Exploring the Chattahoochee’s Potential: A Q&A with SCAPE’s Gena Wirth
By Marquita Bundrage and Paul Donsky
The Chattahoochee River is one of the region’s natural wonders. But in many parts of metro Atlanta, access to the river is limited.
The Atlanta Regional Commission, The Trust for Public Land, city of Atlanta, and Cobb County have commissioned a $1.5 million study of 100 miles of the river corridor to create a new vision for the Chattahoochee.
The study is being led by SCAPE, a New York-based landscape architecture and urban design studio, and local Atlanta partners over 18 months. Here’s a conversation with Gena Wirth, a designer with SCAPE, about the firm’s approach and what they’ve learned so far about the Chattahoochee.