Burns, Rebecca
March 2015
Architect;Mar2015, Vol. 104 Issue 3, p45
The article looks at the urban development in Atlanta, Georgia after the Civil War. Topics mentioned include the role of the automobile industry in the city's development from a small town to one of the largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., population increase from 2 million in 1980 to 4 million in 2000, and disadvantages of the city's growth including traffic congestion, low social mobility, and inaccessibility of jobs.


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