Atlanta ‘Test Bed’ for Reusing Urban Spaces
(Atlanta Journal Constitution) — For decades, metro Atlanta was known for its expansive and new development. Georgia Tech, however, wants the region to be better known for innovative “urban infill,” what urban planners generally refer to as the redevelopment of industrial areas or land with previous uses. Using several grants, the school is at the forefront of defining “urban infill” in a blueprint that could help other cities. It is starting with the former Ford plant, which has been proposed as an “aerotropolis,” or generally an area that thrives off nearby airport activity.