Beltline "father" Gravel (MCP, M.Arch 1998) sees positives despite TSPLOST defeat

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The man who dreamed up the Atlanta Beltline is able to see a silver lining in voters’ July 31 defeat of a tax that would have pumped $600 million into the project. “We started a regionwide discussion about how important transportation is,” says Ryan Gravel. “Before, we didn’t have that.” As a Georgia Tech graduate student in 1999, Gravel became the first to imagine the Beltline, a proposed 22-mile ring of parks, paths and transit around downtown Atlanta, making it his master’s thesis. Now almost 40, Gravel is an architect with the firm Perkins+Will.

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College of Design, School of City & Regional Planning, CQGRD - Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, School of Architecture

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  • Created By: Teri Nagel
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Aug 3, 2012 - 4:49am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:25pm