2016 Lantern Parade

The Lantern Parade is hosted by the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons and kicks off the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition on the first Saturday after Labor Day each year.

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posted in Access Points // 05/31/12
Please note that the Westside Trail is under construction through the fall of 2017. You will not be able to access the trail at this location until construction is complete. At that time, we will update our access point videos and descriptions. In southwest Atlanta, the Atlanta BeltLine rail corridor passes under I-20 and Westview […] Read more
Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Chris Leinberger penned two op eds this weekend about the ever-increasing importance of walkable communities. In Sunday’s New York Times piece he explains new research that shows “the most valuable real estate lies in walkable urban locations. Many of these now pricey places were slums just 30 years ago.” “Our research shows […] Read more
June 9 – 11 (4 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday) June 16 – 18 (4 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday) The Eastside Trail project, now under construction, spans more than two miles from the southeast tip of Piedmont Park to Inman Park and the Old Fourth Ward neighborhoods. It is the next major […] Read more
posted in Access Points // 05/26/12
Please note that the Eastside Trail Extension is under construction through the spring of 2017. You will not be able to access the trail at this location during construction. Once construction is complete, we will update our access point videos and descriptions. The old railroad corridor that forms the Atlanta BeltLine T’s into Hulsey Yard (the […] Read more
The volume is rising. The “debate intensifies.” Critics are predictably nitpicking the project list for the upcoming Transportation Referendum. What to make of it all? When it comes to the Atlanta BeltLine, sometimes the volume goes up even further. It’s unlike any other project in the region, or the country for that matter. It’s a […] Read more
posted in Transit, Transportation Referendum // 05/24/12
The July 31 Transportation Referendum is almost here. It’s a big decision. If it passes, it means transit on the Atlanta BeltLine in just a few short years, much faster than would otherwise be possible. To provide a better understanding of what the Atlanta BeltLine and Streetcar projects on the Referendum list are, we’ve broken […] Read more
posted in Events, Historic Fourth Ward Park, Parks // 05/23/12
On Saturday, June 16, 2012, the Historic Fourth Ward Park Conservancy will celebrate its Spring Fling! This is rescheduled from the original June 10 date due to rain that day. The Conservancy is a nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the maintenance and security of the park. It should be a wonderful event, held for the first time […] Read more
posted in Public Health // 05/22/12
It  sounds like the beginning of a bad infomercial, but according to a new report from the Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, the longer the commute the more weight people tend to gain. A number of factors contribute to the tire-around-the-belly syndrome, as this article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution explored on Sunday: Commute Can Add […] Read more
posted in Events, Perkerson Park, Progress // 05/22/12
Families gathered in Perkerson Park and children waited impatiently for fountains to start gushing during the splash pad grand opening event this past Saturday, May 19. What started as a vision of Councilmember Joyce Sheperd came into fruition thanks to a generous donation from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and construction planning and project oversight […] Read more
posted in Economic Development // 05/21/12
Taking a look around the country, USA Today wrote about the trend of people increasingly wanting to live in more walkable urban environments and real estate developers responding to this demand. “A housing industry slowly shaking off the worst economic conditions in decades is rethinking what type of housing to build and where to build […] Read more
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