Metro Atlanta’s Walkable Urban Centers Put the Region in the Top 10
By Junior Knox
Metro Atlanta has a reputation for car-based sprawl. But, according to a recent national report, the region has more walkable urban centers than many of our peers, and those centers may be key to the region’s future economic success. That is, if the social and equity implications of success can be managed.
The 2019 Foot Traffic Ahead report, published by Smart Growth America and the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at the George Washington University School of Business, ranks the top 30 metros based on centers with high levels of office, retail, and multi-family rental square feet. Metro Atlanta cracks into the top ten for walkable urban centers amongst the nation’s 30 largest metro areas.
Here are five things you need to know about the report.