Volunteering for the Greener Good at Aluma Farm

Many thanks to the 50+ volunteers who turned out for our “Greener Good” Volunteer Day at Aluma Farm this past Saturday! We were thrilled to see so many familiar faces, including members of the Morehouse College Naval ROTC and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. It was a little chilly as everyone arrived and we got started, … Continue Reading →

Architect Robert M. Cain created this table from an Ambrosia Maple on the Westside Trail.

Lifecycle Building Center: Atlanta BeltLine Partners in Sustainability and Reuse

On March 15, 2018, Lifecycle Building Center is holding its annual fundraiser at the new Monday Night Brewing Garage on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail. Lifecycle Building Center (LBC) is a community-based warehouse facility that directly assists the general public by identifying and implementing best practice green building-related concepts. The idea is to reduce solid … Continue Reading →

Wedding on the Atlanta BeltLine. Photo by: Tim Redman Weddings.

Life on the Atlanta BeltLine: Jamie’s and Kevin’s Wedding

The Atlanta BeltLine beckons to people as a place to workout, to dine, and to explore the arts. For Jamie and Kevin, the Atlanta BeltLine also beckoned as a wedding destination. The couple, who call the Eastside Trail home, infused the trail into their nuptials from their engagement through their wedding farewell. In April 2016, Kevin … Continue Reading →

When Corporate Partners Come Together

On April 12, 2016, Georgia’s Own Credit Union (GOCU), in partnership with Park Pride, held a volunteer service day along the City of Atlanta’s Arthur Langford, Jr. Park. The event highlighted how by working together, organizations across the City can play a key role in taking care of the communities where they conduct business touching … Continue Reading →

Meet & Greet on the Westside Trail

On December 12, 2015 southwest Atlanta residents were greeted with beautiful skies and an inviting atmosphere as the Atlanta BeltLine held its first neighborhood meet & greet at Kipp Strive Academy. Around 40 neighborhood residents came out to enjoy a jam packed day of fun and learning as the Atlanta BeltLine team was able to introduce themselves … Continue Reading →

Best of Atlanta for 2015!

Creative Loafing’s Best of ATL Awards for 2015 have been announced, and the Atlanta BeltLine cleaned up in Reader’s Picks categories! (Thank you, CL readers & Atlanta BeltLine supporters!) Among the honors bestowed upon the transportation and redevelopment project were: Best free thing to do Best jogging path Best new thing about Atlanta Best place to ride your … Continue Reading →

Community Love: Digital History on the Atlanta BeltLine

This past semester, Georgia State University professor Adina Langer led a Master’s class in history: Theory and Practice of Digital History. As a semester-long assignment, the students were required to study the Atlanta BeltLine from a historical perspective, focusing on a topic with geographical ties to the railroad corridor. The project culminated in the Rail Corridor … Continue Reading →

The Atlanta Hawks and Arrow Exterminators present: Threes for Trees

The Atlanta Hawks partnered with the Arrow Exterminators to host the “Threes for Trees” program, donating to Trees Atlanta for each three-pointer made by the team at home during the regular season. The Hawks and Arrow Exterminators presented Trees Atlanta with a $10,000 check on April 10, 2015 to support the Arboretum efforts. Atlanta Hawks … Continue Reading →

Wins for the Atlanta BeltLine in Creative Loafing’s Best of ATL

Creative Loafing has released their annual Best of Atlanta issue, and the Atlanta BeltLine has come up with some wins again! Critics picked the Southwest Connector Spur Trail and the Lionel Hampton Trail as the Best Place to Ride Your Bike. For those of you that have not visited this scenic area of southwest Atlanta, … Continue Reading →

Field Trip: Georgia Center for Nonprofits’ Field Trip Provides Insider Perspective on the Magic Behind the Atlanta BeltLine’s Public-Private Partnership Success

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is well known for its ability to facilitate relationships with and bring together partner organizations to drive innovation and progress. In recognition of the Atlanta BeltLine as a model of successful public-private partnership, on September 18, 2014, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) toured 31leaders of other nonprofit organizations around the … Continue Reading →

Never Alone on the Atlanta BeltLine

We know the Atlanta BeltLine bus tours are a great way to tour the massive redevelopment project’s reach in the city, but it may come as a surprise that they’ve also been a source of creative inspiration for some fans of the Atlanta BeltLine. For Alan Thornton, that’s exactly how the song “Never Alone on the … Continue Reading →

Mayor’s Summer Reading Club Festivities

The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club selected Amari’s Bike Adventure for its pre-K to first grade age group this year, which features a story that takes place on the Atlanta BeltLine. In the story, Amari is excited to ride her bike in the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Lantern Parade, but still needs to learn how to ride without training wheels. With a little … Continue Reading →

One Fifth-Grader’s Take on the Atlanta BeltLine

Learning about the Atlanta BeltLine can be rewarding, Midvale Elementary student Ethan Lee found out. Ethan, who just graduated from the fifth grade, participated in the 2014 Georgia State Social Studies Fair. His project, which was all about the positive impacts that the Atlanta BeltLine would have on the city, won first place for Best in Discipline for Geography … Continue Reading →

One Day on Earth in Atlanta

One Day in Atlanta is coming, and they want your participation. One Day on Earth is a collaborative media project that spans several cities, including Atlanta. The participatory project encourages anyone with a camera – even if it’s just a camera-phone – to document a specific day in the city. Watch the trailer below: On April … Continue Reading →

Two Great Atlanta BeltLine Columns in the AJC

On the heels of receiving the EPA’s National Smart Growth Award in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, today’s AJC featured op ed columns from local celebrity chef Kevin Rathbun and Heather McTeer Toney, the EPA Region 4 Administrator, on how the Atlanta BeltLine is good for local business and a national model for … Continue Reading →

Brian Stone, Community Love, Atlanta BeltLine

Community Love: Brian Stone, a case for climate change

When we ask people “What’s your favorite part of the Atlanta BeltLine?” the answer is usually a certain trail or a specific feature. Brian Stone’s answer moves with him: his favorite part of the trail is whatever part he’s on. As Associate Professor in the City and Regional Planning Program at Georgia Tech, the avid … Continue Reading →

GSU Art Installation, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

Community Love: Georgia State University, School of Art and Design

This past Spring, students from Georgia State University’s School of Art and Design under the guidance of Professor Pam Longobardi had the opportunity to bring their art outside of the classroom and into the public realm. Elan Buchen, Atlanta BeltLine Project Coordinator for Art and Design, spoke to the class about the Atlanta BeltLine and … Continue Reading →

Georgia Tech user interface class

Community Love: Georgia Tech students’ app design for the Atlanta BeltLine

While preparing for the fall 2012 semester, Dr. Rosa Arriaga started assembling her syllabus for a new crop of students. As a professor of user interface design for undergrad students at Georgia Tech, Dr. Arriaga seeks real-world projects that introduce students to human-centered computing. The Atlanta BeltLine piqued her interest. What opportunities does the Atlanta … Continue Reading →

Eli Dickerson on the Eastside Trail

Community Love: Eli Dickerson, Urban Hiking, and Commuting

Seven years ago, Eli Dickerson and his wife Elizabeth moved to intown Atlanta and are here to stay. As a naturalist, educator, tree enthusiast, and community advocate, Eli had a plan to get people into the great outdoors within our city. He started leading urban hikes across Atlanta, finding tucked away trails and forgotten pathways. … Continue Reading →

Community Love: The Atlanta BeltLine Featured in Essential Theatre’s Production of THE LOCAL

Standing by their slogan “Giving Georgia Playwrights A Voice On Georgia’s Stage,” Essential Theatre is an Atlanta theatre group with a strong focus on encouraging local works with local talent. Their most recent production, THE LOCAL, is an original theatre piece about Atlanta, developed by local artists, including playwrights, photographers, a poet, choreographers, a graffiti … Continue Reading →