LEED Fellow Laura Case “Builds” Career in High Performance

We sat down with Laura, Southface employee and LEED Fellow, to learn more about her career in high performance and sustainability.

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By David Bailey | November 30, 2017

EarthCraft Certified Manor at Broad Street Wins a Development of Excellence Award

Every year, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) presents an award to a vibrant, walkable community that has made great progresses in advancing its Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) vision. Located in Fairburn, Ga, Manor at Broad Street is an affordable, senior living community that received a 2017 Development of Excellence Award.

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By Dayna Thompson | November 29, 2017

Catching up with 2017 Fulcrum Award Winner: Project Tap In

With a call for “Raising Consciousness, Tipping the Balance,” the 2017 Southface Fulcrum Awards recognized the programs, people, buildings, movements and organizations that demonstrate excellence in pursing Southface’s vision: a regenerative economy, responsible resource use and social equity through a healthy built environment for all. The second annual awards were held this past March at Southface’s Greenprints Conference, and as we approach the third annual Fulcrum Awards, we decided to check in with the past three winners to see how they’ve improved.

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By Dayna Thompson | November 29, 2017

Five Things You Might Not Know About EarthCraft Urbanism

Zipping through Atlanta’s tangled web of choked freeways, you can take any exit to see the most common form of development in America – the arterial strip highway and suburban homes. You’ll undoubtedly find a box gas station, box fast food, box hotel – all surrounded by acres of parking. The only place for you is inside a car or inside a building. Everything looks exactly the same, no matter where you go.

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By Dayna Thompson | November 21, 2017

Southface Leadership:“Exciting Opportunity,” After Mayor Announces Civic Center Redevelopment Project

For Immediate Release ATLANTA,GA, NOVEMBER 21, 2017 – On the morning of November 21, 2017, Atlanta Mayor, Kasim Reed, announced the sale of the Atlanta Civic Center Site located at 395 Piedmont Avenue NE to the Atlanta Housing Authority. The sale indicates a long-anticipated redevelopment plan, which will feature retail units, workspaces and mixed residential…

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By Jaimie Cohen | November 21, 2017

Atlanta Audubon Receives Grant to Restore Bird-Friendly Habitat

Atlanta Audubon Society has received a $20,000 grant plus $20,000 in matching funds to restore bird-friendly habitat at the Land O’ Lakes unit of Blue Heron Nature Preserve in Fulton County.

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By Dayna Thompson | November 8, 2017

Q&A With Southface’s New Communications Manager: Jaimie Cohen

Southface was pleased to welcome Jaimie Cohen as our Marketing and Communications Manager. As the leader of the Marketing and Communications team, Jaimie will develop a cross-disciplinary strategic communications and marketing plan and strengthen the Southface family of brands. This is Jaimie’s second stint at Southface – she was an intern in 2006, and she…

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By Dayna Thompson | October 26, 2017

Transformation Alliance Appoints MacLeish-White as First Managing Director

The TransFormation Alliance (TFA), a collaboration of metro Atlanta organizations that promotes the development of thriving, mixed-income communities anchored by transit, has named Odetta MacLeish-White as its first managing director.

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By Dayna Thompson | October 23, 2017

EarthCraft Awards Celebrate “Well-Built for Well-Being” Excellence

Last night, 15 awards were presented as a part of EarthCraft’s annual Celebration of Excellence, which recognizes projects, teams, builders, contractors, and organizations that have excelled in their commitment to the EarthCraft program. Founded in 1999 by Southface and the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, EarthCraft is a regional green building certification program focused on…

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By Staff Writer | October 20, 2017

The Link between Health and Built Environments

We’ve learned since grade school that outdoor air pollution has a significant impact on our health, but what about the hidden dangers of poor indoor air quality (IAQ)? While many of us know dust, smoke and pet dander found in homes can cause and trigger respiratory illnesses, it is easy for people to overlook the…

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By Dayna Thompson | October 17, 2017

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