Atlanta Job Alert: Transportation Planning Manager at City of Roswell

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in City Planning, Civil Engineering or closely related field. Master’s degree in Civil Engineering and/or City Planning preferred. AICP certification is desirable. Six (6) to nine (9) of experience in transportation planning, transportation engineering or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. Previous management or supervisory experience required.

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YPT Atlanta Hosts “Renew Atlanta” Bond Referendum

On March 5, 2015, YPT Atlanta hosted a panel discussion on the “Renew Atlanta” Bond Referendum at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Panelists included Rebecca Serna, Executive Director of Atlanta Bicycle Coalition, Sally Flocks, President and CEO of PEDS, Jalal Slade, Senior Policy Advisor on Real Estate to the City of Atlanta, and Atlanta City Council District 2 Representative Kwanza Hall. The discussion was moderated by Tom Weyandt, a former transportation adviser to Mayor Kasim Reed. Parsons Brinckerhoff was the event sponsor, which included networking refreshments.  Overall, there were more than 70 people in attendance for the panel discussion, including print and television journalists.

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An Atlanta Neighborhood’s Vanished Street Grid

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Atlanta's Vine City neighborhood was destroyed in the name of urban renewal. Image: PEDSAtlanta

Ever heard of Atlanta’s Vine City? No? That could be because it was largely obliterated by urban renewal two generations ago.

These side-by-side images shared today by Darin at ATL Urbanist show the street grid in Vine City, near downtown Atlanta, in 1911 and today. And Darin says the city is poised to expand this hole in the city’s fabric:

I found this image on the PEDS Twitter feed: look at the wonderful street grid we lost when the enormous state-owned Georgia World Congress Center/Georgia Dome complex was built on land connecting Vine City to Downtown.

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