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June 29, 2020

RESTART, RESET, RETOOL, REFILL: Considerations for downtowns, commercial corridors, and main streets

We are at the end of the beginning. There are going to be closures, vacancies, and job losses across communities. How long and how deep will be a function of how well the next three-to-six months are managed, how that impacts consumer confidence, and whether planners and development officials are ready to respond in meaningful ways. Moreover, the pandemic magnified and amplified glaring, pre-existing disparities in our civic and economic structure. How communities address vacancy, maintain a sense of vibrancy and ensure equitable action is at the heart of today’s challenges. As designers and economists who have worked in urban revitalization for the past 20 years, we propose a framework for downtowns and main streets to consider - RESTART, RESET, RETOOL, REFILL

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WABE 90.1 Atlanta

September 15, 2017

Another great event in Downtown Atlanta

Great press for our recent public event in Downtown. The event at the Central Library was designed to preview ideas before drafting the plans and gaining some insights from the public about their priorities.

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Macon Telegraph

July 18, 2017

Macon just keeps on succeeding

Great review of the implementation progress for the Macon Action Plan. So excited to see the many positive changes to our home away from home.

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Curbed Atlanta

March 28, 2017

Great turnout in Downtown Atlanta!

Nearly 500 folks came through to view the plan and add their 2 cents. Participants dove in to the planning process, adding comments to a sprawling map of the area, leaving comments on pictures of other cities, taking surveys about transportation and amenities they would like to see in the neighborhood, and even designing their ideal street.

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Curbed Atlanta

January 23, 2017

Downtown Atlanta Master Plan wants to hear from YOU

"Ultimately, the Master Plan, when finished, will be “the primary vision-setting and policy-directing strategy to lead the ongoing evolution of Downtown Atlanta for the next fifteen years,” according to Central Atlanta Progress. [...] that sounds pretty important." Check out the article for a link to the survey, and visit www.plandowntownatl.com for details on other ways to get involved!

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