Thursday, February 18, 2010

Atlanta City Planning 1950-2000

This image of Atlanta shows just how urbanized it has become. No longer is it a southern city as depicted in David R. Goldfields book "A Regional Framework for the Urban South." Goldfield described southern cities as still dependent on its resources rather than a urban area where the city supports itself. Today, Atlanta is a thriving city full of major corporations like CNN studios and the Cocoa Cola Factory. One of the biggest accomplishments and what helped show the world Atlanta's achievement in becoming a major city was hosting the 1996 Summer Olympics. It was the first time the Olympics were held in the South. It gave the world a new image of the Southern City.

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