This article originally appeared in the Saporta Report Thought Leaders Column in October, 2016.
Policymakers, community advocates and private enterprise are poised to act at a critical juncture in Atlanta’s history. In the next few months, the city will make decisions that will dictate investment in projects that will change the face of the region for years to come. The opportunity to invest in expansion of MARTA; the momentum of the BeltLine project and urban revitalization efforts; increased activity and movement into the City’s dense core; projected population growth in both the city and regional population; and many other factors provide tremendous opportunity and tremendous challenge for the region. We face a choice to deepen divides between neighborhoods and people with further disinvestment in some communities or find a way to connect economic development strategies with all our community assets to enable Atlanta to become a truly world class region and city.
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