The Atlanta Beltline combines the development of a new lightrail connection on an abandoned cargo track with adjacent developments of housing, parks and public facilities. The project is marked by the strikingly effective cooperation between volunteering community members, real estate developers and the government.
Ryan Gravel, initiator of the project, gave a lecture and discussed Transit Oriented Development with other experts.
| Travel report HongKong | (dutch)
| SprintCity booklet 'the Atlanta BeltLine' | (lecture, interview and debate with Ryan Gravel, PDF)
| Ryan Gravel | has been the driving force behind the Atlanta Beltline since the beginning. When he graduated on the project at Georgia Tech university 12 years ago, no one could imagine that it would become a billion dollar urban development. Currently, he works on the BeltLine corridor design, as an urban planner at the Perkins+Will office.
Besides the Deltametropolis Association, the lecture was co-organised by Roberto Rocco (Chair of Spatial Planning & Strategy - TUDelft).
Lecture & debate
After the lecture , a discussion was held with | Caroline Bos | Dominic Stead | and | Paul Gerretsen |. The following day, Friday October 7, SprintCity also organised an | interactive video debate | on international practices of Transit Oriented Development. This debate was part of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR).
The Atlanta Beltline booklet can be picked up at the agency for EUR 2,50 or ordered online for EUR 4,- (including shipping). Association members can pick up the booklet for free.
Video of the lecture (45min)
Video of the discussion (34min)
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