The recent proposal for Johns Creek’s 728-acre redevelopment, christened “The District,” demonstrates the growing movement of establishing a city center in suburban municipalities, providing a central location for convening.
“The trend of creating walkable people-oriented places continues to dominate the future of our region,” said HGOR Principal Robert Hughes, ASLA. “Mayor Bodker’s call for meaningful dialogue and study supports the lessons we have all learned over the past 40 years and the knowledge that quality planning over time yields positive and sustainable communities.”
Developing city centers seems to be the answer to adding some urbanism, while maintaining that suburban appeal.
– Sarah Funderburk, SPR Atlanta