Georgia Trend - November 2010

Salt and Rain

Three years ago Georgia was wilting in the arid throes of a record drought, the worst in more than a century. Scorching heat, record-low rainfalls in historically wet regions and shrinking water supplies pushed most of the Southeast to the…

The Message Makers

The advertising people are studying our habits and languages, getting into our heads, doing the math and exploiting the gathered intelligence to win us over, telling us what we want before we know it. Angels and devils on the shoulders…

Building On A Legacy

From his office at the marine science building on the campus of Savannah State University (SSU), Dr. Matt Gilligan, professor and coordinator of the institution’s marine sciences program, need only gaze through his open door to survey the vast salt…

Organizations: Fernbank Museum

Nature’s Child: When Emily Harrison was a little girl in the late 1800s, she so loved to explore the mossy creek banks around her home in Druid Hills that she dreamed of a “school in the woods for nature study.”…

Organized To Be Aggressive

At a time when GEORGIA’S leaders continue to seek an-swers to traffic congestion, transit funding and aging infrastructure issues, community improvement districts, or CIDs, are pushing ahead with creative solutions to the region’s most pressing problems. Georgia has more than…

GreenRoom: November 2010

Interesting new developments are emerging around Atlanta, centered on pedestrian access and representing a real cultural shift. It has relevance to sustainability efforts, based on reducing car use by making it more worthwhile to park and walk. And the pleasure…

Political Notes: November 2010

Water Wars, Part 7,962: Just as Congress was adjourning for the fall election break, Georgia senators Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss introduced legislation aimed at a resolution to the long-long-long-running water dispute involving Georgia and its neighbors Alabama and Florida.…

Economy: Information, Please

Earlier this decade, Georgia’s information industry took a big hit from the collapse of the technology bubble. Although the industry was not the epicenter of the “Great Recession,” spending for information services declined, further intensifying the industry’s ongoing job losses.…