SCaRP lecturer Bruce Gunter wants Atlanta to adopt ‘equitable’ transit oriented development

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Competing statistics support a contradictory narrative of encouraging progress and a dispiriting decline about metropolitan Atlanta by vividly illustrating a widening gap between those who have and those who do not, paralleling nationwide trends. Counterbalancing those numbers are increases in population, jobs and property prices.

Still Atlanta confronts more dubious measures that lead the nation in the suburbanization of poverty, the lack of income mobility, and by most measures, income inequality. These trends are related. This infrastructural legacy is not only a threat to our economic prosperity, but it is wreaking havoc with much of our suburbs today, as a real estate investment tide is pouring into “walkable” nodes in the “favored quarter” stretching from Midtown to Alpharetta while receding rapidly from suburban areas cut off from economic activity and transportation choices.

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School of City & Regional Planning

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city planning, class, equility, gunter, inequality, lecturer, race, walkable communtiies
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  • Created By: Jessie Brandon
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  • Created On: Jun 2, 2015 - 9:53am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:27pm