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2016 – A Bright Year for Solar in Georgia

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, …

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The Urbanization of Atlanta’s Suburbs: Norcross, Duluth and Suwanee

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.

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From Surviving to Thriving: Main Street Businesses

Main Street businesses play a vital role in creating economically sustainable communities, with established small businesses comprising 68 percent of all employer firms nationally.

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‘Making a Difference’ towards a more sustainable future

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.

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EarthCraft Awards Recognize the Best of the Built Environment

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.

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Desire for homeownership remains high, student debt a barrier

Will the homeownership rate continue to decline? NeighborWorks America’s recent survey suggests a strong desire for homeownership – and some troubling barriers.

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Igniting Change in the Region

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.

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ANDP at 25: The Importance of “Partnership”

Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership (ANDP) celebrates a special milestone this week – 25 years of affordable housing development and advocacy.  Past and current ANDP leaders say the organization’s most important accomplishments have been made possible because of its partnerships.

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Reflecting on Our History and Journey

As we approach our 18th Visionary Dinner event on Thursday, September 8 at the Georgia Aquarium, I find myself looking back at the early days of our organization and the first events.

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Securing the infrastructure for an affordable, inclusive Atlanta

The City of Atlanta is experiencing new investment and development that are transformative.  Potential new public investments resulting from MARTA and SPLOST referendums will ensure the City has more growth, new businesses and increasing incomes for many Atlanta residents.  But …

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