million in construction financing for the new Falcons stadium. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/08/atlantas-200-million-for-falcons-stadium-now-bottled-up-in-committee/#sthash.L1rcMd9h.UabPdhn6.dpuf
    Atlanta is poised to complete in August a significant component of its overall plan to provide safer routes for bicyclists. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/atlantas-new-cycle-track-is-short-but-is-a-milestone-in-citys-mobility-options/#sthash.MlX2brwf.dpuf
    Atlanta’s effort to bring more of the planning for the expansion of the Atlanta Streetcar under the wing of the Atlanta BeltLine has hit a snag at Atlanta City Hall. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/proposal-to-have-atlanta-streetcar-planning-done-by-beltline-hits-snag-over-whos-to-pay/#sthash.Dx21XO6z.dpuf
    Atlanta’s effort to bring more of the planning for the expansion of the Atlanta Streetcar under the wing of the Atlanta BeltLine has hit a snag at Atlanta City Hall. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/proposal-to-have-atlanta-streetcar-planning-done-by-beltline-hits-snag-over-whos-to-pay/#sthash.Dx21XO6z.dpuf
    A pivotal property to the future of the westside of downtown Atlanta is what is best known as the Morris Brown campus — a college that is a shadow of its former self. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/future-of-morris-brown-land-offers-atlanta-a-distinct-development-choice/#sthash.OjybOWi9.DB1gmduO.dpuf
    A pivotal property to the future of the westside of downtown Atlanta is what is best known as the Morris Brown campus — a college that is a shadow of its former self. - See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2013/07/future-of-morris-brown-land-offers-atlanta-a-distinct-development-choice/#sthash.OjybOWi9.DB1gmduO.dpuf