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Lessons for Memphis Abound in Atlanta’s Beltline

by Ryan Gravel Guest column to the Memphis Daily News The Atlanta Beltline is an infrastructure framework around the urban core of Atlanta – a 22-mile loop of mostly abandoned railroads that is being transformed into a transit greenway. It is a linear park with streetcars, bicycle paths and pedestrian trails that will connect more than 40 diverse neighborhoods, as well as city schools, historic sites and cultural locales. It’s one of the largest, most wide-ranging urban redevelopment programs currently underway in the United States. I first proposed the idea … Read More

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