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Thought Leadership Topics
- In Atlanta, Suburbs Continue to Evolve to Meet Market Demand February 21, 2017
- Little-known Black history fact: Mother of community development February 13, 2017
- A Look Back at Fulcrum Award Winners: Raising Consciousness, Tipping the Balance January 30, 2017
- 2016 – A Bright Year for Solar in Georgia January 2, 2017
- The Urbanization of Atlanta’s Suburbs: Norcross, Duluth and Suwanee December 19, 2016
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In sprawling metro areas such as Atlanta, the very notion of a “suburb” is in flux. No longer is the delineation between urban and suburban housing types and community attributes crystal clear as certain types of suburbs are evolving to …
There are no shortage of Black women who have played a significant role in history and in shaping America. But here’s a name that may not ring a bell – Dorothy Richardson, known by some as the “mother of community development.”
By Amber McFarland Last year, in preparation for our annual Greenprints Conference, the leadership team at Southface considered a provocative notion: what if a simple awards program could transform the market and shape the conversation? Through creative thinking and collaboration, …
When Southface started building a database to track Georgia’s installed solar capacity in 2012, we were hunting for kilowatts (kWs). We sifted through hundreds of documents; no installation was too small. If we identified a 0.01 kW solar attic fan, …
While the vast majority of development has been concentrated in transit-oriented, urban core locations such as Buckhead, Midtown and Perimeter, there is growing opportunity in walkable suburban environments.
Main Street businesses play a vital role in creating economically sustainable communities, with established small businesses comprising 68 percent of all employer firms nationally.
This Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, I hope you will continue to support Southface, who is charting a course focused on a regenerative economy, responsible resource use and social equity.
The EarthCraft Awards program provides GAHBA and Southface a chance to recognize projects that exceed standards and shines a light on partners who advance innovation in the green building industry.
Will the homeownership rate continue to decline? NeighborWorks America’s recent survey suggests a strong desire for homeownership – and some troubling barriers.
In the next few months, the city will make decisions that will dictate investment in projects that will change the face of the region for years to come.