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Sprawl Talk

Before real estate executive and urbanist Chris Leinberger was heralded for his "WalkUps" study — the one showing 60 percent of Atlanta's development dollars have gone toward walkable places since 2008 — his studies helped label this city a "poster child of sprawl." He recently spoke (fittingly) at Serenbe and pointed out that the local trend toward developing walkable places may be more dramatic than some realize: In the roaring 1990s, just 14 measly percent of real estate investment occurred in metro Atlanta's walkable places. Our sprawl, he says, has peaked. [Saporta Report]