VIDEO: How and why Atlanta’s revitalizing Beltline project got started

Here’s Ryan Gravel‘s 2016 TEDx talk on how he came up with the idea for the Atlanta Beltline, one of the world’s premier large-scale metropolitan revitalization projects.

Urban planner Gravel shares the story of how his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, rallied to build a massive urban park that will transform an abandoned railroad track into 22 miles of public green space called the Atlanta BeltLine. The shape and nature of places we live in aren’t inevitable, he says. If we want something different, we need to speak up.

If you’re not familiar with the Atlanta Beltline, read this.

Watch Ryan Gravel’s 12-minute TEDx talk.

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