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2014

Parks with Purpose

04/18/14

Parks with Purpose

In the May 2013 Sustainable Georgia we discussed green infrastructure planned by The Conservation Fund as a means of improving the Vine City/English Avenue neighborhood in West Atlanta. This month the neighborhood broke ground on Lindsey Street Park, the first ever park in the English Avenue neighborhood. On April 4, volunteers from the Blank Family of Businesses, as part of that organization's All-Associates Day, rolled up their sleeves and kicked off the next phase of this community-driven effort by clearing brush, debris and invasive species. Later this spring, neighborhood residents will begin construction on the park. “The park will be more than just a nice open space in the city, as you touched upon in your article,” says Ann Simonelli, media manager for...

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Contemporary Color

04/15/14

Contemporary Color

“Coloring,” a group show at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center features Bill Adams, Paul Stephen Benjamin, Rutherford Chang, Kate Shepherd and Anne Lindberg, whose work “taut green” is pictured. Read more about the ACAC's new redesign in this month's Sustainable Georgia.    

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Georgia Shrimp Under Siege

04/08/14

Georgia Shrimp Under Siege

Black gill is a fairly common disorder in the shrimp that live in the shoreline waters from Savannah to St. Marys. It is not a disease, but rather is caused by an organism entering the shrimp’s body. It tarnishes the look of the food, though it isn’t harmful to the humans who eat it. Scientists say shrimping is about a $20 million-a-year industry on Georgia’s coast, and they are hoping to find ways of reducing the threat of black gill.  Pictured: Inspecting and studying shrimp and other marine life on the research vessel Savannah. Learn more about black gill in this month’s Georgia Trend feature Savannah: Stretching Out. Photo credit: Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. 

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Savannah Music Festival

04/04/14

Savannah Music Festival

Robert Cray, Branford Marsalis, and Fatoumata Diawara (photo) are among the artists performing at Savannah Music Festival this weekend.  This is the 25th anniversary of the festival, which features 100 performances spread across the city over three weeks and includes jazz, classical, funk and world music. In honor of the anniversary, Oglethorpe Gallery is hosting “Sound and Vision,” a collection of photos from the SMF archives by Frank Stewart and Ayano Hisa.  Past performers at the SMF, the largest and certainly the most stylistically diverse music festival in Georgia, have included Amad Jamal, Kenny Barron, Maceo Parker, Bill Frisell, Marcus Roberts, Zakir Hussain, Eddie Palmieri, and Wayne Shorter.  Read more about Savannah in this...

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Abandoned, Not Forgotten

04/03/14

Abandoned, Not Forgotten

Driving down Ponce de Leon to get to downtown or Piedmont Park or simply to commute home towards Decatur, or maybe even to get a hot donut at the large and busy Krispy Kreme location, hundreds of people a day drive by an abandoned Kodak Building. Many people remember the day when we had to drop film off and days later we would get a package of pictures and negatives we would look through to see if there were a few redeemable pictures to paste into photo albums. Photo processing went to "Same Day" service and many of us found it as a luxury, or (nearly) an instantaneous gratification treat.  Kids today don't remember when the buildings like this held the memories of thousands of people, waiting to be picked up or mailed out. It's hard to teach the way we...

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Spotted in Georgia, March 2014, Lake Park, GA

04/01/14

Spotted in Georgia, March 2014, Lake Park, GA

Quail Branch Lodge in Lake Park, Georgia is located south of Valdosta. "Nestled in hundreds of acres of pines is one of Georgia's best kept secrets..."

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The 2014 Georgia Logistics Summit

03/26/14

The 2014 Georgia Logistics Summit

The 2014 Georgia Logistics Summit was held last week at the Georgia World Congress Center, alongside MODEX & Supply Chain and Transportation USA on adjacent levels (photo above). Together the shows bring in more than 20,000 people. Georgia Trend is a media partner for the Summit, which is hosted by the Georgia Department of Economic Development Center of Innovation for Logistics and brought 2,300 attendees this year, another record.   Family business panel, left to right: Vince Eget, Partner, Bennett Thrasher, LLP; Heidi Green, Managing Partner, Perdue Partners, LLC; Michael Golden, Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP; Rob Adams, Managing Director, EVE Partners, LLC. One breakout panel hosted by Arnall Golden Gregory discussed consolidation in the logistics...

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Spotted in Georgia, Stone Mountain Park, March 2014

03/21/14

Spotted in Georgia, Stone Mountain Park, March 2014

This picturesque scene is of the one hundred year old Grist Mill found at Stone Mountain Park. It was moved to this location from Ellijay, Georgia in 1965.

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

03/17/14

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Georgia Trend!

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100th Anniversary of the Association of County Commissioners

03/14/14

100th Anniversary of the Association of County Commissioners

  Gwinnett County Commissioner Chairman Charlotte Nash, featured in Georgia Trend's 100th Anniversary of the Association of County Commissioners feature, giving her "State of the County" address, and on Memorial Day of last year.  

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Spotted in Georgia, Window Art February 2014

03/11/14

Spotted in Georgia, Window Art February 2014

A pop-up installation by Gina Somebody for Voyeur Designs at Paces Ferry Plaza, 3539 Northside Parkway Northwest, Atlanta, featuring nearly 75,000 feet of fluorescent yarn and string and 3,600 screws. Voyeur Designs is an Atlanta-based collaborative that creates site-specific sculptures in vacant retail spaces. Through blending art and design they transform empty storefronts into focal points for the developments they inhabit. The installations demand attention, promote the property and raise the bar in commercial real estate marketing. This particular piece is lit at night and it is a highly recommended sight to see.

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Spotted in Georgia, October 2013

03/06/14

Spotted in Georgia, October 2013

Little White Church spotted in Duluth, Georgia during the Walk for PKD around the square in Historic Duluth. Photo by Liz Henry

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Georgia Municipal Association 2014 Mayor's Day Conference

03/04/14

Georgia Municipal Association 2014 Mayor's Day Conference

In January, the Georgia Municipal Association hosted the 2014 Mayor's Day Conference in Atlanta. Keynote was Presentor Dr. James Johnson Jr. Director, Urban Investment Strategies Center, Frank Hawkins Kenan Insititute for Private Enterprise; William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is a demographics expert. Among the trends he discussed were the vanishing of men from the white collar workplace, the shortage in service industry employees needed to match the growing senior population, and the deficit of social services matching the needs of the working class. It was an eye opener. Georgia Trend Publisher Ben Young also spoke at the event, discussing Georgia Trend's February Hub Cities article....

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Longtime Georgia Trend Journalist Dies

02/28/14

Longtime Georgia Trend Journalist Dies

Fare thee well, Ed Lightsey - a great man who led life to the fullest and wrote wonderful pieces for Georgia Trend for nearly 20 years.

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The Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership 2014 Summit

02/25/14

The Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership 2014 Summit

The Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership held their 2014 Summit, New Ideas and Old Friends, at Cox Enterprises in Dunwoody last month. Each year some 30 Georgians are selected to attend monthly weekends at different parts of the state examining sustainability issues across Georgia's diverse geographic and economic spectrum. Judy Adler from the Turner Foundation announced the creation of the Barbara Gallo Scholarship, created in honor of the late IGEL leader to strengthen IGEL's recruitment ability to include those who may not otherwise be able to afford it, and an interactive session looked at both sides of the Savannah Harbor deepening, with both the Georgia Ports Authority and Southern Environmental Law Center moderating - two divergent views to say the least....

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Stay Connected to Georgia Trend

02/20/14

Stay Connected to Georgia Trend

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Spotted in Georgia, January 30, 2014

02/18/14

Spotted in Georgia, January 30, 2014

This photo was taken near Blood Mountain, North Georgia on January 30, 2014 during a rare snow event in the South. Blood Mountain is the highest peak of the Appalachian Trail and the sixth tallest mountain in Georgia. It borders Lumpkin County. 

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Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Hosts Clean Tech Executive Forum

02/13/14

Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Hosts Clean Tech Executive Forum

The Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce recently held Clean Tech Executive Forum at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta. The event was sponsored by Coca Cola, Cousins, Georgia Center for Innovation in Energy, Toto, and Nissan. Jay Shaver (photo), Senior Project Manager GE Digital Energy, said the energy business is booming. “We expect demand to grow by 75 percent by 2030,” he said. GE employs 30,000 and brings in $137 billion in revenue. Smartgrid technology  has made efficiency/sustainability the “fifth fuel,” and GE's Grid IQ Experience Center in Atlanta has had 10,000 visitors since opening in 2010. Explaining the “fifth fuel” concept, John Rossi, CEO of  Comverge, said that there are three points of leakage in the current...

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The Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosts "Eggs & Issues" Breakfast

01/17/14

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce hosts "Eggs & Issues" Breakfast

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce just concluded its three day gala with the annual “Eggs & Issues” Breakfast with remarks from Gov. Nathan Deal, House Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. Public safety and the port deepening were high on the agenda, with the governor planning to expand life flight helicopter service to southwest Georgia, complete the Jimmy Deloach Parkway and provide more funding to make sure the Savannah Harbor will be deepened in time for new port traffic from the Panama Canal. “We’re ready to get this show on the road,” says Deal. Education and work force development were among other highlighted topics, with the governor pledging $5 million of this year’s budget to welding, health, diesel and information...

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