Kinder Baumgartner and Elizabeth Shreeve

In Atlanta, Transforming a Freeway Into a Cultural Greenway

The Atlanta Connector Transformation Project suggests how, through landscape design, lighting, and art, a freeway can be integrated into a larger community.

  Midtown section of the plan with building labels Freeways have sliced through the hearts of many communities, creating derelict wastelands that destroy neighborhoods and sever connections. Our cities have buried, covered, or dismantled the massive structures required for high-speed automobile infrastructure. With our virtual vacuum of public finance for such projects going forward, we need to ask: What’s the…