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Do you remember your favorite childhood field trip or summer break excursion? Perhaps you lived for jumping in the lake and enjoying Fourth of July fireworks and cookouts. Did you sit around a fire pit singing songs at camp, explore the beach with family and friends, or lazily tube down the river during the dog days of summer? Would you be as healthy or active today without those experiences? Would you have the same appreciation for the world around you?

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Can active recreation spaces with athletic fields, walking trails and restrooms along the Chattahoochee coexist with the protection of natural habitat in and around the river? How do we both activate and protect the river when the two ideas may at times seem at odds? What does equitable development along the river look like? How might a popular regional destination along the Chattahoochee River reshape how metro Atlanta develops? What should we consider now to ensure that all benefit from this initiative?

Press release

The Chattahoochee Working Group is hosting public forums on June 22 in Atlanta and June 23 in Johns Creek to gather community input for the Chattahoochee RiverLands Greenway Study. The study aims to reconsider the region's relationship to the river and create a new vision for the river's future. The public is encouraged to attend and participate in these free input sessions.

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Behind every spruced-up playground, every picnic-bench lunch spot, and every mile of greenway are dedicated people who put their time, skills, and passion into making their neighborhoods better places to live. As The Trust for Public Land works to put a park within a...

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Placemaking—the process of creating quality places that people want to live, work, play and learn in, is transforming public spaces into vibrant areas that celebrate culture and increase accessibility. The Trust for Public Land and the City of Atlanta are working with residents to transform excess concrete and asphalt into vibrant community spaces through placemaking.

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Great news from Capitol Hill: this week, the Senate passed S.47, the Natural Resources Management Act. It’s a complex package of bills addressing all kinds of projects and priorities for keeping our public lands healthy, whole, and open for people to explore—from funding search-and-rescue...

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This year’s Super Bowl played out at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta, a gleaming 30-story structure that opened in 2017.

The new stadium is visible from pretty much anywhere in Vine City, a residential neighborhood on the edge of downtown Atlanta. It looms large from the...

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The Trust for Public Land and the Atlanta Department of City Planning are partnering to increase the number of projects implemented in the citywide Placemaking Program in 2019. Applications for the 2019 round of placemaking projects are now available-and are due Friday, March 29, 2019. The Program Guide and application are available: http://bit.ly/ATLPlacemaking.

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From the attacks on national monuments to a proposal to sharply increase entrance fees for national parks, it’s been a year of sobering headlines for people who love public land. But while the news out of Washington, D.C. does shape the fate of our land and water, it’s far from the whole story....

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Martin Luther King Jr. was once just a kid—a bright, studious boy, but not too serious to chase his sisters around the backyard of the family home, a tidy Victorian at 501 Auburn Avenue in Atlanta. Before he became a leader of the civil rights movement, he shared a bedroom with his younger...

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