Chapter 8: Health Disparities
Chapter 8: Health Disparities

The wealthier, whiter north and east sides have better health outcomes in virtually every category, while the poorer, blacker south and west sides suffer from more environmental pollution, inadequate nutrition, and shorter life expectancies.

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Chapter 8: Atlanta’s Watershed
Chapter 8: Atlanta’s Watershed

n June 1993, a storm dumped 3.6 inches of rain in 40 minutes, and the trunk sewer failed under a Marriott Courtyard hotel parking lot on Techwood Drive, killing two people, who were “siphoned into the sewer like ants down a bathtub drain,” as David Kaufman put it. The city...

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Chapter 7: Art on the BeltLine
Chapter 7: Art on the BeltLine

To keep people focused on the BeltLine vision, in 2010 Fred Yalouris came up with the idea of Art on the BeltLine, an annual event to put temporary sculpture, mosaics, paintings, and other art onto the future corridor. To kick off the event, New Orleans transplant...

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Chapter 9: MARTA and Millenials
Chapter 9: MARTA and Millenials

Yet many trends in Atlanta were clearly going the right way, moving towards a more sustainable, livable future. The short streetcar loop might not have accomplished much, but if it was really the beginning of a network that would run on the BeltLine and connect to a...

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Chapter 7: Eastside Trail
Chapter 7: Eastside Trail

The total cost of the Eastside Trail, which included $750,000 from Trees Atlanta for the BeltLine arboretum plantings, topped $12 million – far more than the original $5 million estimate – and over half had to come out of the TAD bond money, since there were no matching...

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Chapter 6
Chapter 6

I realized that what human beings need, whether they are wealthy or homeless, is a sense of dignity and their own independence and choice.

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