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The Atlanta Transit Agency's Big Plan to Convert Parking Lots into Housing

MARTA sees real estate as a gateway to better train and bus service.

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The U.S. Cities That Sprawled the Most (and Least) Between 2000 and 2010

Two maps and six charts take sprawl rankings to another level.

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By 2011, Atlanta Had Demolished All of Its Public Housing Projects. Where Did All Those People Go?

A new documentary looks at what happened after the city tore down 14,000 units of public housing.

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Can Atlanta Go All In on the BeltLine?

The project's been a huge early success, but the mass transit component is lagging, and there are already affordability concerns along completed portions of the trail. 

Former Atlanta Mayor: 'I Regret That I Didn't Do More'

Shirley Franklin reflects on the difficulty of combatting economic inequality when times are good and voters have other priorities.

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8 Facts About the U.S. Sex Economy

Pimps in Atlanta take in more than $30k per week, but only 14 percent reported spending some of it on condoms, according to a massive new report from the Urban Institute.

The New York Metro's Economy Is Almost as Large as Australia's

How U.S. cities stack up economically worldwide.

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The Most Revealing Broadband Adoption Maps We've Ever Seen

In the era of Google Fiber, there's more reason than ever to confront America's digital divide.

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Why Black Democratic Mayors and GOP Governors Are BFFs

The alliance between Georgia's Nathan Deal and Atlanta's Kasim Reed makes more sense than it might appear.

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In Atlanta, Two Stadiums Collide With Dreams of a New Downtown

The Braves are moving out and the Falcons are building a new home. But after decades of empty promises, few are cheering.

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A 'Catastrophic' Ice Storm Makes Its Way Across the South

This monstrous weather system is set to make history with the potential to knock out power for a week.

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Atlanta Claims That It's Ready for Snow This Time

We'll see how it goes.

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Why Telecommuting Really Matters, in 6 Charts

And what its rise means for urban transportation systems moving forward.

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This Week's Snowstorm Made the South Look Like a Big Cotton Field

A NASA satellite acquired this remarkable image of the punishing storm's aftereffects.

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How Atlanta's History Helped Set the Stage for This Week's Weather Debacle

A crisis decades in the making.

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How a Minor Snow Storm in the South Led to So Many People Sleeping in Pharmacies and Grocery Stores

A traffic nightmare with major repercussions.

It Snowed in Atlanta, and Things Got Pretty Nuts

Intense gridlock trapped some people inside cars for 7-plus hours.

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How to Make Waiting for the Bus Feel Much, Much Shorter

Transit users often feel like they're waiting about 50 percent longer than they actually are.

Beefing Up Population Density Won't Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new map showing the carbon footprint for nearly every zip code indicates that suburbs are powerful greenhouse-gas emitters.