The Congress for the New Urbanism conference will be held this year in Atlanta between May 19-22. David Byrne is one of the featured speakers. My friend Drew Kane volunteered for the conference to help them build out some content for their website and asked me to help produce some videos about Atlanta that might interest the CNU participants. Drew’s idea was to produce video vignettes about a few intown Atlanta neighborhoods. The segments would provide introductory information about the neighborhoods and their various development issues over the years. The title of our series is a nod to the recurring segment on The Colbert Report.
We are producing four of these videos and will roll them out over the next six weeks or so. Beyond these four, we’d love to get some funding to produce more videos about other Atlanta neighborhoods. If you have any ideas about how to fund this longer range project, let me know.
The first segment in this series focuses on the Old Fourth Ward. We interviewed O4W resident and Atlanta City Councilmember Kwanza Hall, and he discusses the neighborhood’s multicultural history, the O4W development efforts led by Coretta Scott King, and the vision for the community for the next fifty years.