This is a little old, but we wanted to flag a post on the real estate and urban issues website Curbed that cited our April essay, “Is the Beltline Bad for Atlanta?” In the post, Josh Lindenbaum described the piece as an “exquisitely-contextual” look at the “semi-taboo, usual suspect issues of race and class” surrounding the Atlanta Beltline. As enthusiastic supporters of the Beltline, the writers at Curbed remained open-minded about critiques of the project but were nonetheless glad to see that we concluded the good of light rail in in-town Atlanta ultimately outweighs the bad. In metropolitan Georgia the debate goes on unabated, but we are delighted that both supporters and critics of the Beltline have taken note of the piece.
Author: Alex Sayf Cummings
Alex Sayf Cummings is an associate professor of history at Georgia State University, whose work deals with technology, law, public policy, and the political culture of the modern United States. Alex's writing has appeared in Salon, the Brooklyn Rail, the Journal of American History, the Journal of Urban History, Al Jazeera, and Southern Cultures, among other publications, and the book Democracy of Sound was published by Oxford University Press in 2013 (paperback, 2017). Alex can be followed on Twitter at @akbarjenkins. View all posts by Alex Sayf Cummings