Adina Solomon

Adina Solomon is a freelance journalist based in Atlanta. She has written for The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, and local outlets.

A photo of the planned Unity Park in Greenville, South Carolina.

How a South Carolina Park Plans to Confront Its Racist History

Not only will Unity Park in Greenville, South Carolina, unite two formerly segregated parks; confronting and educating visitors about its history, including a segregated baseball stadium, is part of the design.

Why Soccer Fields Are Sprouting Up at Atlanta’s Transit Stations

Swaths of MARTA’s empty space are being turned into athletic fields for kids and adults. The goal is to build a transit-oriented soccer league.

Crumbling Sidewalks Become a Legal Battleground

A lawsuit in Atlanta reflects a growing movement that demands accessible, well-maintained sidewalks—and rejects budgetary constraints as an excuse.

In a Historic Downtown, Disaster Becomes a Chance to Build Something Better

A 2014 fire in Clarkesville, Georgia, was “the worst nightmare for someone who’s in downtown development.” But the recovery launched an essential conversation about what the town square should be.

An aerial view of the Hellisheidi power station, with steam rising above brown fields

Welcome to the Steam-Powered Suburbs

From Austin to Atlanta, planned communities are tapping into geothermal power—and it has applications for denser urban neighborhoods, too.

The Atlanta BeltLine is pictured.

Atlanta Scrambles to Fix the BeltLine's Affordable Housing Failures

The missteps along this massive rails-to-trails project could provide key lessons for the city’s future growth.

A person on a dirt bike is pictured.

Urban Dirt Biking Gets a Home in Cleveland

The sport is growing in popularity, but illegal on many city streets. Can the country’s first urban dirt bike park overcome prejudice and become a model for building community?