Ranjani Prabhakar (MCRP Class of ‘16) says MARTA should welcome transit art

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Atlanta is a rapidly growing city that could offer a new methodology for rethinking the practicality and use of a shared right-of-way. Ranjani Prabhakar, a current MCRP and MS/CE student, writes that by using the work of local artists, the creativity of invested citizens, and the ingenuity of MARTA employees, the gradual implementation of a city-wide MARTA visual arts plan will contribute significantly to an Atlanta whose streets, sidewalks, rails and trails serve as canvases celebrating life, discovery and creativity. She believes Atlanta is at crossroads in achieving a community based on its growing ideals of building a system of economic development, housing, recreation and connectivity. MARTA can partner with the Atlanta BeltLine to expand the reach of public art in the city by embedding artists within its utilities to open up greater possibilities for improving the quality of life for its citizens. The art program will instill the faith in Atlantans that MARTA understands and celebrates the culture of various neighborhoods and communities through vibrant and diverse artwork, and is invested in enhancing the beauty of the metro region.

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School of City & Regional Planning

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art, artists, beltline, community, MARTA
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  • Created By: Jessie Brandon
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  • Created On: Jun 17, 2014 - 6:36am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:27pm