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CONSERVATION
Rooted in dynamic partnerships of both public and private entities,
the Atlanta BeltLine has created a unique model for engaging both
the community and funders in ambitious park and trail projects
that rejuvenate people's spirits and livelihoods, and has contributed
significantly to the economic health and appeal of Atlanta.
The Atlanta BeltLine
How partnerships are transforming a 22-mile trail system into a beacon of
equity and wellness for the South's largest city.
By Ruben Brooks
I
n Atlanta, along a 22-mile loop of open and planned trails and
parks, the Atlanta BeltLine is building a legacy of equity and wellness
for its residents.
The Atlanta BeltLine, a multibillion-dollar transformational infrastructure
project, is knitting back together 45 neighborhoods, many
of which are connected by large, public green spaces. The communities
that live along what used to be a cargo rail line were split - dividing
the city's haves from the have nots - during the railroad era of the past
century.
Today, this iconic trail - which
attracts 2 million visitors annually
- is a beacon for equity and
wellness. Whether a casual stroll
through reimagined, resilient parks
or a dedicated tour of the BeltLine
Arboretum - 46 acres of planted
space and 39 acres of natural area
undergoing restoration
management
- Atlanta residents and visitors
alike enjoy the benefits of conservation.
Better air quality, more
abundant opportunity for wildlife
viewing and recreation programming
lead the way to a more equitable
city, with wellness benefits
attached.
" I call it the 'People's Project,' "
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says Clyde Higgs, president and
CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the
entity entrusted with building the
path and creating programs for equity
and inclusion. " It's an incredible
opportunity to work on what I
think is the most transformational
project in Atlanta that will impact
generations to come. "
Rooted in dynamic partnerships
of both public and private entities,
Atlanta BeltLine has created
a unique model and template for
engaging both the community and
funders in ambitious park and trail
projects
that
rejuvenate
people's
spirits and livelihoods, and has
contributed significantly to the economic
health and appeal of a city.

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