Commentary: Atlanta’s neglect of the Sweet Auburn district is a civic shame
From the post:
But if nothing else, image-focused Atlanta should preserve the area for the pragmatic reason Atlanta has done so many other things: the way it makes us look to the rest of the world. When those tourists who visit the King crypt and historic Ebenezer walk a few blocks west, they will see that Atlanta is treating this corner of town with neglect that is far too close to the attitudes of a century ago.
If we want to live up to that “too busy to hate” label, we need to get busy doing something about Sweet Auburn. Those endangered structures aren’t going to hold out another twenty years.
Read Rebecca Burns’s full blog post