ARC's Regional Snapshot: Housing →
The Atlanta Regional Commission’s monthly Regional Snapshots breaks down housing data around Atlanta.
Neighborhood Nexus Debuts at ARC's Neighborhood... →
At last Saturday’s fourth annual Neighborhood Summit, the Atlanta Regional Commission introduced Neighborhood Nexus, “a website where people can go to find a wealth of information about their communities and how they relate to the region.”
American Graduate Day, 9/22, 1-8 p.m. on PBA 30
We hope you’ll join us Saturday, Sept. 22 for American Graduate Day, a live broadcast and outreach event taking on our nation’s dropout crisis, from 1-8 p.m. on PBA 30, Atlanta’s PBS Station. Help public media bring awareness and action to the dropout crisis across the country!
Audit Questions Some Beltline Expenses →
WABE’s Denis O’Hayer talks with AJC economic development reporter Greg Bluestein about recent questions regarding spending at the Atlanta BeltLine. How do you think this could affect the BeltLine effort?
How metro Atlanta voted for TSPLOST →
Atlanta Regional Commission has released a map that further breaks down how each part of metro Atlanta voted. Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Maria Saporta has posted the map on SaportaReport.com and has raised the question of whether mayor Mayor Kasim Reed, as his predecessor Shirley Franklin, may decide it’s best to scale back ambitions to unite the metro region andinstead focus on...
Atlanta History Center: Piecing Together Atlanta... →
AHC makes a nice panorama of the city during the Civil War. atlantahistorycenter: A few days ago I was down in the archives looking for some pics of Atlanta for the AHC blog. Eventually I came across some great photos of Atlanta during the Civil War. Thumbing through a collection of images by George N. Barnard, I noticed that a few of the photos had a lot of similarities. As…
Creative Loafing goes "Inside the T-SPLOST vote" →
The local weekly rounds up what they consider the pros and cons of next Tuesday’s vote on transportation investments around Atlanta.
Transportation tax supporter says transit... →
PolitiFact Georgia follows up on a statement made by Jeff Dickerson during our live online T-SPLOST debate last week.
T-SPLOST Debate on WABE →
Should you pay a sales tax for transportation projects in Metro Atlanta? On July 10 at 7 p.m., Public Broadcasting Atlanta will host a live online debate at WABE.org regarding the upcoming transportation sales tax referendum. Our guests will be Steve Brown of the Transportation Leadership Coalition, Jeff Dickerson of Citizens for Transportation Mobility, and Jane Hayse of the Atlanta Regional...
Will infrastructure investment spur the economy? →
Steve Berman asks in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, “How can we bring capital to invest in the region’s real estate if the region and state won’t invest in the basic commodity that is needed to keep the engine of commerce running?” What do you think? Still looking for answers regarding the T-SPLOST vote at the end of the month? Be sure to attend our live online debate on July 10...
We want your questions for the live T-SPLOST...
Should you pay a sales tax for transportation projects in Metro Atlanta? We’ve created a Facebook event for the live T-SPLOST debate on July 10 and want to hear from you. What questions would you like answered about T-SPLOST and the upcoming transportation referendum? On July 10 at 7 p.m., Public Broadcasting Atlanta will host a live online debate at WABE.org regarding the upcoming...
The T-SPLOST Vote: A Supporter's View, in a Talk... →
WABE’s Denis O’Hayer interviews Jeff Dickerson, communications consultant for Citizens for Transportation Mobility, on the organization’s support for T-SPLOST. Do you agree with Dickerson’s take on the benefits of a “Yes” vote?
The T-SPLOST Vote: An Opponent's View, in a Talk... →
WABE’s Denis O’Hayer interviews Georgia Sierra Club director Colleen Kiernan on her organization’s opposition to T-SPLOST. How are you going to vote? Is the Sierra Club’s proposed “Plan B” a realistic alternative?
Atlanta Celebrates Photography has recently launched Atlantagram, a clever Tumblr feed that streams Instagram photos tagged with #Atlanta. It’s a great implementation of crowd sourced imagery, and demonstrates the wide variety of perspectives in our community.
Transportation Officials Ready to Open Georgia 400... →
Starting Monday morning, commuters on a five-and-a half mile section of Ga. 400 will have the option of using the shoulder. Is this a good traffic solution?
Public Square Atlanta Newsletter: Homelessness →
We’ve launched a twice monthly email newsletter, and here is the first one focusing on homelessness. Please subscribe to the list to keep up with Public Square and the residents working to effect positive change around Atlanta.
Regional Transportation Referendum Information... →
Do you have questions or concerns about the upcoming Regional Transportation Referendum? The City of Atlanta begins a series of four citywide information sessions tonight to give an overview and get public input on the process and projects.
StoryCorps Atlanta: Claudine Forbes & Ronnie... →
In our ongoing focus on the homelessness problem in Atlanta, I came across this StoryCorps Atlanta piece with Claudine Forbes and Ronnie Wheeler about a particularly difficult day that Wheeler had while homeless.
Walkable Atlanta →
This is interesting. Walk Score ranks Atlanta the 20th most walkable large city in the U.S. with a “Walk Score” of 53. Where does your neighborhood fall on the walkability scale?
The BeltLine released March tickets for their free... →
We learned a lot on this tour last fall, both about the BeltLine and Atlanta as a whole. Last time they filled up the month in five days, so if you’re interested, sooner is better than later!
faces of homelessness speakers' bureau atl: Here... →
facesofhomelessness: 1. Encourage people to use 211. 211 is a phone service provided by the United Way to help connect people to services and it is free. 2. Support organizations like Atlanta Outreach Project that work to permanently house people and teach job skills. The Atlanta Outreach Project can be…
Webinar Archive: Homelessness Around Atlanta
On Dec. 15, Gateway Center Executive Director Vince Smith and United Way Homelessness Director Phil Hunter joined us for a webinar to discuss homelessness around Atlanta. Smith and Hunter gave their insights and talked about what their organizations are doing to end chronic homelessness around the region. We’ve posted the Powerpoint presentation used in the webinar below. Public Square...
Webinar on Homelessness Around Atlanta, Dec. 15
Who are “the homeless”? Who is working to help them? What can I do? Please join us for Public Square Atlanta’s next webinar on homelessness in Atlanta. Vince Smith, Executive Director of the Gateway Center, and Phil Hunter, head of United Way’s Street to Home Initiative, will give their insights on the problem and the people affected by homelessness, along with information about their...
Atlanta BeltLine Webinar with Ryan Gravel, Oct. 27
Want to learn more about the Atlanta BeltLine? Please Join us for a webinar on October 27. The Atlanta BeltLine is a 22-mile loop of multi-use trails, transit, and greenspace that promises to transform the city. In our next online webinar, “Atlanta BeltLine Corridor Design,” BeltLine creator Ryan Gravel will discuss the concept of the Atlanta Beltline, considerations made in...
Atlanta BeltLine Tour, Oct. 14 →
We went on a free tour of the Atlanta BeltLine this morning and highly recommend it to learn more both about the BeltLine project and Atlanta as a whole. You can see more photos on our Facebook page. The BetlLine promises to transform Atlanta with a 22-mile loop of multi-use trails, transit, and greenspace being constructed on the historic rail lines around the city. Free tours of the...
How to Get Started Using PublicSquareAtlanta.org →
This document will help you sign up, find or create a group, and start advocating for your cause using PublicSquareAtlanta.org.
An archive of the “Help Stop Sex Trafficking in Atlanta” webinar that took place on August 11, 2011 for Public Square Atlanta. Speakers Background on sex trafficking: Charles Powell, Author, ” NOT IN MY TOWN: Exposing & Ending Human Trafficking & Modern-Day Slavery” Work of faith-based service organizations: Cheryl DeLuca-Johnson, Director, StreetGRACE What an...
Help Stop Sex Trafficking in Atlanta Webinar,...
There’s still time to register for our “Help Stop Sex Trafficking in Atlanta” webinar, which takes place this afternoon from 3-4 p.m. Reserve your Webinar seat now! Help Stop Sex Trafficking in Atlanta Thursday, August 11, 2011, 3-4 p.m. EDT Speakers Background on sex trafficking: Charles Powell, Author, “Not In My Town: Exposing & Ending Human Trafficking & Modern-Day...
Help Stop Sex Trafficking in Atlanta Webinar,...
Once you learn about the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC), you may immediately want to know how to help. Please join us for the next Public Square Atlanta webinar on Thursday, August 11th from 3-4 p.m. to get more information and hear from citizens and service organizations working to end the plague of human trafficking in the Atlanta region. Space is limited. Reserve your...